Here at AC Silver we have already featured the jewellery trends for Autumn and Winter 2016, including some gorgeous green emeralds. Emeralds, jade and chrysoberyl are all amongst the range of beautiful gemstones available in antique and vintage jewellery- and what do they all have in common? Their vibrant, verdant shades of green!
Pantone (the company best known for their Colour Matching System) announce their ‘Colour of the Year’ not only to forecast the latest fashionable colour tone, but also to announce a hue which encapsulates the ‘mood’ of the year. This year, Pantone have chosen colour ‘Greenery’ – heavily influenced by nature, it is a colour which is best represented by large, bountiful fields of grass during the British summer time. Pantone’s assertion that this vibrant, true green is the colour of 2017 seeks to symbolise hope, renewal and regeneration.
Green is a colour which signifies calmness – as is associated with nature and the outdoors- as well as health and fertility. These connotations have also been associated with emeralds for many centuries, and in many cultures, emeralds continue to be worn for their healing, calming and restorative properties.
Wearing jewellery which incorporates emeralds, jade and chrysoberyl results in these gemstones being held in positions such as against your heart (when wearing necklaces) around your wrist (bracelets) and on your fingers (rings). Many who believe in holistic medicine think of these areas as significant due to their positioning on the body: where they influence circulation; and therefore vitality, energy and healing.
This year, Emerald, jade and chrysoberyl jewellery are sure to be in high demand as the Pantone colour of the year always influences fashion trends. It is likely that ‘Greenery’ will become a colour which is frequently seen in clothing and accessories. If you decide to purchase an item featuring any of these gemstones you will have the perfect jewellery ready to compliment or match this year’s trends!
Whether you prefer to adorn yourself or your home in reinvigorating Spring greens, at AC Silver we have a range of antique, vintage and contemporary jewellery and silverware to suit your desires.
Green is a perfect choice for homeware at this time of year as we look ahead to the spring and a fresh green start after the winter months. Green buds on trees inspire us to fill our homes with this bright and energising colour, and what better way to do this than to introduce some new green accessories to your home?
Each year, Pantone’s choice for Colour of the Year heavily influences trends within interior design and other branches of design. Be the first to add some greenery to your home, and watch the rest of the world follow suit! Of course, an easy way to complement your new green ornaments from AC Silver is to add some natural greenery to your home. As well as being a beautiful and refreshing touch, adding plants to your home is known to be beneficial both for your physical and mental health as plants with large leaves help to oxygenate the air within your home.
We hope you find a way to bring a little more greenery into your life for the new year ahead, and that greenery brings vitality, energy and vibrancy into your life 2017!
Jodie Smith – Copywriter
Jodie joined AC Silver in 2016 as a copywriter after completing a degree in English Literature, possessing a passion for jewellery and unusual antiquities combined with an interest in blogging.