March 1998

Gemstones & Pearls:New Products


A colored stone's cut can make the color more vibrant

Designers are using the full spectrum of colored stones in their latest creations and are incorporating unusual cuts to enhance the lush beauty of each stone. Retailers are turning to these unusual cuts to enhance sales in colored stones; designers are taking it a step further by setting these contemporary stones in classic designs

- Lorraine M. Suermann


 Green and red tourmaline and purple amethyst are set in 18k lattice rings with a sprinkling of diamonds.

Susan Sadler, Tulsa, OK; (918) 743-1048,fax (918)747-4543.


Tourmalines set in yellow gold with diamonds make up this pin and earring suite.

Barbara Westwood, Monument, CO; (719) 488-8083.


Sapphires and diamonds are invisibly set in this platinum pendant. Also available in 18k or with rubies or all diamond. Suggested retail, $3,000.

Tycoon, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 258-7454, fax (213) 622-2430. 


Garnet and diamond ear clips are set with checkerboard-cut garnet bordered by small brilliant diamonds mounted in 18k yellow gold and platinum.

I.K. Design, Barrington, IL; (847) 381-8626.

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