Professional Jeweler Archive: Goin' Retro

July 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Goin' Retro

Looking back for inspiration to move stylishly ahead

Because consumers all know a diamond isforever, many look for pieces that can’t be pegged as new or trendy. Retro designs inspired by periods such as Art Deco, Art Nouveau or mid-century Modern may be the answer for these buyers. The popularity of these designs relies on consumers’ fascination with various eras of the past centuries.

Platinum and 18k gold handmade earrings are set with two fancy yellow radiants (0.97 carat) and 0.60 carat of round diamonds. Keystone, $6,900.

David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Inc., New York City; (212) 398-8952, fax (212) 398-8126.

18k white gold chandelier earrings hold 1.82 carats of diamond. Suggested retail, $3,100.

J. R. Gold Designs, New York City; (212) 922-9292, fax (212) 922-2992.

This suite in 18k gold features a ring with 1.11 carats of diamonds $4,521 suggested retail), earrings with 1.70 carats of diamonds ($6,402) and a bracelet with 3.05 carats of diamonds ($10,260).

Variety Gem, New York City; (800) 735-4367, fax (212) 921-1834,

Platinum rings feature diamonds and sapphires. Suggested retail, $4,240.

Tacori, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 421-9844, fax (213) 488-0635,

18k white gold and diamond pendant.

KC Designs, New York City; (212) 921-9270, fax (212) 768-9073.

Platinum rings feature princess-cut and round diamonds. Suggested retail for semimounts, $2,044-$2,406.

A. Jaffe, New York City; (800) 223-0553, fax (800) 628-4183.

Platinum and diamond pavé jewelry suite retails for $2,170-$2,500.

William Schraft, Newark, NJ; (973) 622-2658, fax (973) 622-0316.

14k white gold pin is set with 1.90 carats of diamonds and retails for $3,940. Also available in 18k and platinum.

Loewi’s Jewelry, New York City; (212) 719-1170.

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