Professional Jeweler Archive: Accented Gold

August 2001

Precious Metals & Bench/New Products


Accented Gold

Add interest and value with accents


Accentuating precious metal with diamonds or colored gemstones adds intrinsic value and beauty. It also gives jewelry designers plenty of room to create free-form designs.

These little surprises can be found inside a ring shank or set in the top of each prong.

Or they can be clustered to create a pavé surface or an image such as a flower.
The options are endless, so change your inventory often to keep your showcases looking fresh.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Lariat necklaces are crafted in white and yellow gold. Each pendant features seven diamonds totaling 0.14 carat.

Piaget, Shelton, CT; (800) 223-4000 or (203) 925-6450, fax (203) 925-6460.

Photo by Jean-Daniel Meyer

14k gold bangle is set with two 6mm-by-5mm peridots and is $195 suggested retail. Also available in sterling silver at $179.

W.E. Richards Co., Attleboro, MA; (800) 343-3978.

The 14k gold comma-shaped pendant has a 3mm tanzanite and is $410 keystone. The 14k gold heart pendant features a 0.17-ct. rubellite and is $452. The 14k gold angelfish pendant has a 0.10-ct. diamond and is $588.

Artelle Designs by Stuart Jay Adelman, Minneapolis, MN; (800) 936-3456.

Photo by Jeff Scovil

The 18k gold brooch from the Stockholm collection features bezel-set diamonds.

Greta Garbo Designs, Mill Valley, CA; (415) 392-5676, fax (415) 392-5677.

The 18k gold Tibetan mirror pendant is set with 12 round diamonds and is $1,905 suggested retail.

Me & Ro, New York City; (212) 431-8744.

18k gold pendants and rings feature shiny and matte finishes that glow with round diamond accents. Suggested retail, $800-$1,700.

Charles Garnier Paris, Cranston, RI; (800) 722-3721 or (401) 946-3444, fax (401) 946-0044,

14k gold anticlastic bracelet is set with a 6mm rhodolite garnet. Keystone, $650.

Scavezze/Goldsmith, Salida, CA; (719) 539-2971.

Stepping-stone bracelet is crafted in 18k white and yellow gold set with 0.42 carat of diamonds. Keystone, $3,770.

Sarah Graham Metalsmithing, Portland, OR; (503) 481-5562, fax (503) 513-6038, sarah@sarahgraham.com.

18k white or yellow gold mesh bracelets sparkle with diamond accents. Suggested retail, $1,500-$2,700.

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

18k green, yellow, peach and rose gold bracelet features beads dotted with G/VS1 diamonds totaling 1.90 carats. Suggested retail, $14,975.

EtiennePerret.com,Camden, ME; (877) Etienne.

18k white and yellow gold ring has 0.93 carat of round black diamonds and white enamel. Suggested retail, $2,050.

Susymor, Miami, FL; (800) 741-0905 or (305) 539-0720.


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