It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall! For us, autumn weather means warm pumpkin-flavored treats, windy days, breaking out our cozy, perfect-fit boots, and, of course, wearing rich, warm colors in our favorite jewelry! While the leaves turn from a fresh green to the deeper earth tones, so too can we put away our pastels in favor of bolder hues. This is the season for decadent browns, luscious dark reds, pine forest greens and glowing-ember oranges. Here’s a list of some of our favorite hues to wear when the leaves start to turn.
Judith Ripka Citrine and Diamond Ring
Lighter colored citrines that exhibit the citrus hues of lemon and lime are ideal for spring and summer. They are fresh, vibrant and perky – perfect for the warmer months. Yet, as temperatures drop, we look for richer and warmer tones. Deep orange citrines are a wonderful transition stone to go from summer to autumn. We love the pumpkin pie color of this Judith Ripka ring – so luscious and rich we can almost smell the mouthwatering scent of fresh pumpkin pie!
Citrine and Diamond Chandelier Earrings
The vibrant orange citrine works just as well for sexy styles like these chandelier earrings! Modern, trendy and fabulously flirty, these swinging earrings use the sparkle of diamonds to offset the mellow tawny tones of the citrine. Blackened gold adds a mysterious flair that could even be appropriate for a spooky, yet sexy, Halloween look!
Paul Morelli Cognac Diamond Earrings
Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend! Since autumn calls for earth-tones, why not let your diamond jewelry really shine with the season. Cognac diamonds, sometimes called chocolate diamonds, pack elegant sparkle with full-bodied color that is as luxurious as a glass of fine cognac. These chic earrings by designer Paul Morelli will take you from office to evening with fashionable ease.
Cognac Diamond Bangle Bracelet
Wear it alone or stack it with your other diamond bracelets to add an extra dimension of depth to your glittering look. Bangle bracelets are easy, chic and perfect for nearly every occasion and we love the luscious color of this cognac diamond style.
La Nouvelle Bague Bracelet in 18K
Green is perennially popular but the shades can very depending on the season. Where a bright grassy color might be appropriate for the burgeoning beauty of spring, in fall we prefer a deeper pine tone. La Nouvelle Bague makes wonderfully colorful bangle bracelets that are ideal for stacking or wearing alone. The forest green hue of this bangle is a wonderful way to incorporate a verdant feel into your autumn wardrobe.
Jadeite and Diamond Ring
Serene green surrounded by the sparkle of diamonds, the contrasting color and texture of this ring is a perfect fit for any wardrobe. Worn by Julia Roberts when she won the Board of Governors Award by the ACS in February 2011, the deep Kelly green of this ring paired with the warmest yellow gold is a perfect transition piece to take you from summer to winter.
Carnelian Bead and Intaglio Necklace
From the spiced scent of warm cider to the crisp pleasure of biting into a freshly picked fruit, autumn abounds with apples and apple reds. The muted tones of vibrant carnelian are the perfect interim hue between summer’s bright coral and winter’s stunning scarlets. We love the elegant ease of this carnelian bead and intaglio necklace. Shimmering golden beads pair with carnelian and a smoothly carved intaglio for a look that perfectly encapsulates fall.
Van Cleef and Arpels Carnelian and Diamond Ring
Of course, sometimes just a hint of color is all that’s needed and for that we adore this carnelian and diamond ring by Van Cleef and Arpels. Classically chic, this subtle design features a dash of diamonds paired with smoothly polished inlaid carnelian in a warm yellow gold ring. Wear it as a right hand ring or pair it with your other favorite yellow gold VCA pieces for a designer look that doesn’t over-do it.
Down to Earth
Tiffany & Co. Hardstone Biscayne Bracelet
A bold blend of hardstones, this Biscayne bracelet by the famed Tiffany company is a wonderful way to incorporate a multitude of earth-tones into your look. Each carved stone is a naturalist inspired beauty of loamy browns, pine greens, apple reds and stone grays set into the warm harvest hue of high polish yellow gold.
Antique Victorian Agate Brooch
Crafted in the Scottish style, this antique Victorian agate brooch provides a beautiful – and historical – melange of autumnal tones. Luscious wheat color pairs with cream and bright red in a traditional hair brooch that would’ve been worn as a memento. The use of hardstones by Scottish jewelers in the Victorian age was a point of pride – the stones were usually local and were worn for patriotic reasons. Though Scotland had been incorporated into the United Kingdom by the Victorian era, the nation still felt fiercely proud of it’s history. Queen Victoria herself was a fan of the Scottish designs and area, especially following her purchase of Balmoral castle in the Scottish highlands.
Whether you prefer trendy modern styles or antique standbys to keep your fall style fresh, Beladora has a fantastic selection of gemstones in all the colors you need to express your love for autumn.