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Station Necklaces


In 1974, Watergate shocks the political system. Patty Hearst is kidnapped by the SLA. “The Sting” wins Best Picture. And Elsa Peretti designs Diamonds by the Yard for Tiffany & Co., a casual combination of chain interrupted by bezel-set diamonds that is an instant classic. In 1996, the trend returns with a twist: The “Tin Cup” necklace, named after the movie it starred in, replaces the diamonds with pearls and the chain with silk cord and another classic is born. Both of these styles are station necklaces—a necklace “track,” dotted with “stations” at intervals around the neck. It’s a simple concept but the fashion mileage has proved endless. And in 2008, station necklaces are once again important.

Many new styles feature long lengths, 36 inches or even more. Stations are likely to be colorful gemstones or gold elements as well as diamonds and pearls. Links in different sizes are also used as stations. Some styles even reverse the tin cup concept, studding a strand of seed pearls with gold elements. All these necklaces are perfect for layering. Try inviting customers to play dress up, layering necklaces they already own with new station styles or the same style in a different length. They are sure to soon arrive at the next station for their jewelry wardrobe.


Hearts on Fire
Five station garden flower necklace in 18k gold with 2.10 carats of diamonds by Hearts On Fire, suggested retail $7,900, (800) 343-1224.
Michael B.
Platinum and diamond “Sugarcube” necklace available in multiple sizes from Michael B., suggested retail $10,000 to $29,500, (800) 969-9949.
Chad Allison
Diamond and 18k gold figure-eight 17-inch station necklace by Chad Allison, suggested retail $1,700, (212) 278-8669.
flower necklace in 18k gold with 2.ancient coins set in 18k gold
“Empire” necklace with ancient coins set in 18k gold by Giorgio Visconti, suggested retail $4,500, (800) 670-6003.
18k gold station necklace with more than 5 carats of diamonds
Long 18k gold station necklace with more than 5 carats of diamonds from Odelia by A.V. Jewelry, suggested retail $14,010, (212) 391-8076.
18k gold necklace with 7.60 carats of oval and round diamonds
Twenty-four inch 18k gold necklace with 7.60 carats of oval and round diamonds by Rahaminov Diamonds, suggested retail $25,000, (800) 742-8864.
necklace in 18k gold with cultured pearls
“Bee” station necklace in 18k gold with cultured pearls by Slane & Slane, suggested retail $4,400, (212) 691-5820.
18-inch 14k gold necklace with one carat of diamonds
Station 18-inch 14k gold necklace with one carat of diamonds from Overnight, suggested retail $4,700, (888) 731-1111.
gemstone 18-inch 14k gold necklace with amethyst, blue topaz, garnet, and peridot
Checkerboard gemstone 18-inch 14k gold necklace with amethyst, blue topaz, garnet, and peridot from Stuller, suggested retail $394, (800) 877-7777.
18k gold necklace with ruby spheres and diamond rondelles
“Boule” collection 18k gold necklace with ruby spheres and diamond rondelles by Mariani, suggested retail $31,500, (39) 039-32-2442.
Necklace in 18k rose gold and silver
Necklace in 18k rose gold and silver with basketweave circular stations from Alisa, suggested retail $675, (888) 253-6600.
Diamond and 18k gold necklace
Diamond and 18k gold necklace by Henri Bar, (800) 237-1933.

Photo by Chris Trayer.


14k gold necklace with diamond stations
14k gold necklace with diamond stations by Gabriel & Co., suggested retail $725, (800) 886-5422.
diamond cut necklace with seven individual 14k gold and diamond chains
Astrik Couture “Shining Star” diamond cut necklace with seven individual 14k gold and diamond chains retailing from $440-$632, that can also be worn as one graduated seven-strand bib necklace, suggested retail $3,900, from Super Bell, (800) 884-3888.
Two strand necklace of ocean pearls with 14k and 18k gold
Two strands of ocean pearls with 14k and 18k gold, suggested retail $2,300 each, and phantom quartz and 18k gold necklace, suggested retail $3,600, by Alexandra Essex Exquisite Jewels, (805) 884-1845.