The new year has officially begun and the results are in! This year's Pantone color of the year is classic blue and we are not mad about it. If you're unfamiliar with Pantone, and its color ranking system, here is what you need to know: Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and is the provider of color systems. They do everything from highlighting the top seasonal runway colors to forecasting global color trends. Through seasonal trend forecasts, color psychology, and color consulting, they use their knowledge and expertise to advise companies on color for product and brand visual identity. Every year they come out with a new "Color of the Year" and this year it just so happens to be Classic Blue. In the world of jewelry, though, this translates to beautiful blue sapphires.
There are not many things more classic than a beautiful piece of sapphire blue jewelry and we're here to tell you why. According to Pantone, the timeless and enduring color of blue is "elegant in its simplicity", which of course, is also true for sapphires. Even the name, sapphire, taken from the latin word, "saphirus" and the Greek word "sapheiros" both meaning blue, is suggestive of the Classic Blue color. Rulers of ancient Persia even believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. Blue is known for invoking tranquillity, provoking deep thought and inciting self-reflection,making sapphires the perfect stone to start the new year off right. The classic blue sapphire stones will keep you grounded, calm and confident as you tackle all of those new year's resolutions.
All of these bracelets showcase just how well sapphires and diamonds complement each other. Not to mention, the warm glow of yellow gold pairs perfectly with the deep, rich color of sapphire. The first bracelet is a hinged bangle set with 12 round cut sapphires with a total weight of 0.60 carats, further set with 13 full cut diamonds, totalling about 0.45 carats. The second bracelet is prong set with 14 oval cut sapphires, totalling about 8.00 carats, further set with 14 full cut diamonds,approximately 0.28 carats. The last bracelet is a hinged bangle set with nine oval cut sapphires, weighing about 2.50 carats, and 16 old mine cut diamonds totalling about 0.50 carats.
Featured in the video above, the first earrings are set with two pear shaped sapphires with a total weight of 1.00 carats, further set with two full cut diamonds, approximate total weight 0.05 carats. The second earrings are set with two emerald cut sapphires,with a total weight of 1.20 carats, further set with 28 full cut diamonds, approximate total weight 0.75 carats. And the third pair of earrings are set with two oval cut sapphires weighing 1.31 carats, further set with 20 full cut diamonds, approximately 0.50 carats in total.
Restful and stable, classic blue sapphires will bring you a calm tranquility unlike any other stone. With a sapphire necklace, you can wear this calming stone around your neck like a talisman as you take on the new year. The first necklace is prong set with five marquise cut sapphires, further set with six full cut diamonds. The second pendant is set with one 0.50 carat pear shaped sapphire, further set with 14 full cut diamonds, suspended from a 20"chain. And lastly, the third necklace is set with five pear shaped sapphires, with a total of 1.00 carats, and four pear shaped diamonds, approximate total weight at 0.55 carats.
Blue sapphires possess the reassuring qualities necessary for us to embark on a whole new year. With a sapphire ring on your finger, you can reset your life with clarity and peace of mind. The first ring in the video above is prong set with a 0.85 carat oval cut sapphire. The second ring is set with a 0.45 carat round cut sapphire, further set with 30 full cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.75 carats. And finally, the last ring is prong set with a 0.54 carat oval sapphire, further set with a total weight of 0.75 carat 16 single cut diamonds.