Pantone Names Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year

Jan 02, 2013

Pantone recently announced their chosen color for the year 2013 and much to our joy, it is none other than the luscious emerald. We’re naturally big fans of this year’s color choice since there are so few colors with such a rich history like the emerald.

Emerald’s time in the spotlight has been a long time in coming. Over the past couple of year’s this color has started appearing more and more on the red carpet with stars such as Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams, and Blake Lively in the form of emerald jewelry and dresses. Before that, emerald was the gem dedicated to the goddess Venus in Rome, was one of the most valued gemstones in Egyptian culture, and endlessly coveted by Spanish conquistadors in Columbia. Roman emperor Nero had eyeglasses made of emerald in order to improve the health of his eyes and Oz wouldn’t be the same without the Emerald City.

Since 2000 Pantone has been choosing a color of the year which usually is chosen after the company holds an intense two day debate in an undisclosed location. For the past couple of years Pantone has leaned towards bright, jewel-like tones and quoting that this year’s decision was chosen because it is “a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance, and harmony.” Which would make sense after the long winter season that most anyone would be looking to introduce a pop of color into their life. And when mixed with the right colors, emerald can make a memorable fashion statement.

Search Our Collections of Luxury Jewelry For Ladies

Here are a few select pieces from our collections to start you off embracing this year’s vibrant color choice. After all if emeralds are good enough for ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, and Wallis Simpson, who wouldn’t want to add this regal color to their collection?

This diamond and emerald tennis bracelet from our private collections is an elegant way to bring emeralds into your life. This simple bracelet is both beautiful and memorable with its 7.2 carats of emeralds and classic design.

If you’re looking for something more fashion forward to complement your wardrobe, Penny Preville recently came out with a whole new collection of emerald jewelry designs with wonderful milgrain details and smaller accent stones.

Or if you love vintage flair, try this Art Deco inspired pendant from Kwiat with black onyx and a single twinkling diamond in the center.

Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit


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