Professional Jeweler Archive: Back in Black

December 2001

Diamonds/New Products

Back in Black

Simple but stunning, black-and-white diamond combinations capture the fancy of consumers

Cutting-edge yet Classic: black and white. By combining black and white diamonds, designers create a sense of balance – a yin and yang, if you will – while expressing individuality.

There’s no doubt black and white is the palette for must-have apparel this season. So the onslaught of black diamonds is timed perfectly with the fashion industry.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Black and white diamond pavé covers this 18k white gold bypass bangle. Suggested retail, $2,900.

Rolling Stone, New York City; (212) 302-7200, fax (212) 840-7249.

18k white gold ring has 0.20 carat of black diamonds and 0.26 carat of white diamonds around a lavender Chinese freshwater pearl. Suggested retail, $1,778.

Glen J. Engelbrecht for GJ Designs, Sarasota, FL; (941) 951-6658, fax (941) 365-2577.

18k gold necklace features 83.85 carats of black diamond beads and 1.20 carats of white melee diamonds. Suggested retail, $56,000. 18k white gold earrings have 5.90 carats of black diamond beads and 0.65 carat of white melee. Suggested retail, $8,000.

Rahaminov Diamonds Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (800) 742-8864 or (212) 622-9866, fax (213) 622-6113,

Polynesian fish-hook and star-fish pendant in 18k white gold features a 10.5mm black Tahitian cultured pearl and colorless to black diamonds from Nice Diamonds Inc., New York City; (212) 764-3916.

Roxanne Beebe, Lahaina, HI; (808) 665-5905.

Photo by Rob Ratkowski

Reversible white gold pendant features a 21.39-ct. heart-shaped black diamond, 16.20 carats of white diamonds and 1.50 carats of rubies.

De Grisogono, Geneva, Switzerland; (41-22) 817-8100, fax (41-22) 817-8188,

18k white gold ring is designed by Breuning and set with a green 3.17-ct. Charles & Colvard created-moissanite surrounded by 0.35 carat of black diamonds and 0.36 carat of white diamonds. Suggested retail, $7,900.

Charles & Colvard, Morrisville, NC; (919) 468-0399, fax (919) 468-0486.

18k white gold butterfly pin wears 1.30 carats of black and white diamonds. Suggested retail, $3,590.

Carol Silvera, Allenhurst, NJ; (732) 517-8833.

Pebble stacking ring in 18k gold and blackened steel has 0.25 carat of black and cognac diamonds. Suggested retail, $1,165.

Sarah Graham Metalsmithing, Portland, OR; (503) 481-5562, fax (503) 513-6038,

Black and white diamonds set in white gold give this jewelry suite a classic elegance.

Breuning, Lawrenceville, GA; (678) 377-1673, fax (678) 377-1674.

18k white gold earrings, rings and square bangles feature black and white diamonds.

Barry Kronen Designs, Sunrise, FL ; (954) 746-7773, fax (954) 746-9419.

Black diamond tassel earrings with platinum chains and cascades of black diamond beads are $20,000 suggested retail.

Cathy Carmendy, Santa Monica, CA; (310) 396-3120, fax (310) 399-5902.

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