Professional Jeweler Archive: Chain Reaction

May 2003

Precious Metals/New Products

Chain Reaction

Link shapes, sizes and finishes go beyond the basics

Bold ovals, modern mesh and unusual shapes create new looks in chains. Combinations of solid and open links, matte and polished finishes and varying sizes of links on the same chain coupled with highly architectural link patterns add depth and definition.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

925 sterling silver jewelry suite with rhodium finish sparkles with CZ accents.

Friedrich Stahl Design USA, Providence, RI; (888) 655-6736, fax (401) 722-9765,

18k gold delicate teardrop and round links are punctuated by heavier stations.

Mattioli/KWM Exclusives, New York City; (877) KWM-GEMS.

From left, bold 14k gold bracelets are a small mariner, large swivel, larger mariner and small swivel. Suggested retail, $1,302-$3,576.

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

Bracelets with alternating 14k white and yellow gold geometric links are $349-$399 suggested retail.

Silber’s, Houston, TX; (800) SILBERS or (713) 784-6226, fax (713) 784-0396,

18k gold bracelet features a lion
toggle clasp.

Coeur De Lion ... Heart of the Lion, Sausalito, CA; (800) 345-4367 or (415) 331-0107, fax (415) 331-3207.

This 8-inch men’s black and gray titanium bracelet is $375 triple keystone.

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

Sterling silver necklace features three checkerboard-cut blue topaz and diamond accents. Suggested retail, $3,950.

David Yurman, New York City; (212) 896-1588, fax (212) 896-1592.

14k gold open link bracelet and necklaces are $95 to $539 suggested retail.

Aaura Inc., Chicago, IL; (800) 345-4445, fax (312) 641-6520.

14k gold and sterling silver link necklace is $190 suggested retail.

Ed Levin Jewelry, Cambridge, NY; (518) 677-8595. Photo by Ralph Gabriner.

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