March 1998

Precious Metals:New Products


Let your customers touch the textured finish of jewelry. It gives you something more to talk about and puts the jewelry in their hands

Textures and finishes give metal depth, character and unique appeal. Designers use filigree, granulation, weaving, mesh and an array of finishes to turn an ordinary piece of metal into an insanely touchable work of art. The styles encompass everything from high-end 22k to more affordable sterling silver jewelry.

- by Lorraine M. Suermann

18K gold woven pendant holds an 8mm cultured akoya pearl. Suggested retail, $1,080.
Barbara Berk Designs, Foster City, CA; (650) 349-4137, fax (650) 349-4042.

Handcrafted in .925 sterling silver, this hollow two-tone suite features gold appliqué.
Bayanihan Ltd., Harrisburg, PA 17110; (717) 652-3987, fax (717) 545-4830.

A unique offering of pebbled matte finished earrings in 18k gold electroforming creates a stylish look in Charles Garnier's spring collection. Suggested retail, $500-$650.
Charles Garnier Paris, Cranston, RI; (800) 722-3721 or (401) 946-3444, fax (401) 946-0044.

John Hardy hand-weaves strands of gold or silver into a mesh cuff bracelet that is $560 suggested retail in silver and $16,500 in 18k gold.
Images & Details Inc., New Canaan, CT; (203) 966-8203, fax (203) 966-9383.

14k gold mesh neckchains with white gold Xs come in two lengths. Two-tone Hugs & Kisses and oval link bracelets feature matte and shiny finishes with toggle clasps. Suggested retails, $300-$700.
Leslie's, Greenwich, CT; (203) 869-7071, fax (203) 869-8696.

Limited-edition filigree enamel crown bangle is handcrafted in 22k gold. Keystone, $2,500.
Sonali 22K Gold, Carlsbad, CA; (760) 438-5909, fax (760) 438-8201.

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