From red carpet to runway, the rich hue of emerald has always been a popular choice among starlets and designers. Now with Pantone (THE color authority) announcing emerald as 2013’s Color of the Year, expect to see this verdant shade making appearances everywhere. A striking tone, the emerald is one of four gemstones defined as “precious” and belongs to an elite list, which includes diamond, ruby, and sapphire. It’s hard to argue the exquisite quality of the color, but incorporating the hue into your wardrobe can also be a bit intimidating. Drawing on inspiration from industry trends in fashion, home décor, and beauty, we’ve come up with tips to navigate this beautifully bold color.
THE ACCENT: Inspiration from Fashion
Adding an accent of emerald to a LBD with a sequined clutch or satin heels creates an eye catching ensemble. Similarly, customizing a piece with emerald as an accent stone allows for a hint of the color and turns heads as shown in our Alyssa Ring.
SHADES OF GREEN: Inspiration from Home Décor
Think of emerald as a jumping-off point to explore other green shades for the home. A bold green wall might not work for most décor, but a softer green can create a calm and rejuvenating space and is neutral enough to compliment almost any aesthetic. Choosing a lighter green stone like green amethyst creates the same effect.
JUST GO FOR IT: Inspiration from Beauty
Notice me nails in a metallic emerald shade is for the person who isn’t afraid to make the color front and center (at least for a few days). Take the same daring approach with a brilliant solitaire emerald in a modern style.
How will you be inspired by 2013′s Color of the Year?
So you might find yourself asking – why Gemvara? Why chose us?
Here are 5 reasons why Gemvara’s the right choice for your holiday jewelry shopping:
1. Heirloom quality
2. Custom made by our team or artisians
3. Your choice of styles, gemstones, and metals
4. A Customer Care team that helps to bring your vision to life
5. 101 Day returns
One of the best parts about working at Gemvara is being able to help our amazing customers find and create their perfect piece for their most important moments. From a birth, to an anniversary, to a proposal, we are here to help.
Louis, one of our fantastic customer care representatives, had the pleasure of working with Constantine picking out his Bezel Ring in palladium and black diamond.
We were overjoyed to receive an email with his proposal and spoiler alert: she said yes!! We love to become your jeweler for life and hear amazing stories like this one…
“So, Alexandra was working really long hours with her dance company all week. I figured my only real shot was to propose was Saturday night. I wanted to see if she was too tired, but on Friday, she wanted to arrange a date for us on Saturday. I figured she’d be in the right mood.
She had no idea it was coming. On Friday she asked, “When are you going to propose to me?” (She’s been saying that a lot!). I said, “Get a good night’s sleep and I’ll propose to you tomorrow.” And she laughed at me. She had no idea how prepared I was! (thanks to you!).
On Saturday, I went into final planning mode while she was at work. I found a great place to eat (called “The Sweet Life”) and I stopped by to see if they could seat us at night. By chance, I befriended the head chef who arranged for the best table in the house for us. I also scoped out an old lighthouse (East Chop Lighthose). I bought a mini bottle of champagne and two glass and stole a blanket from the hotel (she gets cold easy).
I picked her up at 8pm and drove tho the lighthouse. Walked her over to a beautiful bench, wrapped her in the blanket and distracted her with the champagne while dropping down to one knee and pulling out the ring.
She froze, said yes, and started crying because she was so happy (which made me start crying too). We had a quick toast and then I turned on the motorcycle headlight so she could see the ring with full lighting. She REALLY loves it and it fits perfectly.
We then had a magical dinner at “The Sweet Life”.
The next day she said it was a perfect proposal and this made me truly happy. She also said the ring was just her style and she was very impressed with my choice. She also said that when we walked up to the lighthouse, she was thinking in her head, “This would be a great place for him to propose to me.”
Few jewelry pieces have proven to be as timeless as Tennis Bracelets. Which is why we’re happy to introduce to you our brand new custom-made Tennis Bracelet collection! How will you create your next timeless piece?
We would like to congratulate Margaret Parris – winner of our “Name That Piece” Pinterest Contest! Her story behind the Jocelyn Star Bracelet not only gave the name to the piece but helped name the entire collection!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered! We loved seeing and reading through all of the wonderful names.
We are extremely excited and honored to be listed in the the top 50 of Inc. 500′s Fastest Growing Companies 2012 list. Coming in at #48, it is a fantastic achievement for Gemvara! The Inc. is a monthly magazine based in New York City written specifically for growing companies like us.
You can see what other amazing companies made the list as well as our profile here!