Professional Jeweler Archive: Wrist Wear

November 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Wrist Wear

Diamond bracelets are becoming fun, comfortable and more affordable

Sterling silver, stainless-steel mesh and textile cords with interchangeable diamond ornaments or diamond melee are turning the heads of consumers shopping for diamond bracelets. The classic diamond line bracelet remains, well, classic. But the newer alternatives offer lower-cost, stylish opportunities for more of your customers to buy diamond bracelets.

“Our bracelets are crafted in 18k gold, comfortable stainless-steel mesh or colorful bands with G/SI diamonds,” says Robert Manse, president of S&R Designs, Marlton, NJ. Incorporating color – whether colored gems, cords or bands – gives the bracelets a light, fun feel. Some popular diamond ornaments are hearts, initials, flowers, stars and peace signs, says Steve Billig, CEO of S&R Designs. For customers with serious diamond addictions, princess cuts are most popular.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Sterling silver and diamond cuff bracelet.

Scott Kay Sterling, Teaneck, NJ; (201) 287-0100, fax (201) 287-1617,

Platinum and 18k gold bracelet holds 19.96 carats of E/VS and fancy intense yellow/VS princess-cut diamonds. Suggested retail, $77,650.

J.B. International, New York City; (800) 213-2077 or (212) 997-3205, fax (212) 997-3209.
18k bracelets from the Vertu Collection have interchangeable ornaments with Signity pink, yellow and blue sapphires and cognac and white diamonds on mesh or lizard-print bands. Suggested retail, $149-$1,299.

S&R Designs, Marlton, NJ; (800) 201-4480 or (856) 985-0303.

Platinum and 18k white gold bracelet features diamond pavé.

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

Diamond pavé tops 14k bangles.

Quality Gold Inc., Fairfield, OH; (800) 354-9833, fax (800) 686-7184.

Platinum and 18k gold bracelet with diamond melee is $28,980 suggested retail.

Michael Bondanza, New York City; (212) 869-0043 or (212) 921-2565.

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