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Mixed Metal Styles Inspired by Pantone’s Colors of the Year

Every year, we excitedly await the announcement of Pantone’s colors of the year!

For 2021, Pantone chose two colors that respond to the unexpected and tumultuous year before. The cheerful and bright yellow of “Illuminating” PANTONE 13-0647, which represents warm optimism for the future, and the solid “Ultimate Gray” PANTONE 17-5104, which  symbolizes stability and resilience. Though a contrasting combination, these two colors make for an eye-catching and well-balanced mix.

These colors also remind us of some of our favorite jewelry styling trends: mixed metals and warm yellow gold contrasting with cool white diamonds! From yellow gold diamond jewelry to stacks of alternating white gold and yellow gold diamond bands, we love the look of contrasting cool and warm hues. Discover a few of our favorite fine jewelry pieces inspired by Pantone’s 2021 color palette below!

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Mixed Metal Waverly Diamond Engagement Ring

This sparkling halo setting features beautiful scalloped pavé diamonds that glimmer along the 18K white gold halo and gallery. Diamonds glitter down the band in 18K yellow gold making this a truly eye-catching ring.

Allegra Diamond Hoop Earrings

These fashionable hoops feature striking baguette-shaped and round diamonds set in 18K gold. This contrasting combination gracefully combines this year’s Pantone colors.

Mixed Metal Stacks

This mixed metal stack effortlessly balances this year’s Pantone colors. The warmth of the 18K yellow gold perfectly contrasts with the 18K white gold for the ultimate two-toned look. When mixing metals, we recommend choosing metals of similar karat weight, like 18K white gold and 18K yellow gold, to keep the style balanced.

Emerald Eternity Diamond Ring

This dazzling ring features prong-set emerald cut diamonds that encircle the finger for a timeless, eye-catching look. The pairing of the sleek diamonds and the 18K yellow gold band beautifully unifies this year’s Pantone colors.

Zuri Diamond Huggie Earrings

A sparkling row of diamonds adorn each split hoop of precious metal. The lustrous glow of the 18K yellow gold effortlessly balances the brilliance of the diamonds.

North Star Diamond Pendant

Shining with the constant brightness of the North Star, this necklace emulates the theme of this year’s light and optimistic color combination.

Baguette Diamond Cluster Hoop Earrings

These glamorous hoop earrings feature a stream of floating baguette clusters for an eye-catching and unique look.

Diamond Bar Bracelet

This contemporary design features an elegant bar that rests gracefully along a classic cable chain adorned with a diamond accent. The warmth of the18K yellow gold and the brilliance of the diamond come together to support one another in this modern design.

Final Thoughts

What do you think of Pantone’s colors of the year for 2021? Let us know on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, or in the comments section below!

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