Our tradition as merchants and dedication to customer service started three generations ago with our patriarch Joel Brill who in 1925 shortly after immigrating from Poland to Cuba, opened his first store at The Royal Palm Hotel. Helped by his daughter Felicia and son Jacobo, Joel strived to provide his customers with the best service and selection.
Pan American Gem was founded forty-four years ago in downtown Miami by the late Jacobo Rosenhoch. He brought with him from Cuba, thirty years experience in business, selling souvenirs and jewelry. His son Joel and subsequently, Joel’s wife, Susana, worked with him for many years until his retirement. Joel has dedicated 30 years to the business and Susana, 15.Joel studied Architecture at the University of Miami and gemology at the Gemological Institute of America and is certified in diamond and colored stones analysis. He has a wide knowledge of jewelry materials with a special interest in organic gem materials (pearls, coral, jet, amber, bone, shell etc.).Susana earned a master's degrees from Florida International University in Epidemiology. She has a keen eye for jewelry design, style, colors and fashion trends. We have recently relocated to the International Jewelry Center, a hub for jewelry needs.
Our Business Goals
We strive to serve our local, national and overseas customers with a varied selection of essential bead design related materials such as pearl, coral, stone and crystal beads as well as sterling silver and 14k gold filled clasps, beads, wire and chain.We also have a select stock of fine gold and silver finished gemstone vintage jewelry; as well as vintage costume jewelry and components.We cater to designers, small manufacturers and hobbyists in addition to jewelry retailers and the retail public.You will find us knowledgeable and helpful in finding solutions to your bead and jewelry needs.