Jabel began producing rings in 1916 under the leadership of JJ Abelson in Newark, NJ. Jabel began and became a staple manufacturer of die struck ring and jewelry design and produced pieces of outstanding quality. JJ Abelson started the company in 1916 during the middle of World War I. His quality of craftsmanship was noticed by American jewelers and the company did well during a period of war. Abelson decided to branch out on his own after apprenticing and working as a setter at Jones & Woodland. Jones and Woodland went on to become Krementz. Jabel on the other hand stated as a one man operation and quickly grew to be one of the most well respected jewelers in Newark, NJ which was the hub of manufacturing for jewelry in the United States at the time. The company focused on what Abelson knew, rings and continued that focus during JJ's time at the helm. By the time June Abelson Herman (JJ's daughter) joined the company it was ready to expand and moved to Irving, NJ. Here the company rapidly expanded adding many employees focusing on largee scale wholesale manufacturing primarily in pressed pieces. Skip Herman, JJ's grandson joined the firm and pushed the company further expanding with his mother into bracelet, pendants and other areas of jewelry manufacture before the 4th generation joined the company. JJ Abelson passed away December 26 1977 as the president of the company.