Professional Jeweler Archive: Bigger Is Better

September 2003

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products


Bigger Is Better

Sizable jewelry comes roaring back


Accessories are super-sized for the fall fashion season. Large handbags, oversized scarves and big belts are found everywhere from tony boutiques to Target. Likewise, consumers want large pendants, big square rings worn on the index finger, chunky turquoise jewelry, fat bangles and elaborate earrings – all set with bold, colorful, affordable gems.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

18k gold slide pendant features a round citrine.

Rita Hyams, San Anselmo, CA; (415) 457-9323.

Orange and yellow sapphires adorn 18k gold rings and necklace with diamond pavé accents.

JFA Designs, Irvine, CA; (949) 263-9909, fax (949) 263-9910.

18k gold enhancer features a 5.50-ct. trillion-cut pink tourmaline and 0.35 carat of pavé diamonds. Suggested retail, $3,630.

GJ Designs, Sarasota, FL; (941) 951-6658, fax (941) 365-2577.

18k gold Sabi pendant showcases diamonds and moonstones. It can be worn as a brooch also.

Henry Dunay, New York City; (212) 768-9700, fax (212) 944-0308.

Amethyst, blue topaz and citrine rings come in 18k yellow, white or rose gold and are $1,000-$1,500 retail.

Raico, Great Neck, NY; (800) 362-5866 or (516) 466-7782, fax (516) 466-7830.

18k gold pendant with three rows of diamonds and aubergine Tahitian cultured pearl is $1,400 suggested retail.

Albert Asher, New York City; (212) 944-7230.

14k gold drop earrings feature Australian opal doublets. Suggested retail, $272.

Idaho Opal & Gem Corp., Pocatello, ID; (800) 635-9800, fax (208) 233-0120.

A 33.81-ct. green tourmaline cabochon tops this 18k gold ring with 0.55 carat of marquise diamonds. Suggested retail, $7,500.

Susan Sadler, Tulsa, OK; (918) 743-1048, fax (918) 743-1068.

3.59-ct. emerald is surrounded by 0.94 carat of round diamonds in this platinum ring. Suggested retail, $32,000.

Coast Diamond, Los Angeles, CA; (213) 627-2655, fax (213) 627-2038.

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