Bernard K. Passman crafted jewelry and sculptures from black coral from 1974 until his death earlier this year, at age 91. His pieces are sold exclusively in Passman Galleries
in St. Thomas, Las Vegas, Ketchican, Maui, Beverly Hills, and the Grand Caymans.
Passman crafted one-of-a-kind sculptures and jewelry for royalty, presidential palaces, and celebrities around the world. His pieces were only crafted from pieces of coral that had broken off naturally, as he did not want to harvest any living coral.
Each piece sold in the Passman Galleries was signed by Passman. Following his death, the company began signing pieces with a distinctive symbol, to differentiate those pieces from the ones made while he was still living.
The jewelry and sculptures have a distinctive style that is cherished by collectors around the world.