Professional Jeweler Archive: Heart Stoppers

February 2000

Diamonds/New Products

Heart Stoppers

This timeless motif represents love and romance

The romantic gift of heart-shaped jewelry knows no bounds when it comes to selling seasons. “St. Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas all hold the same selling intensity,” says Joi Frankel, designer/owner of Designs by Joi, New York City.

What’s more, heart jewelry sells in all forms, at all price levels. “Heart jewelry appeals to a wide range of incomes with retail prices from $50 to $5,000,” says David Kaplan, sales associate at Kwiat Inc., New York City. Designs range from flat to puffed, single to multiple, with color or without and everything inbetween.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann

18k white gold open lace heart hangs from a heart bail and is set with 1.66 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $3,975, chain included.

A. Link & Co., New York City; (212) 719-2960, fax (212) 944-1610.

This open heart pin has 0.74 carat of diamond pavé. Available in high-polish or matte finish in 14k, 18k or platinum. Suggested retail, $1,316 in 14k gold.

Susan Michel, Flushing, NY; (888) 738-3400 or (718) 591-3722, fax (718) 380-3835.

Shared prong setting creates an affordable alternative to invisible setting. 14k gold earrings are set with 1.40 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $2,490. Also available in 18k gold and with a matching pendant.

Orena, New York City; (212) 944-6355.

Chai heart is crafted in 14k gold set with 0.25 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $165.

Designs by Joi, New York City; (212) 869-4653, fax (212) 869-8588.

White and yellow gold heart earrings have a celestial twist. Hearts and stars have diamond pavé.

PrimArie, Los Angeles, CA; (800) PRIMARIE or (213) 623-5044, fax (213) 623-1459.

8k gold ring features a band of red enamel and a 0.29-ct. diamond pavé heart set in 18k white gold. The enamel is available in a variety of colors. Suggested retail, $1,395.

Sal Praschnik, Miami, FL; (800) 780-5267 or (305)
379-5267, fax (305) 379-5266.

3.04-ct. H/SI diamond heart is clarity-enhanced and bezel-set in 14k white gold. Suggested retail, $10,000. Available from 0.50 carat and up.

Goldman Diamonds, New York
City; (877) 221-0080, fax (212) 221-0055.

Gold and platinum heart earrings each have 3.13 carats of baguette rubies and 3 carats of baguette diamonds.

Oscar Heyman & Bros., New York
City; (212) 593-0400, fax (212) 759-8612.

Custom-made platinum and 18k rose gold pendant features a heart-shaped bail set with 0.20 carat of fancy intense pink diamonds. Suspended from the bail is a 10.46-ct. I/SI2 heart-shaped brilliant diamond certified by the European Gemological Laboratories. The pendant hangs from a 16-in. rose gold minibezel chain set with 55 fancy vivid pink diamonds.

Alan Friedman Co., Beverly Hills,
CA; (888) 489-4545 or (310) 278-4944, fax (310) 278-5449.

18k open heart pin features 0.75 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $3,550.

Jose Hess, New York City; (800) 221-4510 or (212) 941-6233, fax (212) 941-6358.

Kwiat Classic pavé heart comes in three sizes. Top pendant features 1.24 carats of G/SI1 diamonds set in platinum ($3,250 suggested retail). Middle pendant features 3.49 carats of G/SI1 diamonds in 18k gold ($6,200). Bottom pendant features 3.50 carats of G/VS diamonds in platinum ($7,650).

Kwiat Inc., New York City; (800) 927-GEMS or (212) 223-1111, fax (212) 223-2796.

Mini diamond pavé hearts form this 18k gold diamond-shaped pendant.

Elite Designs Inc., Miami, FL; (800) 757-1008 or (305) 373-1934, fax (305) 258-0805.

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