Professional Jeweler Archive: Starry Night

April 2002

Diamonds/New Products

Starry Night

Celestial jewelry brings hope for a peaceful world

Jewelry Shaped like the Sun, moon and stars offers the promise of a peaceful future and a focus on something bigger than our world, reassuring messages during troubled and unsettling times.

“A good retail price range is $300-$600. But when the stars are made of several kite-shaped diamonds, then it’s a different story – it becomes a luxury item where people are willing to pay the price,” says Joi Frankel, designer/owner of Designs by Joi, New York City.

At the moment, any metal works in this category. White metals allow diamonds to twinkle like stars in the sky or re-create the glow of a full moon hanging just over the horizon. Yellow gold adds the warmth found in sunlight.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Platinum brooch is set with 2.89 carats of diamonds and is $14,000 retail.

Oscar Heyman & Bros. Inc., New York City; (212) 593-0400, fax (212) 759-8612.

18k white gold earrings feature diamond pavé stars. Keystone, $500.

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

18k white gold dangling star earrings glitter with individually set diamonds.

Aya Azrielant, New York City; (800) 234-8530.

18k white gold orb pendant glistens with 0.50 to 2 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $1,245 to $6,060.

Sidney Schlusselberg Co., El Paso, TX; (800) 351-0099, fax (915) 533-4848.

18k white gold necklace has 2.08 carats of pavé diamond stars. Suggested retail, $3,400.

J.R. Gold Design, New York City; (212) 922-9292, fax (212) 922-2992.

Half-moon-cut diamonds come in perfectly matched pairs. Available from 0.20 to 1 carat each.

David Levy Diamonds and Fine Jewels, New York City; (212) 398-8952.

Combined, these diamond star earrings contain 1.88 carats of H/I-VS kite-shaped diamonds that fit together to form a pair of stars set in platinum. Suggested retail, $7,500. Available in gold upon request.

David Adler Inc., Chicago, IL; (800) 324-2926 or (312) 782-4414,

Australian pearl and diamond star pin is set in platinum. The pearl is 14.80mm and the diamonds total 3.98 carats.

Ellagem, New York City; (212) 398-0101, fax (212) 302-0153.

14k moon and star earrings feature diamond pavé.

Designs by Joi, New York City; (212) 869-GOLD, fax (212) 869-8588.

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