Professional Insider/Trend Spotting
Patriotic Jewelry Marches On
Our third look at jewelry and timepieces that celebrate America
More companies are designing jewelry and timepieces for your customers who want a commemorative of this historic time. Heres a follow-up to our November (p. 121) and December (p. 78) stories on patriotic jewelry.
Hoover & Strong (Richmond, VA; 804-794-3700, www.libertybracelet.com) offers the Liberty Bracelet, a silver cuff inspired by Vietnam War-era POW/MIA bracelets. All profits from bracelet sales go to Sept. 11 victims charities.
Ronna Lugosch (Round Pond, ME; 207-529-6050) and jewelry artist Cynthia Simonds created the Infinite Hope pin, a sterling silver depiction of the World Trade Center towers. Half the selling price of each pin goes to victims charities.
Byard F. Brogan Inc. (Glenside, PA; 800-232-7642) created red, white and blue gemstone rings. The rings are 14k white and yellow gold and can be made in 18k and platinum.
Seidengang (Rye, NY; 800-227-4890) offers Heart-Within-a-Heart jewelry in pendant or bracelet styles to be given free to customers who buy a piece of the companys jewelry until the end of January. The company will donate a percentage of each sale to the WTC Relief Fund.
Lagos (Philadelphia, PA; 215-925-1693) designed the Heart of Freedom, handcrafted in sterling silver and 18k gold, with diamonds, rubies and sapphires in a heart shape reflecting the design of the U.S. flag. Twenty percent of sales will go to the American Red Cross.
Royal Chain (New York City; 800-622-0960) introduces new patriotic jewelry.
Krementz (Providence, RI; 401-943-2100) offers an American flag brooch as part of its Krementz Essentials brand. A portion of the profits will go to the Red Cross.
Retailers Michael and Susan Cabnet (Haddonfield, NJ) created a shooting star pin that retails for $90. Half the proceeds go to Sept. 11 funds.
Howard Miller (Zeeland, MI; 616-772-9131) introduces three versions of the Old Glory wall clock, one with a pendulum.
Corum (Irvine, CA; 949-458-4200) created the American Bubble, a limited edition of its Bubble watch. Each purchase earns $500 for Corums Sept. 11 Childrens Relief Fund.
Cristian Geneve (Brokoe Mfg. Co., Glen Head, NY; 516-759-5353) introduces a 14k gold watch with rubies, sapphires and diamonds and a Swiss quartz movement in a numbered series.
from staff reports