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Pearls of Wisdom – Fran Mastoloni

Fran Mastoloni started his career in pearls in October 1982, however the Mastoloni Story started in the mid-1920s. It was during this time that Frank Mastoloni, Sr. and his brothers founded a company – Frank Mastoloni and Sons, Inc. – dedicated to their worldwide search for exotic materials including coral, cameos, jade and ultimately, cultured pearls. Roughly two decades later Mastoloni made the move to specialize in this ‘new’ cultured pearl phenomenon. He was one of the first in the world to concentrate on cultured pearls. In the 1950s, Mastoloni’s sons and son-in-law joined the business. Together they built a company based on the family principles of quality, fair dealings and innovation. By late 1970 Mastoloni had developed their own designs and brand, year after year renowned for meticulous design and craftsmanship. In the 1980s the third generation came aboard, and the tradition continues with Fran Mastoloni. Now a senior partner in Mastoloni Pearls, Fran has many accomplishments to his name, he has also been a president of the Cultured Pearl Association of America, as well as past treasure and board member of the AGTA, and is a current board member of the Jewellers Vigilance Committee JVC