Red and yellow and pink and green… purple and orange and blue… we can all sing the colours of the rainbow, but sometimes when it comes to wearing them, we are a little more hesitant. And yet, we shouldn’t be.
Colour is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even influence physiological reactions. These effects can be induced when being in a coloured room, wearing coloured clothing or wearing coloured gemstones!
Here are the hidden meanings behind a few of them, and the jewellery you could wear… all in the name of science, of course!
Although the song has its own lyrics, the ‘official’ order of the colours of the rainbow is: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet …
Red is the colour of fire, blood, passion and course, love. It’s highly visible, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. It is often used to evoke erotic feelings. With so many emotional responses stemming from the one colour, it certainly can’t hurt to add some red into your attire. One of the most obvious ways would be through wearing ruby jewellery such as the Ruby Curves white gold and diamond bracelet, or the Mirabelle pink tourmaline and ruby necklace.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, and represents enthusiasm, creativity and determination. The Val Mandarin Garnet Ring draws on all of those many strengths, showing great creativity with its dazzling setting. It is a true joy to wear.
Yellow is the colour of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy. It is said to produce a warming effect, arouse cheerfulness and evoke pleasant thoughts. With qualifications like that, it’s amazing that we aren’t all wearing a much yellow as possible! Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this colour… and why wearing it can help draw attention to you too! We like the idea of adding some yellow diamonds to your look – the Happy Hellos Fancy Yellow Coloured Diamonds pendant is sure to channel those cheerful “yellow” feelings we could all use more of.
Green has been proven to be the most restful colour for the human eye to look at, did you know that? Not surprising really, as we know we could gaze into the green depths of a stunning Colombian emerald forever… it’s like a mini meditation session! This is the colour of nature, growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. It also signals ‘safety” to our brains, which is why it is the colour of free passage in road traffic. And what could be safer than adding a touch of green to your everyday life? In the gem world we are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to this beautiful colour, ranging from those rich green Colombian emeralds – so striking that their colour is now an actual word to signify the most beautiful nuance of green – to the bright yellowy-green of Peridot, as seen in the Pinky Promise ring, to the opaque copper-green colour of malachite in our Carved yellow gold Dragon cufflinks.
Blue is the colour of the sky and sea and it is often associated with depth and stability. It’s considered beneficial for both mind and body. This primary colour is strongly associated with tranquillity and calmness, making it the perfect stone to wear if you are needing to up your ‘zen’ factor for a while. For gents, blue can be incorporated into their wardrobe through the use of blue gemstones in their cufflinks, such as the Blue Crescendo Sapphire & Diamonds Shavings cufflinks. For ladies – the choice is yours! Touches of this powerful colour can be added with the Elsa Tanzanite and Brilliant Diamond Earring Drops, or the Lucia ring – made from Tagua nut and set with Diamonds – is another fun way to include a striking shade of blue.
Indigo and Violet combine the stability of blue and the energy of red. It has always been associated with royalty and therefore symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. We have the perfect piece of jewellery to tie in with all of those themes – the Dragonheart rose gold, diamond encrusted bangle is the ultimate power piece.
We would be remiss to talk about Rainbow coloured jewellery without mentioning our Carnival Multi-coloured Tourmaline and Diamond Necklace, which quite literally is a Masterpiece. This necklace combines over 40 carats of multi-coloured tourmalines, set in white gold with 266 diamonds. Rainbows are said to symbolise fresh starts and new beginnings.
And now it’s over to you. Which colour description resonates more with you? Or which one do you feel you need more of in your daily life? Remember, here at The Jewel Box we do create bespoke pieces, so whatever you feel you need – in whatever colour you think you need it – we are here to make it happen.
Discover just some of the amazing pieces that feature the colours of the rainbow by coming in to see us. Call us today on +65 6733 4100!
Want to know how to choose the best coloured gems? Read our story: Everything you need to know about how to choose a genuine gemstone.