DIFFERENT SHAPES, MORE FUN
Non-traditional shapes spark emotions
Love, excitement, fun and passion are stoked by diamonds cut a little
out of the ordinary.
Consumers can go beyond traditional round brilliant diamonds, selecting
a trillion or a romantic heart shape. Even ultraconservative consumers can
be swayed to be a wee bit different by sporting an oval diamond.
- by Lorraine M. Suermann
The platinum "Throne" ring has a 3-ct. center diamond
and four side Quadrillion diamonds with invisibly set baguettes covering
the front and back (totaling 5.60 carats).
Ambar Diamonds Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (213) 626-1465, fax (310) 329-5823.
Platinum and 18k slide pendant holds a 1.2-ct. starburst diamond.
The pendant also is available with a princess-cut diamond and can hold 0.75
to 2 carats of diamonds.
Superior Diamond Cutters Inc., New York City, (800) 342-0036 or (212)
355-6767, fax (212) 355-6708.
Two-tone 18k semimounts are made for 1-ct triangle diamonds.
Somos Creations, Valley Cottage, NY; (914)268-4004.
The top of this 14k gold pendant contains eight channel-set round
brilliant diamonds (25 points) and retails for $1,300. The detachable bottom
has six channel-set round brilliant diamonds (15 points) and holds an 8-ct.
trillion diamond. Suggested retail, $1,500 for bottom without the 8-ct.
Barbara Westwood Designer Jewelry, Monument, CO; (719) 488-8083.
Women's ring holds 1.5 to 3.5 carats of invisibly set emerald
Crisscut diamonds. Available in platinum or 18k white and yellow gold. Retail,
$8,000 to $22,000.
Christopher Designs, New York, NY; (212) 382-1013, fax (212) 768-8978.
Platinum and 18k gold "Unison" collection semimounts hold a
variety of diamond shapes, from 0.50 to 2 carats.
Coffin & Trout, Mesa, AZ; (800) 684-8984 or (602) 897-8984, fax (602)
18k gold and platinum semimount features 1.12 carats of pavé
diamonds and holds a 2.5-ct. oval center. Suggested retail, $3,100 for the
Thomas Michaels Designers, Camden, ME; (207) 236-2708, fax (207) 236-7141.
Above: 14k gold semimount with 0.33 carat of round diamonds holds a 0.33-ct.
heart-shaped center diamond. Below:14k yellow gold semimount with 0.375
carat of round diamonds holds a 0.5-ct. pear-shaped center diamond.
Ostbye & Anderson/UltraBlue Mfg., Minneapolis, MN 55304; (800) 328-4368.
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