Anil Maloo, Baggins, Inc.

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Bo Perry

Anil Maloo, Baggins, Inc.Thanks to his grandfather, pearls have always been a passion for Anil Maloo, founder and owner of Baggins, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer and wholesaler of fine quality pearls and pearl jewelry. While he grew up in India, Anil spent many enjoyable summers working for his grandfather’s pearl company in Japan, which was founded in 1958.

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The American Pearl Company®, Inc

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Bo Perry

The American Pearl Company®, Inc
In 1954, John R. Latendresse founded the Tennessee Shell Company in Camden, Tennessee. It specialized in exporting mussels from the rivers and lakes of North America to the Japanese (the only market at the time). At the height of the business in the 1970’s, the company shipped 23 tons of mussels to Japan to make the nuclei for cultured pearls.

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Jack Lynch, Sea Hunt Pearls

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Bo Perry

Jack Lynch, Sea Hunt PearlsSay the name Sea Hunt and many of us baby boomers think of Lloyd Bridges in a late 1950s skin diving underwater action adventure TV series. This is just what Jack Lynch has in mind, and wants our memory cells to evoke every time we think of his business, Sea Hunt Pearls, in San Francisco, California. “Of course, I wanted something that sounded adventuresome and made you envision my search for beautiful pearls.”

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King's Ransom

Posted on April 13, 2014 by Bo Perry

Kings RansomBetty Sue King - otherwise known as "The Pearl Goddess"
 - created King’s Ransom in 1979. She was an elementary schoolteacher in San Francisco when a newly enacted law prompted massive layoffs. Fortuitously an opportunity to wholesale diamonds provided the impetus to carve out a career in the gem industry. 

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Gems Of The World, Inc.

Posted on April 12, 2014 by Bo Perry

Gems Of The World, Inc.Gems of the World Inc. is a cultured pearl company that has been offering a full array of fine cultured pearls, including: White, Black, Gold & Multicolor South Sea, Japanese Akoya, Chinese Freshwater, all of the finest quality. 
www.gemsoftheworldinc.com

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Stuller

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Bo Perry

StullerIn 1970, Matt Stuller founded our company as a business that caters to the unique needs of jewelry professionals. This concept still holds true. Our manufacturing and administrative headquarters is located here in Lafayette, Louisiana, and we have a total of 10 operations on three continents. This enables us to provide just-in-time delivery of more than 200,000 different items in core product categories including diamonds, gemstones, finished jewelry, mountings, findings, bridal jewelry, tools and supplies.

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