Precious Metals:New Products
Two Tones for Men
Sporty and sophisticated jewelry designs in a variety of metals make
style statements for men
Yellow gold is still the metal of choice for men's jewelry, though a
white/yellow mix is proving to be a tough competitor. "Our sales of
two-tone men's jewelry have increased 60%-70% over the past year,"
says Jeff Shapiro, vice president of Suberi Bros., New York City.
Two-tone jewelry goes with everything, from suits to sweats, and offers
a variety of metal mixes, usually yellow gold with white gold, platinum
or stainless steel.
Occasionally, a designer adds a sprinkle of gemstones or swash of enamel
for color and character. "Dark green tourmaline or rhodolite garnet
just pop against a white metal," says Heidi Hart, general manager of
Michael Good Designs, Rockport, ME.
This jewelry also makes gift-buying easy there's something to suit
every man's interests and tastes. From golf ball cuff links to animal motifs,
the industry has created something to satisfy the whim of any man.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
|14k gold cuff link and shirt stud set are crafted in white gold filigree
surrounded by yellow gold. Suggested retail, $999 for the cuff links, $1,149
for the stud set.|
I. B. Goodman Co., Cincinnati, OH; (800) 543-1945 or (513) 241-1206, fax
|Penguin cuff links and shirt studs are available in 14k gold or vermeil.
Suggested retail, $683 in 14k or $210 in vermeil. |
B.A. Ballou & Co., East Providence, RI; (800) 755-7099 or (401) 438-7000.
|Sterling silver medallions depict different sport themes. Suggested retail,
Roberto Martinez, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 257-6465 or (949) 498-5222, fax
|18k gold cuff links and tie bar are from the Rivet Collection and feature
Context Cut® green tourmaline and madeira citrine. Suggested retail,
$1,000 for the tie bar, $1,500 for the cuff links.|
Michael Good Inc., Rockport, ME; (800) 422-9623 or (207) 236-9619, fax (207)
|From the Sebastian Saint collection, shirt studs, cuff links and rings are
crafted in 18k yellow and white gold.|
Sebastian Saint, a division of Suberi Bros., New York City; (800) 223-0100
or (212) 979-9100, fax (212) 979-5331.
|Sugarloaf bands are created in platinum, 18k gold or a combination of the
Chris Correia Collection, New York City; (212) 695-4711.
|Cuff links and keychain are sterling silver and 14k gold. Suggested retail,$150
for the cuff links, $78.50 for the keychain.|
Leonore Doskow Inc., Montrose, NY; (800) 431-2301 or (914) 737-1335, fax
|Sterling silver set is accented with 14k gold. Suggested retail, $100 for
the money clip, $100 for the cuff links and $400 for the pocket watch.|
Dolan & Bullock Co., Providence, RI; (800) 556-7354 or (401) 943-2100,
fax (401) 943-4230.
|Engraved 14k gold-filled hinged money clips are each $72.50 suggested retail.|
A&Z Hayward, East Providence, RI; (401) 438-0550.
|Sterling silver golf ball cuff links are from the Arnold Palmer Jewelry
IBB, New York City; (212) 929-8800, fax (212) 929-0928.
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