A TRUE AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
The mid-1920s marks the start of the Mastoloni Story. It was during this time that Frank Mastoloni, Sr. and his brothers founded a company dedicated to their worldwide search for exotic materials including coral, cameos, jade and ultimately, cultured pearls. Roughly two decades later Mastoloni made the move to specialize in this ‘new’ cultured pearl phenomenon. He was one of the first in the world to concentrate on culture pearls.
In the 1950s, Mastoloni’s sons and son-in-law joined the business. Together they built a company based on the family principles of quality, fair dealings and innovation. By late 1970 Mastoloni had developed their own designs and brand, year after year renowned for meticulous design and craftsmanship. In the 1980s the third generation came aboard and the tradition continues.
Today, Mastoloni is one of the most trusted and respected pearl-industry veterans; a company known worldwide for its ability to supply virtually any cultured pearl desired. An innovator with a reputation for quality forged over decades of experience, Mastoloni has a heritage of which all can be proud.
MASTOLONI AND THE CPAA
In 1957, the Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) was founded with the intention of cultivating awareness, interest, demand and successful marketability of cultured pearls across both the retail and consumer levels. The organization is a non-profit group comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, dealers and supplier of cultured pearls in the US. Through promotion, education, public relations and unwavering commitment, the CPAA aims to inspire an authentic passion for all cultured pearl varieties.
CULTURED PEARL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA | FIRST GENERAL DINNER MEETING | FEBRUARY 1959
The Mastoloni family played a large part in the founding of the CPAA and maintain strong ties within the organization. Frank Mastoloni was amongst the original founding members; his sons, Frank and Ray – and grandson, Francis are all former presidents.
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