By Michelle Graff
michelle.graff@nationaljeweler.com

Over the last few weeks, I've spent a lot of time pulling together photos of jewelry for a Vegas Market Week preview in our June issue (look for it in the mail or at the shows next week). But with Couture and JCK fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to take a look at a category that's been a hot topic at the counter over the last year: silver.

I pulled these images together not only because each of the designers will be exhibiting in Vegas, but because I wanted to showcase the diversity of styles and metalworking techniques that sterling silver jewelry designers have been employing as of late.

Among my personal favorites? The designs from Calgaro and Sabido & Basteris, whose fabric-like silver had me do a double-take. Yes, those pink and orange Sabido strands are actually silver.

For a closer look at any of the images below, just click on the photo.

 Sabido    
Rotenier    

Above left: Sabido & Basteris
"Abundance Necklace" in fine pink and orange sterling silver with filigree pendants; suggested retail price is $815. SabidoBasteris.com

Above right: Rotenier
"Seville" cuff in sterling silver; suggested retail price is $895. (866) 768-3643 or Rotenier.com

SterlingReputation    
DavidTishbi

Above left: Sterling Reputation
Earrings in sterling silver with a black rhodium finish; suggested retail price is $63. (866) 845-0140 or SterlingReputation.com

Above right: David Tishbi
“Encircled Gem Pendant” in sterling silver with garnet, amethyst and citrine; suggested retail price is $129. (877) DTISHBI or DavidTishbi.com


Calgaro    
Konstantino

Above left: Calgaro
"Jealousy Collection" bracelets in sterling silver with patented colorized silver fabrication; suggested retail price is $795. (818) 319-4200 or CalgaroUSA.com

Above right: Konstantino
"Apasia Collection" earrings in sterling silver and gold with hammered textured; suggested retail price is $870. Konstantino.com

ToddReed    
Petra

Above left: Todd Reed
Hand-forged and fabricated bracelet in silver and 18-karat gold with 1.15-carat sawed diamond octahedron; suggested retail price is $4,400. ToddReed.com

Above right: Studio Petra Azar
"River of Love" sterling silver heart amulet with lab-grown white sapphire and diamonds. All pendants are equipped with extendable sterling silver double chains and patented "Magnetic Power Clasp." The designer's signature and "River of love" are engraved on back; the collection will be available on special offer during JCK, with suggested retail prices ranging from $150 to $195. StudioPetraAzar.com

AlwandVahan       
Artistry

Above left: Alwand Vahan
Bangle bracelets in sterling silver with 14-karat gold, with or without diamonds; suggested retail price for bracelet at center, without diamonds, is $600, and for bracelets with diamonds is $1,125 each.
(800) 365-6101 or VahanJewelry.com

Above right: Artistry Ltd.
"Elegant Engraved Locket," 36 millimeters, in sterling silver with 18-inch sterling chain and two acetate-covered photo insets; suggested retail price is $110. (888) 674-3250 or ArtistryLimited.com

RobertLeeMorris

Above: Robert Lee Morris
"Futura" collection bracelet with sterling silver on leather strap; suggested retail price is $2,500.
(212) 633-4948






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