Gemstones & Pearls:New Products
Simple & Elegant
A simple pearl can transform an ordinary piece of jewelry into an exquisite
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
| 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
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
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 email@example.com.
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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