The 20thCentury Behind Us Jewelry’s Visionaries New Millennium Series

Who had the most impact on the jewelry industry in the 1900s? Here are the answers, all 64 of them, listed under six categories. Some of the people selected are obvious— they’re virtual legends of the industry. Many others, however, may surprise you. The jewelry industry in this century owes its success to the countless unsung suppliers and retailers who served and shaped the evolving demands of the consumer. But the industry would not be where it is today without the special contributions of those who deviated from the script, seeing a new need—for a new instrument, a new association, a new style of jewelry—before anyone else. These innovators were inspired not only by profit but also by a passion for their craft and a desire to further the interests of the trade. As the curtain comes down on 100 years of tremendous progress, it’s time for the leading players to take

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