Precious Metals & Bench: New Products
Redesigning space to create drama
Turn a negative into a positive by focusing on negative space.
This design element offers a dramatic look with a minimum of
material. From lacy filigree to dramatic cutouts, negative space
uses the wearer as a design element by allowing her skin to show
"Open spaces create mystery. They give life to a piece
and allow the wearer to get lost in the design," says Remy
Rotenier, design director of Kabana, Albuquerque, NM.
by Lorraine M. Suermann
||This 18k gold link bracelet with hidden clasp
and diamond is from the Cathedrals collection. Suggested retail,
$3,800. Christie Frantz, Berkeley, CA; (800) 468-8900, fax (510)
|Asymmetric sterling silver cuff retails for $250.
Patricia Madeja, West Islip, NY; (516) 661-2509.
||White gold ring features a 12.4mm round Utopia
cultured pearl and 1.10 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds trapped
under a white gold grid. Enrico Rossi e Massimiliano Bonoli,
Forlí, Italy; (39-05) 433-6617.
|Crafted in white gold, this necklace features
six 15.3-mm round Utopia cultured pearls accented with 1.19 carats
of brilliant-cut diamonds. Dante Isopi, Ascoli Piceno, Italy;
||Friendship Waves suite in yellow and white gold
is by Daunis. The 18-in. necklace and 7-in. bracelet can be combined
to create a 25-in. necklace. Available in 14k at $3,470 suggested
retail or in 18k at $4,050. Matching earrings are $326 in 14k,
$420 in 18k. Daunis, Portland, ME; (207) 773-6011, fax (207)
|14k gold Swiss Cheese wedding bands are by Elyse
Fradkin Designs. The little cheese retails for $360, the big
cheese for $536. Elyse Fradkin Designs, New York City; (212)
719-2255, fax (212) 768-7329, firstname.lastname@example.org.
||14k gold bracelet features a heart motif. Suggested
retail, $369. Royal Chain, New York City; (800) 622-0960, fax
|White gold neck collar features a 12.8mm round
Utopia cultured pearl. Pearl Utopia for Liao Su-Chin, Milan,
Italy; (39-02) 5830-3592.
||18k gold rings have 14k white gold edges and
combine satin and high polish finishes. Suggested retail, $925.
Kim Koch Designs, Mequon, WI; (414) 241-8244, fax (414) 241-1360.
|Diamonds accent this 18k white and yellow gold
ring from the Atlantis collection. This new line celebrates the
use of negative space with fluid openwork creations. Available
also in platinum. Kabana, Albuquerque, NM; (800)521-5986 or (505)
843-9330, fax (505) 843-9624, email@example.com.
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