Every year the Pantone Color Institute select a specific shade to be their official colour of the year. The institute is the World’s leading authority on colour and technology for communicating colour and so designers across the planet keep a close eye on their annual choice as it will inevitably spark new trends in fashion, jewellery, interior décor and even car paint.
Current and predicted trends and significant world issues are all considered in finding the colour of the year in order to accurately reflect the particular era. With the environment currently being a major concern and Emeralds returning to popularity in a big way it should be no surprise that the choice for 2013 is Emerald Green. We can now expect striking shades of green to feature heavily on the catwalks and many jewellery collections are sure to follow suit.
Baselworld is the world’s largest trade fair for the jewellery and watch industries and in a nod to the colour of the year and to the current taste for the precious stone, Bayco’s stand in 2013 featured the Stella Green, a 206 carat Colombian Emerald of extraordinary quality. Bayco produce unique pieces of jewellery from exquisite gemstones and had wanted to purchase the rare stone for many years before the collector who owned it finally agreed to sell. Sadly Baselworld is a trade only event and so the rest of will not get to see this magnificent stone on display but the colour of Emerald should soon be everywhere.
Most of us are not in the position to purchase an emerald encrusted necklace or a jewelled watch but the demand for green is bound to be reflected in the more affordable ranges of timepieces and costume jewellery. Ice Watches and Kahuna Watches already strongly feature bold splashes of striking greens and fashionable brands like Hugo Boss and Armani are sure to follow on. The colour of the year in 2012 was Tangerine Tango and this was reflected in the Sally Stacey is a wedding professional and regular blogger with her finger on the pulse! She is currently writing on behalf of Watchhub who offer a fine collection of timepieces including the Tissot and Hugo Boss ranges.