Professional Jeweler Archive: Mixed Bag

June 2002

Precious Metals/New Products

Mixed Bag

Excite your customers with delightful combinations of finishes

Mixing finishes such as brushed and polished can give jewelry depth, complexity and desirability without adding a huge expense. Using two finishes can have the same effect as two-tone jewelry or textures mimicking textiles. This jewelry is appealing to consumers because it’s versatile enough to complement sophisticated evening wear as well as casual apparel. It’s simple with high visual impact. And the styles embrace everything from high-end 22k to more affordable sterling silver.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Titanium jewelry suite features 18k gold and diamond accents and satin and high-polish finishes. Suggested retail, $205-$1,095.

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

18k gold pendant is set with a 12mm white Tahitian cultured pearl and 0.15 carat of round diamonds. Retail, $1,570.

Mark Schneider for Schneider Design Studio, Long Beach, CA; (562) 437-0448, fax (562) 437-0593.

Stacking rings have brushed and polished combinations of platinum and 18k rose gold.

B. Sholdt, Seattle, WA; (206) 623-2334, fax (206) 682-6204.

The Botanica Collection of handcrafted 18k floral designs features glazed and polished accents. The dogwood flower ensemble contains petals with shiny edging around the brushed finish.

Alisa, Manalapan, NJ; (888) 253-6600, fax (732) 723-1812.

14k gold pin and earrings have diamond accents. Suggested retail, $995 for the earrings and $1,249 for the pin.

J. Petet Designs, Monument, CO; (719) 481-3742.

Butterflies are available with or without diamond accents in 18k yellow or white gold. Suggested retail, $150-$1,000.

Charles Garnier, Cranston, RI; (800) 722-3721 or (401) 946-3444, fax (401) 946-0044,,

Celtic wedding money clip is 14k yellow and white gold.

Esslinger & Co., St. Paul, MN; (800) 328-0205 or (651) 452-7180, fax (800) 548-9304 or (651) 452-4298.

18k yellow and white gold Golden Undulations locking enhancer is set with a 9mm golden South Sea cultured pearl and 0.16-ct. diamond. Keystone, $4,200.

Ronna Lugosch Designs, Round Pond, ME; (800) 299-7734 or (207) 529-6050, fax (207) 529-7000.

14k gold band is crafted with a shiny center surrounded by a brushed finish.

Stuller, Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777, fax (337) 981-1655,,

Solderless 14k two-tone rings have brushed centers and shiny edges. They’re available in flat or domed styles in 4mm and 6mm widths with a brushed finish around or across the ring.

Guertin Bros., Roanoke, VA; (800) 225-3141, fax (540) 362-2160,,

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