Slip & Slide

September 1998

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 or occasions.

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 (310) 831-2956.

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) 455-4448.




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