Russet is described as a dark brown colour with a reddish-orange tinge. The first recorded use of 'russet' as a colour name was in 1562. The name of colour derives from 'russet', a coarse cloth made of wool and dyed with woad and madder to give it a subdued grey or reddish brown shade. By the statute of 1363, poor English people were required to wear russet.
These days Russet is one of the popular Autumn colours, very apt for this week's theme. My Carnelian and Red Aventurine Necklace, pictured above, gives a good example of the colour russet.
Below is some more russet coloured jewelry by some members of the JET team.