Professional Jeweler Archive: Diamond Slide

July 2000

Diamonds/New Products

Diamond Slide

Whether round or fancy cuts on an omega or other chain, this style offers your customers many choices and you many sales opportunities

Adaptability is a main attraction of the diamond slide pendant. Traditionally, these were worn only on an omega, but now they’re found on any type of chain.

In addition to different chain types, slide pendants are available with all shapes and sizes of diamonds. “Round brilliant diamonds still reign supreme, followed by princess cuts and radiants,” says Mark Michael, president/designer of Mark Michael Designs, Minneapolis, MN. Pear and trillion shapes are popular also and are easy to design around, adds Judith Conway, designer/owner of Judith Conway, Windsor, CA. The best-sellers feature a center diamond from 0.5 to 3 carats with smaller accent diamonds in platinum or high-karat gold.

Display diamond slide pendants on a chain, and demonstrate to consumers how the chain passes through the pendant rather than a bail. Also be sure the pendant’s opening is big enough to accommodate whatever chain it will be paired with.

– by Lorraine M. Suermann, A.J.P.

Diamond slide pendant in 18k gold or platinum accommodates a 0.4-1 ct. diamond. Suggested retail, $1,500-$7,000, including the diamond.

Unamo, El Paso, TX; (888) 310-3030, fax (915) 533-4848.

Three distinctly different diamond slide pendants are crafted in 14k gold.

ALA Casting, Long Island City, NY; (800) 252-5579 or (718) 383-7100, fax (800) 862-7776 or (718) 383-3013,

18k white gold necklace features a slide pendant with 1.10 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $5,000. The 18k yellow gold necklace holds a pendant with 0.50 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $4,000.

Tycoon, Los Angeles, CA; (213) 689-0204, fax (213) 622-2430.

18k white gold pendant has 0.85 carat of diamonds and is $5,890 suggested retail.

Jane Taylor Inc., South Hadley, MA; (800) 240-2282, fax (413) 535-5138.

Available in 18k white or yellow gold or platinum, the Boundless slide pendant can hold a diamond from 0.50 to 1.50 carats. Suggested retail, $2,100-$15,100, including the diamond.

Ambar Diamonds Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (213) 626-1465, fax (310) 329-5823.

Platinum and 18k gold slide pendant is made to hold a 1-ct. diamond. Suggested retail for the mounting and chain, $2,050.

Judith Conway, Windsor, CA; (707) 838-8760, fax (707) 838-8765.

14k gold slide pendant can be set with a 0.50-3.0-ct. diamond.

Guild Products, New York City; (212) 354-8453, fax (212) 354-8455.

Available in 14k white or yellow gold or platinum, this slide pendant can accommodate a diamond ranging from 0.05 to 1 carat and hangs from a Microcord. Suggested retail starts at $129, not including the diamond.

D’ckar Business Corp., New York City; (212) 819-1177, fax (212) 819-1717.

Crafted in 950 platinum, this slide pendant features a 0.50-ct. center diamond set in a half bezel and 0.43 carat of melee diamonds. Suggested retail for the mounting, $2,800.

Mark Michael Designs, Minneapolis, MN; (800) 811-2120, fax (612) 337-5898.

From left, the 14k heart slide pendant has 0.20 carat of diamonds ($600 suggested retail), the 14k gold star has 0.17 carat ($530), the 18k gold satin square slide is set with 0.14 carat ($800), the 14k white gold ball has 0.50 carat ($800) and the 18k white gold pear slide has 0.80 carat ($450). The prices don’t include the chains.

Elite Designs Inc., Miami, FL; (800) 757-1008 or (305) 373-1934, fax (305) 358-0805.

14k gold pendant features 0.50 carat of channel-set diamonds. Suggested retail, $747.

Eugene Biro, New York City; (212) 997-0146, fax (212) 764-4506.

Both 18k white gold pendant semimounts accommodate up to a 2-ct. bezel-set diamond. The one at left includes a 0.03-ct. diamond between the bars and is $730 keystone. The other semimount is $630. Also available in 18k pink or yellow gold or platinum.

William Richey Designs, Portland, ME; (800) 824-2417,,

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