With over 180 years experience in the emerald business, the Komansky’s house employed today more than 500 employees around the world. From the mines to the jewelery, we are proud to claim an absolute quality control as well as a full traceability of the products we are selling.
Focus for a longtime on the work with professionals such as jewelry, high-jewelry and the watch industry, we have extended our range to the individuals markets, from the collectors to investors.
At Komansky you will find a team of carful specialists standing by your side in order to fulfill all your expectations.
Jewish Polish family living in the Ural province of Russia, the Komanskys has been working in the emerald’s industry since they arrived, probably because of the mines in this area. Both gem cutter and dealer, the prestige of their savoir-faire has quickly spread over the empire. This is how they obtain, in 1839, the official supplier status of one of the five jeweler of the royal family, the saxon Andreas Roempler, funder of one of the most famous dynasties of jeweler : la maison Bolin.
In 1881, the murder of the Tsar Alexander II had sign the end of a flourish period for the Komanskys. The throne’s arrival of Alexander III and his open hostility against the jews brung with it the come back of the pogroms all over the kingdom. The Komansky family lost its particular status and has been forced to leave the country in a hurry, bringing with them only her knowledge and a few emeralds. The exil lasted 5 years, during which the Komanskys crossed Europe, until they settled in Paris in 1889. They practiced their profession for almost 15 years, until 1905. The Dreyfus’s case sign the end of their French life. The family decided to leave aging this time for the United-States, land of hope for the immigrants looking for a better future.
Freshly settled in New-York but having a hard time to feel home, the Komansky family try to return to the emerald business but, without any contact our ressources in this new land, its seems almost impossible. They had to wait 1913, with the discovery of emerald’s mines in Brazil. As soon as they heard about, a part of the family left New-York to settle there and work back to the only things they ever loved. Today, the Komansky house is successfully standing on both sides of the Atlantic, and continue with success its traditional work, offering to professionals and individuals the best quality of emeralds that can be find on the markets.