Peridot for Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

December 12, 2016 Cheryl Kremkow Jewelry Trends 1 Comment

The Pantone Color Institute has named a zesty yellow-green called “Greenery” the 2017 Color of the Year. Fortunately for jewelry lovers, the color is a perfect match for peridot, the fresh lime gem that’s the birthstone for August.

“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” says Leatrice Wiseman, Pantone’s executive director.

In jewelry, peridot is most often a foil for other bright gems in multicolor jewelry. Designers often pair peridot with aquamarine, amethyst, pink tourmaline, and citrine.With enamel, lacquer, and other colorful metal treatments on trend, there are many ways that designers can add a pop of Greenery to new jewelry designs.

Dubbed “nature’s neutral,” by Pantone, Greenery pairs well with neutrals, brights, deep shades, pastels, metallics and even Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pale blue.

Here are a few of my favorite peridot designs and a few enamel and lacquer pieces that feature the color of the year in other ways.  Perhaps one of them will inspire you to add peridot to your jewelry collection.

Peridot and opal Entrechant Earrings by Ruifier
Peridot and opal Entrechant Earrings by Ruifier
Susan Earrings by Wendy Brandes
Susan Earrings by Wendy Brandes
Peridot earrings by Lisa Nik
Asymmetric Peridot earrings by Lisa Nik
Tassel Earrings by Jane Taylor
Tassel Earrings by Jane Taylor

 

Plima earrings by Misahara
Plima earrings by Misahara
Rock Candy six-stone peridot ring by Ippolita
Rock Candy six-stone peridot ring by Ippolita

 

Peridot cuff by Etho Maria
Peridot cuff by Etho Maria
Municipal Earrings by Carla Amorim
Municipal Earrings by Carla Amorim

 

Buddha Mama
Peridot pendant by Buddha Mama
Hand-carved peridot flower earrings by Rina Limor
Hand-carved peridot flower earrings by Rina Limor

 

Peridot necklace by Margot McKinney
Peridot necklace by Margot McKinney

 

Horn and lacquer cuff by Goldhenn
Horn and lacquer cuff by Goldhenn

 

Peridot and enamel ring by Holly Dyment
Peridot and enamel ring by Holly Dyment
Peridot ring by Etho Maria at Soho Gem
Peridot ring by Etho Maria at Soho Gem

 

Alhambra Cuff by Les Georgettes
Alhambra Cuff by Les Georgettes
Jodhpur Miniature Leaf Ring by Alice Cicolini
Jodhpur Miniature Leaf Ring by Alice Cicolini

 

Mint green garnet and zircon earrings by Bella Campbell for the Campbellian Collection
Peridot and zircon earrings by Bella Campbell for the Campbellian Collection

 

1 Comment

  1. Mandy 7 months Reply

    I found your website on loveandpieces.com and loving it! These jewels have got me mesmerized! I love the tassel earrings by Jane Taylor. Absolutely gorgeous. xo

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