Saturday, July 19, 2008

23 Years - January 2009

Diamonds & Design – The Maria Collection Celebrates 23 Years

In January 1986 the Maria Collection Fine Jewelry was established. Starting as an independent jewelry department located in Patriciana Distinctive Gifts and Bridal Registry. The Collection carried European hand-engraved wedding bands and Italian crafted karat gold jewelry.

Customer confidence inspired The Collection to pursue carrying diamonds. Always seeking premiere lines, The Collection established a business relationship with Lazare Kaplan and promoted ideal-cut diamonds. Building on the foundation of integrity, quality and style, The Collection continued its development by promoting designer jewelry.

In 1994, The Maria Collection purchased its current Carlls Corner location in Upper Deerfield, New Jersey. The building was remodeled inside and more designer lines were featured. Traveling the world for distinctive and different jewelry, The Collection continues its growth.

In the fall of 1999, a second business opportunity presented itself. As a result, Diamonds & Design - The Maria Collection, Fine Jewelers opened in November 1999 at the corner of Main and Landis Avenues in Vineland, New Jersey. This location specializes in custom designing and diamond jewelry.

November 2006 marked the debut of The A List, a New York style boutique, featuring fashion and jewelry, run by Antoinette Mac Donald located at the Vineland, NJ location’s second level.

This January will mark The Collection’s 23rd Anniversary. Although time has passed, the philosophy of “One Look…See the Difference,” in quality and style continues to inspire them to be the ideal choice for diamonds and distinctive fine jewelry.