Professional Jeweler Archive: Blue Note

December 2002

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products

Blue Note

Vivid, bright and beautiful, blue and purple gemstones have broad appeal

Blue and purple gemstones translate to wide variety. Your customer will find that blue gems complement just about anything she wears. And purple complements blue apparel and contrasts with playful pink or outrageous orange. Versatility has kept these gems at the forefront of fashion. If your customers love purple, suggest gemstones such as amethyst, lavender jade or tanzanite, to name a few. If they’re busting for blue, some gems to consider are aquamarine, chalcedony, indicolite, iolite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, sapphire, tanzanite, topaz and turquoise.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

18k gold gemdrop pendant features a 35mm x 20mm chalcedony. The slide is set with 0.60 carat of diamond pavé and hangs from an 18k gold chain. Suggested retail, $7,500, including the chain.

Barbara Westwood Designs, Monument, CO; (719) 488-8083, fax (719) 488-1173.

Photo by Sky Hall.

14k white gold ring is set with a blue topaz and diamond accent. Suggested retail, $2,525.

John/Christine Designs, Middleton, WI; (608) 270-1011.

Sapphire and diamond bracelets.

IC Diamonds Inc., New York City; (800) 750-7090,

Titanium and 18k gold rings are each set with a 6mm x 4mm sapphire. The one at left has diamond accents and is $799 suggested retail. The other is $399.

Spectore, Deerfield Beach, FL; (954) 481-8422, fax (954) 421-2391.

14k gold rings are available in a variety of colors. Suggested retail, from $39.

Gold Horizons, Tuckahoe, NY; (800) 955-5661 or (914) 395-1744.

Sterling silver and 18k gold chalcedony jewelry suite. Keystone prices begin at $139.

B.A. Ballou, East Providence, RI; (800) 755-7099.

18k white gold Signature Fit™ ring is set with a 6.86-ct. aquamarine from the Santa Maria mine and 0.83 carat of baguette diamonds. Suggested retail, $22,770.

JFA Designs, Irvine, CA; (949) 263-9909, fax (949) 263-9910.

Australian pearl earrings feature blue sapphires and diamonds. Suggested retail, $28,000.

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

Amethyst and diamond earrings and pendant are available in 14k yellow or white gold. Suggested retail, $232 for the pendant, $262 for the earrings.

EMG Creations Inc., New York City; (212) 643-0960,,

Platinum-and-18k gold ring is set with a 5.09-ct. oval sapphire and 0.43 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $20,000.

Judith Evans for Kimberley Diamond, New York City; (800) 223-4104.

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