Jewelry Dreams in Pantone’s Tangerine Tango

By Erika W.

Pantone has announced its 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango, an energizing reddish orange with a (soft) punch of coral. This new hue has us dreaming of sunset colored gems–think fire opal, carnelian, orange sapphire, and spessartite garnet nestled in warm gold. Tangerine Tango’s palette ventures into the pink, that peachy-pink that works well on everyone. So add pink opal, malaya garnet, and padparadscha sapphire into the mix. And remember, it’s not just the solid hue, but what you pair with it. The Tango looks great with bright pinks, purples, and varying shades of blue.

From Erica Courtney’s “Orange Cha Cha” earrings to Paula Crevoshay’s opal ring in gold, jewelry designers are dancing in color!

Pantone's 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Pantone‘s 2012 Color of the Year: Tangerine Tango

Mandarin Garnet ring by David Miracca

David Miracca “Mange l’Orange” ring with spessartite garnet in 18k gold

Mandarin Garnet and rubellite G-One Earrings by Goshwara

Goshwara G-One earrings with spessartite garnet and rubellite cabochons in 18k gold

Paula Crevoshay opal ring

Paula Crevoshay 13.16ct opal ring

Erica Courtney Orange Cha Cha earrings

Erica Courtney “Orange Cha Cha” earrings with orange sapphire and pink tourmaline

Sunset by Harry Winston Padparadscha Sapphire and Diamond Ring

Sunset by Harry Winston, padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring

Pink opal and diamond earrings at Jeri Cohen

Jeri Cohen at 1stdibs, pink opal earrings in rose gold

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