2014: The Year of the Gemstones
The New Year is here, and that means time to start thinking about the new you. New fashion for the spring has already been released and soon it will be flooding the stores. Be one step ahead of the curve with great spring fashion.
Though the threads we wear are important to the overall look, 2014 is the year of the gemstone. Dedicate each month to the appropriate gemstone and make 2014 sparkle!
January is the month of the garnet. This deeply red-brown colored stone is a dazzling compliment to any natural winter ensemble.
February is the month of the amethyst. Purple is a stunning color and can help bring color to the cold February nights. It pairs well with black or purple dresses.
March is the month of the aquamarine, a shade of blue so light it almost looks clear. This month is a great time to start breaking out the lighter spring colors in the wardrobe that compliment this light blue stone.
April is the month of the diamond. A stunning diamond necklace or pair of earrings adds a touch of class to any ensemble, whether for an afternoon of shopping or an evening of formal fun. Break out your heels, don your diamonds and enjoy the blooming spring.
May is the month of the emerald. The rich, deep greens are a compliment to the green of nature as it becomes more lush. Emerald seems to have been made for this colorful and lush month.
June is the month of pearl. There are so many different colors and varieties of pearls that if can match just about anything you have in your wardrobe.
July is the month of the ruby, which seems appropriate when paired with the fireworks and red, white and blue of the month. Ruby is a patriotic color that can easily pair with your 4th of July clothing.
August is the month of the peridot. This stone is misunderstood and under-appreciated. Peridot has a natural, softer green hue that pairs well with the soft green of the month.
September is the month of the sapphire. It’s one of the most popular gemstones for good reason. This stone has a stunning deep blue hue that is breathtaking in any setting. Sapphire jewelry is a great match to the patriotism of Labor Day, which kicks off the month.
October is the month of the opal. The gemstone comes in a variety of mixed colors. Its changing colors are a natural match to the colors of the changing season. Opal naturally matches anything you have in your wardrobe.
November is the month of the topaz. It has a rich brown-orange color that is a natural fit to the month. November has a lot of brown-orange in nature, and topaz is a stunning compliment to fall colors in fashion.
December is the month of the tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. Why this month has three different stones is a mystery, but one thing they all have in common is their blue colors. Each is like another shade of blue ice. The lighter color of zircon makes a great compliment to that little black dress that comes out for the holiday.
The months each of these stones are paired to was obviously intentional. The way that each stone compliments the colors and holidays of the month makes it easy to see why we should make ourselves sparkle in the year of the gemstone.
Article by Layla Davis.