For Your Staff: Selling Jewelry Styles
Classic Styles in Pins
This is fifth in a series of articles Professional Jeweler
is presenting on different styles of jewelry. Learning about
different styles, selling points and where they came from can
make your job more interesting and profitable
by Lorraine M. Suermann
A collection of small pins of varying sizes placed randomly.
18k gold star stud pins with diamond accents are $390 $950
suggested retail. The Janet Yaseen Collection, New York City;
(212) 421 3390, fax (212) 486 2959.
A horizontal bar with decoration or gemstones along its length
or with gemstones or a decorative motif at the center and gemstones
at the ends. 18k gold twist bar pin with diamond accents. Somos
Creations, Valley Cottage, NY; (914) 269 4004, fax (914)
A pin inserted vertically into a lapel, necktie or scarf.
The top is traditionally ornamental, either a gemstone or representational
object, such as an enamel or precious metal animal. The pin was
originally created in the 18th century with a zigzag grooving
to prevent slipping. Stick pins made in the 19th century usually
have a few twists in the pin about two thirds of the way
from the bottom. 18k gold stick pin is topped with a 14.20 ct.
citrine carved by Sherris Cottier Shank for Gemscapes. Pin features
a clutch clasp. Suggested retail, $900. Barbara Berk Designs,
Foster City, CA: (650) 349 4137, fax (650) 349 4042.
An ornamental clasp with an attached pin for affixing
to a garment, hat, hood, turban or sleeve. Used as a fastener
or just for decoration. The brooch, which may be any shape, evolved
from the safety pin form. Sterling silver and crystal brooch.
Vintage Creations, Freehold, NJ; (732) 780 3993.
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