Professional Jeweler Archive: Past, Present, Future

June 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Past, Present, Future

The concept of three-stone jewelry is easy to sell

The words represented by the diamonds in this jewelry – past, present and future – have meaning to any couple and allow you to plant the seed for a three-stone-diamond purchase. Noting the significance of shape adds a little fertilizer, if you will. “Because of the eternal message that circles convey, round diamonds have become an important design factor,” says Paul Dangler, designer/owner of Dangler Studios, Sarasota, FL.

Of course, there’s always a place for princess-cut and oval diamonds. Some other design elements freshening this category are pavé, channel-set and shared-prong-set diamonds in the ring shank. “This leads to bigger and fancier-looking pieces,” says Dangler.

For three-stone jewelry, offer a range of prices. This is an emotional purchase, and sometimes bigger is better. Matching pendants, earrings and rings should be at your fingertips to acquaint the customer with these increasingly popular purchases.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

14k suite is from the Three-Stone Diamond Trio collection. The ring has 0.25 carat of diamonds, the pendant 0.25 carat and the bracelet 0.60 carat. Suggested retail, $850-$2,850.

The Rothenberg Collection, Van Nuys, CA; (818) 786-7512, fax (818) 786-7513.

Platinum ring features a 1-ct. center and two 0.50-ct. side diamonds. Semimount is $1,260 suggested retail.

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

Platinum three-stone ring is from the Bohemia Bridal collection and is made to hold a 1-ct. center and two 0.50-ct. side diamonds. Semimount is $1,375 suggested retail. Also available in 18k gold for $650.

Jane Taylor Inc., Amherst, MA; (413) 253-7174, fax (413) 253-4014.

18k white gold band has three oval diamonds with round side diamonds cascading down the shank. Suggested retail, $5,881.

A. Jaffe, New York City; (800) 223-0553 or (212) THE-RING (843-7464).

Platinum ring from the La Trinite collection is inspired by the Gothic architecture of Old Montreal’s cathedrals. Also available in 18k yellow with a platinum head.

Claude Thibaudeau, Montreal, Canada; (514) 397-9411, fax (514) 397-8855.

14k gold circle jewelry with diamonds ranges from $495 to $2,250 suggested retail.

Dangler Studios, Sarasota, FL; (941) 957-4949, fax (941) 957-4948.

Pendant features graduated diamond sizes.

USA Studs Inc., New York City; (800) 872-7883, fax (212) 302-7098.

Platinum ring features a 2-ct. round center diamond and two round side diamonds. Suggested retail, $5,300 without the center diamond.

Scott Kay Platinum, Teaneck, NJ; (800) 487-2724 or (201) 287-0100, fax (201) 287-1617.

18k gold and platinum rings are made to hold from 0.50 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $1,750+.

Sachs/Reisman Inc., New York City; (800) 236-6421 or (212) 719-4102, fax (212) 719-4103.

18k white gold necklace is set with round brilliant-cut diamonds.

Ernest Slotar Inc., Chicago, IL; (312) 236-7351, fax (312) 236-6456.

Available in 14k yellow, white or two-tone gold or platinum, these rings hold 0.50 to 2 carats of diamonds. Suggested retail, $900-$19,800.

Sidney Schlusselberg Co., El Paso, TX; (800) 351-0099 or (915) 532-7466, fax (915) 533-4848.

Platinum ring features three princess-cut diamonds.

MK Diamonds, Los Angeles, CA; (800) 624-2634, fax (213) 629-5587.

Crafted in 10k gold with 12k gold leaves, these earrings have 0.38 carat of diamonds and are $589 suggested retail.

South Dakota Gold, Rapid City, SD; (800) 523-4209.

Handmade platinum rings feature a variety of diamond cuts and sizes. Suggested retail, $12,000-$19,000.

Adasco Designs Inc., New York City; (800) 632- 6685 or (212) 819-0288.

Handmade platinum are set with perfectly matched emerald-, radiant- or trapezoid-cut diamonds.

David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels Inc., New York City; (866) 398-8952 or (212) 398-8952, fax (212) 398-8126.

The Trellis Collection includes Trellis solitaires, three-stone and five stone designs for round, princess-cut, emerald-cut and oval diamonds in platinum and 14k for overnight delivery.

Overnight Mountings, Long Island City, NY; (888) 731-1111 or (718) 472-1212,

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