Chain Gang

September 1998

Precious Metals:New Products

Chain Gang

Up-to-the-minute innovations by today's jewelry designers and manufacturers

The lush language of jewelry can be heard in cool classic rope or tres chic link.

For example, wouldn't a seductive link chain look dazzling on your customer's neck? How about the modern look of mesh? And don't forget casual lariats and chains with whimsical stations.

Whatever the occasion, there's a chain that fits. Here's a sample.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

14k chain comes in round wheat, snake and franco styles.
HMS, Dallas, TX; (800) HMS-GOLD or (972) 458-9571, fax (972) 450-4445.

16-in. necklaces of 14k white gold open links are $1,050-$1,100 suggested retail.
Links, a division of Design Gold Ltd., Hollywood, FL; (305) 927-7550, fax (305) 921-8972.

14k white gold lariat necklace with yellow gold accents and pearl capped ends is $140 suggested retail.
Jewelry Designs Unlimited Inc., New York City; (212) 730-5224, fax (212) 768-7323.

Flexible 4.8mm Carmen Rope chain is available in 7, 8, 16, 20, 24 and 30 inches.
Royal Chain Inc., New York City; (800) 622-0960,fax (212) 730-5352.

Fancy bead chains are 14k gold, gold filled and sterling silver.
National Chain Co., Warwick, RI; (401) 732-6200, fax (401) 738-1684.

Sterling silver chains.
Roberto Martinez Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (213) 489-7444, fax (213) 627-6831.

14k gold chain is hinged and scalloped.
Elite Imports Inc., New York City; (212) 575-1008 or (212) 575-1009, fax (212) 764-7659.

Twenty one strands of 18k 1mm gauge chain is hand-woven for a classic look. Length, 16 inches; suggested retail, $5,500.
Yuri Ichihashi Inc., New York City; (212) 777-2450, fax (212) 777-2241.

The Eclipse collection is a supple mix of 18k gold mesh sparked with 1.2 carats of diamond. Also available with sapphires or rubies. Suggested retail, $5,000.
Nancy & Risë, New York City; (212) 391-1484.


Two-tone gold chains features stars and other stations.
Citra, New York City; (212) 354-1000, fax (212) 382-0646.



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