Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery (In Both Color and Approach)

The Pantone Color of the Year for 2017 is greenery, chosen because of its strong representation of vitality, restoration, renewal, and nature. Beautiful tones of green can add lots of character to a piece or collection. We recommend the fresh and vibrant greens of Brazilian (Sakota) and Zambian Emeralds, Natural Arizona Green Turquoise, Green Tourmaline, Australian Chrysoprase, and Peridot.

The soft pastels of Prehnite and Prasiolite are also brilliant and standout stones that add character to a collection.

Complimentary colors include fancy grays, blues, whites, and pinks including Melle Diamonds, Diamond Cut Ice White Sapphire, Aquamarine, Intense Rose Quartz, Peruvian Pink Opal, and Included Pink Tourmaline. We recommend a setting in white gold or silver as a compliment to fresh, vibrant, and natural tones.

Pantone's Color of the Year seems particularly relevant, as a "green" approach, one of ethical and sustainable practices, is something that has gained prevalence in the past few years, starting to become part of industry standards. We have seen concern from our upstream and downstream partners regarding transparency and sustainability of all our material. We have continually refined our procurement practices to ensure we have ethical sourcing from mines around the globe, but our efforts do not stop. It will be the job of every Semiprecious stone-house to uphold such standards to generate value not just for business partners, but also for the environment we so heavily rely on. 

Inquire today about these brilliant, rich and scintillating green stones and beautifully crafted jewelry for your line or personal collection.

This will serve as the first blog of many, in an effort to continually deliver exceptional value to all of our clients. From my entire organization, we warmly wish you a great week and selling season.

- Dhanesh Shah, MD & Chairman of D S Gems Inc.