Black Starr and Frost

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Description

Specialties

Prestigious Jewelers

  • Cortlandt Starr (1833-1888) – distinguished during the Civil War – turned jewelry maker.
  • Small versions of European style diamond jewelry items, bows, flowers, leaves, etc.

1801

  • Marquand & Paulding, Savannah Georgia.

1810

  • Moved to New York City.

1932

  • Marquand & Bros.

1833

  • Marquand & Co.

1939

  • Ball, Thomkins & Black.

1851

  • Ball, Black & Co.
  • Specialized in imported jewelry and rare gems.
  • Participated in the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London.

1876

  • B, S & F moved to 251 Fifth Ave NY.
  • Cortland Starr & Aaron Frost became partners forming Black, Starr & Frost.
  • Participated in the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

1893

  • Participated in the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

1898

  • Moved to 29th and Fifth Ave.

1939-40

  • Exhibited at the New York World’s Fair.

1929 -1966

  • Merged with Gorham to become: Black, Starr & Gorham.
  • 48th & Fifth Avenue, NY.

1972

  • Owned by Kay Jewelers

1990

  • Owned by Sterling, Inc.

2006

  • Purchased by Molina, Inc. Phoenix AZ.