so many hues to choose

August 19, 2011 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

“Have you ever thought about how your favourite colour makes you feel?”

An article by Susanne for Fire Mountain Gems asks just that in “The Power of Color in Jewelry: What Color Messages are You Sending?

here is a quick run down of what she suggests;  there are cool & warm colours …

COOL … tend to have a calming effect

Blue – peace, calmness and loyalty

some blue gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  amazonite, blue chalk turquoise, bluestone, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire and sodalite

Green – nature, health and healing

some green gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  green agate, adventurine, jade, fancy & nevada jasper, peridot, unakite, green tourmaline and green turquoise

WARM … convey emotions

Red – all things intense and passionate

some red gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  garnet, red jasper and red tigereye

Pink – love, sweetness and romance

some pink gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  fancy jasper, rhodonite, rose quartz and pink tourmaline

Yellow – curiosity, playfulness and good cheer

some yellow gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  amber, honey yellow jade, olive new jade and yellow turquoise

Orange – comfort, creativity and joy

some orange gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  orange agate, amber, carnelian and goldstone

Gold – Richness, Extravagance, Tradition

some gold gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  amber, goldstone, gold quartz and tigereye

BOTH WARM & COOL – colors with attributes from both the warm and cool colors can calm and excite.

 

Purple – royalty, luxury and fantasy

some purple gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  amethyst, fluorite and tourmaline

Turquoise – feminine, lively and sophisticated

some turquoise gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  turquoise, chalk turquoise and turquoise howlite

NEUTRAL colors help to put the focus on other colors or serve to tone down colors that might otherwise be overpowering on their own.

White – purity, cleanliness and idealism

some turquoise gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  moonstone, mother of pearl, pearl and snow quartz

Brown – tribal, primitive and down to earth

some brown gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  amber, agate, brown goldstone, fancy & leopardskin jasper, landscape stone and brown tigereye

Silver – sleek, glamourous and rich

some silver gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  labradorite

Grey – formal, conservative and balanced

some grey gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  agate, hematite, kiwi & picasso jasper and tourmalined quartz

Black – dominant, dramatic and elegant

some black gemstones Peacock & Lime works with;  hematite, picasso jasper, snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline

*the above 3 strand necklaces are making their debut!  The newest collection to be added to the etsy shop … coming soon 

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