Since English scientist Sir Isaac Newton discovered that pure white light separates into primary colors when it passes through a prism, both scientists and fashion designers have been endlessly experimenting with colors.
Fashion designers have long separated colors into two different camps or spectrums. Colors on the red side of the spectrum are considered warm colors which includes reds, oranges and yellows.
While colors on the blue side of the spectrum are called cold or cool colors and include blues, purples and greens.
And like fashionable clothing, fashion jewelry also follows the rules of hot and cool colors. Pink is perhaps the strongest color to come of Fashion Week this spring, followed by multi-shades of lavender, blue, yellow and orange.
These colors are translated into some fantastic looking fashion jewelry with the help of such luscious stones as pink Cubic Zirconia, pink tourmaline, blue sapphire, orange Cubic Zirconia, yellow citrine and even a lavender or royal purple amethyst.
The Warm Colors for Spring Fashion Jewelry
Two warm colors that were – hmm, excuse the pun – hot during fashion week were orange and yellow. While there are many gemstones that can range in color from the palest yellow to a bright, eye-catching orange, the stone most people naturally think of is citrine.
Citrine is a member of quartz family and frequently is found with either amethyst or smoky quartz. Citrine in its natural state has a lovely pale yellow to pale orange color. For a deeper yellow or orange shade, natural gemstones are heat-treated to bring out a darker, richer yellow or orange color.
The Cool Colors for Spring Fashion Jewelry
This spring’s cool colors are tropical blue and lavender. And no gemstone brings to mind balmy tropical nights quite like a blue sapphire. But natural blue sapphires are rare and very expensive.
But just about anyone can afford a finely crafted synthetic or lab-created sapphire. A synthetic sapphire can give its wearer all the sparkle of a natural gem without the heart-stopping prices!
Another great color that was a big hit this spring was lavender or a light royal purple. In the fashion jewelry world that can only be one gemstone to hold the place of honor for all shade purple: and that gem is amethyst.
Few gemstones hold the seductive and mystic power amethyst. Thought by the ancients hold magical powers, amethyst has long been used in jewelry from rings, to pendants to ear rings. It can range in shade from a pale, almost translucent lavender to a deep and rich royal purple that is stunning.
While pink is the clear winner in colors for year, in fashion jewelry it can be either a cool or warm color. If the gemstone has a brown or peachy undertone is considered a warm shade. If it has a purple or blue undertone is a cool color.
This means you can easily use a pink tourmaline for a cool color or else pick a pink or champagne Cubic Zirconia.
Now that you know which colors were the big hits this spring, you can easily use the tips above as a guide to buying the most popular fashion jewelry this season. You can see why these wonderfully colored gemstones are “must have” for millions of fashionistas and jewelry lovers alike.