Fashionably Nostalgic


July 1998

Diamonds:New Products

Fashionably Nostalgic

Look to the future with a nod to the past

Extravagant, bold and commanding, many of these jewels call to mind the geometry and symmetry of Art Deco design. It's all part of a continuing interest in designs of the past. This opens multiple opportunities for jewelers to form special displays and become experts in jewelry design from different periods of history.

These reinterpretations of designs from another time also suggest that sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Your 5.07-ct. round brilliant cut diamond will shine as brightly as a chandelier when set in a Nicole-Juliet platinum hand-engraved filigree mounting with 0.45 carat of diamonds.

Alan Friedman Co., Beverly Hills, CA; (888) 489-4545, fax (310) 275-5449.

Malakan Diamond Co.'s 14k gold pendant is embellished with 3.5 carats of diamonds holding two pearls in an intricate pattern of collet and foliates with knife-edge intersections. Suggested retail, $7,600.

Malakan Diamond Co., Fresno, CA; (800) 9-JEWELS or (209) 431-1500, fax (209) 431-3452.




Dramatic and sensual, this 14k white gold ensemble from Loewi's Jewelry is sure to command attention. The necklace holds 2.5 carats of diamonds and the teardrop is 0.32 carat, the brooch has 1.80 carats of diamonds and a 0.80-ct. sapphire, and the bracelet is encrusted with 3.80 carats of diamonds. Keystone price range, $2,800-$10,000.

Loewi's Jewelry, New York, NY; (212) 719-1170, fax (212) 768-3142.

Your customer will be the belle of the ball wearing this 18k white gold brooch with 149 diamonds weighing 0.72 carat.

Tobaldi Fine Jewelry, New York, NY; (800) 547-2491 or (212) 719-5758, fax (212) 719-5761.



Diamonds are resplendent in the ornate 14k white gold earrings from K. Goldschmidt. The earrings at left hold 0.85 carat; those at right hold 0.23 carat.

K. Goldschmidt, New York, NY; (212) 819-0950 or (212) 819-0952.







An ordinary wrist becomes extraordinary when circled in diamonds. From the Estie G! Collection, this bracelet is made of white gold and diamonds.

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

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