After a winter of black and grey, it's time for some color. Deep tones that remind us of emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts and any other gems that we'd be happy to see on our fingers (or necks or ears for that matter!) make for the most beautiful hues. The pretty colors are perfect now in a flirty dress; come winter the bold hues are just right for the holidays -- with tights and a blazer, of course.
Some of our favorite celebrities have been spotted out and about wearing jewel-toned dresses, and we think they've never looked better. Bold color trumps boring black any day -- who could forget Julianne Moore in hot pink Lanvin at the 2011 Golden Globes or Renee Zellweger in pale yellow vintage Jean Desses at the Academy Awards in 2001? Vote on your favorite look in the slideshow below and tell us, did we miss anyone?