Gemstones & Pearls:New Products
CLASSIC DESIGNS, CONTEMPORARY CUTS
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
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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