- Cortlandt Starr (1833-1888) - distinguished during the Civil War - turned jewelry maker.
- Small versions of European style diamond jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.
- Marquand & Paulding, Savannah Georgia.
- Establishment in New York as Marquand and Co.
- Ball, Thomkins and Black.
- B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY.
- Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners Black, Starr & Frost.
1929 - 1966