Professional Jeweler Archive: Sparkling Color

January 2005

Cover Focus / Women

Sparkling Color

Gemstone jewelry is popular with women because of the explosion of color in apparel fashion


Know what’s showing and what’s selling in colored gem jewelry:

Multicolored pieces allow for easier coordination with apparel, either by complementing clothing colors or adding a “pop” to black or white.

Colored gems accented with diamonds give women the best of both worlds.

Right-hand rings continue to receive ad support in the diamond sector – use this awareness to sell colored gem right-hand rings to women who want to set a trend, not follow.

Handmade platinum ring with 4.79-ct. Ceylon sapphire is accented with 0.92 carat of half-moon diamonds.

Adasco Designs Inc., New York City; 800) 632-6685, fax (212) 768-1041.

The Carré Collection is 18k yellow gold featuring amethyst, topaz, peridot, citrine, rhodolite garnet and iolite. The pendant has 1.3 carats of gems and is $415 suggested retail, the ring has 1.3 carats of gems and is $535 and the earrings have 1.54 carats of gems and are $375.
Guy Laroche for Jewel Trends, Secaucus, NJ; (800) 529-9054,
18k white gold necklace suspends 4.50 carat of multicolored emerald-cut sapphires and has 0.88 carat of round diamonds.

Fusaro, New York City; (212) 869-0151, fax (212) 869-0155.

14k gold earrings are set with colored gems.

Zoe B., New York City, (212) 564-1345, fax (212) 594-1382,

Pendant features a 4.57-ct. Paraíba tourmaline with black onyx and 1.46 carats of diamonds in 18k white and yellow gold. Suggested retail, $38,000.

Cornelis Hollander, Scottsdale, AZ; (800) 677-6821,

Suite of 18k jewelry is set with multicolored gemstones and diamond accents. Suggested retail, $8,010 for the bangle, $2,600 for the earrings, $2,610 for the ring and $1,705 for the pendant.

Bellarri International, Scottsdale, AZ; (800) 255-0192, fax (480) 609-8822.

1.38 carats of princess-cut pink sapphires circle 0.31 carat of round diamonds in this 18k white gold pendant. Suggested retail, $1,800.

Dilamani Designs, New York City; (212) 944-7855, fax (212) 944-7522.

18k white gold ring holds a 10.70-ct. aquamarine accented with 1.25 carats of diamonds.

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

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