Professional Jeweler Archive: Cascading Metal

July 2001

Precious Metals & Bench/New Products

Cascading Metal

Multistrand necklaces add exciting dimension

Multistrand chain necklaces are emerging from a 20-year dormancy with vibrant creativity. From delicate wires to multiple bold links, from trendy lariats to classic swags, they offer eye-catching ways for your customers to make fashion statements.

Available in sterling, gold and platinum, this style looks best when it doesn’t have to compete with apparel for attention. So suggest your customers use them to accessorize low-cut apparel such as strapless evening dresses or high-necked tops.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

18k twisted gold rings make up this five-strand necklace from the St. Tropez collection.

Nicolis Cola/Termine & Winer, Boston, MA; (617) 325-4764, fax (617) 327-5419.

14k gold multistrand necklace is adorned with a sapphire pendant and 0.05 carat of diamond accents. Triple keystone, $1,548.

Fedra International, Rehoboth, MA; (508) 252-8000, fax (508) 252-4650.

Necklace consists of 21 strands of 18k gold wire. Suggested retail, $1,000.

Cheri Dori, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (800) 226-8816 or (954) 741-0711, fax (954)741-0901.

Platinum swag necklace retails for $3,999.

Unoaerre, New York City; (212) 629-3300, fax (212) 629-3700.

Twenty-in. lariat comprises four 2.5mm sterling snake chains connected by a polished bar that matches each end cap. Made in Italy. Suggested retail, $382.

The Cargo Hold Inc., Charleston, SC; (843) 723-3341, fax (843) 722-1377.

Photo by Don Taylor

Three strands of 18k gold and sterling silver make up this multistrand necklace. Suggested retail, $1,350.

Martina Windels, Providence, RI; (401) 351-0968, fax (401) 351-0960.

18k necklace has 2.81 carats of diamonds and is $11,950 suggested retail. The matching bracelet has 1.47 carats of diamonds and is $7,200.

La Nouvelle Bague / Howard L. Grant Inc., New York City; (212) 750-5554, fax (212) 750-0033.

18k gold multistrand necklace combines Sabi and shiny finishes.

Henry Dunay, New York City; (800) 888-2525 or (212) 768-9700, fax (212) 944-0308.

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