He had a vision to improve die strike jewelry, a popular method of jewelry making in the early 1900’s. J.J. believed that he could engineer better dies that would eliminate excessive solder points and focus on solid versus hollow jewelry. The improved quality was a hit with jewelry stores who appreciated having their store known for better quality jewelry with shoppers in the area.
Her passion for promoting the benefits of die struck jewelry allowed the company to combat the rising popularity of casting, a cost-efficient method of jewelry making. Even after June’s passing, she was remembered fondly by many jewelers for her little box of demonstration dies that she carried with her everywhere. Not only was June a champion for die struck jewelry, but she was an avid supporter of women in the jewelry industry. An early member of the Women’s Jewelers Association (WJA), June believed in the power of women in the industry.
Today, these two diverse jewelry collections are now crafted with care in David’s boutique style jewelry studios. Equal care, quality, and craftsmanship is dedicated to every piece of jewelry, from a simple pair of Amethyst birthstone studs to an elaborate, hand-engraved engagement ring set with brilliant diamonds.
David Connolly, a longtime admirer of Jabel, recognized its historic significance and quickly stepped in. By late summer, Jabel was back in operations and began rebuilding its network of independent fine jewelers.
We invite you to explore the timeless quality of Jabel, under the new leadership of David Connolly.