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Yellow may not be the new black, but it’s definitely having a fashion moment. So if you’re looking to refresh and update your jewelry wardrobe, think citrine or lemon quartz! Or, you could update your jewelry wardrobe with any of the other Pantone colors predicted to be fashionably on-trend  as we move into the last half of 2017. Although fashion’s biggest runway shows are in New York, Paris and Milan, when it comes to fine jewelry, every Jewelry-ista we know heads to Vegas in June for the Couture and JCK shows to get the scoop on the styles, stones and colors that are trending. You won’t find bold-faced name celebrities sitting ringside at the runways but you will find the top jewelry designers on both sides of the pond showcasing their latest lines to important buyers and other VIPs in the jewelry industry. For those of us who attend the nearly week-long event, it means packing your comfiest shoes to walk the cavernous display halls and making sure your phone is juiced up for capturing the most dazzling Instagram moments. And lucky us. This year we got a preview of some of the biggest color trends expected to emerge from the show from Amanda Gizzi, Jeweler’s of America resident trend-spotter. And lucky you! Jewelry trends often follow current fashion movements. So the big news in jewelry this season and well into fall is that it will echo the colors and styles you’ll be seeing in your favorite department stores. Beyond pops of yellow, here’s what else to look for.—Sue Perry

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Gemstones that work with the fall fashion palette. According to color authority Pantone, beyond the color of the year, Greenery (think peridot), the top hues for fall will be all about down-to-business power dressing. Look for grenadine, tawny port and other rich reds (ruby, garnet, spinel), navy (sapphire, lappis), amber (rich citrines), warm neutrals (gold, brown diamonds, smoky topaz), cool neutrals (silver, grey diamonds, moonstones) and light pink—yes, for fall—(pink diamonds, morganite, rose quartz).

ProductLarge5033Also look for multi trends—jewelry that combines interesting fall fashion color combos in one cool piece, like this triple moonstone and diamond ring from Aaron Henry Designs. and the Page Sargisson earrings shown above.

 

 

 

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Popular red carpet looks: Celebrities swanning the Red Carpet at the big award shows often trigger interest in the jewelry they wear. Still going strong are big collar necklaces, shoulder duster earrings, and cuff bracelets, especially those with an openness to them which have a lighter feel. Shown Jorge Adeler’s kunzite and diamond hinged choker.

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New generation pearls. Pearls are back in a big way—but with a fresh new twist on classic strands and bracelets. The look is still polished enough for work and playful enough for off-duty down time. Shown: Belpearl USA Akoya pearl and diamond bangle.

ProductLarge4352Shining wedding trends. Oval and Marquis settings are extremely popular. With marquis, wider bands and the newer east-west mounting are winning over younger brides looking for something different. Halos still shine as a coveted design detail and more brides are forgoing a traditional engagement ring in favor of stackable rings that can be added on to over the years. Shown: ILA Fine Jewelry ring stack in recycled gold and diamonds.

 

Lemon quartz and diamond earrings shown at top by Jane Taylor.