Simple & Elegant

May 1998

Gemstones & Pearls:New Products

Simple & Elegant

A simple pearl can transform an ordinary piece of jewelry into an exquisite design.

Add a pearl to woven gold and it becomes contemporary. Mix a pearl with textured metal and the pearl look is bold, exciting. Accompanied by a gold chain, a pearl connotes demure simplicity. Wrapped in gold, it assumes a more elegant pose.

Attach eight legs and watch it crawl up your lapel.

Whatever your customers' tastes, there's sure to be a piece of pearl jewelry to suit.

by Lorraine M. Suermann

18k yellow gold swirl ring features a natural freshwater 9.3mm x 7.7mm Mississippi River button pearl. Suggested retail, $2,400.
Kim Koch Designs, Mequon, WI; (414) 241-8244, fax (414) 241-1360.

The Spider Collection features black Tahitian South Sea pearls set in platinum with diamond accents. The small spider has a 9-10mm pearl and a 0.02-pt. diamond. The medium spider has a 10-12mm pearl and 0.09 point of diamonds. The large spider has a 12-14mm pearl, 0.68-0.70 point of diamonds and two hourglass-shaped rubies on its belly, making it a black widow spider. Suggested retail range, $850-$6,000.
Alishan Designer Jewelry, Irvine, CA; (714) 756-1140, fax (714) 756-1141.

This 4-ct. diamond spring wire necklace with 18k white gold diamond pavé bow pendant clip is from the Diamonds in Motion collection. Retail, $12,800 (necklace), $3,300 (bow pendant), $3,150 (bow pendant with pearl).
Bernard Grosz Inc., New York City; (212) 333-3111, fax (212) 333-3181.

Black pearls (10-11.5mm) hang from five-star opal solid inlay with 0.08-0.10 carat of VS diamonds on 18k gold chains. Suggested retail, $770-$2,040.
Kabana, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 521-5986 or (505) 843-9330, fax (505) 843-9624.

Platinum and golden South Sea pearl pendant is enhanced by 0.28 carat of white diamonds and a 0.06-ct. yellow diamond.
Gumuchian Fils Ltd., New York City; (800) 223-0774 or (212) 921-2755, fax (212) 764-7278.

 14k pearl pendant embraces a 9.5mm akoya pearl accented with a 0.02-ct. diamond. Suggested retail, $975 ($1,100 with a Tahitian pearl).
Lugosch Designs, Round Pond, ME;(207) 529-6050, fax (207) 529-7000.

Black South Sea pearl is enhanced by two trillion-cut diamonds in this platinum ring.
Stuller Settings Inc., Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777 or (318) 837-4100, fax (318) 981-1655.

22k granulated "R2D2" pendant features a cabochon ruby and a South Sea pearl.
Maija Neimanis, New York City, NY; (212) 249-6236.

American cultured "fancishaped" coin pearl pendants from the Simplicity collection are set with diamonds, sapphires and rubies (also available with emeralds). Suggested retail, $495-$525.
American Pearl Co., Nashville, TN; (615) 350-6600, fax (615) 350-8522.

18k white gold and Tahitian South Sea pearls make up this necklace and ring ensemble. The necklace – featuring a 10.5-11mm pearl and 0.32 carat of diamonds – is $4,900 suggested retail. The ring with a 10.5-11mm pearl and 0.78 carat of diamonds is $3,900.
Robert Wander for Winc Creations, Honolulu, HI; (808) 597-1331, fax (808) 593-8198, e-mail

14k brooch features 8mm pink and lavender cultured freshwater pearls. Suggested retail, $400.
Delmar International, Montreal, Canada; (514) 875-4800, fax (514) 875-5356.

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