Christmas may be over, but we’re still celebrating winter at Copeland Jewelers! With its colder temperatures, silvery sunlight, and maybe even a little dusting of snow here and there, winter in Texas is a great time to rock the cooler tones on the color spectrum. Silvers, whites, blues, and purples all shine this time of year. Here’s a handy guide to working those colors into your jewelry collection.
Silver – There are a number of great options for silver-toned metals in jewelry making. There’s sterling silver, of course, but there’s also white gold in 14K and 18K, and if you’re looking for something incredibly special, platinum. These metals make lovely chains and settings for displaying various gemstones, but they’re also beautiful by themselves. Platinum and white gold are very popular choices for both men’s and women’s wedding rings, and an intricate white gold or sterling silver chain makes a great understated final touch to any outfit, casual or fancy. Silver or gray pearls offer a less common (but no less elegant) take on this shimmering color, whether they stand alone or are combined with their white counterparts.
White – The first thing most people think of when they think of white gemstones is a diamond, and with good reason. Diamonds are extremely versatile because they are available in so many different sizes, and they can be cut in so many interesting ways. Simple diamond stud earrings have long been considered a classic, and large and dramatic diamonds are eye-catching on rings and pendants. However, tiny diamonds look just as lovely, whether they’re clustered together into a larger shape, set into the chain of a necklace or bracelet, or bordering a larger, brightly colored gemstone. Pearls are also a common choice for white jewelry – you can go the traditional route with a classic string of pearls of nearly any length, or you can mix it up with a double strand of Keshi pearls, whose varying shapes will glimmer at your throat like so many unique snowflakes. Another great way to do white jewelry is with moonstone, whose shimmering surface blends nicely with other stones but is bold enough to hold its own as well.
Blues – There’s almost no end to the beautiful shades and stones you can choose for blue jewelry. For lighter blues, look for blue topaz or aquamarine; for darker shades, seek out sapphires, tanzanite, lapis, or even garnet. You may even find some lovely blue opals or moonstones that fit the bill! All blue shades, whether bright or deep, look lovely accompanied by icy diamonds, or for a more dramatic look, combine them with a lovely purple stone. Sterling silver, white gold, and platinum settings will all highlight blue gemstones perfectly.
Purples – For pure purples, seek out amethysts or alexandrites, or for more dramatic mixed shades, look for purple-red rubies and garnets or purple-blue sapphires and tanzanite. As with blue, it’s definitely worth checking out opals and moonstones for unique purple shades. There are even purplish shades of quartz, which are quite striking on their own or when combined with the true purple of an amethyst. The color purple definitely doesn’t get enough credit when it comes to beautiful gemstones!
Your jewelry destination in Austin, Copeland Jewelers, is pleased to offer stunning pieces that run the gamut of these beautiful winter shades. Whether you simply want to browse or you have your heart set on something specific, come in to see our collections today! And if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, be sure to ask about our brilliant custom jewelry design services. No matter what you choose, you’re sure to shine brightly this winter season!
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