Professional Jeweler Archive: Color Coordinates

January 2004

Gemstones & Pearls/New Products


Color Coordinates

Cords enhance gemstone hues


Golden citrine, black onyx, chocolate or smokey quartz, orange chalcedony, red carnelian, sapphire and jadeite are the gems of the moment. Add a cord and you’ll have just what your trend-conscious customers want. In addition to trendy, cords are versatile and affordable. “Cords are the new chain. At $14.99 suggested retail, they make a great add-on product,” says Sima Mikaelian, president of Liberty I. Exchange, Pasadena, CA. The rainbow of cord colors available complement any gem.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Green, purple or blue agate butterfly pendants are each set with 0.23 carat of diamonds. Suggested retail, $599 each.

Liberty I. Exchange, Pasadena, CA; (626) 405-1522, fax (888) 634-2236.

The 23mm lapis heart with 18k gold on blue silk is $600 suggested retail. The 23mm Jasper heart on black silk is $480.

B.A. Ballou, East Providence, RI; (800) 755-7099, fax (800) 755-7988.

Sterling silver and 14k yellow gold pendants each hold an 8mm-10mm black Tahitian cultured pearl.

Just Jules, Scottsdale, AZ; (480) 860-6211, fax (480) 860-4488.

14k gold pendant features a 9.50-ct. cushion-cut, checkerboard-faceted citrine on a black silk cord.

Nancy B & Co., Culver City, CA; (800) 421-0464 or (310) 836-8842, fax (310) 836-2409.

The Burmese jadeite chrysanthemum is attached to a jadeite and silk cord bracelet. The slip knot allows one-size-fits-all adjustability. Suggested retail, $120.

Jade by Nikolai, Honolulu, HI; (808) 228-2732, fax (808) 377-3544.

7mm simulated sapphire and 2mm CZ are set in a natural black onyx pendant that hangs from a 2mm cobalt rubber cord. Suggested retail, $81. Cord sold separately.

Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM; (800) 545-6566, fax (800) 965-2329.

18k white gold pendant features 1.40 carats of sapphires and 0.35 carat of diamonds on lace. Suggested retail, $1,000.

Cherie Dori, Sunrise, FL; (800) 226-8816 or (954) 741-0711, fax (954) 741-0901.

The 9-10mm natural black Tahitian cultured pearl hangs from 14k gold on a black rubber cord. Suggested retail, $200.

Tara & Sons Inc., New York City; (800) 235-2790 or (212) 575-8191, fax (212) 869-9332.

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