Last updated on March 9, 2021
If you love jewellery as we do, keeping an eye on trending colours in the fashion world is always a good idea. After all, the jewellery industry is a part of the fashion industry. Moreover, the colours that we wear influence the colour of gemstones we choose.
Classic Blue: Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020
Entering 2020 is very exciting not only because of new beginnings and possibilities but also for being a new decade.
The Pantone Institute of Colour is ready to look in the future, and have announced their colour of the year for 2020.
Classic Blue is the colour that resembles the vast and infinite evening sky opening us up to a world of possibilities. This colour is favourite for many people and has always been associated with calmness and serenity.
Gemstones Meet Trends: Sapphire
The first gemstone that comes to mind when thinking about Classic Blue would be sapphire. This gem is one of the best examples with just the right amount of darkness and colour richness. Besides, sapphires have always been the premier blue gemstones since antiquity and deserve the title “classic” as well.
Gemstones Meet Trends: Tanzanite
Possibilities of blue colour are endless, as well as your possibilities in this new year.
Tanzanite is another gemstone that has a complementary deep blue colour. Tanzanite is a trading name that was first used by Tiffany and Co for gem-quality zoisite with blue colour. Of course, they could have sold the gems under the name of “blue zoisite” but let’s agree the name “tanzanite” stimulates customer interest and make the stones easier to market.
By the way, tanzanites were not discovered in commercial quantities until the 1960s. However, in a short time since then, it has become the second most popular blue gem after sapphire.
Gemstones Meet Trends: Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli has been one of the most sought after gem since ancient times. It’s deep blue colour remains the symbol of royalty and honour, spirit and vision.
Although most people associate Lapis Lazuli with dark blue colour, it can be found in many shades of blue from deep violet-blue and royal blue to light blue and greenish-blue.
This gem takes an excellent polish and is often cut into cabochons and beads. Lapis can be found in many high-end jewellery stores, typically accented with diamonds. This gem is one of the most popular stones for men’s jewellery as well and it is considered to be an all-time classic stone.
Gemstones Meet Trends: Sodalite
Classic Blue is the colour of new ideas and the new year is the right time to buy something unique.
In general, blue is quite rare for gemstones. And sodalite is one of the vivid blue gems that most jewellery customers are not familiar with.
It’s worth mentioning that sodalite can be hard to find in mid-level and even in high-profile jewellery stores. It can be found at craft stores and shows.
Sodalite is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli. Indeed, some specimens have a very similar colour, however, the sodalite is a less expensive alternative for people who are not ready to pay the high price.