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December 2002

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Metal with a twist

Free your mind and the rest will follow. That seems to be the mantra of designers who are creating looping, free-form designs in metal. It’s the irregular contours and sharp contrasts that keep these metal-intensive designs interesting.

For customers who think outside the box, it could be the perfect gift. Or maybe your customer is just looking for something a little different. Whatever the case, these funky creations will be hard to keep in your showcase.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P

Sterling silver and 18k gold wire shell earrings and brooch are designed by Roz Welsh. Keystone, $298 for the brooch, $236 for the earrings.

Roz Welsh for Ronna Lugosch Designs, Round Pond, ME; (800) 299-7734, fax (207) 529-7000.

14k gold loop catch bracelet is $528 suggested retail.

Ed Levin Jewelry, Cambridge, NY; (515) 677-8595.

14k gold earrings.

Carla Corp., East Providence, RI; (800) 556-7092 or (401) 438-7070, fax (401) 438-0455.

18k gold pendant.

Charles Garnier – Paris Inc., Cranston, RI; (800) 722-3721, fax (401) 946-0044.

From the Ribbon and Swirl earring collection come these hand-fabricated 14k earrings.

Anne Devero Presents, San Francisco, CA; (415) 337-0470, fax (415) 337-5310.

Photo by Ralph Gabriner.

18k gold earrings are set with 0.32 carat of diamonds ($1,330 suggested retail), the necklace has 0.18 carat of diamonds ($980) and the bangle has 0.30 carat of diamonds ($1,680).

Susan Michel, Flushing, NY; (888) 738-3400 or (718) 591-3722, fax (718) 380-3835.

14k gold earrings are $390 suggested retail.

Scavezze/Goldsmith, Salida, CO; (719) 539-2971.

Photo by Ralph Gabriner.

14k gold double moon shaped bracelet is $349 suggested retail.

Silber’s Inc., Houston, TX; (800) SILBERS or (713) 784-6226, fax (888) SILBERS or (713) 784-0396.

14k gold coiling ribbon hoop earrings designed by Michael Good are $270 retail.

Nancy B and Co., Culver City, CA; (800) 421-0464, fax (310) 836-2409.

14k gold hand-fabricated earrings retail from $106.

The Touch, Waltham, MA; (800) 556-0041 or (781) 894-8133, fax (781) 894-7821,,

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