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The A. JAFFE story begins in 1892 in early New York and continues today with your purchase of one of the most precious and special engagement rings in the world. One of the only 19th century jewelers still active in New York City, A. JAFFE has thrived from an unwavering commitment to uphold old world standards of craftsmanship and to adhere to the arduous demands of meticulous diamond selection. Each A. JAFFE ring is perfectly crafted, seamlessly combining modern glamour with timeless elegance. Every A. JAFFE diamond is a rare gem, laboriously selected from very limited availability and perfectly matched to companion stones set along side.
Kirk Kara Diamond Engagement Rings - Hattiesburg, MS

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Kirk Kara has enriched his district sense of design over several decades, drawing upon influences dating back to his great grandfather’s day. He recalls the magical sights, smells and sensations of the 1890s workshop where his grandfather taught the craft to his father. It was in this workshop that Kirk Kara discovered his passion for jewelry design at a very early age and mastered the skills and techniques he applies to his designs today.

Alwand Vahan Diamond Engagement Rings - Hattiesburg, MS

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Sophisticated, wearable jewelry for women. Established in 1968, Vahan Jewelry is an awarding winning designer of gold, sterling silver and diamond jewelry.

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Frederic Duclos is an award winning French designer of contemporary sterling and sterling and 14 karat combinations of jewelry and gifts.Originally from Southeastern France, his upbringing cultivated an admiration for art and sculpture. In his mind, sculpture was limitless, but controlling size and balance to create individual jewelry pieces became his passion. After completing studies in Paris, he was immediately drawn into the allure of jewelry design. With his wife Karen, they have strive to present collections that reflect sensuality and femininity with a twist of reality.

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For over 100 years, Imperial has been the country’s leading expert in pearls and a leading designer of pearl jewelry. Our three generations of pearl experts travel the world hand selecting rare pearls directly at the source, ensuring we have first pick of annual pearl harvests before they are even available to other companies. The fact that we are the largest independent pearl company in America allows us to leverage our unprecedented buying power to secure lots of pearls at prices others simply can’t obtain. From Golden-Age of Cinematic star Loretta Young to Rita Hayworth to Elizabeth Taylor to First Lady Nancy Reagan, Imperial Pearls have been the choice for discriminating fashionistas since the 1900’s. Over our decades in the business, we have established strong personal relationships with pearl farmers throughout the world while remaining industry leaders in jewelry design and craftsmanship.

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William Henry is an American luxury brand devoted to the vision of designing and building superlative functional jewelry crafting collections that integrate form and function into exquisite and unique pieces that belong to a category all their own. Designer and entrepreneur Matt Conable founded the company in 1997 and is now the sole owner. The brand was established creating exclusive and award-winning pocket knives, effectively transforming the archetype of all tools into a superb piece of functional jewelry for men. Today’s collections include writing instruments, money clips, cuff links, golf tools, and William Henry has proudly grown to become one of the most admired and sought after brands in the world of luxury for men. The seamless integration of classic natural materials, precious metals & gemstones, and state-of-the-art alloys is a hallmark of William Henry’s work. But what makes this brand so distinctive is that it has proudly retained the aura and feel of an artisan workshop, where every piece is designed and created exclusively in small, limited, often unique editions. “For many premium watch brands, an edition of 1,000 numbered pieces might be an ‘exclusive’ offering” – says Matt Conable. “At William Henry, that would be the largest and least exclusive offering in our history.” Hand-forged tapestries in metal, chisel carved silver, hand-burnished gold inlay, fine hand engraving, exotic materials, and inlaid gemstones are interwoven into stunning pieces of timeless stature. The distinctive character of the artistry and the personality of the materials make this brand’s every creation truly unique. No two pieces are alike. “I like the idea that William Henry’s creations strike a personal chord in our clients” – says Conable. “Every now and then, it is important to invest in objects that are personal, immediately useful, yet timeless in their appeal and relevance – these rare pieces are imbued with the personality of their owners, and become part of their living legacy”. Matt Conable founded the company with the belief that he could create objects he could be proud of and that would stand the test of time; and that he could take care of people along the way, building a culture more akin to a family than a corporation, a studio than a factory. That’s the dream that started William Henry, and that’s the dream we live today.

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Since its foundation in 1930, CITIZEN has promoted a multi-cultural mindset that fosters excellence and creativity. The very name of the brand conveys a deep respect toward craftsmanship and considered as familiar by citizens the world-over. So as a “citizen” of the world, we bear the responsibility to help cultivate a culture of positive change and on-going evolution through our craft. We take that mission seriously and steadfastly welcome what the future may bring. As a true manufacture d’horlogerie, CITIZEN integrates a comprehensive manufacturing process from creating individual components to a watch’s final assembly. It’s an artisan’s approach to watch making based on pushing forward the boundaries of technology and leveraging our experience toward exploring new possibilities. The product development policy, “The Fusion of Technology and Beauty,” remains a constant motivation for us to merge cutting-edge technology with perfection of design beauty, which as a consequence inspires people to strive to be their best at any time.

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Frederic Sage designs some of the world’s most innovative hand-made Bridal Rings and Jewelry.

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Since 1999, Beverley K. has been dedicated to crafting exquisite jewelry. Today, we have grown into a prominent brand among America’s finest retailers, known for our beautifully detailed styling, fine craftsmanship and superb customer service. New designs are continually introduced, keeping our collection fresh and relevant for your most discriminating clients. Owner Morrie Knopp is passionate about every facet of the business. His commitment to excellence has guided Beverley K. into the fine quality brand it is today.

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ALLISON-KAUFMAN COMPANY, in business since 1920, is one of the oldest and most respected diamond jewelry manufacturers in the United States. Our family owned business has had a commitment to manufacturing the best in fine diamond jewelry for nearly a century. Our quality and workmanship is unsurpassed and our styling is legendary. Our knowledgeable and experienced staff selects only the most brilliant diamonds to be meticulously hand set into exquisite, handcrafted Allison-Kaufman diamond jewelry.

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Costar Imports has been serving Fine Jewelry Independents the United States since 1988. Combining decades of wholesale diamond experience with talented designers and expert manufacturing specialists, we bring you the latest in Bridal & Fashion Diamond Jewelry. Quality, Style, Superior Craftsmanship and Value are at the heart of all Costar products and our attitude to Your Success leads to an everlasting partnership.

Having refined our diamond wholesale knowledge in India before opening two offices in the U.S., we have built our company on a “customer success” philosophy. We are very excited to work with our current and prospective customers to create product lines that set them up for success. This business philosophy has proven beneficial for our Customers and Costar, and keeps Costar committed to providing more than just product.

We are dedicated to treating customers extremely well. Our Customers are not just a number and making You Successful is our primary goal. That is why we carry more than 500 bridal styles and over 500 fashion designs in stock for overnight delivery. We keep you supplied in options that are of impeccable quality and reasonably priced.

Costar carries Bridal, Fashion, and Loose Diamonds, providing our customers with extensive options. With two U.S. offices in San Francisco and New Orleans, we maintain both an East and West coast presence.

We are proud to offer the following programs and services to help you grow your Bridal, Fashion Jewelry & Diamond Business.