|"Green" isn't just environmentally friendly. It's the color designers are reclaiming for 2013. And one particular shade--Emerald Green--is the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year.
Greens have been frequently overlooked by jewelry and accessories designers in favor of metals, natural hues and ever-present blacks. Greens sit at the border of the "cool" blue tones and the "warm" yellow tones, offering a wide spectrum of tints and hues. Every skin tone can wear some kind of green--all it takes is a slight shift to make the shade suit perfectly. (Redheads, of course, can flaunt most greens with impunity.)
Why green? "Green is the most abundant hue in nature--the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum," says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. "Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world." Green is also a color with a positive effect on the brain, releasing tension and reducing stress, which is why it is frequently used in color therapy.
|From the grass-green emerald to the brilliant lime of peridot, green is moving back into jewelry and accessory creations. Styles feature rich, deeply saturated shades that are sophisticated, feminine and bold.
They're chic--not meek! Green is going boldly into winter and throughout the year ahead.
If your customer can't wear a particular shade, offer embellished purses, shoes, belts and other accessories used away from the face.
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|We would like to share some of the customer comments we received in response to the article "Pantone 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald," as featured in an email newsletter. Please keep in mind that the comments expressed below are those of our customers and do not reflect the views of Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.|
"Finally, I've always liked green, especially the bluer greens and have used the different shades of green in my jewelry making. Thanks for this interesting article."
"FINALLY!! My favorite color is here!!!"
"Good grouping of semi-prec. By color. Like it."
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