Professional Jeweler Archive: The Preppy Handbook

November 2002

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products


The Preppy Handbook

Pink or green gemstones are fashionable and in generous supply


Fashion trends and gem supplies point to pink or green gemstones. For your customers who think pink, the top-selling gems this season are sapphire, tourmaline, spinel and morganite. For customers who favor green, suggest alexandrite, chrysoprase, demantoid, emerald, jade, peridot, tourmaline or tsavorite.

These gems are striking by themselves, so keep display backgrounds neutral and showcases airy.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

14k gold ring is set with a 0.68-ct. created emerald and a 0.95-ct. created pink sapphire accented by 0.04 carat of diamonds. Triple keystone, $897.

Chatham Created Gems, San Francisco, CA; (800) 222-2002, fax (415) 397-8466.

18k two-tone gold jewelry suite. Each piece is set with an oval pink sapphire and diamond pavé. Suggested retail, $3,795 for the ring, $3,077 for the earrings and $2,900 for the necklace.

A. Jaffe, New York City; (212) 843-7464, fax (212) 843-6719.

Ring features a 4.59ct. green tourmaline with 1.05 carats of diamond accents. Suggested retail, $2,580.

EVLT Inc., Houston, TX; (713) 524-2018, fax (713) 524-2129.

18k gold Scroll loop-and-toggle bracelet features lime-green calcite briolettes. Suggested retail, $3,800.

Robin Rotenier/View Point Showrooms, New York City; (212) 696-1881, fax (212) 213-5494.

18k gold jewelry suite features emerald-cut peridot and pink tourmaline.

Cordova Inc., Flushing, NY; (718) 961-1020, fax (718) 353-5753.

18k gold eternity band is set with seven round brilliant pink tourmalines and four round brilliant near-colorless created moissanites. Suggested retail, $874.

Charles & Colvard, Morrisville, NC; (800) 210-GEMS or (919) 468-0399, fax (919) 468-0486.

18k gold and pink tourmaline necklace is 17 inches and has 124 beads. Suggested retail, $1,140. Earrings have eight beads each and are $240.
B.A. Ballou, East Providence, RI; (800) 755-7099, fax (800) 755-7988.

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