Professional Jeweler Archive: Muscle Bound

March 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Muscle Bound

Active lifestyles require hardy jewelry

On-the-ear earrings, short necklaces and heavy bezel rings are perfect jewelry for active women – hardy jewelry needs to withstand an active woman’s day. “These are the people who exercise before work and work over 40 hours a week,” says Margaret DeYoung of Ernest Slotar, Chicago, IL. “They’re looking for the feel of heavier jewelry, its strength, value and good solid craftsmanship.” Because diamonds’ tips can catch or scratch, round and oval diamonds are best for these buyers. “Active people don’t have the time to worry about their diamonds,” says DeYoung. “They enjoy what they wear and feel safe and secure about their choices.”

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

4.16 carats of princess-cut diamonds are set in this engraved platinum ring. Suggested retail, $12,500.

Renaissance Platinum, Los Angeles, CA; (888) 995-PLAT, fax (310) 360-1185.

Diamonds are set in partial-bezel platinum mountings. Also available in 10k-18k yellow or white gold.

Overnight Mountings, Long Island City, NY; (888) 731-1111.

Top: Platinum earrings feature 0.70 carat of round bezel-set diamonds. Suggested retail, $1,825.

Kimberley Diamond Co., New York City; (800) 223-4104, fax (212) 791-7731.

Bottom: 14k gold bracelet features 1.80 carats of bezel-set diamonds. Suggested retail, $4,652.

The Touch, Waltham, MA; (800) 556-0041 or (781) 894-8133, fax (781) 894-7821,,

18k two-tone necklaces hold diamonds from 0.42 to 1.50 carats.

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

18k white gold ring is set with six 0.02-ct. round diamonds and a 1-ct. round brilliant center diamond. Suggested retail, $790.

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

18k gold and platinum engagement rings feature half-bezel-set diamonds.

Coge Design Group, Dallas, TX; (972) 713-9927, fax (972) 713-9928.

14k white gold ring is set with 1.50 carats of round brilliant and princess-cut diamonds. Suggested retail, $4,590.

Eugene Biro Corp., New York City; (212) 997-0146, fax (212) 764-4506.

14k gold ring is set with 0.75 carat of diamonds. The center diamond is sold separately. Suggested retail, $2,173.

Stuller, Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777 or (337) 262-7700, fax (337) 981-1655,,

18k gold band with 0.36 carat of round diamonds and 0.40 carat of baguettes is $2,200 suggested retail. Also available in 14k and platinum.

Sachs/Reisman Inc., New York City; (800) 236-5421 or (212) 719-4102, fax (212) 719-4103.

18k yellow gold rings with diamond pavé are $1,792 to $3,588 suggested retail.

Variety Gem Co., New York City; (800) 735-4367,,

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