Colors For This Spring, 2017, have been announced. By whom, you may
By The Pantone Color Institute, the company that bills itself as as
"the global color authority and provider of professional color
standards for the design industries".
Colors for this spring, as announced by Pantone, are of great
importance to those in the fashion industry, and many other fields.
Clothing manufacturers, commercial and home decorators, vehicle
manufacturers, and industrial designers around the world will be
influenced by these color selections.
(Industrial design is defined as "the professional service of
creating products and systems that optimize function, value and appearance
for the mutual benefit of user and manufacturer.")
PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Colors for this spring will also influence jewelry designers and
manufacturers... especially jewelry featuring colored gemstones. I think
sapphires, spinels, tourmalines- and other gem varieties that nature
provides in an array of colors- will be popular.
The PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017 describes
each color this way...
PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara
Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE
Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara
is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and
PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow
By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting
us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a
destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.
PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue
Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this
intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.
PANTONE 17-1462 Flame
A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and
vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring
PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise
Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of
scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great
escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire
PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood
Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink
shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale
Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.
PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery
Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that
speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of
flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to
take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow
Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that
tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively
Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and
gets the adrenaline going.
PANTONE 18-0107 Kale
Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is
another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to
nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in
nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect
complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.
PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut
Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for
spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and
with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that
effortlessly connects the seasons.
Colors for this spring and colored gems go well together. A few new
colored gemstone jewelry pieces will be great to coordinate with your new
spring ensembles. Remember... the gift giving (and receiving) season is
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shades of gems available.
We keep gem prices low by buying quality gemstone rough
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Gem Industry News
Burma Ruby and Jadeite Sanctions
President Obama signed an Executive Order revoking his 2013 Order banning
the importation into the United States of Burmese-origin jadeite and rubies, and
any jewelry containing them.
Burma rubies and jade are among the world's finest. American gem trade
dealers are now in Burma, establishing relations with ruby and jade miners,
traders, and government officials.
These gems will begin to appear in the USA as unmounted stones soon. The
February, 2017 Tucson Gem Shows will surely have several exhibitors offering
Are you planning and preparing for the gift giving season? In addition to
building inventory for the busy sales season ahead, you should give attention to
contacting existing customers to remind them how you can help them save time,
money and aggravation.
At the same time they can help you. Most home-based jewelry dealers rely
heavily on recommendations from existing customers for new customers and sales.
Your customer base and sales can be increased significantly by a
little innovative marketing. For instance, organize a couple of guys-only
jewelry parties at customer's houses.
Have the host invite his friends. They will become your customers
because you offer good deals (low overhead means low prices on quality jewelry).