Two Tones for Men

April 1999

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 (513) 721-3833.

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, $14.50 each.
Roberto Martinez, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 257-6465 or (949) 498-5222, fax (213) 627-6831.

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) 236-8606.

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 two.
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 (914) 737-5049.

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 Collection.
IBB, New York City; (212) 929-8800, fax (212) 929-0928.


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