Professional Jeweler Archive: Down to the Wire

August 2003

Precious Metals/New Products

Down to the Wire

Jewelry with stylish stiffness

Sometimes jewelry needs to stand up for itself.

Neckwires, rigid pendants, cuffs and bangles send a style message of strength and allow materials to take center stage.

Two-tone wire bangle is crafted in yellow and white 14k gold. Suggested retail, $325.

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

18k white gold bangle features 0.46 carat of diamonds.

Amy L. Levine, New York City; (212) 253-5534, fax (212) 253-5538.

18k gold cocoon necklace has five pavé diamond stations for a total weight of 0.5 carat. Suggested retail, $2,250.

Cherie Dori, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (954) 741-0711, fax (954) 741-0901.

The top bracelet is black titanium cable with a pure titanium clasp. The other bracelet is titanium with a black titanium cable in the center. Suggested retail, $350-$800.

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

Sterling silver neckwires available in 0.6mm to 1.5mm are shown with 14k gold pendants accented with cubic zirconia or pearls. Suggested retail for neckwires, $38-$140. Suggested retail for pendants, $35-$190.

The Cargo Hold, Inc., Charleston, SC; (800) 845-6964, fax (843) 722-1377.

Vertigo necklace with seven dangling rubies totalling 80 carats. The 24k yellow gold butterfly chain has three diamond briolettes totalling 4.50 carats. Suggested retail, $87,000.

Gurhan, New York City; (646) 230-1122, fax (646) 230-1112, www,

Yellow and white gold bangles.

Aaura Inc., Chicago, IL; (312) 641-0001, fax (312) 641-6520.

Antiqued sterling silver cuff is $200 suggested retail.

Boma, Renton, WA; (800) 892-9210, fax (425) 226-2334.

18k yellow gold star cuff features 1.37 carats of pavé diamonds. Suggested retail, $6,800.

Susan Michael Ltd., Flushing, NY; (718) 591-3722, fax (718) 380-3835.

Sample of new 18k nickel white alloy used for reduced nickel content in neckwires. Benefits of the new alloy include increased malleability and ductility.

Hoover & Strong, Richmond, VA; (800) 759-9997, fax (800) 616-9997,

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