He was a man ahead of his time, AGTA said, as Kaiser Gems was one of the first American businesses to set up a cutting facility in Bangkok.
She was an icon, both in the way she led and as the voice of “Miss Rhoda” in the store’s radio commercials.
Before his sudden death last week, the designer had reached new creative heights.
He first took a job at then Philadelphia-based Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone in 1963 and retired in 1996.
Glatz owned and operated Glatz Jewelers in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania for more than 40 years.
Friends and colleagues share thoughts on the beloved industry veteran’s incomparable legacy.
Kaiser, whose illustrious career spanned decades, died suddenly on Friday.
He was introduced to gems while living in Nairobi, and his name eventually became synonymous with fine tsavorite.
He helped develop a process to synthesize alexandrite and founded manufacturer and wholesale company Geminex in the 1970s.
Michael Moser served as vice president, U.S. retail at Harry Winston for nearly a decade and also worked at Tiffany.
The former diplomat used her brooches to send a message, some of which need to be heard right now, Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff writes.
She was known as a tireless activist for social justice and champion for artisanal diamond miners.
He was a close friend and business partner of Laurence Graff, who described him as “the greatest diamond dealer I have ever known.”
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.