Professional Jeweler Archive: Singular Sensations

October 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Singular Sensations

The diamond solitaire beauty and rarity combined

Focused on A bold visual statement, your customer develops an attraction to a single diamond. “Elegant and understated, solitaire jewelry allows the diamond to be the center of attraction in the design,” says Patricia Daunis-Dunning of Daunis, Portland, ME. This is the true beauty of a diamond solitaire. Though best-known in rings, solitaire designs are just as striking in pendants and bracelets. Solitaire jewelry is flexible enough to wear on a jeans weekend, suited up for work or showcased against formalwear. They also offer a permanent symbol of individuality during volatile economic times.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

14k white gold Bar Harbor cuff bracelet features a bezel-set diamond. Keystone, $1,383 plus the diamond.

Daunis, Portland, ME; (207) 773-6011, fax (207) 773-3603,

14k white gold pendants hold various size diamonds.

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

14k white gold pendant embraces a 0.10-ct. round brilliant diamond. Suggested retail, $299.

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

18k gold retro Brougham pendant is set with a 0.20-ct. diamond solitaire. Suggested retail, $975.

Harold Freeman Jewelry Co., New York City; (800) 221-4092, fax (212) 691-9528,,

14k white gold pendants are from the Linear series. Suggested retail, $1,800-$2,100.

Avirom & Associates Inc., Boulder, CO; (800) 456-5958 or (303) 494-5624, fax (303) 494-5745.

18k gold pendant features a 5.00-ct. old-mine cut diamond. Suggested retail, $35,000.

Designs by Rita Hyams, San Anselmo, CA; (415) 948-3573, fax (415) 492-0466.

Photo by Robert Weldon.

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