Neutral. Muted. These words likely don’t conjure up a feeling of beauty, romance or fashion. In other contexts, they could be describing something that is playing it safe or meant to be in the background.

However, the jewelry featured in this edition of Amanda’s Style File shows that neutral color palettes can still stand out, get noticed and be the center of attention, courtesy of materials like brown diamonds, quartz, petrified wood and even fossils.

Though bright shades always have a place in wardrobes come spring and summer, color isn’t the only option. These 12 Amanda’s Style File selects build up desire for natural earth tones and show that neutral is not boring. Instead, it can be effortless, soft and unsuspecting.


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