Precious Metals & Bench: New Products
Grow for the Gold
Bold, bulky styles return, but in more relaxed and playful
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, www.aaronfaber.com.
|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)
|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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