March 1998

Diamonds:New Products


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. diamond.

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) 345-2844.


 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 semimount.

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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