2013 Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald

Pantone (the voice of authority when it comes to all things color) has announced its 2013 Color of the Year:

This rich tone conveys a sense of renewal, regrowth, and regeneration, and is intriguing in its complexity: It is simultaneously lively and sophisticated, classic and refreshing, elegant and energizing.

We are expecting to see a lot of emerald and jewel-toned jewelry in 2013. It's not too early to start working up some designs of your own! Visit Pantone's Pinterest board or www.pantone.com to get ideas like these for emerald color palettes:

Emerald was also one of our color inspirations for the Vintage Moxie section in the upcoming Spring '13 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine. Below are a few of the fabulous designs that our contributors came up with (pick up your copy of the Spring issue on newsstands next month to see the rest of them!).

Dancing Tassels, by Megan Milliken Deco Divine, by Allison Hoffmann

These pieces always make me think of the Emerald City from The Wizard of Oz…

What does the color of year remind you of?


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