Rainbow jewels: cascades of colour in one of the most covetable jewellery trends of the season

The rainbow effect is brought to vibrant life in multi-coloured jewels that celebrate the spectrum of gemstones.

Solange Azagury-Partridge Rainbow Fringe ring with coloured diamonds and sapphires.

By Rachel Garrahan in New York 

You've heard about gold being at the end of every rainbow, but how about combining the two in your jewellery?

Designers are having fun with colour this season, creating multi-hued designs for a luxurious, yet playful look. 

During Haute Couture week in Paris, New York designer Wilfredo Rosado unveiled a collection inspired by the artist CyTwombly and the Moorish architecture of the Alhambra palace. It included a bib necklace that is a magnificently colourful tumble of emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. 

Venyx's Miss Zeus arm cuff, meanwhile, features gold lightening bolts that wrap around the arm, encrusted with diamonds and coloured stones, while AS29 has sprinkled her fun and fashionable jewels with sapphires in shades of blue, green, yellow, red and pink.

Solange Azagury-Partridge is no stranger to colour, and with her fringe ring you can quite literally wear a rainbow on your hand. The coloured diamond and sapphire tassels cascade over the finger, swaying softly with your movements.

For those who prefer a necklace, there is Andrea Fohrman's delicate rainbow pendant featuring pink, orange, yellow and blue sapphires, amethyst, tsavorite and a green onyx centre, colour enough to brighten up any rainy day.

As for the ear, you could combine some of the hottest jewellery trends around with Anita Ko's geometric, multicoloured ear jacket, which is attached like an earring but the stud sits in front of the ear while the "jacket" peeks out from behind the lobe.

So whether it's high fashion or high jewellery, it's time to inject some colour into your jewellery collection and chase those blues away. 

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