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Quality Gold Vice President Tony Marciano Dies


Antonino “Tony” Marciano, a four-decade industry fixture known as a passionate and energetic salesperson, died on April 30. He was 61.

“Tony M” grew up in Paramus, N.J. He attended Southern Connecticut State University, and was the first member of the Marciano family to graduate from college.

Marciano’s first job in jewelry was at Michael Anthony Jewelers, a Mount Vernon, N.Y., store owned by his cousins. He started in product control, and eventually rose to senior vice president of sales.

In 1998, he purchased partial ownership of Metal Marketplace International in Philadelphia, and relocated his family to southern New Jersey. In July 2007, he joined CG Creations in Spring Valley, N.Y.

In April 2008, he took his final jewelry industry job, as senior vice president of sales at Quality Gold.

“Tony’s unique personality connected him with everyone fortunate to interact with him,” said a Quality Gold statement. “His bright smile and charm will be forever missed. His passion for the jewelry industry and his customers inspired his colleagues to strive to be their very best in both their professional and personal lives. It’s a testament to him that many on his sales team worked with him for 20-plus years over multiple companies.

“His legacy and unwavering spirit will be everlasting in the hearts and minds of those privileged to work with him.”

Marciano is survived by his wife of 38 years, AnnaMarie, as well as daughter Amber and her husband, Michael, and son Giovanni and his wife, Victoria. A grandchild is on the way.

To honor Tony M’s memory, his family asked “everyone to make a concentrated effort to spend time with their families, hug their loved ones close, eat well, exercise to maintain good health, and remember our friend and shining star for his boundless pursuit to make the world a brighter place.”

(Photo courtesy of Quality Gold)

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By: Rob Bates

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