Professional Jeweler Archive: True Red and Blue

August 2002

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products

True Red & Blue

Patriotism started it, but designers soon learned these contrasting colors look great together

Since Sept. 11, red,white and blue have bolstered the American spirit in many products, including jewelry. In particular, red and blue gems are hot, alone or combined, in yellow or white metal. Even European designers demonstrated solidarity by featuring the colors in trade shows earlier this year.

Display this jewelry in your windows as well as in showcases to catch the attention of passersby who may find them an unexpectedly delightful way to show their patriotism.
A good selection of red and blue jewelry could add another color to your store this coming holiday season: some green for your cash register.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Sterling silver hinged bangle with 18k gold accents is set with blue topaz. Suggested retail, $1,303.

Metal Marketplace International, Philadelphia, PA; (800) 523-9191, fax (215) 592-8195.

18k white gold ring features a 13.80-ct. rubellite tourmaline and 2.67 carats of princess-cut diamonds. Suggested retail, $13,400.

Hubert Inc., Los Angeles, CA; (213) 627-0234.

Y-shaped necklaces in 18k white gold feature pastel sapphires and South Sea cultured pearls.

Schoeffel/KWM Exclusives Inc., New York City; (212) 570-6065, fax (212) 570-6720, www.schoeffel-pearl.

Line bracelets are available in platinum or 14k or 18k white or yellow gold. Each bracelet is channel-set with princess-cut sapphires, rubies or diamonds. Suggested retail, from $4,000.

IC Diamond, an affiliate of Intercolor, New York City; (800) 245-4367, fax (212) 764-0333.

18k white gold earrings feature red and blue gems. Suggested retail, $500.

Christian Tse, Pasadena, CA; (626) 577-9288, fax (626) 577-9287,

18k white gold ring is topped with 0.60 carat of blue sapphires and 0.47 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $1,900.

Cherie Dori, Sunrise, FL; (800) 206-8399, fax (954) 252-2244.

Blue sapphires and diamonds are set in 14k white gold earrings.

William Lam & Co., New York City; (212) 354-3896, fax (212) 391-0931.

900 platinum ring features a 6.20-ct. cushion-cut sapphire, 1.03 carats of round diamonds and 0.45 carat of diamond baguettes. Suggested retail, $18,330.

Art Import Inc., New York City; (212) 840-3995, fax (212) 768-7395.

Sapphire and diamond pendant necklace, earrings and ring are designed by Victor Mayer.

Fabergé/Goldstein Communications, New York City; (212) 838-0822.

14k gold ring features a 0.44-ct. Madagascar ruby and 0.20 carat of princess-cut diamonds. Suggested retail, $891.

Idaho Opal & Gem Corp., Pocatello, ID; (208) 233-4059.

14k gold earrings have turquoise beads and cultured pearls.

Shogun Trading Co., Harrison, NY; (800) 458-8004, fax (914) 381-7235,

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