In a decades-old tradition, Pantone has officially announced its color of the year for 2019 to be Living Coral, describing the color as one that “mesmerizes the eye and mind” and as “a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings.” Choosing such a vibrant and refreshing color for 2019 has us immediately thinking of padparadscha sapphires with their warmth, and energetic coral and golden hues.
Natural Sapphires in Living Coral
Over its history of selecting colors of the year, Pantone and the Pantone Color Institute perform exhaustive research in trend analysis and thoughtful considerations about cultural directions in order to select a color that will speak to the current moment.
With the greater prevalence of sapphire engagement rings in the market, and padparadscha sapphires in particular, the selection of Living Coral comes as no surprise.
The color embodies a naturally appealing hue that is almost life-affirming in its depth of warm tones and joyful liveliness. Princess Eugenie chose a gorgeous padparadscha sapphire for her engagement ring early in 2018, and auctions have repeatedly seen a building drive for remarkable padparadscha sapphire jewelry.
Over the past few years, the padparadscha sapphire has become increasingly sought after, and its core color has seemed to now capture the world’s attention in 2019.
Feeling inspired by this celebration of rich and robust corals, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite “living coral” padparadscha sapphires to help get your 2019 off to an exceptionally cheerful start!
What would you make with one of these living coral natural padparadscha sapphires?