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.
He joined the Selco jewelry chain in the 1960s, eventually becoming president and selling the jewelry division to focus on watches.
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.
He was known for being generous, loving, and supportive, and created a culture of excellence at the fine jewelry store that bears his name.