As nature's most abundant hue, lush green is associated with renewal, prosperity (it is the color of money, after all), growth...and glamorous emeralds! A popular choice of gemstone by rich royals during the fashion-conscious Renaissance period, it was recently crowned 2013 Color of the Year by Pantone, putting it back in the limelight & onto A-list runways such as Lanvin. The key to rocking emeralds for a colorful touch of everyday luxe is to wear them casually as if you inherited them from a fabulous eccentric aunt with great taste in jewelry & a lot of it. These pretty pieces (how sassy is that pave cocktail ring?!) are from 1800LooseDiamonds diamond jewelry - 1800LooseDiamonds - a family-run affair located in Los Angeles where they (obviously) carry more that just diamonds and also specialize in custom jewelry. Plus fam-friendly customer service...which, in this day & age, isn't to be underrated.
- Lesley Scott
[Note: This was written in partnership with 1800LooseDiamonds.com. The words & editorial selections are mine.]