Gemstones & Pearls:New Products
Slip & Slide
A marriage of extraordinary designs and beautiful gemstones
Versatility is a good thing, especially as women look for the value-added
benefits of jewelry that can be worn different ways to suit various moods
Say goodbye to the plain omega by adding a slide pendant. Spruce up that
conservative strand of pearls with an enhancer. Talk about the advantages
of a necklace that can be divided into a choker and bracelet.
Not only does this give women the flexibility they desire, but it gives
them a deeper connection to the concept of jewelry as fashion. And that
can lead to add-on and repeat sales for jewelers who are well-stocked and
well-versed in the versatility of jewelry.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
|14k slide pendants feature pink tourmaline, tanzanite, rhodolite garnet
and citrine with diamond accents. Pendants are available in any metal.|
Barbara Westwood Designer Jewelry, Monument, CO 80132; (719) 488-8083.
|14k slide pendant with opal inlay and 6 points of diamonds is $1,200 keystone.|
Steven Douglas Co., San Pedro, CA; (888) 696-8080 or (310) 831-6069, fax
|Blue agate pendant features a relief carving reminiscent of the fluid works
of Salvador Dali. The 18k pendant includes three diamond accents.|
Susan Helmich Designs Inc., Monument, CO; (719) 488-0484, fax (719) 488-9855.
|18k necklace holds a 9-ct. tanzanite surrounded by 47 diamonds totaling
2.31 carats. Suggested retail, $57,695.|
A. LeVian, New York City; (212) 575-0318, fax (212) 944-7734.
|The Mountain Peak pendant features an American natural wing pearl set in
14k gold. Suggested retail, $5,000.|
American Pearl Co., Nashville, TN; (615) 350-6600, fax (615) 350-8522.
|Triangular amethyst, briolette blue topaz and 18k pendant slides onto an
18k gold chain.|
IK Designs, Barrington, IL: (847) 381-8626 or (847) 381-3661.
|Triangular opal is set in 18k gold with diamond accents on an 18k gold omega.|
Bagley and Hotchkiss, Santa Rosa, CA; (800) 621-4169 or (707) 544-8557,
fax (707) 542-0718.
|These handcrafted Mezuzah pendants are made of sterling silver with or without
amethyst accents. Sealed inside a glass tube is a Mezuzah scroll that accommodates
crushed glass from a Jewish wedding. Suggested retail, $190-$220.|
S. Arthur and Wendy Silver Inc., Hallendale, FL; (954) 455-0773, fax (954)
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