Colour trends: jewel tones

4th August 2011 Jewel colours are to make an impression in fashion this coming season, with deep ruby, amethyst, emerald and sapphire vying for attention among the shades of garnet and cytrine. If you have a peak at the catwalk shows by Nicole Farhi ( or Italian designer Alberta Ferretti ( these shades will instantly come to life for you.

We have asked a few eyewear designers to preview their interpretation of these colours. Claire Goldsmith’s scarlet version of Campbell and model Corban from the CG Legacy collection (above and below) are beautifully in tune with these glamorous tones…sometimes in mono but also present to punctuate more sombre tones and classic black. CN

Corban by Claire Goldsmith, in cassis
Watson by Claire Goldsmith, pictured in indigo


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