In 2016 you won’t see just one color taking center stage, you will see two. The Pantone color of the year is ‘Rose Quartz & Serenity’. For the first time in history there will be two colors of the year. Yay more choices! Rose Quartz is a beautiful soft pastel pink peach. Serenity is a calming and well suited soft blue. In the world of gemstones there are going to be a few major players that will take off this year.
The use of these two colors together is a representation of wellness and a sense of order and peace. The soft hues of pink and blue blur the line between male and female. Soft blues can highlight the assertive side of females. While soft pinks can highlight the sensitive side of males.
One gemstone that is already enjoying a renewed popularity is Morganite. With the release of these new colors this gemstone is sure to continue to rise in popularity. Morganite is the gemstone of choice when looking for an affordable engagement ring . It is the perfect alternative to pink Diamonds. Morganite is a very durable gemstone. As the popularity of Morganite engagement rings has increased over the last 10 years so has the price.
The other gemstone that has seen a resurrection of late is the Aquamarine. This gemstone was popular for centuries. Wearers included Cleopatra, the Royal Family and the Roosevelts. Aquamarine has been on a downward slope in popularity. The recent discovery of fine blue Aquamarine in Madagascar has revitalized its demand.
This gemstone is the obvious choice when talking about he Pantone color ‘Rose Quartz’. This soft pink gem is found in abundance across the world. It is popular with holistic healing as well as people who adore the color pink.
Morganite is the gemstone to watch in 2016. While fashion magazines talk about how to wear the Pantone colors of the year. Those in the Jewelry world already know how to rock it. Set in Gold or rose Gold, this gemstone looks stunning. Keep an eye out for fashionsitas wearing big beautiful Morganite cocktail rings. Even more exciting will be matching both of the Pantone colors into a single piece of Jewelry. The colors work well together for clothing so lets see how they look in a ring.
Rhodolite Garnet comes in this exact Pantone color. It will be tricky to find a stone with such a light hue but it is possible. Garnet comes in almost every color imaginable, so keep an eye out for any stones that match the color of the year.
While most people will recognize the Zircon as a blue gemstone it also comes in shades of pink and orange. The fire seen in Diamonds is also shared by this gem. So if you are looking for a gemstone that will truly dance under light, you should consider a Zircon.
This was the ‘go to’ gem of 2015. With such a large range of colors and great durability there is a Spinel gemstone to suit everybody. This year the demand for the intense and bright Spinel stones from Mahenge or Burma might slow. The rise of the pastel colored Spinel could help continue its popularity in 2016.
One of the most versatile gemstones on the market. Tourmaline will come in the light pastel color of ‘Rose Quartz’. Tourmaline is a favorite among Jewellers because of its hardness and durability. They can easily be worn as Jewelry without having to worry about damage. If you like the rectangular shape of gemstones then Tourmaline is a great place to start looking. Most Tourmalines are cut like this because of the way the raw crystal grows.
The color of the year is very close to the Padparadscha color of Sapphire. This color is one of the most prized and rarest. For this reason, it will fetch a very high price, especially stones that have not been treated in anyway. It will be a close race between Morganite and Padparadscha Sapphire for engagement rings. Can’t wait to see who wins.
Not all gemstones have to be faceted. Rhodonite is a beautiful opaque gemstone with amazing patterns and colors. While Rhodonite comes in varying pink hues there will be stones that match the Pantone color. It will be a race in the market to see who finds them first.
This is another opaque gemstone that has some incredible patterns. Some people think this gemstone looks like strips of bacon stuck together. I am sure Pantone was not expecting that when they thought about the colors.
Another member of the Beryl family is Aquamarine. It is a beautiful soft gem that matches the Pantone color ‘Serenity’. Aquamarine is known to be a calming gemstone because of the soft ocean blue color. This is the perfect gemstone match for this calming Pantone color.
Topaz is one of the most abundant gemstones on the market. It comes in a wide range of blues from a deep vivid blue to the soft blue of ‘Serenity’. This is an affordable gemstone option.
Sapphires come in almost every color of the rainbow. It comes in both of the Pantone colors. Throughout the year we will see Jewelry being made entirely of Sapphires of both colors. How awesome will that be!
Turquoise is an obvious choice for a color match to ‘Serenity’. The beautiful Turquoise from Arizona has the most amazing soft blue color. We would love to see some creations come out this year using soft blue Turquoise.
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