- 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.
- Moved to New York City.
- Marquand & Bros.
- Marquand & Co.
- Ball, Thomkins & Black.
- Ball, Black & Co.
- Specialized in imported jewelry and rare gems.
- Participated in the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London.
- 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.
- Participated in the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
- Moved to 29th and Fifth Ave.
- Exhibited at the New York World’s Fair.
- Merged with Gorham to become: Black, Starr & Gorham.
- 48th & Fifth Avenue, NY.
- Owned by Kay Jewelers
- Owned by Sterling, Inc.
- Purchased by Molina, Inc. Phoenix AZ.