The Psychology of Color and Jewelry...

Marion Multi Stone Ring-new york jewelry shop
Marion Multi Stone Ring-new york jewelry shop
Marion Multi Stone Ring-new york jewelry shop
Marion Multi Stone Ring-new york jewelry shop
Marion Multi Stone Ring-new york jewelry shop

Even if we are not conscious of its strength, even a small pop of color affects how we feel and look. Even if we do not understand its power, it is around us and affects us. The unique vibrations of each color, even if we can not see them, stimulate our personal energy bodies.

Why is color a strong force in our lives? What kind of impact does wearing colored jewelry have on our bodies and minds? Though perceptions of color are rather subjective, there are certain color effects that have universal meaning.

RED

Representing the color of love & passion. Of course, red gemstone jewelry is a popular choice for couples.  

Overall, if you’re looking to have a really powerful presence or get someone’s attention quickly, ravishing red is your go-to color. Many choose to liven up their look with red, which conveys a sense of strength, vigor and vitality.  

Red in color therapy activates or refreshes the life force energy. Ravishing red is a powerful physical stimulant that helps restore energy, courage and confidence. Different types of red have different mind/ body effects. For example, a fire engine type of red is invigorating while a darker hue like burgundy red is enticing.

Red Color Meanings: Beautiful, Powerful, Strong, Pioneering, Friendly, Warm, Initiating, Persistent, Patient, Attractive, Originating & Passionate.

Red Stones: Ruby, Red Diamonds, Red Topaz, Jasper, Coral, Bohemian Garnet, Star Garnet, Andesine, Eudialyte, etc.

PINK

Pink encourages passion, benevolence and understanding. The color pink resonates with all that is good in the world.

The color pink is an approachable, unaggressive color. It's soft hue doesn't restrict or threaten others. Instead, it brings out the opposite soothing effect. Those who come across the lighthearted shade are run-over with renewed enthusiasm for life.

Oddly enough, the pink color personifies both childlike wonder and sexual charisma. These differing qualities give wonderful pink the dynamic edge that so many love. The psychology of color attributes the red undertones to pink's sultry side. This sultry side's counterbalanced by the purity associated with the white tones present inside of the pink shade. Mingled together, this creates a perfect balance. The deeper the shade is, the more excitement and enthusiasm it exudes. Meanwhile, paler tones give off a more noble, selfless and virtuous vibe.

Seen primarily around Valentine’s Day, the pink shade is overflowing with romantic energy. With its femininity and joviality, the pink shade possesses an everlasting beauty. Its fiery and sensual energy makes it the perfect addition to any intimate setting.

Wonderful pink, oozing with positivity, offers warmth and comfort. It encourages people to cling to hope when they see color. The pink hue inspires an upbeat attitude and steadfast optimism.

Pink Color Kindness, Warmth, Romance, Passion, Compassion, Understanding, Innocence, etc.

Pink Stones: Rose Quartz, Star Ruby, Rhodonite, Rubellite, Pink Tourmaline, Pink Opal, Pink Fluorite, Kunzite, Morganite, Star Garnet, Pink Spinel, etc.

GREEN

Even though green gemstones are quite diverse, they are one of the most fancied stones by jewelry aficionados. Green represents nature, life, wealth and energy.

The significance of charming green is that it brings a feeling of  rejuvenation, new life, freshness and brightness. Because green is the color of trees and plants, it is a fantastic color choice to wear anytime you are wanting to feel more in-tune with nature.

Choose charming green to wear when you are embarking on something new or wish to turn over a new leaf.

Green Color Meanings: Stability, Safe, Expansive, Connecting, Open, Flexible, Connecting, Free, Just, Balanced,  Rejuvenation, Harmonious & Efficient.

Green Stones: Jade, Emerald, Peridot, Green Diamonds, Green Sapphire, Green Agate, Bloodstone, Malachite, Moss Agate, Csarite, Mali Garnet, Green Aventurine, Green Quartz, Dioptaseetc, Chlorite etc.

WHITE

The color white represents light, goodness, innocence, purity and perfection. For this reason, it is the most popular choice for bridal jewelry.  Many brides choose to incorporate white pearls and prefer silver or white gold settings on their big day. 

Some other positive meanings that white color can convey include cleanliness, freshness and simplicity. The color white often seems like a blank slate, symbolizing a new beginning or a fresh start making it the perfect choice for bridal jewelry.

White Color Meanings: Sterility, Cleanliness, Purity, Innocence & Light.

White Stones: Diamonds, Quartz, White Agate, White Opal, White Sapphire, Danburite, Stilbite, Scolecite, etc.

ORANGE

How do you feel when you see the color orange? Which shade in jewelry are you drawn to? Vibrant orange to show warmth or spontaneity? Softer peach tints for a feeling less serious, softer and sweeter? Deeper tones that express a more natural, earthy tone?

Stunning orange holds a lot of life force energy and vitality. It's a social color, luminous and warm, rather than hot like red. It has an uplifting vitality that frees the body and mind and brings both physical vitality and mental stimulus to the wearer.

In color therapy, stunning orange is a stimulant to the emotional heart, to create a renewed sense of passion for life and to tap into greater satisfaction and joy. It is also a powerful creative stimulant that offers an opportunity for inspiration and the motivation to turn dreams into reality.

Orange Color Meanings: Spontaneous, Bold, Adventurous, Inspirational, Robust, Funny, Fearless, Adventuresome & Buoyant.

Orange Stones:  Orange Diamonds, Spinel, Imperial topaz, Tourmaline, Orange Diamonds, Citrine, Mexican Fire Opal, Clinohumite, Spessartite, Orpiment, etc.

BLUE

Beautiful blue jewelry is trending and for good reason! Blue symbolizes purity and is the coolest, deepest color on the spectrum.  Blue is the color of rest, relaxation, sleep, recovery and communication.

Beautiful blue color is a soft and restful hue, which causes blood pressure to lower and the heartbeat and respiration to slow down. Different types of color have different mind/ body effects. Light blue is the color of peacefulness and calming vibrations in the energy body, whereas a darker hue such as dark midnight blue symbolizes depth, expertise and stability.

Blue Color Meanings: Tranquil, Calm, Peaceful, Honest, Genuine, Imaginative, Open, Deep, Faithful, Reliable & Accepting.

Blue Stones: Blue Topaz, Blue Diamonds, Aquamarine, Blue Aventurine, Blue Garnet, Blue Star Sapphire, Blue Spinel, Dumortierite, Corundum Sapphire, etc.

YELLOW

Lovely yellow is the epitome of joy, satisfaction, cheerfulness, optimism--you name it. Anything happy is almost always yellow.

Lovely yellow is the perfect color to wear when you need to brighten your energy body and or spirits. Yellow carries the same soothing properties associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism and light.

All shades of yellows and golds will cheer you up and help make you feel happier. In color psychology, wearing yellow expresses optimism and self-confidence, which attracts other outgoing people. 

With the gemstone world boasting over 100 different types of yellow stones, the jewelry options are endless.

Yellow Color Meanings: Freshness, Happiness, Clarity, Energy, Optimism, Enlightenment, Remembrance, Intellect, Honor, Loyalty & Joy

Yellow Stones: Golden Beryl, Lemon Quartz, Amber, Fire Opal, Yellow Diamonds, Petalite, Chrysoberyl, Rutile, Andalusite, Yellow Apatite, Adamite, etc.

PURPLE

Purple is the opposite of yellow on the color wheel. From vibrant shades of violet to softer, beautiful lavender hues, purple gemstone jewelry remains a popular choice. Anything goes: Anodized purple metals, amethyst gems, beautiful lavender pearls and more.

Usually, the term "royalty" comes to mind when you think of purple. Dazzling purple, the opposite of yellow on the color wheel, embodies elegance and expresses an aura of wisdom. If you really want to own your inner goddess energy and channel your inner power in terms of feeling regal then dazzling purple is the perfect choice.

Purple Color Meanings: Inner Strength, Wisdom, Kindness, Creative Ability & Imagination.

INDIGO

Indigo stimulates the right brain, thus is great for use in studying and meditation. The color has a deep quality that transmits wisdom and authority.

Violet Color Meanings: Devotion, Spiritual Wisdom, Inventiveness, Leadership & Power. 

Purple Stones: Purple Garnet, Purple Jasper, Purple Sapphire, Spodumene, Cordierite, Corundum, Mookaite, Purpurite, Ametrine, Cactus Quartz, Purple Charoite, etc.

BLACK

The color black is the absence of color. Sophisticated black is a mysterious, dark color that is commonly linked to the unknown. The color black stands for strength, seriousness and power . Sophisticated black is a formal and prestigious color. The black color, authoritarian and powerful, can invoke strong emotions.

The shade black helps the mind and body by helping to build an inconspicuous feeling, boosting confidence in appearance, strengthen the sense of potential and possibility. In color psychology, the shade black is very beneficial for its protective, grounding and stabilizing properties.

Black Color Meanings: Power, Mystery, Strength, Authority, Elegance, , Authority, Rebellion & Sophistication.

Black Stones: Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Black Onyx, Tahitian Pearls, Black Opal, and Schorl Tourmaline.

BROWN

The color brown is a natural color which evokes a sense of strength and stability. Earthy Brown brings to mind feelings of warmth, comfort and security. It's often characterized as natural, down-to-earth and conventional.

Earthy brown is a color of structure, although by no means does it encourage perfectionism - rather it encourages orderliness and organization.

Brown Color Meanings: Durability, Protection, Stability, Safety.

Brown Stones: Tigereye, Jasper, Agate, Chocolate Opal, Andalusite, Smoky Quartz, etc

GREY

We sometimes wrongly assume gray is an emotionless color, distant and neutral, unbiased and indecisive: in reality, the opposite is true. A gray color gives off an atmosphere of peace, its presence both strong and grounding.

Promoting peace and harmony, gray is undeniably one of the most important color pillars in the world of design.

Grey Color Meanings: Peace, Stability, Calmness, Wisdom, etc.

Grey Stones: Moonstone, Spinel, etc.


You can create more interest in your #ootd by using pops of color with your jewelry. The better we understand color and how it affects our thoughts, moods, and emotions, the more we can use it to easily enrich our lives via our accessories closet.

We hope you've enjoyed our easy to use color guide. Let's hope you experiment and try out some of our super easy-to-use color tips. Until our next style adventure...