I admit -- I have never been a lover of flowers. I only know the differences between the biggies: Roses, Lily's and my personal favorite, Tulips. I sure do love me some tulips.
So when one of the colors was announced as "African Violet" I was all kinds of "ught-oh," because I barely know what violet is, let alone "African Violet."
See, I think I grew up on the 8-pack crayola -- not the 128 or 150,000 Pantone is clearly working with. So for me -- even well into my almost ten years of jewelry design, colors have been like a rainbow--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black. And, I suppose pink.
The pink is more like an add-on to me, like the "and sometimes Y" when working with vowels.
So African Violet is somewhere between true "purple" and lilac -- but I would hazard closer to lilac. So the most obvious gemstone would be amethyst -- but not just any Amethyst -- Rose de France Amethyst, sometimes called "Pink Amethyst." You can imagine what "Pink Amethyst" does to my stoic brain -- I mean is it pink or Amethyst?
Because to be honest, Amethyst is actually a specific color of quartz -- so how can you make that "color" pink instead of it's true form, Amethyst?
|Rose de France Amethyst Earrings|
It boggles the mind. Especially a mind like mine that like to look at what words mean (semiotics) to people -- like, what makes green mean green linguistically. Or to go back to the subject at hand, what makes "African Violet" the color it means in the Pantone universe?
|Rose de France Amethyst Large Heart Hoop Earrings|
|Massive hoops and a Dangle -- yeah for Rose de France Hoop Chandeliers :)|
|These Pearl Earrings are some stunners -- they can be found in my Bridal Line, But the softeness of the Lilac Pearls can be worn anytime, not just at weddings :)|
|These lovelies have both "African Violet" and "Lemon Zest" it's like a 2 for 1 deal on these 1.25 inch Ametrine Hoops in Sterling Silver|
|OMGosh it's jewelry that isn't earrings! This Rose de France Cluster Cocktail Ring is made to order in the shop.|