By Hannah Connorton
hannah.connorton@nationaljeweler.com
Gold came back on the scene in a major way, and green was everywhere after Pantone named “Emerald” as its Color of the Year for 2013. Both long necklaces and pendants rose in popularity, and ornate, elegant cocktail rings continued to make a statement.

Scroll down to check out my favorite pieces of jewelry from 2013 seen at a range of events, from trade shows overseas to showrooms in New York.

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Kara Ross’ 18-karat gold “Petra” split pendant features raw rubellite, smooth amethyst and diamonds ($6,500), seen at the Kara Ross showroom in New York City.

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Suzanne Kalan’s 18-karat rose gold ring with a pear-shaped Swiss blue topaz and baguette-cut champagne diamonds ($10,400), seen at the Fragments showroom in New York City

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Carla Amorim’s 18-karat rose gold “Mango” earrings feature orange carnelian agate and blue sapphires, seen at the Vicenzaoro Spring show in Vicenza, Italy


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Todd Reed’s 18-karat yellow gold and sterling silver bracelet with “autumn” brilliant diamonds, seen at the Couture show in Las Vegas

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Lyon Fine Jewelry’s silver Bron-Yr-Aur necklace ($800), also available in 14-karat ($1,300) and 18-karat gold ($1,500), was seen at the Luxe Intelligence showroom in New York City.

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Jordan Askill’s sterling silver brooch with 11 carats of Gemfields’ Zambian amethysts (approximately $4,370), seen at the Gemfields villa at the Couture show

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Pamela Huizenga’s handmade 18-karat gold bracelet with Australian chrysoprase and diamonds ($19,000), seen at the Couture press preview in New York City


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