We’re so excited that winter is over! After several weeks of nice, warm weather, it’s safe to say that spring is here, which means we’re all about the spring colors. Let’s take a look at this season’s best options before the summer heat rolls in:
Gold: Now that the cold days of winter are over, warm up your look with gold rather than silver. A simple gold necklace, bracelet, or set of earrings look lovely – understated and sophisticated at the same time. Because gold is such a soft material, it generally must be mixed with other metals in order to be shaped into fine jewelry, and the percentage of real gold in a piece is measured in karats. Many times, jewelry with a lower karat value (or lesser amount of real gold) will look just as nice as jewelry with a higher karat value, but the price will be much lower. This makes gold more easily accessible to jewelry enthusiasts who want to be conservative in their spending. Gold also makes a beautiful setting for many gemstones, warming their colors as well.
Pink: Pink is a color strongly associated with spring – many flowers and tree blossoms are pink, as are the soft inner ears and sweet little noses of the many baby animals born this time of year. If you’re in the market for a pink gemstone of any shade, you’re going to have plenty of options to choose from. Consider an opal if you’re looking for a pink that’s light and milky, or a pink sapphire for a light pink that’s more translucent. Garnets and sapphires can also be found in magenta and dark pink, almost purple hues, while rubies (sapphires’ sister gems) are available in bold reddish-pink shades. Spinel has often been found in pastel pink, but a rare deposit of the stone in an almost neon pink was discovered ten years ago in Tanzania. Tourmaline offers pinks in a wide variety of shades, and rarely, pink diamonds have been discovered as well.
Green: Green is another color strongly associated with springtime, naturally because the leaves come back to the trees and the grass begins to grow again. The most common green gemstones are emerald and peridot. Shades of emerald tend more toward pure green, ranging from light to very dark, although the most prized emeralds also have a bit of a bluish cast. Peridots, on the other hand, are more on the yellow side of the spectrum, and they can, in fact, be pure yellow. The most popular peridots, however, come in shades of lime green and olive green.
Blue: Instead of the deep, striking blue that brings to mind images of snow and ice, focus on light, springy, pastel blues this time of year. Although sapphires are generally thought of as being deep and dark in color, they also come in many lovely, less intense hues of blue. And of course, the light, sky blue of an aquamarine is perfect for your Austin jewelry collection this time of year. If you’re looking for a cabochon rather than a faceted stone, opals can be found in beautiful blue shades as well.
Purple: You probably think of an amethyst right away when you’re thinking about light, springy purples, and you’d be right on the money. However, you should also consider purplish garnets, morganites, sapphires, and tourmalines. From lavender to lilac, you can’t go wrong with light purple this time of year.
Visit Copeland Jewelers for all your jewelry needs this spring! We’re sure to help you find something light, fresh, and absolutely perfect.