Carat Kaleidoscope

April 1998

Diamonds:New Products

Carat Kaleidoscope

Colored diamonds create and match many moods

Sometimes cool while other times dazzling; pure and elegant, leavened with a dash of whimsy or individuality. Contradictory messages that somehow simultaneously describe versatile colored diamonds and the many moods they can create or match.

Designers snatch colored diamonds out of the realm of the museums and make it possible for anyone to own one of these natural – or maybe not-so-natural – wonders.

by Lorraine M. Suermann

A rainbow of colored diamonds set in 18k yellow gold comprise this necklace and earring suite. Suggested keystone, $1,400 for the necklace, $2,100 for the earrings.

Grafstein, New York, NY; (800) 472-3783 or (212) 750-7588.


Platinum ring features a 1.23-ct. fancy intense purple round brilliant diamond with two pear-shaped side diamonds totaling 0.71 carat.

Ernest Slotar Inc., Chicago, IL; (800) 621-6537.

Ballerina-style cocktail ring features a 2.44-ct. oval irradiated blue diamond and 1.70 carats of baguette white diamonds.

Chromagem, New York, NY; (212) 575-5887.

12-ct. pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond is set in 18k yellow gold and platinum with two pear-shaped G/H, SI diamonds weighing 0.64 carat. The mounting is $3,000 keystone.

William Levine Fine Jewels, Chicago, IL; (800) LEVINES or (312) 236-3700, fax (312) 580-7470.


14k white and yellow gold ring is centered by a bezel-set champagne diamond with white baguette and round diamond accents.

Argyle Diamonds, Perth, Australia; (800) 797-4232.

2-ct. white and 3-ct. cognac Trilliant diamonds comprise a handmade pendant on a 14k Italian flat weave rope chain.

Ernest Slotar Inc., Chicago, IL; (800) 621-6537.

From the Dynasty Collection, this intense yellow emerald-cut diamond ring has two D color emerald-cut side diamonds.

C.K. Gumpert, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 843-3998 or (213) 626-6531, fax (213) 627-4406.

Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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