In the early morning of Sunday, April 30th, 2023, Antonino “Tony” Marciano passed away at 61-years-old. He left an indelible mark on the jewelry industry, with a career spanning almost 40 years. His legacy and unwavering spirit will be everlasting in the hearts and minds of those privileged to work with him.
“Tony M,” as he was known in the industry, was a larger-than-life figure. Born on May 30th, 1961, Tony grew up in Paramus, NJ and found his love for wrestling at Paramus High School. He was the first member of the Marciano family to graduate college and was a proud alumnus of Southern Connecticut State University.
After graduating, Tony began his career in the jewelry industry working for his cousins at their family business, Michael Anthony Jewelers, in Mt. Vernon, NY. Starting in product control, he eventually rose to become the Senior Vice President of Sales. It was in these formative years that Tony established lifelong friendships with colleagues and customers alike.
In April 1998, Tony made a major life change when he purchased partial ownership of Metal Marketplace International in Philadelphia. Relocating his family to Southern New Jersey, Tony built on the relationships he had made at Michael Anthony and ingrained himself with the local jewelry community.
Never one to be idle, Tony was searching for new horizons in July 2007, and found them by working for CG Creations in Spring Valley, NY. Shortly after, Tony found his next and final adventure at Quality Gold in April 2008.
As Senior Vice President of Sales at Quality Gold, Tony brought a fresh vision to the sales department. By utilizing a customer-focused strategy to implement a vast sales force, Tony connected their talents with an established strong product infrastructure to better connect customers with Quality Gold. While he was very proud of what he created, Tony always credited his success to the team that had stuck by his side over his 40 years in the industry. His approach to customer relationships was the gold standard of not just being another vendor, but also becoming a strategic partner and trusted advisor to jewelers across the country.
Tony’s unique personality connected him with everyone fortunate to interact with him. His bright smile and charm will be forever missed. His passion for the jewelry industry and his customers inspired his colleagues to strive to be their very best in both their professional and personal lives. It’s a testament to him that many on his sales team worked with him for 20+ years over multiple companies.
Tony is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 38 years, AnnaMarie; his adoring children Amber Vigna and her husband Michael, and Giovanni Marciano and his wife Victoria; and a grandchild on the way. He also leaves a legion of family, friends, and cherished colleagues who will remember his zest for life and the boundless wisdom he imparted to them.
To honor Tony M, his family asks everyone to make a concentrated effort to spend time with their families, hug their loved ones close, eat well, exercise to maintain good health, and remember our friend and shining star for his boundless pursuit to make the world a brighter place.