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01.03.13

Pamela Love on Emerald

Pamela Love on Emerald

The jewelry designer muses on the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald.

Pamela Love began designing jewelry out of her Brooklyn apartment in 2006, and soon her pieces, inspired by nature, astronomy, and botany, caught the attention of numerous fashion editors and retailers. The Sephora Glossy caught up with her at her Manhattan studio to talk about the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald.

Are there a lot of emeralds in your jewelry?
They’re in the eyes of our snake rings and in the feathers of our peacock rings. We use a lot of malachite too, which is also green, and sometimes we use emerald as an embellishment on it—for a little sparkle.

Do emeralds have any special significance?
It’s Cancer’s birthstone, which is my husband’s sign. And emerald is the stone of the goddess Venus, so it’s thought to preserve love.

How sweet!
It’s really a good luck charm. We’re really into magical things here. I read that it also acts as a tranquilizer from troubled minds.

You’ve got a lot going on in the next few months, so does that mean you be using more emerald soon in your design?
Yes! Next season we’re doing more, with pave diamonds, rubies—that whole family of stones.

Do you wear emerald?
I have green eyes, and emerald jewelry close to your face helps pick up the green in your eyes. Not that I’m walking around with giant emeralds around my neck. So, also emerald eye shadow!

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