Every year, world-renowned colour authority Pantone announces the colour of the year, and every year, that colour finds its way in to fashion, interior design, makeup trends and more. Of course, jewellery is no exception.
In 2014 the colour is 'Radiant Orchid', a tone that "blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination". And to us, that sounds like a great piece of jewellery!
It's a mix of fuchsia and purple with lovely pink undertones, and can be a charming accessory for any skin colour. So how can you bring touches of the tone into your jewellery box?
One of the easiest ways is through the eternally popular amethyst stone. Long believed to be able to both soothe and protect the wearer, this purplish stone comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the major benefits of the stone is that it sits well against both silver and and gold metals, and it can come in stunning cut arrangements, as a cabochon (a rounded and shaped stone) or simply as a raw and beautiful 'rough' stone.
For tips on wearing this lush shade, take a look at the colour wheel. Opposite colours bring out the best in each other, so purple will often go exceptionally well with yellow hues. Alternatively, pair a stunning pair of amethyst earrings or a bright ring with a simple black or white outfit to really make it pop.
You can also match purple with similar colours – such as a deep red or blue – to streamline an outfit into similar colour patterns.
Pop in to a Showcase Jeweller store near you or shop online to take part in this exciting 2014 trend and find a piece that will make you feel 'Radiant'!