Golay Fils & Stahl
Founded at 31, quai des Bergues in Geneva Switzerland in 1837 by Auguste Golay-Leresche Golay Fils & Stahl has been jewelers for quite some time. Aguste started as a clockmaker and eventually was sold to Stahl around 1900 thus the name became Golay Fils & Stahl. From 1860 until 1930 they operated at two different shops with the original in Geneva and the new location in Paris. The company catered to higher end clientele and acquired many of these clients around the turn of the century such as King Carol I of Romania, and Kim Damrong of Siam, as well as the Maharajah of Baroda. In 1961 Jacques Wolfgang, a precious stones dealer who consistently sold gems to the firm since the 1930s purchased Golay Fils & Stahl from Morris Steele. Upon his death in 1976, Jesse Wolfgang took ownership and Golay Fils & Stahl. This is when they opened branches in Lausanne, Lugano, and Paris which subsequently closed down not long after. In 2001 Melissa Wolfgang joined the business.