He was born in Sri Lanka and at a young age he developed a passion for Ceylon gemstones. As a child, he began learning about the gem trade while working with his uncle. He possessed an eye and a knack for selecting the finest Ceylon Sapphires, skills that he is now passing on to his children. He has since migrated to Los Angeles, where he shares his sapphire collection with the rest of the gem trade.
His passion for gemstones and gemology has grown over the years. He continues to visit Sri Lanka and other gem producing parts of the world to acquire the absolute best sapphires. Kalam personally and meticulously selects rough stones and oversees the cutting, faceting and polishing of gemstones before they are brought to our customers. Due to this very selective process, we can personally guarantee that our sapphires are all natural. We can also guarantee the following:
We know our clients and friends desire high quality, fine sapphires and we aim to provide them with just that. Our extensive collection of sapphires is acquired directly from the source in Sri Lanka, also known as Ceylon.
We have a small office and showroom in downtown Los Angeles and welcome visitors. We hope you enjoy exploring our collection as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. We also hope that you make your purchase knowing that we value quality over quantity.
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We carry a large selection of white and fancy color G.I.A. and E.G.L.USA certified diamonds with Ideal Cuts. We provide our diamonds at wholesale prices with 25%-50% less than retail stores. The engagement ring you purchase will be custom made based on your finger size and with us matching the side diamonds quality grade to the center diamond. We create the rings utilizing 3D computer design technology cad software. We also do antique hand engraving style with scroll or filigree patterns. Our work is known for its high-quality craftsmanship. We offer our jewelry in 14K & 18K white and yellow gold and platinum. All jewelry purchased from us comes with an appraisal and an automatic service for life at no charge. Appointments are highly recommended for Saturdays. Pre-owned Rolex (no affiliation) and other fine watches. We can appraise your jewelry. History Established in 1980. Best Diamond Engagement Ring company in Los Angeles has always been our goal. We established in the heart of the Los Angeles Jewelry District also known as the Los Angeles Jewelry Mart or Los Angeles Diamond District and now have been serving worldwide for many years. We are a family operated business and have a majority of our clients that are repeat or have been highly recommended by their family and friends. We always provide customers with family-style service as each customer works directly with one of the family members either Gary, Chris, or Claude. Member of the Better Business Bureau with a grade of A + Store Gallery Product Gallery
Family-owned and family-operated, Golden String Inc. is located in the Los Angeles Jewelry District. Founded in 1971. With an emphasis on custom jewelry, friendly service, and competitive prices, it quickly developed a loyal base of satisfied customers. As the years progressed, our store grew with a knowledgeable sales staff, Graduate Gemologists, and seasoned designers specializing in the production of high-quality diamond rings. With a shift in emphasis to bridal and anniversary jewelry, we reinvented ourselves as Golden String. Along with the new name, we have a brand new collection of bridal rings, wedding bands, anniversary rings, and imported fashion jewelry. Store Gallery Product Gallery