Diamonds: New Products
Refined jewelry designs give diamonds an interesting twist
These thoroughly modern motifs mix high-quality metalsmithing
techniques and aesthetic gratification. With slightly bent metal,
designers create spirals that wind and unwind, moving toward
then away from the center, allowing each diamond to catch light
from all angles.
These styles are assertive, unusual and may not be for every
woman, say many designers. "This is jewelry for a woman
who chooses and decides on her identity and the details surrounding
her," says Stefan Hafner, president of Stefan Hafner Designs,
Leopoldo Poli, president of La Nouvelle Bague, Firenze, Italy,
agrees. "It works for women who are truly demanding and
knowledgeable, capable of distinguishing rare and courageous
products amid the vastness of this industry," he says.
Show these to your customers who are always in search of something
different throw them a curve. They'll understand these
sensuously spiraling designs are what's just around the stylistic
by Lorraine M. Suermann
||Parentheses-inspired necklace and ring feature
highly polished pink and white gold. The white gold is set with
brilliant-cut diamonds. Alfieri & St. John, Valenza, Italy;
(39-013) 195-3681, fax (39-013) 194-6820.
|Interchangeable spiral rings are crafted in 18k
white gold set with 0.55 carat of diamonds with a plain 18k yellow
gold ring for contrast. Suggested retail, $1,800 with diamonds
and $400 plain (yellow or white gold). Also available in pink
gold and with a choice of gemstones. H&F Diamond Cutters
Inc., New York City; (800) 255-6171 or (212) 719 - 1777, fax
||CAD/CAM Rapid Prototype scallop ring is crafted
in 18k gold set with 0.60 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail,
$1,020. Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski, Ann Arbor, MI; (734) 668-6670,
fax (734) 663-6632.
|Woven 18k white gold Pagoda necklace
and earrings feature diamond pavé and a scalloped edge.
Bulgari Corp. of America, New York City; (212) 315-9000, fax
||Cross My Heart necklace features diamonds in
platinum. The heart is removable. A matching bracelet is available.
Stefan Hafner, Bologna, Italy; (39-05) 158-0590, fax (39-05)
|Scalloped platinum and diamond necklace holds
150 carats of round brilliants, tapered baguettes and pear-shaped
drops. Suggested retail, $1 million. Oscar Heyman & Bros.
Inc., New York City; (212) 593-0400, fax (212) 759-8612.
||This suite is from the Nobility collection featuring
scalloped white gold set with cubic zirconia. Keystone, $700-$5,000.
Elini Jewellery Manufacturer & Wholesaler, Antwerp, Belgium;
(32-3) 231-8640, fax (32-3) 231-9509.
|Paragenesis gold ring holds a Context Cut®
diamond. Michael Good Designs, Rockport, ME; (800) 422-9623 or
(207) 236-9619, fax (207) 236-8606.
||Spiraled white gold is set with small brilliant
diamonds. Suggested retail, $7,090. La Nouvelle Bague, New York
City; (212) 750 - 5554, fax (212) 750-0033.
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