Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

Get ready for a whole lot of purple in the next year…

Pantone Color of the Year 2014 Radiant Orchid

The Pantone Color Institute today announced that the 2014 Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid, succeeding 2013’s Emerald. This pinkish-purple shade appeared in Pantone’s Spring 2014 color report and was seen quite a bit on the Spring 2014 runways. According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.” I imagine it will be a booming year for pinkish-purple sapphires, tourmalines and spinels!

A ring from Tiffany & Co.'s Soleste collection with a pinkish-purple sapphire.

A ring from Tiffany & Co.’s Soleste collection with a pinkish-purple sapphire.

L'Odyssée de Cartier Parcours d'un Style Orchid Brooch  featuring a 46.12-carat purple tourmaline.

L’Odyssée de Cartier Parcours d’un Style Orchid Brooch
featuring a 46.12-carat purple tourmaline.

Louis Vuitton Voyage dans le Temps 'Dentelle de Monograme' Ring  featuring a 9.50ct Tanzania spinel.

Louis Vuitton Voyage dans le Temps ‘Dentelle de Monograme’ Ring
featuring a 9.50ct Tanzania spinel.

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Louis Vuitton – Chain Attraction

Necklace featuring mandarin garnets and opals from the Chain Attraction collection.

Necklace featuring mandarin garnets and opals from the Chain Attraction collection.

A big chain has been a symbol of success from ancient times to now, whether worn by someone in high office or a rapper with a platinum album. The weight and flash is unlike anything else. Louis Vuitton’s haute joaillerie designer Lorenz Bäumer has taken the idea of the big chain and made several versions fit for a modern, powerful woman. Unusual combinations of colors and stones. mandarin garnets with white opals for example, make the pieces unusual and fresh. Sure to be a conversation starter.

Mandarin garnet, opal and diamond ring.

Mandarin garnet, opal and diamond ring.

Opal and diamond ring.

Opal and diamond ring.

Onyx, emerald, diamond and pearl necklace.

Onyx, emerald, diamond and pearl necklace.

Onyx, emerald and diamond earrings.

Onyx, emerald and diamond earrings.

Onyx, emerald and diamond ring.

Onyx, emerald and diamond ring.

Onyx, emerald, diamond and pearl bracelet.

Onyx, emerald, diamond and pearl bracelet.

Tourmaline, morganite, emerald and diamond necklace.

Tourmaline, morganite, emerald and diamond necklace.

Morganite, emerald and diamond earrings.

Morganite, emerald and diamond earrings.

Morganite, emerald and diamond ring.

Morganite, emerald and diamond ring.

Morganite, emerald and diamond bracelet.

Morganite, emerald and diamond bracelet.

Topaz, diamond and moonstone necklace.

Topaz, diamond and moonstone necklace.

Moonstone and diamond ring.

Moonstone and diamond ring.

Louis Vuitton Voyage dans le Temps: The Latest Chapter

Gold, diamonds and a 45.50ct Australian black opal. 'Galaxie Monogram' ring.

‘Galaxie Monogram’ ring featuring a 45.50 ct Australian black opal.

Louis Vuitton’s last Voyage dans le Temps collection was all white metal and white diamonds, but they have returned to a beautifully colorful palate for this round. The whole series has a travel theme and this particular collection came together after scouring the world for very rare gemstones, particularly spinels. It’s truly a feast for the eyes.

'Galaxie Monogram' necklace.

‘Galaxie Monogram’ necklace.

'Galaxie Monogram' cuff bracelet.

‘Galaxie Monogram’ cuff bracelet.

'Flashforward' ring featuring a 8.83ct Paraiba tourmaline.

‘Flashforward’ ring featuring a 8.83ct Paraiba tourmaline.

'Flashforward' ring.

‘Flashforward’ ring.

'Flashforward' ring featuring a 10.80ct red spinel.

‘Flashforward’ ring featuring a 10.80ct red spinel.

'Flashforward' ring.

‘Flashforward’ ring.

'Dentelle de Monograme' ring featuring a 9.50ct Tajikistan spinel.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ ring featuring a 9.50ct Tajikistan spinel.

'Dentelle de Monograme' earrings.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ earrings.

'Dentelle de Monograme' ring featuring a 7.14ct red spinel.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ ring featuring a 7.14ct red spinel.

'Dentelle de Monograme' earrings.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ earrings.

'Dentelle de Monograme' ring featuring a 9.50ct Tanzania spinel.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ ring featuring a 9.50ct Tanzania spinel.

'Dentelle de Monograme' earrings.

‘Dentelle de Monograme’ earrings.

Diamond and sapphire 'Fleurs d'Eternité' necklace.

Diamond and Ceylon sapphire ‘Fleurs d’Eternité’ necklace.

Diamond and ruby 'Fleurs d'Eternité' brooch.

Diamond and Mozambique ruby ‘Fleurs d’Eternité’ brooch.

Diamond and sapphire 'Fleurs d'Eternité' earrings.

Diamond and sapphire ‘Fleurs d’Eternité’ earrings.

Diamond and ruby 'Fleurs d'Eternité' bracelet.

Diamond and ruby ‘Fleurs d’Eternité’ bracelet.

Diamond and sapphire 'Fleurs d'Eternité' ring.

Diamond and sapphire ‘Fleurs d’Eternité’ ring.