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January 2000

Precious Metals & Bench: New Products

Grow for the Gold

Bold, bulky styles return, but in more relaxed and playful designs

The scale of gold jewelry is growing. big sections with cutouts, spaces and outlines show there's no limit to what can be done with larger jewelry. These designs have personality and are open and playful. "Being a wallflower has come to an end. Luxury is back, and people want to have fun with jewelry that makes a statement," says Rachel Silber, marketing director for Silber's Inc., Houston, TX.

These new bold pieces should complement many styles already in consumers' jewelry boxes. "They have accumulated an eclectic collection from the '60s, '70s and '80s," says Silber. This jewelry provides a great stylistic opportunity for customers daring to mix the past with the present.

by Lorraine M. Suermann

Designed by Glenda Arentzen this box necklace is crafted in 14k yellow, white and rose gold with 24k gold accents. Suggested retail, $7,500. Aaron Faber Gallery, New York City; (212) 586-8411, fax (212) 582-0205,
14k gold bracelet is from Arpas' Ancient Greek collection. Arpas, New York City; (212) 869-5548, fax (212) 391-0275.

Two-tone calla lily brooch is polished yellow gold with a white gold pistil center. Measures 0.66 by 3.5 inches. Suggested retail, $880. Jenny Perl for JMP, Wheaton, MD; (800) 790-3033 or (301) 933-9500, fax (301) 942 - 3977.
The Ribbon collection of earrings and pendants is available in 18k yellow or white gold. Suggested retail, $525-$690. Charles Garnier-Paris, Cranston, RI; (800) 722-3721.

18k yellow and white gold hand-woven collar is from the Majesty collection and features a removable 4.50-ct. green tourmaline heart. Keystone, $5,000 for the collar and $1,750 for the heart. Ron Rizzo, Roslyn, NY; (516) 621-0960, fax (516) 621-1759.
The 14k gold Sadusa collection offers a big look with light weight. Bracelets and necklaces are available. Royal Chain, New York City; (800) 622-0960, fax (800) 262 - 4246.

18k gold earrings and pin are heavily carved. Suggested retail, $800-$3,000. Available in 14k yellow or white gold. Melissa Shipley Designs, Evergreen, CO; (303) 679-6343.
14k yellow and white gold suite reflects light and color from all around. Suggested retail starts at $58. Anthony James Vela for A. James Ltd., Glendora, CA; (818) 335-3823 or (626) 335-3823, fax (818) 335-2164.

14k gold engraved link bracelet is from the Monaco collection. Suggested retail, $1,295.
Klass Design Inc., Elko, NV; (702) 753-4262, fax (702) 777-3582.
More than 300 grams of 18k yellow or white gold is wound to create the King's Rope necklace. Suggested retail, $23,000 in yellow gold and $26,000 in white. Also available in platinum. DJS Marketing Group Inc. for Wellendorff, Miami, FL; (305) 860-9500, fax (305) 860-9454.

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