Apr 15, 2012

Sunday Theme - Russet

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.




4 comments:

SendingLoveGallery said...

Beautiful examples of russet agates! The creations are wonderful, and thank you for showing my earrings : )

Rough Magic Creations said...

Russet is such a rich and lovely color! I really enjoyed learning of its history as a fabric!! Thank you so much for including my necklace with all these beautiful pieces!

Cher said...

Interesting info about the color, Shazz...
and thanks for featuring my necklace!

Beadsme said...

Awesome selections.

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