By Brecken Branstrator
While I have nothing against Radiant Orchid--in fact, I really liked it--or even Emerald before that, I’m happy not only to see a new color move into the limelight, but also for it to be a hue that I think will be incredibly versatile for design and style.

COY 2015 - 18-1438 Marsala Swatch Card

Marsala looks to me to be a color that many people will be able to wear and could bring a few different gemstones to the forefront, particularly various shades of garnet.

Here are a few gems that fall in the same family as the hue, and of course, 10 great jewels featuring those stones.

Anna Sheffield’s “Bea Arrow” garnet studs

Anna Sheffield

These new “FitzRoy the Cat” earring jackets featuring garnets are from designer Wendy Brandes.

Wendy Brandes

Effy’s garnet and diamond pendant

Effy garnet diamond pendant

Estenza’s drop earrings feature rose quartz at the bottom and a garnet on top


Goshwara’s garnet and orange chalcedony ring


Omi’s pink tourmaline and diamond earrings set in 18-karat rose gold


Yael Design’s rubellite and diamond ring


McTeigue & McClelland’s spinel “Flora Embrace” ring in 18-karat bloomed yellow gold and platinum

McTeigue & McClelland

Sutra’s diamond, spinel, and ruby tassel earrings


From Armenta’s “Old World” collection is this blackened sterling silver station beaded necklace with rhodonite, Italian beads and champagne diamonds


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