“In dire need to escape the Nazi regime of WWII, thousands of Orthodox Jews fled their countries in search of a better life across the Atlantic. Many of them were established European jewelers looking for new opportunities abroad and a chance at a fresh start. At the time, NYC city jewelry centers were competitive and crowded, so the newcomers started setting roots on 47th street transforming the small area of the city into what is now known as the diamond district. Other cities eventually followed suit. LA, Chicago with Jewelers Row and eventually this process touched Miami.
I was first introduced to the Seybold in the late 90’s shortly after moving to Miami and immediately fell in love with its character. It exudes uniqueness, style and panache. If you are a Miamian you know it as the place to go when looking for an engagement ring, a luxury watch or any other unique bling that might satisfy a consumer’s lusty appetite. A historical structure that dates back to the 1920’s, the building occupies 166,000 sq ft and is dubbed as the second largest diamond and jewelry center in the United States.
Family operated out of Connecticut by the Fusco family, the Seybold has a long history. In an attempt to better understand this Miami landmark, , I interviewed the current owner Lynn Fusco.”
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By Matilda Kalaveshi
Are you looking to purchase High-end Jewelry? The Seybold jewelry building has the highest end collections available. Visit the Seybold building today your Go-To place for all things jewelry in Miami!