Emerald – Pantone 2013 Color of the Year

 

There are a number of ways to use Pantone colors and jewelry is the easiest and least expensive (unless you’re going to purchase real emeralds).  Green is a healing color.  Many identify it with money and prestige, but it also represents freshness as in the spring green of new-grown leaves.

Bead-Woven Bracelet with Malachite
Bead-Woven Bracelet with Malachite

 

 

 

Many stones can be found in green, but the most luscious is Malachite.  Grandmother believed it brought protection and comfort.  That those in leadership roles should wear it and those that believed in those leaders because of the power of the stone to foster loyalty.  No matter what you believe, it is almost as elegant as the faceted Emeralds found in fine jewelry.

 

 

Malachite can be from pale, sage to bright summer green.  Combinations of these colors help demonstrate its beauty and that of the person wearing it.  Since it is of the mineral family with copper and turquoise, these stones mix well with it as well.  Copper findings help keep the costs down and provide contrast to let the stone show off it’s own brilliance.

Malachite Tear Drop Necklace
Malachite Tear Drop Necklace

 

 

I have several pieces in Malachite and many beadwoven pieces in Silver-lined Emerald Green glass seed beads.

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