Pantone Color of the Year

According to the worldwide color research institute, Pantone, the color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango, a vibrant and invigorating reddish orange. Though most known for yellows, blues, and pinks, sapphires come in a wide range of colors, including beautiful oranges that perfectly suit this year’s color phenomenon.

Pantone Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango

In the 1700s, the poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe developed the “Theory of Colours,” discussing the nature in which human beings perceive color.  Since then, artists and designers alike have consulted color theory while creating their designs.  Color theory states that when placed next to one another, complementary colors work together to enhance and brighten the look of the other color.  Complementary colors are opposites on the color wheel; for example, red and green, yellow and violet.  So what’s the complementary color for this year’s Pantone color of the year?  Blue.  There’s no better way to accentuate your wardrobe than with beautiful orange sapphire jewelry or complement your fashion forward styles with timeless blue sapphires pieces.

Color Wheel:

Color Wheel Sapphires

Design your own custom-made engagement ring or pendant with this vividly colored, Ceylon, orange sapphire:

Orange Sapphire

Accessorize your wardrobe with this pair of classic, oval cut sapphire stud earrings.

Orange Sapphire Earrings

Celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or simply treat yourself with this beautiful blue sapphire pendant necklace:

Natural Blue Sapphire Pendant