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Bernard Passman coral jewelry

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Bernard Passman coral jewelry

Hello. I am on island presently and am trying to locate a jeweler who carries Bernard Passman jewelry. I purchased a piece from the Mansion last year and have been informed that they no longer carry his jewelry. Mr Passman'S store in Georgetown has been closed. Thanks for your help.

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12. Re: Bernard Passman coral jewelry

"Regardless, are there other folks who create black coral jewelry on Grand Cayman?"

Doc Carey of Carey's Black Coral Clinic carves Black coral and has pieces for sale. Not sure if Tenson Scott over on the Brac carves black coral or strictly Caymanite.

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16. Re: Bernard Passman coral jewelry

Smushie said it accurately.

After Mr. Passman's death the stores sold some of the stock for 50%off the original pricing. At the end of the business, stores were selling from 30-50% off pieces both old and newer styles.

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I need service on my Passman Ring. If I have just anyone work on it, with it hurt the value? I just received as NEW from parents trip to Cayman island cruise. It was not new, under a magnification loupe I can see

the stones are not on same flat plane, black coral has a couple nicks and the underside has lots of wear scratches. I found Raintree Black coral use to work for him is that a TRUSTED source ???

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18. Re: Bernard Passman coral jewelry

BillC, I don't really know what to say about the item being new or used. If they bought it thinking it was new then they definitely should look into reimbursement. The freestanding Passman stores were closed on Grand Cayman over a year ago. A jewelry store in Camana Bay was going to sell pieces so perhaps that's where it was bought.

As for Raintree Black Coral, I have no personal experience with them. If one of my pieces needed black coral replaced I would contact them to see how they operate. If one of my diamonds needs replacing or repair, I'd do that locally. As for value... While I have appraisals from Passman's, I highly doubt if I went to a jeweler that didn't deal with black coral or know of Bernard Passman, the value would be as high as originally stated.

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19. Re: Bernard Passman coral jewelry

Yes my parent bought two nearly identical rings. One yellow gold for my brother and one white for me. They were on a cruise from San Diego thru Panama to finish in Mobile AL. They bought from the retail store in Cayman island. Purchased as new in Sept 2010. They never looked as since their return from vacation until yesterday. Was to be a gift for when one of our parent passes. Sept 1 was a one year anniversary on my sister passing. Father (suffering from Alzheimer) wanted to see brother and I receive a priceless gift.

I found the BKP logo inside, I think its real just shocked to see it appears to have been worn and scratched, Coral has a small dent and 1/4" cut/ crack?. I'm with Father most the time and mother also concurred he Never had it out of the original box. So I'll try a couple local jewelers and see what is the best repair. Not to compromise the original NAME value.

From reading about the Passman line I do not think they would sell a ring that was not anything less then the best. All the 8 diamonds have the same cut but are not clocked at the same angle and 3 are tilted off plane.

I think Bernard would not be happy with a employee selling or reselling something that was not Top shelf. They really sold the idea Passman stores and lifetime warranty. Should have known his life was over and all sale are final.

Thanks for your help. hope I can find a good fix and this been the only issue for my first real piece of jewelery.

NJ
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20. Re: Bernard Passman coral jewelry

By 2010 the original Passman company had been sold. The new group probably did sell off items that were previously owned. I am positive pieces were bought back from customers(obviously used) because I had traded 'up' a few times. It was allowed during Mr. Passman's time. But pieces were supposed to be locked away. I'd be irritated if I bought a piece and wasn't told it was used.

If you use Raintree black coral be sure to let us know how it worked out.

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