Bauman-Massa, a century-plus-old St. Louis–based jewelry manufacturer, is liquidating, its site says.
“After 132 years Bauman-Massa Jlry Co. is closing its doors,” says a note on its site. “By request and in cooperation with our secured lender we are liquidating everything.”
A phone recording said that, as part of the liquidation, it is selling its jewelry direct to the public for the first time.
The company was founded in 1882 by Samuel H. Bauman and Edwin Massa, and remained in the Bauman family until 1951. In recent years, it also dealt diamonds and pearls, and became known for its Kate McCullar collection.
The company declined further comment.