Pearls a Plenty

December 1998

Gemstones & Pearls:New Products

Pearls a Plenty

Sleek and modern with classical allure

Versatility and value to complement changing trends in apparel fashion are the selling keys when women shop for jewelry, says Andrew Nydick, a designer in Livingston, NJ. Pearls fit the bill perfectly – even more so when used in multiples.

Depending on the size, shape and color, multistrand pearl necklaces can accessorize apparel from casual to formal, from couture to conventional.

They also can represent a good value. Smaller pearls and off-round shapes cost less, so designers and manufacturers can pile them on to create a bold look at a more affordable price.

Two pearl trends in coming months –courtesy of Gina Latendresse, president of American Pearl Co., Nashville, TN:

  • Large designs with multiple strands.
  • Softer, more delicate Tin-Cup-style necklaces and earrings.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Janet Yaseen creates a nested pearl bib with four necklaces featuring 18k spacers. Pearl strands may be worn individually or custom-fit for the bib. Suggested retail, $10,000 for all four strands or $2,250 per strand.
Janet Yaseen Collection, New York, NY; (212) 421-3390, fax (212) 486-2959.

From the Carolee Signature collection comes this 12-row adjustable collar with freshwater cultured pearls, hematite spacers and sterling silver stations. Suggested retail, $250-$750.
Carolee Signature Fine Jewelry, Greenwich, CT; (800) Carolee, (203) 629-1139, fax (203) 629-1272, (203) 629-1872.

"Floater" necklace consists of five strands of clear wire interspersed with round cultured freshwater pearls and completed with a 14k gold clasp. Suggested retail, $100.
Delmar, Montreal, Canada; (514) 875-4800, fax (514) 875-5356.

These 16-in. collars from Andrew Nydick Designs are created with 18k gold geometric stations attached to 5mm round or potato Chinese freshwater pearls. Available in peach, pink, gray or black. Suggested retail, $210-$250.
Andrew Nydick Designs, Livingston, NJ; (212) 683-1668.

Butterfly's garden by Buddy Bear features multiple strands of natural-color pink cultured pearls and a Domé natural pink pearl center bordered with diamonds channel-set in 14k gold and accented with amethyst, citrine and tourmaline. Suggested retail, $16,000.
American Pearl Co., Nashville, TN; (615) 350-6600, fax (615) 350-8522.

 



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