In this episode of the Pearls of Wisdom Chatting with Chuck podcast with Chuck Koehler of Anthony Jewelers, we interview Konrad Darling from Darling Imports, a wholesale gemstone and colored stone business since 1992.
Konrad shares the start of their family jewelry stone business with us. He talks about their focus on loose colors, from amethysts, garnets, and citrines, to emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
Konrad also shares some interesting tidbits about how the company’s name came about—and no, we won’t share a clue. But that’s not all; they also discuss Darling Imports’ reserve section, which features unique and one-of-a-kind stones, including art deco pieces, sapphires, and much more. They have around 1500 stones on their website, but Konrad reveals that they have thousands more in their inventory that are not cataloged yet!
If you’re in the market for high-end goods, you won’t want to miss this episode. Konrad also explains how they match stones in-house, making it easier for customers to find the perfect loose stone for their needs. And if you’re worried about the cost of replacing stones in antique pieces, you’ll be interested to hear about their lab-grown options.
With over six employees based in Atlanta, this charming company offers a three-tier grading system, a memo program, and a wide range of stone shapes and sizes. So, tune in and join the conversation to discover why Darling Imports is a true gem with over 30 years of experience in the industry. And if you’re lucky enough to attend the Atlanta Jewelry Show, you might spot them there too.