Spring into Summer:
Gems in Alluring, Vibrant Colors

4/30/2014
Nearly 600 sapphires create the radiant flowers on this blackened gold brooch with tsavorite garnet leaves. This floral creation highlights the 2014 Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Gift of Dr. Gary R. and Barbara E. Hansen, photo by Robert Weldon/GIA
The Pantone Color Institute – an arbiter of color for designers and aficionados alike – chooses 10 shades for its spring and fall seasonal color reports. Ranging from purple and blue to orange and yellow, the selections for spring into summer 2014 are sure to spark your interest and inform your fashion choices. This year’s chosen colors are a mix of alluring pastels and vibrant neon hues.   
 
Gemologists know that many gems come in a variety of colors, just like many of these Pantone colors can be seen in a variety of gems. From cool blue aquamarines and radiant pinkish purple sapphires to sizzling orange fire opals, explore some of the gems that match this season’s on-point colors in the photo gallery below.


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