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Introducing the 2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri Jewelry

January 2022 | Mira Alicki

Feelings of hope and innovation are represented in a new color as the world looks for a fresh start.


Welcome to a new year full of creative possibilities! Last month, we eagerly awaited an announcement from the Pantone® Color Institute detailing this year’s Color of the Year.

Pantone’s Color of the Year involves a broad range of experts searching the world for color influences. The colors that Pantone selects influence development and purchasing decisions made in several industries, including fashion, furnishings, and, of course, jewelry.

At Mira Jewelry Design, we annually look to Pantone’s Color of the Year for inspiration. With our vast selection of colorful and vibrant gemstones, knowing options and color pairings can make crafting your next custom piece a breeze.



2022 Color of the Year: Very Peri


This year’s Color of the Year is a new color known as Very Peri — a color whose “courageous presence encourages personal inventiveness and creativity,” says the Pantone Color Institute.


"This new shade of purple was created with the faithfulness and consistency of blue and the energy and excitement of red. The result was a hue that conveys innovation and a fresh start".


Coming from a year of unprecedented change throughout the world, Pantone wanted to provide a color that reflected the optimism and hope for the future.

“Ultimately, this new shade — and even the act of creating it — is meant to represent what many are hoping for in 2022: a fresh start for a world that knows that old systems and habits can no longer stand up to the challenges of today, let alone the days to come,” says Pantone.


Design your Very Peri Statement Jewelry Piece


Within this cool and soft tone are several different gemstones that are perfect for custom pieces. Gemstones that exhibit soft or vibrant blues, lilac, lavender, and purples give off the same excitement and refreshed feelings many are looking for in this new year.

Our top options in gemstones fitting Very Peri include Tanzanite, faceted and cabochon Fancy Sapphire, faceted and cabochon Moonstone, Chalcedony, Iolite, Lavender Cubic Zirconium, and Blue Moissanite.

Click here to design your next Very Peri Statement Piece with us >

Very Peri Colorful Combinations


Not only do you want to know your options for gemstones that shine with this year’s Color of the Year, but you will also want to know what complementary colors you should include.

This opens the door to an entire rainbow of opportunities! Check out Pantone’s curated color palettes and our gemstone pairing inspiration below: 


Very Peri Balancing Act

This palette combines a balance of warm and cool tones to provide a feeling of liveliness and visual vibration. Complementary gemstones include Rose Quartz, Morganite, Sapphire, Garnet, Chrysoberyl, Tanzanite, Spinel, and Amethyst.​

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Very Peri Wellspring

This palette provides a holistic and harmonious blend of nature-infused shades. Complementary gemstones include Sapphire, Moissanite, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Tsavorite Garnet, Peridot, Nephrite Jade, Tourmaline, Garnet, Chrysoberyl, Amethyst, Spinel, Sapphire, Tanzanite, Topaz, and Aquamarine.

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Very Peri Star of the Show​

This palette allows the dynamic presence of Very Peri to shine surrounded by classic neutrals. Complementary gemstones include Spinel; Moissanite; Onyx; Tourmalinated, Speckled, and Smoky Quartz; Opal; Zircon; Moonstone; Topaz; Sapphire; Cubic Zirconium; and Tanzanite.​

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Wear the color of the year! Shop our collection of curated pairing gemstone available from $99.90

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