For Your Staff:Selling Jewelery Styles
Four Classic Styles in Chain Links
This is third in a series of articlesProfessional Jeweleris
presenting on different style of jewelry. Learning about different styles,
selling points and where they came from can make your job more interesting
Byzantine Three open links
are added to each connection two placed diagonally on each side of
the connection and the third laced through the two extra links and the vertical
double link. This extra layering repeats on each side of the connection.
14k gold Byzantine chain is highlighted with emerald cabochons on the clasp.
Cabochons available in a variety of gemstones.
Expressions Jewelry Inc./Expressions By Sayed, Dallas, TX; (214) 748-3275,
fax (214) 748-3308.
Figaro Sometimes called
the Long and Short chain, this can be made with three short links then one
long one, with the combined short ones the same length as the long one (other
combinations are possible). 14k white and yellow gold handmade Figaro link
necklace with lobster claw clasp is from the Braccio collection.
Big Apple Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., New York City; (212) 944-9677, fax
Cable A flat open link where
one oval links horizontally and the next one links vertically. This repetition
adds strength. Open rounded oval links add style to this sterling silver
chain. Keystone, $160.
Audace, White Plains, NY; (914) 997-7338.
Rolo Round open links alternate
horizontally and vertically. These chains aren't only used for decoration
around neck and wrist. Larger versions provide powerful aid for large machinery
and fasten anchors. Sterling silver rolo bracelet features a lobster claw
M.W. Samara Inc., Hawthorne, NY; (914) 347-4200, fax (914) 347-5439.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
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