In the early '80's he was introduced in to the world of colored gemstones. It was "love at first sight". At that time, there were very few dealers outside of New York who had the passion and desire to pursue gems other than diamonds. In no time, he was entrenched in the various jungles of the world soaking up all that he could on rubies, sapphires and emeralds. The other stones just fell into place. Today, as a leading world expert, he is often contacted by other dealers for his impression of a rare and beautiful stone.
Mark Pharo began his journey into the jewelry business in 1975 serving first as an apprentice, then as a diamond grader and continued his education by traveling the world to the most remote areas learning the business from the mines to 5th Avenue.
In house designs are created by Master Jeweler Paul Zamirski. Nothing leaves the shop until both Pharo and Zamirski sign off on it.
State of the Art
Our shop uses the most modern equipment available, our craftsmen regularly attend continuing education courses, and we take great pride in our trade.
After close to 40 years devoted to the gem and jewelry industry, Mark Pharo has gained a rare insight into the world market which has been key in his ability to spot future trends. With this knowledge, he has helped collectors from around the globe put together importand collections in fine and rare gems. Many see their jewelry collection as a fun and secure way to protect a portion of their wealth in very unstable times.
Designs by Mark Pharo are treasured by notable people of all walks of life. From The White House to the Red Carpet, sophisticated jewelry connoiseurs and gem collectors have sought the advice and expertise which Mark Pharo brings to the table.