In today’s fast-paced world that hurtles information at us in ever‑increasing abundance, there isn’t always enough time to sift through all the latest fashion trends and predictions. In order to simplify at least part of the fashion design process two industry leaders, Preciosa, the foremost manufacturer of apparel and fashion jewellery components and Pantone, the industry standard and international authority on colour have joined forces and signed an exclusive strategic agreement on Apparel & Fashion Jewellery Colour Trend forecasting. Preciosa and Pantone have created a colour tool which coordinates Preciosa’s crystal beads, rhinestones and other crystal accessories to the predicted Pantone trend colours, thus simplifying the decision‑making and buying process for fashion designers, industry leaders and enthusiast.
Preciosa, the manufacturer of Genuine Czech Crystal since 1948, is a leading international producer of cut crystal, specializing mainly in the production of quality machine-cut stones, beads and other fashion jewellery components in a broad variety of shapes, colours and sizes. The company’s headquarters and all manufacturing facilities are located in the heart of the Europe, in the centre of Czech glassmaking region which has been making fine cut glass since the 1700’s.
A combination of hundred year-old glassmaking tradition and skills, modern flexibility, dedication to research and innovation, and a strong technical capacity give Preciosa the advantage of being able to provide unequalled value on the marketplace: a top quality crystal product at a reasonable price point.
Preciosa guarantees the stability of shades, perfect colour and sparkling brilliance of its entire range of products and colour palette. Furthermore, Preciosa components are recognized as one of the most resistant stones in the marketplace. The Preciosa® GENUINE CZECH CRYSTAL trademark is a guarantee of the finest quality Czech product, available only from Preciosa.
Preciosa is also an ecologically responsible global company dedicated to sustainable development. Preciosa’s crystal components are certified according to the European Standard EN 71 – Safety of Toys – Volume 3 Issue 1996/A1, Year 2001 and are compliant with the International Standard OEKO-TEX 100.
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Pantone revolutionized the graphic arts industry with the launch of the colourful PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® forty-seven years ago, enabling designers and printers to faithfully articulate and reproduce accurate colour anywhere in the world. Each colour in the system is identified with a unique number for precise specification. Pantone achieved global acceptance and quickly became the standard in the printing and graphic arts industries.
In addition to colouring our world and constantly improving and evolving the field of colour communication, PANTONE is the colour platform upon which our interiors, exteriors, fashions and home products are created and manufactured. Pantone collaborates with corporations on colour consistency, directs designers on colours and trends, and licenses paint and designer-inspired products for consumers around the world.
As the company moved into more lifestyle-oriented industries, the concept of a numbering system associated with corresponding colour names became even more important in communicating the exactness of a colour. Today, Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Inc., has emerged as the vocabulary of colour in all aspects of the visual world, providing products, technologies and services for the colourful exploration and expression of creativity and is equally prominent in the consumer realm.
Pantone has provided a colour reference for each stone colour, when possible, which represents the closest available PANTONE TEXTILE Colour System® Colour under daylight lighting (D6500 K). The colours shown are simulations and may not match PANTONE-identified colour standards. Refer to PANTONE Publications for accurate PANTONE Colour standards. PANTONE® and other Pantone trademarks are the property of Pantone LLC. Portions © Pantone LLC, 2010. Produced under License Agreement No. 1211R between Preciosa, a.s. and Pantone LLC.