So much of my beautiful jewelry came from Kaplans, both on Rolfe St. & then later in Garden City. They did a beautiful job in making me an original ruby & diamond dinner ring. The designer even let me choose my own ruby from the ruby salesman. Talk about being a kid in a candy store! The Kaplan's were wonderful people. So sad they lost their loved ones in a plane crash.
I worked at James Kaplan Jewelers in the stockroom from 1974 - 1980. It was my first job. The Kaplan family were wonderful people and treated their employees with respect and dignity.
I was just a simple customer during my high school and college years but it was obvious to me just what great people Jake and his family were. I think back after a half century away from RI still convinced that they were simply totally decent people.