Precious Metals:New Products
Walk with the Animals
Animal lovers of all stripes can demonstrate their affections with
jewelry depicting animals in their natural habitats
Imagine wild animals loping across a vast African desert under a hot
sun. Picture the confusing chase of horses, hounds and prey through the
woods on a very British fox hunt. Or think about that canine or feline pet
in its natural habitat even if that habitat is a soft blanket in front
of a toasty fire.
You and your customers can carry these thoughts with you thanks to the
imagination of designers and full-line manufacturers that offer precious-metal
interpretations of the animal kingdom.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
Lugosch Designs' 14k gold cat heart pendant could be for
the feline lover in your customer's life, purrhaps? Also available in sterling
silver, as a pin or earrings. Suggested retail prices start at $143 in 14k
gold, $45 in sterling silver.
Lugosch Designs, Round Pond, ME; (800) 299-7734, fax (207) 529-7000.
R&M Richter features enamel stripes on this prowling
tiger pin. Suggested retail,$550.
R&M Richter, New York, NY; (800) 327-6689 or (212) 840-0558.
It's a jungle out there so why not wear one on your wrist.
In this 14k gold bracelet you will find a zebra, leopard, elephant, lion
and grazing giraffe. Suggested retail, $1,950.
D. Paglia & Son Inc., Mountainside, NJ; (800) 372-4542 or (908) 654-5999,
fax (908) 654-5553.
|Onofrio D. Oro depicts animals basking in the hot African sun on this 18k
gold bangle. Suggested retail, $2,000.|
Onofrio D. Oro, New York, NY; (212) 768-1395, fax (212) 843-0601.
|HMS Fine Jewelry offers 14k fancy hinged animal bangles.|
HMS Fine Jewelry, Dallas, TX; (800) HMS-GOLD or (972) 458-9571, fax (972)
|The dachshund was bred in Germany over 100 years ago to hunt badgers, but
this 14k gold cutie comes from New York City and has a suggested retail
price of $292.|
MGM Jewelry Manufacturers Inc., New York, NY; (800) 334-6164 or (212) 819-0160,
fax (212) 302-6220.
Poliggio Jewelry Co. uses the Victorian craft of reverse intaglio in
this 14k fox hunt bracelet. Each crystal is meticulously carved, each portrait
is handpainted. More than 50 breeds of dogs are available, plus floral,
nautical, big game, bird and sea-life motifs.
The Poliggio Jewelry Co., a division of Wave Corp., Media, PA; (800) 400-1107
Used in foresting or as trained performers, the elephant is not only
the largest animal but is highly intelligent and can communicate by using
infrasonic frequencies (inaudible to humans). This elephant caravan bracelet
is made of 14k yellow and pink gold and is designed by C.R. Buck. Suggested
Mercedes J. Franklin, Southport, FL; (904) 265-6274.
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