Retired since the 1990s, the company’s eponymous creator died at age 83.
He designed for European and Hollywood royalty at Cartier.
A beloved and respected figure in the industry, he was a past JA president and member of National Jeweler’s Retailer Hall of Fame.
He was a close friend and business partner of Laurence Graff, who described him as “the greatest diamond dealer I have ever known.”
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff celebrates the Golden Girl’s jewelry style ahead of what would’ve been her 100th birthday.
He was a third-generation jeweler with a passion for design who also loved jazz and spending time in the sunshine.
Assael, who died last month at 75, took the pearl and coral company in new directions.
He worked at the Bridgeport, Connecticut company for 35 years.
National Jeweler honors the members of the industry who died this year.
He joined the Selco jewelry chain in the 1960s, eventually becoming president and selling the jewelry division to focus on watches.
He had recently been supporting the protestors of a Marange diamond miner.
The longtime industry veteran had a breakthrough case of COVID-19.
She got her start in the business in 1957, when she established Fortunoff’s fine jewelry division.
She worked for companies in California, New Mexico, and Texas over her long career.
He purchased the retailer in 2006 after it ran into financial trouble and set about bringing back its sparkle.
He was known for being generous, loving, and supportive, and created a culture of excellence at the fine jewelry store that bears his name.
The son of company founder Saul Bell, he was pivotal in growing the company into what it is today.
A wake and services are scheduled to take place Sept. 11-13 for the designer, who died Sept. 5 at the age of 67.
A native of Lithuania, Šepkus is remembered as a true artist and a kind man.
He had a passion for AGS that helped it grow into the respected association it is today.
She was known as a consummate professional who was gracious and kind, leaving behind a legacy of philanthropy and love.
Beloved by customers, Lambrecht rose to become the retailer’s first female regional vice president of operations.
The former Sterling and Zales employee was known for being firm but fair, a great teacher to her employees, and full of love.
The funeral for Hedaya, the final victim identified in the Surfside condo collapse, took place Tuesday in her native Brooklyn.
Benhamou was also the founder of gold jewelry manufacturer OroAmerica.