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Our Team

Paul Dragone, G.G.

Owner and President

Paul has been in the gemstone and jewelry industry for nearly 40 years. His interest began early from owning his first retail store; but his passion resided in gemstones.

He holds a Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This led him to working for a renowned jewelry manufacturing firm as Director of Gemstone Operations where he traveled to New York, Thailand, Hong Kong, and India hand picking and purchasing gemstones. His ultimate dream was to own Boston Gems. After working there for many years, Paul bought the business. Under his leadership, he has successfully expanded the business and has acquired some of the finest gemstones in the industry. Paul loves to educate and assist his clients when they are selecting their gemstones. His extensive gemstone knowledge has earned him recognition from vendors and peers alike; domestically and internationally.

Paul has been featured on Boston’s Chronicle and has been published in National Jeweler Magazine for his expansive collection of Moonstone.

Member: WJA, JBT

Patty Wu

Manager, Gemstone & Diamond Specialist

Patty shares her excellent eye and extensive expertise with our valued clients who can be assured that their most precious projects are in good hands. From matching pairs and sets to finding the perfect size and color, Patty’s talent is paramount.

Her professional experience began when she entered the jewelry industry many years ago sorting and matching diamonds for the largest jewelry manufacturing company in the country at that time. This is where Patty and Paul began working alongside each other. Paul later accepted a position at Boston Gems and urged Patty to join the company knowing that she would be a great asset.

Since then, Patty has perfected her gemstone knowledge and plays a key role in selecting new inventory. Patty is an integral member of our team; her dedication, hard work and precision contributes greatly to the company’s success.

Joyce Dragone


Joyce earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accounting. She has various work experience in the financial industry with Putnam Investments.

When Paul became President of the company, Joyce was able to play a vital role as Controller. Maintaining the financial aspect of the business is invaluable.

Joyce organizes and works the AGTA Gemfairs in Tucson and Las Vegas as well as round table events. You will more often see Joyce in the back office, but she also has expertise assisting clients in selecting their gemstones.

Member: WJA, JBT

Shira Price Marshall, G.G.


Shira manages our social media accounts and is responsible for much of our online presence. Her impressive photography skills bring out the best in our variety of colored stones, diamonds, and specimens. In doing so, she promotes much of our inventory which has become a key component for our business.

She holds a Graduate Gemology degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Working in jewelry retail has gained her valuable insight to our client’s requests.

When she is not attending to clients, she is taking care of numerous tasks such as email correspondence and securing deliveries to clients across the country.

Member: WJA