Fantastic Fall Colors for Jewelry
Fall has finally arrived, which means changing leaves, cooler temperatures, Halloween decorations, and pumpkin-flavored everything! The traditional colors of the season, largely inspired by autumn leaves and autumn harvests, are sometimes bright and sometimes deeper and more earthy. Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and greens are everywhere this time of year, and there’s more than enough variation in those colors for every outfit and skin tone. Here are your Austin jewelry store Copeland Jewelers’ suggestions for working fall colors into your jewelry collection this season!
Reds – Rubies are probably most people’s first image when they think of red jewelry. The red version of the sapphire comes in a variety of shades – for fall, we recommend both the traditional bright, pure red of an apple and the darker, almost-purple red for a surprising take on the stone. Garnet is also available in a variety of red shades and is usually less expensive than a comparable specimen of ruby. At your Austin jewelry store, we often times suggest pairing Red stones with diamonds for contrast, but consider mixing it up this time of year with a combination of garnet and moonstone instead. And gemstones aren’t the only option for red jewelry – red coral can be set beautifully. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something both elegant and non-traditional.
Oranges – Orange gemstones are less abundant than most other colors, but there are still some beautiful options. Sapphires and garnets are both available in brilliant orange shades, and they look extremely striking when surrounded with tiny diamonds or set in silver because the coolness of the white or silver highlights the deep, warm orange tone. Enameling is another great option if you’re looking for orange jewelry because it can be done in a variety of colors, and it often has a warm, vintage feel that’s perfect for fall.
Yellows – There are a number of surprising choices when it comes to yellow jewelry – think yellow diamonds and yellow sapphires, in shades ranging from pale to intense. Just like orange gemstones, diamonds and silver settings can really highlight a beautiful shade of yellow. Pearls, of course, can be found in just about every color, but they’re particularly striking and surprising in yellow shades. Consider a strand of mixed freshwater pearls, which will likely have some pale yellow beads on it, or make a statement with golden yellow South Sea pearls for a much deeper color. Naturally, yellow gold is a great option for this time of year, either as a setting for gemstones or on its own as a simple necklace or intricately linked bracelet, which can be found in-store or handmade to your specifications by an Austin custom jewelry store like ours.
Browns – Topaz is available in several shades, but it’s usually thought of as an orangey-brown gemstone, and it pairs beautifully with yellow gold. Also, consider chocolate pearls and chocolate diamonds for a surprising take on the color. Bronze-toned metals make beautiful settings, such as a vintage or antique piece made of actual bronze or a lovely modern setting in rose gold.
Greens – Autumn greens can be light, or they can be dark, which allows for options in this color family. Peridot is usually a lighter, yellow-green shade that pairs well with oranges, browns, and golds. For a darker, deeper green, consider emeralds, which look great set in either silver or gold. For dark green options that are likely to be less expensive than emeralds, think about tsavorite garnet or tourmaline.
Copeland Jewelers is pleased to offer pieces in all these brilliant beautiful shades, and since we are your Austin, Texas, custom jewelry destination, we’ll be thrilled to work with you to design a unique piece of jewelry if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for on display. Celebrate these bright, cool days and warm, cozy nights by incorporating a new piece of jewelry into your collection! We wish you a fun, delicious, and happy autumn season!