Every year, Pantone releases a ‘Colour of the Year,’ a visual representation of trends across the design sectors while also considering current affairs and politics. The ‘Colour of the Year’ is influential for guiding trends in the fashion and interiors industry and influencing a future products. Pantone’s Colour for 2020 is ‘Classic Blue.’
‘Classic Blue,’ invokes security, calmness, and re-assurance as we enter into a year of uncertainty. This deep blue has always been a popular colour in the fashion and interiors industry and this year, the iconic blue is making a comeback. The original pigment behind Classic Blue was actually ground lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone found in Afghanistan and Chile.
Revered by the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians, we dig deeper to learn more about this unique stone that has captivated our world since antiquity.
History of Lapis Lazuli
Today, lapis lazuli is mainly used in jewellery and objects. We’re proud to feature the legacy of this legendary stone in our extraordinary jewellery range. Each jewellery piece tells a rich story of Afghanistan, handcrafted by the finest artisans in Kabul. Our first collection showcases the unique ways lapis lazuli can be used in jewellery: from the smooth lapis of our KITE Earstuds to the textured patterns in our EESAR Ring. Our latest collection, Seasons of Afghanistan, pays homage to the tulip, the national flower of Afghanistan.
Check out our Afghanistan collection to discover the beauty of lapis lazuli.
KITE Lapis Lazuli Earstuds and the EESAR Ring. Both feature lapis lazuli.
Stay tuned for more pieces featuring these exquisite blues.
Our latest collection, Seasons of Afghanistan, features lapis lazuli stones wrapped within a brass body