Solitaires and Studs

May 1998

Diamonds:New Products

Solitaires and Studs

Simplicity allows for versatility

Think sophisticated. Think sexy. Think diamond studs and solitaires.

De Beers has been enticing consumers recently to think this way about two of the most enduring diamond jewelry categories.

Remember "enduring" doesn't have to mean "boring." The very simplicity that makes diamond studs and solitaires so popular allows an endless versatility in design. So to the adjectives "sophisticated" and "sexy," add "salable."

by Lorraine M. Suermann

Two two-tone bezel-set solitaire necklaces. Austern & Paul Inc./Orgel-Shorr Inc.,
New York City; (800) 221-2066 or (212) 753-1717, fax (212) 753-2477.


 
Bezel-set diamonds are surrounded by platinum and 18k gold.
Unigem, Beverly Hills, CA; (800) 421-8208 or (310) 286-9100, fax (310) 286-9200.

Dangle bezel-set lever back earrings and half-bezel 6.0mm necklace.
Stuller Settings Inc., Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777 or (318) 837-4100, fax (318) 981-1655.

14k solitaire bamboo-style necklace features a prong-set diamond.
Austern & Paul Inc./Orgel-Shorr Inc., New York City; (800) 221-2066 or (212) 753-1717, fax (212) 753-2477.

Two-tone 5.2mm bezel necklace.
Stuller Settings Inc., Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777 or (318) 837-4100, fax (318) 981-1655.
14k yellow gold pendant holds a 105-facet Gabrielle® diamond.
Suberi Bros., New York City; (800) 223-0100 or (212) 979-9100, fax (212) 979-5331.

Platinum winged pendant features a1-ct. center diamond. Wings are set with six pavé diamonds totaling 0.17 pt. Center mounting can hold from 0.5 to 2.5 carats. Suggested retail, $1,100.
B. Sholdt Designs, Seattle, WA; (206) 623-2334, fax (206) 682-6204.

 
Black onyx "bagel" solitaire necklace features 0.40 carat of diamonds. Keystone, $1,100.
Jewelry Designs Unlimited, New York City; (212) 730-5224, fax (212) 768-7323.

18k yellow gold and platinum star diamond-faceted pendant holds a 0.57-ct. star-cut diamond. Suggested retail, $15,500. Henry Dunay Designs Inc., New York City; (800) 888-2525, fax (212) 944-0308.

14k "donut" pendant holds a 0.10-ct. diamond; matching stud earrings hold 0.44 carat of diamonds.
Kabana, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 521-5986, fax (505) 843-9624.

Diamond stud earrings in 18k and platinum or all platinum
Rudolf Erdel, New York City; (212) 633-9333, fax (212) 242-7678.

Platinum and 18k gold pendant on a platinum chain holds a 5mm round or 7mm trillion diamond.
Judith Conway, Windsor, CA; (707) 838-8760 telephone & fax.

Platinum pendant features a 1.20-ct. round brilliant center diamond and 0.36 carat of pavé diamonds. Also available in 18k yellow gold with rubies or sapphires. Setting can hold from 0.5 to 2.0 carats. Suggested retail, $850-$1,150.
Jeff Cooper Inc., Carle Place, NY; (516) 333-8200, fax (516) 333-0620.

Piercettes are diamonds that have been pierced with a laser, affording 20% more viewing area than a conventionally set diamond of the same size. Prices start at $1,350 keystone.
Artelle Designs, Minneapolis, MN; (612) 926-8163, fax (612) 926-5420.




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