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7 Gemstones Inspired By The Colour Of The Year 2020

Pantone - "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."

The colour of the year for 2020 is Classic Blue! A gorgeous dark, navy blue which Pantone describes as a reflective colour, helping you ease into the new year with confidence and calmness.

Not only is this a soothing colour, but it is also a beautiful shade to incorporate into your handmade jewellery designs. Below, we share our top gemstones which can be used with this year's colour in mind as well as a few beginner-friendly projects to help inspire you.

Explore our Classic Blue Collection, filled with our favourite gemstones inspired by the colour of the year.

Try Our Beginner-Friendly Projects

Our jewellery making kits contain step by step instructions as well as a handy one-click shopping list of all the supplies you need. Or why not customise these simple ideas with your favourite gemstones instead?

Lapis & Pearl Earrings

We love these statement earrings! We've combined lapis briolettes with our delicate half drilled pearl beads. All that's needed is a simple wire wrap and a dab of glue to complete this project!

Sodalite Bracelet

This design couldn't be easier! Simply slide on the sodalite bead onto the chain for a simple yet effective design. This is only suitable for beads with large holes - you can explore our full range here.

Sapphire Necklace

We've used our milled edge pendant setting to complete this design. All you need to do is glue the sapphire cabochon onto the setting and attach to a chain. A great gift idea, using a precious stone!

Explore Gemstones For 2020...

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis was the first stone which sprung to mind when we saw the colour of the year. It is also a stone of truth and communication, which makes it a great stone to step into the new decade. It has an intense blue colouring, with a delicate sprinkling of sparkling pyrite.


This precious stone is believed to bring joy, peace and has the ability to fulfil dreams! If you're a dreamer, this stone is for you. This stone is loved for its incredible lustre and durability, there are also so many stunning colours to choose from...


Sodalite is known as a stone which helps to boost self esteem and find emotional balance. It has a royal blue colour, with veins of calcite running through it which certainly adds interest to your jewellery designs.


Kyanite is often compared to blue sapphire for its lovely blue colouring. Known as the stone of loyalty and honesty, helping to protect you for the year to come.


Although opals come in a huge range of colours, we couldn't resist adding them to this list! At the moment, we have a magnificent range of opals with gorgeous royal blue colours which flash in the light. Each one is unique, so once they're gone they're gone.


Iolite, the vision stone. Believed to help you express your true self and give you intuitive insight. Although not specifically a royal blue, we think iolite is a great stone to use this year for its dreamy violet/blue glow.

Blue Paua Shell

This shell is found in the waters of New Zealand, with iridescent colours of blue and turquoise, making it a stone you cannot ignore! Believed to be a soothing stone, it is thought to help you through emotional times.