Professional Jeweler Archive: Golden Oldies

May 2004

Precious Metals/New Products

Golden Oldies

Antique-inspired metal jewelry features unique appeal

Hand-etching, engraving and monograming are a few details that differentiate antique-inspired jewelry. “Using antique styling enables the designer to use greater detail,” says Sandra Goodkind, designer/owner of Sandra Goodkind Inc., Woodbridge, CT. “The level of intricacy fluctuates to meet any vintage period or budget.” Metals most often used to create inspirations from the past are 14k and 18k yellow and white gold. “Pink gold is often used for jewelry requiring more of a Victorian feel because jewelers of that time used 9k gold, which has a pink cast,” says Goodkind.

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

Handcrafted 18k gold medallions feature diamond accents.

Sandra Goodkind, Woodbridge, CT; (203) 389-4864.

The Shipwreck of El Buen Consejo coin pendants depict the Beauty of Carmel and St. Agnes. Suggested retail, $85 and $92.

Stuller, Lafayette, LA; (800) 877-7777.

European antique-inspired earrings are 14k gold.

Artsation by Boris, Chandler, AZ; (480) 857-9707.

Sterling silver Victorian floral cuff bracelet is $74 suggested retail.

Ed Levin Jewelry, Cambridge, NY; (518) 677-8595.

Reproduction jewelry is created from over 3,000 hand-engraved dies collected in the studios of Hugo A. Black, Custom Jewelry Designs. Jewelry is available in 14k, 18k and platinum as mountings or set with stones. Call for a free catalog.

Hugo A Kohl III, Custom Jewelry Designs, Harrisonburg, VA; (888) 234-8210, fax (540) 574-4306.

14k gold Victorian charm bracelet is $2,100 suggested retail.

Rembrandt Charms, Buffalo, NY; (800) 828-7840, fax (800) 828-7811.

Antique-inspired earrings are made using 10k yellow gold with 12k rose and green gold accents. Suggested retail, $185. The sterling silver earrings also have 12k rose and green gold accents. Suggested retail, $50.

Black Hills Gold Jewelry by Coleman, Rapid City, SD; (800) 874-9926,

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