Professional Jeweler Archive: Mix or Match

September 2003

Diamonds/New Products

Mix or Match

Create visual impact with a mixture of fancy cuts

Mixing and matching fancy diamond cuts and using varying sizes of the same cut lend a fresh feel to traditional jewelry. Offer a mixture of princess and baguette cuts for a square deal. Or throw customers a curve with a mix of oval and pear cuts.

Connect with your most discerning customer by offering something unusual – these shapes create new looks sure to appeal to your upscale diamond enthusiasts.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Platinum ring and earrings feature cushion-cut diamonds.

William Goldberg Diamond Corp., New York City; (212) 980-4343, fax (212) 980-6120.

Platinum and 18k yellow gold ring is set with a 3-ct. emerald-cut diamond and 0.30 carat of round diamonds. Suggested retail, $3,390 for the semimount.

Claude Thibaudeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; (877) 397-9411, fax (800) 644-5077.

Handmade platinum ring is set with a 1.51-ct. cushion-cut diamond flanked by 0.64 carat of half-moon diamonds. Suggested retail, $14,600.

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

This ring, from the Naked Diamond collection, is set with princess and round diamonds.

Peter Storm, Belmont, CA; (650) 341-8717, fax (650) 341-8719.

Three-stone diamond rings are available in platinum, platinum with 18k gold or two-tone 18k. Side diamonds are bullet, half-moon and trapezoid shapes. Center diamond is the customer’s preference. Suggested retail for semimounts, $3,490-$6,723.

A. Jaffe, New York City; (800) 223-0553, fax (800) 628-4183.

Platinum and 18k yellow gold ring has 0.52 carat of fancy yellow pear-shaped diamonds and features a 1.01-ct. D/VSI pear-shaped center diamond. Suggested retail, $15,620.

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

Rings feature Nissencut™ Diamonds from C&K Nissenbaum.

C&K Nissenbaum, New York City; (800) 421-6280 or (212) 869-7646, fax (212) 869-7659.

Handmade platinum ring features special-cut diamond bullets. Diamonds total 0.40 carat. Semimount is $3,200 keystone.

David Levy Diamonds & Fine Jewels Inc., New York City; (866) 398-8952 or (2120 398-8952.

14k white gold rings hold princess and baguette diamonds. Suggested retail, $7,845 for the band, $8,655 for the engagement ring.

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

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