Overnight Mountings Vice President Matthew Roth also sees jewelers' acceptance of brass-and-glass-type programs growing.
"It has been an easier hurdle to overcome because jewelers talk," Roth
says Overnight Mountings has been leasing sterling silver mountings with CZ for 15 years but began selling the silver samples four or five years ago.
It was around this time that the company also launched its Authentix line of sterling silver and CZ mountings.
Authentix allows retailers to handpick their replica pieces, or they can order the best-seller package of 23 individual engagement rings and seven engagement ring-plus-band sets.
says the time is right for programs like Authentix, given two lingering difficulties: the economic environment and high precious metal prices.
"I think the acceptance is growing as more and more people see success with it," he