Love Match

April 1999

Gemstones & Pearls:New Products

Love Match

Flowers and jewelry combine to create the gift of romance

The separate gifts of a single red rose or jewelry convey the hope of eternal love. Combining the two creates a romantic motif – one that has endured since the 17th century.

A subsequent revival of naturalism in the 18th century resulted in the use of colored gems to depict flowers in jewelry. Since then, improved cutting and setting techniques have breathed new life into such designs. Today, vibrant colors from sunny yellow sapphires to ocean blue aquamarines lend a realistic quality to this jewelry.

Show your customers how to celebrate spring with precious interpretations of Mother Nature's creations.

Pendant features a diamond perimeter and a flower center available in diamonds (0.75 carat), pink sapphires (0.6 carat) or yellow sapphires (0.6 carat).
H&F Diamond Cutters Inc., New York, NY; (800) 255-6174 or (212) 719-1777, fax (212) 719-3184.

The Hermosa collection, designed by Annamaria Cammilli, features 18k white gold and diamonds, with or without pearls.
Chimento Corp., Miami, FL; (800) 854-0122 or (305) 372-8025, fax (305) 372-5071.

Bracelet alternates 18k gold leaves and luminescent pearls, the leaf earrings hold pearl drops and the 18k gold ring features diamond accents.
Kimberlee Teti, St. Davids, PA; (610) 688-8828, fax (610) 688-8890.

The Celebration collection, designed by Aaron Henry Furlong, is set with iolite, garnet, citrine, amethyst, peridot, aquamarine and tourmaline in 18k gold.
Aaron Henry Designs, Los Angeles, CA; (213) 623-4191, fax (213) 623-7891.

Rhodolite garnets and peridots are set in 18k gold earrings. Suggested retail, $600. Other gem combinations are available.
Elite Imports Inc., New York, NY; (212) 575-1008 or (212) 575-1009, fax (212) 764-7659.

18k white gold flowers are designed by Deborah Blohm. The pendant features 1.38 carats of yellow sapphires with 0.84 carat of diamond. The matching pin holds 0.72 carat of diamond and 1.11 carats of rubies. Suggested retail, $2,980 for the pendant, $2,840 for the pin.
Deborah Blohm for Antica Design Inc., New York, NY; (212) 730-6920, fax (212) 730-6573.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

Copyright © 1999 by Bond Communications.


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