Welcome to 2020, we hope you had a great 2019 and a lovely holiday season and are ready to work to accomplish all your dreams and ambitions for the new year.
It is that time of year again when all the fashion houses, jewelers, magazines, and influencers announce the coming trends for 2020, what’s in and what’s out, what’s hot and what’s not! So, today, I got to spend the afternoon reading magazines and articles instead of working, to see what those in the know are saying about what will be fashionable in the world of gemstones and jewelry in the coming year and luckily for us color is well and truly in!
First of all, the new color trends of 2020 were announced, not just for gemstones but for everything from clothes to walls to cars. If these are the colors everyone will be using next year we will need the gemstones to match.
|Trendy Color||Gemstone to Match|
|Scarlet||Ruby (also the July Birthstone)|
|Faded Denim||Blue Topaz|
|Coral Pink||Pink Coral or Pink Tourmaline|
|Grape||Purple Spinel or Amethyst|
Colored gemstones will be all the rage in 2020 (they have been all the rage in our offices for years) and this year starts off with the January birthstone, the multi-hued Garnet which encapsulates this new trend perfectly, as this gemstone has every color you could possibly desire. If you love red then the deep crimson Pyrope Garnets are for you or if you prefer orange, then look out for Hessonite or Spessartite Garnets. If it is green you are looking for then look no further than the Tsavorite or Demantoid Garnets, simply unbeatable. There are purple, pink, yellow, brown and even a few that change color too.
Garnet is a particularly powerful stone spiritually. The wide array of colors means they are very versatile as a Chakra cleansing gemstone and it is known as a gemstone of prosperity, abundance, and strength. It would be difficult to find a better gift for a person born in January than a Garnet Birthstone or, if you are lucky enough to be getting engaged in January, then this could be the ideal commemorative gem.
Apparently, December to February is the most popular time to announce engagements – Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day help I guess – so looking for rings will be on many people’s to-do list. Color is the new trend not just in gemstones but in engagement rings so I have compiled a list of perfect alternatives to the traditional white diamond.
Of course, diamonds are not just white, they can be found in amazing blues, yellows, greens, and pinks so you can stick with a traditional diamond but give it a modern twist with a splash of color.
Other obvious candidates for this most memorable of gifts are sapphires, rubies, and emeralds, all very valuable, meaningful and stunningly beautiful ways of pledging your love.
Outside this Big Four there are a few gorgeous options, some as rare and as valuable and a few just as alluring, but a bit easier on your pocket. Morganite makes a great engagement ring, lovely pink colors, solid durability, amazing clarity, a range of sizes and a rareness and value that makes it a special gemstone for a special occasion.
Equally beautiful are Spinels, Tourmalines, Peridots and Aquamarines, these are all premium gemstones and I would be very surprised if one of them could not be found in the right size and color to match the desires of your future partner. A little bit rarer are the blue Tanzanites and sunset orange Imperial Topaz, which is both stunning gemstones.
More affordable although equally attractive are amethyst, citrine, blue topaz and zircon which are especially captivating if blue, purple or yellow is the color of preference.
I think we will finish our first newsletter of the year with a bit of spiritual help to maintain your New Year resolution. It will depend a little bit on what type of resolution you have made but since most seem to be changing lifestyle let me recommend Labradorite if you are trying to give up cigarettes, alcohol or other harmful toxins as it reminds you of what you could achieve without these harmful impediments. The second choice is Carnelian, a gemstone to help you focus and to reach your goals – perfect for a resolution.