A rainbow jewel with all colors: it brings joy and is also a message of hope for the next 12 months.
Forget the simple touch of color: rainbow jewelery is in fashion, even in high jewelery. Rainbow jewels can be composed of precious stones, such as sapphires, emeralds and rubies, but more easily with semi-precious gems, such as citrines, amethysts, rhodolites, red garnets, blue topazes, peridots, iolites … For Arlène Bonnant of Caspita, the high jewelery maison of Geneva, the rainbow is above all oriental exoticism or esotericism with the Chakra collection composed of colorless diamonds and colored enamels.
The rainbow is also the worldwide symbol of the LGBT community, but not only. The colors of the rainbow are part of popular legends and traditions from all over the world. For example, the rainbow even appears in the Bible: according to the holy book, after the great flood, God sent a rainbow to Noah to promise that he would never again flood the earth. The rainbow is also present in a concept of Tibetan Buddhism, while in Indian mythology it is the arch of Indra, the god of lightning and thunder, and in Greek mythology, it was considered an atmospheric phenomenon linked to the deities, a path between earth and paradise.
In Chinese mythology the rainbow was a crack in the sky closed by the goddess Nüwa with stones of seven different colors and in the ancient legends of the European countries of the deep north a rainbow called Bifrǫst Bridge which connects the kingdoms of Ásgarðr and Miðgarðr, abodes of the deities and of humans. Finally, how can we forget that in Irish mythology, but also in Sardinia, tradition has it that at the end of a rainbow there is a pot of gold coins. Or, who knows, a rainbow jewel.
In jewelry, however, rainbow jewels are typically rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings that are preferably worn during the day. In addition, jewels with all shades of the iris stand out better with dresses of a single color, while on patterned fabrics, for example with flowers, they risk being confused with the design of the dress. Finally, the rainbow jewels can be worn indifferently on a light or dark skin of the face or hands.