GEM & JEWELRY ARTICLE

The Vibrant World of Green - Inspired by Nature

How can you bring in some green into your jewelry collection this year? Read on to find out about some of the world's finest green gemstones and ideas on how to set them.

Nicky Thomas

Gemstone & Jewelry
Style & Trends Editor


  • The Pantone Color Institute recently announced its color for 2017 as “Greenery” A vibrant green with yellow undertones.
     
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    Greenery symbolizes new beginnings and is said to “evoke the first few days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”  

    In a release, Pantone Color Institute executive director, Leatrice Eisenman said: “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize, and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose."

    Pantone calls Greenery “Nature’s neutral” a hue more prominently worn during spring and summer, but one they encourage people to wear as a statement color year round.


    ALREADY SEEN ON THIS YEAR'S RUNWAYS!
     

    Leading fashion houses such as Gucci, Kenzo, Bagelencia, Michael Kors, Versace, Zac Posen, and Cynthia Rowley have already been using various shade of green in their collections.

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     "At New York Fashion Week, the designers were explaining how we live in this modern world where technology will always exist, but there’s this need to turn to design to go to the opposite side, to Nature” Pressman said.


    GOING GREEN AT THIS YEAR'S AWARDS CEREMONIES

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    GREEN GEMSTONES

    There are numerous wonderful green gemstones around the world. Being perfectly placed in East Africa, The Rare Gemstone Company is right in the middle of one of top producing areas of the world for colored rare gems, were we can cherry-pick the best of the best. We specialize in “The King of Green” Tsavorite, as well as Tourmaline, Grossular Garnet  and a fabulous new deposit of Ethiopian Emerald. 

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     Tsavorite - a wonderful green garnet. Colors vary from a vivid, deep, rich forest green color to lighter more yellowy hues. It has a particularly amazing brilliance that cannot be compared with other green gemstones. The stone is becoming one of the trendiest garnets. This can be accredited to the fact that it is only found in the exclusively beautiful landscape, rich and varied wildlife found in Tsavo National Park along the Kenya and Tanzania border. 

    Tourmaline – a truly fascinating stone. One of the only gemstones that exhibits the broadest spectrum of colors, occurring in various shades of virtually every hue, it can even be bi- or tri-colored. As there are so many different colors, different names have been given to the most popular, for example, Chrome for the intense green. We specialize in very fine, selected Tourmalines from Africa and being based at the source, we have the enviable opportunity to select out the very best rough as it is produced from the mines for our Private Collection. Our master cutters fashion them carefully to release their inner fire.

    Ethiopian Emerald – Emerald is probably the most popular and well known variety of Beryl and of course its GREEN!. The most famous source is Colombia but a new Emerald deposit found in the Oromia region of Ethiopia is incredibly exciting. The color and clarity of some of the stones being found in these initial stages is extraordinary. Being based just over the border from Ethiopia we are right at the main source and are able to select out the finest pieces.

    Grossular Garnet – A truly rare and stunning gemstone, and one that very few people know about. Mined in the same deposits as Tsavorite in Kenya and Tanzania. Ranging from gorgeous bright apple greens to light and crisp minty greens. So beautiful and so unique.



    GORGEOUS GREEN GEMSTONE JEWELRY

    Below are some wonderful designs by our designer Sheelagh Zagoritis featuring some of these sensational green gemstones, custom designed around each stone and hand made into these fine pieces by our Master Goldsmiths.

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    If you would like to start your magical journey of creating your very own unique piece of fine gemstone jewelry, get in touch and we'll work with you one-on-one!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nicky Thomas

Educated at the University of Exeter and a key part of our team here at The Rare Gemstone Company, Nicky has been fascinated by gemstones and jewelry since childhood. She explores all areas of the industry in her blog and revels in the proximity to gems and jewels that working at the source of some of the world’s most beautiful and rarest gemstones provides her.

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