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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