Millenial pink may be having a moment as fashion’s color du jour, but we’ve always had a soft spot for rosy shades from blush to petal. And we’re not the only ones — the color first gained popularity during the Rococo period with Madame de Pompadour, the notoriously stylish mistress of King Louis XV, commissioning a set of Sevres china in her very own shade of pale pink.
Our classic Ballet — a gossamer hue recalling pointe shoes’ silk — makes for jewels that radiate a universally-flattering glow. This fall, we keep reaching for pieces that pair Ballet’s delicacy with the deep gray of rhodium-plated silver: a combination that tempers pink’s saccharine sweetness, giving the color a whole new attitude. A little bit ladylike, a little bit tough, it’s a pairing that proves pink can be so much more than just pretty.