Professional Jeweler Archive: Sunrise, Sunset

July 2002

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products

Sunrise, Sunset

The glow of golden gems beautifully sets off deep purple stones

Set in gold separately or together, golden and purple gemstones provide rich complements to summer attire. Or your customers can have one gem with both colors by choosing ametrine, a combination of amethyst and citrine.

Don’t limit your selection of these gems to conservative cuts. Affordable gems such as amethyst and citrine lend themselves to innovative cutting and lavish beads.

Direct high-end customers to yellow sapphire, where pavé suggests luxury.

Creative jewelry designs are key to the lure of these gemstones. Because less-expensive pieces using these gems are available in lower-end retail outlets, keep your selection distinctive.

Necklace gathers five strands of ametrine beads and 18k gold accents.

Boucher, New York City; (212) 807-9849, fax (212) 633-1385.

Flip ring features amethyst on one side, gold relief on the other.

Seiden Gang Designs, Rye, NY; (800) 227-4890 or (914) 925-0788, fax (914) 925-0708.

14k gold earrings hold cabochon amethysts and amber. Suggested retail, $450.

Richard Messina Designs, Round Top, NY; (518) 622-9822, fax (518) 622-8401.

Faceted citrine and amethyst gemstones are mounted in 18k gold and sterling silver bangles with black onyx accents.

The Cargo Hold, Charleston, SC; (843) 723-3341, fax (843) 722-1377.

14k gold citrine lever-back earrings are $235 suggested retail, based on $300 gold. A matching pendant is available.

Stuller Settings Inc. (800) 877-7777 or (337) 262-7700, fax (800) 444-4741.

Gem ensemble features cushion-cut amethysts set in 14k gold. Suggested retail for the trio, $957.

Idaho Opal & Gem Corp., Pocatello, ID; (800) 635-9800, fax (208) 233-0120.

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