Kingston Fine Jewelry has been a staple in the Hudson Valley Region since 1985. Founded by Gale Knull and Ray Bleser, Kingston Fine Jewelry has for the past four decades grown in reputation to become the premier wedding jewelry and engagement diamond destination in the region.
The family owned jewelry store believes that adding the Rony Tennenbaum collection will allow them a wider outreach and enable them to include same-sex couples as part of their all-inclusive accepted family of customers.
To date, 19 states plus Washington, D.C. have passed marriage equality laws and judges in an additional 12 states have issued rulings in favor of marriage equality. As we continue to celebrate the unbroken string of victories in the legalization of gay marriage, more mainstream & local stores such as Kingston Fine Jewelry, are seeking Tennenbaum’s expert understanding in the culture, tastes and needs of the LGBT community, in order to break into the fast growing LGBT wedding market.
Tennenbaum’s ongoing contribution to the LGBT community (of which he is part) and his commitment to forging LGBT wedding business one local store at a time, has now positioned himself as a recognized and sought-after authority on LGBT wedding jewelry fashion and protocol.
His outreach to the LGBT community includes a lecture series - “Rony Talks” - which are designed to address and familiarize same sex couples with the fast growing new etiquettes and traditions developing across the country as marriage becomes legal in their states.
Tennenbaum has seen a fast growth in demand for his niche collections. Last June, Seattle-based Ben Bridge Jeweler, owned by Warren Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway Inc., began carrying jewelry by Rony Tennenbaum. This past April, Rogers & Hollands - one of the largest family owned jewelry chains in the country - added Tennenbaum’s same-sex bridal jewelry to its Chicago-area stores.
Already enjoying a strong local presence and loyal following, Kingston Fine Jewelry’s believes welcoming the LGBT community will only strengthen their foothold as a bridal destination.
Other store carrying Rony Tennenbaum LGBT Collection include:
Ben Bridge Jeweler (Tacoma & Spokane, WA)
Rogers & Holland (Chicago, IL)
Sparkle (Chicago, IL)
Christensen & Rafferty (San Francisco, CA)
Adolf Jewelers (Richmond, VA)
Blue River Diamonds (Gloucester, MA)
Maurice’s Jewelers (Miami, FL)
Cellini Design Jewelers (Orange, CT)
Photo credit: Ronny Tennenbaum