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How To Wear “Greenery,” The Color Of The Year, using $1.5-Million In Emerald Jewelry

Emerald and diamond bracelet by Roberto Coin.

A lot of Pantone-posing happens around the time of year when the Pantone Color Institute announces its annual Colors of the Year. Greenery, the top tone of 2017, is showing up in everything from nail polish to sofas and coffee makers, but really, is there any better way to express the natural warmth of green than with emeralds, which after all come from the earth? Especially if they are designed in floral or leaf compositions, like this $1-million suite of jewelry by Roberto Coin or this $500,000 trio of treasures from the Chopard Green Carpet collection.

Emerald earrings from the Chopard Green Carpet collection.

Chopard’s Palm D’Or-inspired jewelry watch, with matching ring and earrings, celebrates Chopard’s 20th anniversary of its sponsorship of the Cannes Film Festival and its top award. The company designed and produces the gold Palm D’Or statue, and repeats the motif in this jewelry collection. Drenched with over 90 carats of emeralds, the jewelry watch is part of the brand’s Green Carpet collection, named for the brand’s commitment to combining sustainable luxury and red-carpet glamour. It is set with 11.7 carats of emeralds sourced from Gemfields’ Kagem mine in Zambia, which adheres to environmentally and socially responsible mining principles.

Emerald ring from the Chopard Green Carpet collection.

The gems are prong-set rather than surrounded by metal in order to let in as much light as possible through the pavilions, which is in turn reflected out through the table. The watch is priced at $297,000. The matching ring is 18k white gold, set with 3.1 carats of marquise-cut emeralds, priced at $51,310. The earrings are set with 11.8 carats of marquise-cut emeralds, priced at $151,890.

Emerald and diamond necklace by Roberto Coin.

The emeralds in Roberto Coin’s dazzling necklace, bracelet and earrings ensemble were also sourced in Zambia. Zambian emeralds are the stars of the gem world right now because of their high clarity and stunning bluish-green color – and their greater affordability compared to Colombian emeralds. The matching necklace, bracelet and earrings are collectively priced at just under $1-million. Together they contain 91.6 carats of emeralds and 68.15 carats of diamonds.

Emerald and diamond necklace by Roberto Coin.

The bib-style necklace contains 63 carats of emeralds cut into oval, emerald, marquise and round shapes, and 48 carats of round and marquise cut diamonds. It is priced at $650,000. The chandelier-style earrings contain 12.50 carats of emeralds and 7.7 carats of diamonds, and is priced at $150,000. The bracelet contains 16.10 carats of emeralds cut in oval, emerald, marquise and round shapes, and 12.45 carats of marquise and round shaped diamonds, priced $159,000.

Emerald and diamond earrings by Roberto Coin.

The power of these emeralds to improve not only your appearance but your mood is best described by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute: “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. It satisfies our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite.”

Emerald and diamond bracelet by Roberto Coin.