What’s New/Jewelry

  1. Ambras, specialist in gold earrings and assorted colored stone and gold jewelry, is now exclusive supplier of 10k and 14k gold Looney Tunes jewelry. It offers cast, electroformed and photoetched pieces featuring such characters as Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Marvin the Martian and the Tasmanian Devil. Ambras Fine Jewelry Corp., 48 W. 37 St., New York, NY 10018; (212) 594-5252, fax (212) 268-1546.

  2. Asialuxe, a three-year-old, Hong Kong-based firm, signed an exclusive license agreement to manufacture and distribute a line of 18k gold and South Sea pearl jewelry under the Nina Ricci brand name worldwide (except in the Japanese domestic market). The line was launched at the October Tax Free World Exhibition in France at suggested duty-free retail prices of $350-$1,500. Asialuxe PS Ltd., 1401 Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong; (852) 2526-0251, fax (852) 2536-4210, asialuxe@asiaonline.

  3. Mosaic opal and sapphire bracelet #BEI0146 in 18k gold with .09 ct. of diamonds is $3,560 keystone. Mosaic opal and tsavorite ring #REI9920L in 18k gold with an etched finish and .03 ct. of diamonds is $1,400. Opal inlay pendant #PEI0792 with diamond melee (.10 ct. t.w.) is $1,912. Designs by John Bagley for Bagley & Hotchkiss Ltd., 5468 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403; (800) 621-4169 or (707) 544-8557, fax (707) 542-0718. Photo by Azad.

  4. Freshwater pearls in shades of ivory, bronze and steel gray are hand-strung on a variety of necklaces. Designs include multi-chain torsades, ropes and freshwater pearls as accents on sterling silver chains. Carolee, 19 E. Elm St., Greenwich, CT 06830-6567; (203) 629-1139, fax (203) 629-1272.

  5. Curteis Chains Ltd. of Shropshire, England, adds English gate bracelets to its line of Victorian style chain products. They come in 14k or 18k yellow, rose and/or white gold. Story cards telling the history of these bracelets are available. Curteis Chains America Inc., 585 Warren Ave., E. Providence, RI 02914; (800) 951-5122 or (401) 438-4725, fax (401) 438-4717, e-mail curteis@aol.com.

  6. New styles of women’s gold jewelry with diamonds, colored stones and pearls are available from EMG Creations Inc., 8 W. 37 St., New York, NY 10018; (888) EMG-1212 or (212) 643-0960, fax (212) 643-0963.

  7. Triangle diamonds totaling 3.5 cts. flank 25-ct. fancy intense yellow diamond in platinum and 18k gold ring. Carl K. Gumpert Inc., 550 S. Hill St., #1070, Los Angeles, CA 90013-2411; (800) 843-3998 or (213) 626-6531, fax (213) 627-4406.

  8. Starfish, flowers and other forms in enamel and 18k gold are retail priced from $1,200 to $5,200. Hidalgo, P.O. Box 414097, Miami Beach, FL 33141; (305) 864-4680, fax (305) 865-1196. Photo by Ted Pobiner.

  9. “Deluge Nobel Condor” is a patented, one-of-a-kind line of two-tone 14k gold rings with pavé settings. #MPR-5 (left), .09-ct. t.w. semi-mount, is $789 retail; #MPR-1536 with 1.0 ct. and .24 ct. t.w. is $2,567. Jewels by Jack Inc., 620 N. Brand Blvd., #401, Glendale, CA 91203; (800) 227-1912 or (818) 265-9390, fax (818) 265-1518.

  10. These handmade wheat chains come in 14k and 18k yellow, white and pink gold, and can be made in 2 1/2 mm to 12 mm widths. Suggested retail, from $440 for 16-in., 8.8 dwt neckchain in 14k gold. Bracelets are also available. Khatchadrian Chain Co. Inc., 725 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 627-2821 or (215) 627-5517, fax (215) 627-5501.

  11. New gold on silver jewelry styles are priced from $30 to $70 retail. Landstrom’s Original Black Hills Gold Creations, 405 Canal St., Box 3100, Rapid City, SD 57709; (800) 843-0009 or (605) 343-0157, fax (605) 343-4683.

  12. Corinthian Classics by Diane Mazza feature Rosecut faceted citrines in 18k gold. Earrings are $1,200 keystone; enhancer is $790. Mazza/Bartholomew Ltd., 677 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10022; (800) 255-2409 or (212) 935-4530, (212) 421-3720, fax (212) 355-7801. Photo by Kevin Fortin.

  13. Emerald or ruby rings in 14k gold feature .10 ct. t.w. of diamonds and 1.20 cts. t.w. of gems. Suggested retail: $1,625 with emerald, $1,010 for ruby. Also available in sapphire. M.B. Mumma Inc., 503 Penn St., Reading, PA 19603; (800) 521-2356 or (610) 372-6962, fax (610) 372-2817.

  14. Brooch with diamonds in 14k white and 18k yellow gold is $1,200. Rebecca Myers, 731 N. 19 St., Allentown, PA 18104; (800) 575-4569 or (610) 439-3670. Photo by George Post.

  15. Cluster earrings set with .5 ct. t.w. of diamonds are $199 retail. Plainville Stock Co., 104 South St., Plainville, MA 02762; (508) 699-4434.

  16. 18k yellow gold ring with 19.82-ct. faceted kunzite and .18 ct. t.w. of diamonds features hand engraving on the shank; enameling and hand engraving surround the kunzite. Retail: $12,500. Silverhorn Jeweller, 1155 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108; (805) 969-0442. Photo by Nino Rakicevic.