Professional Jeweler Archive: Chained In

May 2001

Precious Metals & Bench/New Products

Chained In

Modern chains dazzle with bigger style statements

Fresh takes on rolo, cablE and rope chains are tres chic. Free-form flat, open links – from chokers to belly-button-grazing chains – and midsize to large pendants will be in demand this summer and into fall. And the modern look of mesh, casual lariats and chains with whimsical stations remains popular also. One additional note: Customers are breaking away from the standard 18-in. chains and asking for 24 to 30 inches.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

18k gold and platinum chain glistens with 1 carat of bezel-set diamonds. Suggested retail, $8,350.

Bielka Inc., New York City; (212) 980-6841, fax (212) 980-6852.

The ToggleArt™ collection features 14k rolo links with heart tags. Available in white or yellow gold with or without diamond accents. Suggested retail, $79+.

Royal Chain, New York City; (800) 622-0960, fax (800) 262-4246.

Alligator-link necklace is crafted in 18k gold, measures 19 inches and features sculptured scales and little spikes like those found on an alligator. Suggested retail, $40,000.

Pedro Boregaard, New York City; (212) 826-3660, fax (212) 826-3722,,

14k gold fancy link chains retail for $660-$900.

HMS, Addison, TX; (972) 248-0266, fax (972) 248-0868.

18k Italian gold chains for men.

Mattina/ETL Advertising, New York City; (212) 840-1747, fax (212) 840-1785.

Sterling silver bracelets feature oval or rectangular engravable links. Made in Italy. Suggested retail, $32.

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

Photo by Don Taylor.

14k or 18k gold chain from the Earth collection.

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

18k white gold chain is available with seven or 14 white or black diamonds or without diamonds.

Rodolphe, Le Noirmont, Switzerland; (41-32) 953-1960, fax (41-32) 953-1963.

Sleek, sculptured links with diamond accents are secured by a clasp with a built-in safety feature. Available in 14k or 18k gold.

Dangler Studios, Sarasota, FL; (941) 957-4948,

Chain comes in 14k or 18k white or yellow gold, platinum or any mix of metals.

Avanti Imports, San Diego, CA; (800) 444-9600 or (619) 235-9600, fax (619) 232-2433.

14k gold and sterling silver box chain is $199 suggested retail for the necklace, $175 for the bracelet.

Van Dell, Providence, RI; (401) 943-2100, fax (401) 943-4230.

18k white gold multistrand chain retails for $3,200. The clasp is 18k gold with a diamond accent.

Olga Damo, New York City; (212) 730-8945, fax (212) 843-0601.

Photo by Booth Studios.

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