David has dedicated his life to preserving and promoting the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of the American jewelry industry. It is this quality that he brings to jewelry stores around the country with his Jabel collection and signature David Connolly collections. These collections feature carefully crafted pieces of jewelry set with hand-selected gemstones and diamonds in David’s boutique-style jeweler’s studios.
When you select a piece of jewelry from David, you are selecting a future heirloom for generations to admire, because his quality surpasses common standards of today. He understands that the jewelry you select will become a treasure for your great-grandchildren to inherit, reflecting your legacy, your love story, and your impact on their life.
David believes in green manufacturing, ethical gem and diamond sourcing, reducing waste, lowering his company’s carbon footprint, and supporting local economies.
David knows that first-hand knowledge of your stone dealers is crucial. He also knows that building relationships is vital, which is why he stands by organizations like the Kimberly Process.
To ensure his stones originated from a reliable and trustworthy source, David spent years traveling to Bangkok, Thailand, the world’s hub for colored stones. Through the relationships he built, David is now able to reduce the company's carbon footprint, relying, relying on virtual communication and commercial shipping methods to import the finest stones for his jewelry, hence, eliminating the need for fossil-fueled international travel.
A reduced need for repairs means less traveling to jewelry stores, less propane needed for a jeweler’s torch, and less dispensable jewelry traded in for cash or gold. It also means less of a need for international shipping, which contributes to greenhouse gasses. Keeping shipping local means reduced dependence on fossil fuels, less greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduced impact on the supply chain from international crises.
Every piece of jewelry is an investment in a community — from a press operator to a hand engraver, and from a stone buyer to a customer service representative. With this commitment, David shares his love with like-minded independent jewelry stores around the country.