Condolence & Memory Journal

Kim, I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Andy.He was the best color artist in the world, a terrific scholar, and a gentleman of incredible character. I am sorry he has gone from you physically,but his greatness shall endure through time. May the Lord sweeten his memory unto you.

Posted by Lynette Manieri - San Mateo, CA - client, friend   August 24, 2014

I was so sorry to hear of Andrew's passing when I took my Mom to the Gem Show in May (it turned out to be her last). My parents (Shirley and Bill) and I have been buying jewelry from Andrew for close to 25 years. All of us so enjoyed speaking with Andrew and looking at his new creations. We would talk about our kids and how everything was going in life. He would have a sparkle in his eye when speaking of you or your kids. We would share pictures and at time talk about life's challenges. I will remember him fondly as will my Dad. Mom is up in heaven with Andrew. I am sure they are talking about jewelry and sharing a smile. One of purchases I am fortunate enough to make was a girl's club ring (#35). I wear it daily and always get compliments on how beautiful a ring it is.
I hope that God gives you the strength to get through this difficult time. I pray that you can reach a place of peace.

Posted by Debbie Yetman Larsen - Annandale, VA   August 04, 2013

I and my wife would visit Andrew's booth at the Houston gem show. He was on of the most creative and artistic jewlers I ever met. More, I always enjoyed just visiting with him. He was a unique and special person. The world is truly diminished by his passing. I till wear a man's rign he created tha was given to me by my wife. Unlike most vendors from whom I have purchased things over the decades. when people comment about it I always find myself not just giving my wife credit for the great gift, but also telling them about the wonderful artist that created it.

Posted by Thomas Redding - Houston, TX - customer   April 27, 2013

You will always be loved through your legacy of beautiful jewelry. Through your creations reminders of you will live on. I will miss seeing you in San Mateo.

Posted by ErleenRosell - San Mateo - Customer   April 16, 2013

i'm sorry

Posted by Ezekiel Sarosi - Millvally, CA - Grampa   April 04, 2013

I used to have a booth at the gem shows for several years which is how I came to know Andrew. I used to be set up across from him in Washington dc at the Sheraton and this was every show for several years. I always wanted to see what new and brilliant creations he had brought and dreamed that one day I would have one of my very own. In all of my years in this business I could never understand why he was not a national sensation. I have always considered him to this day to be one of the most talented jewelry artists I have ever come across. His color combinations and integrity of work was impressive and consistent.
Even though we were only aquaintences, I clearly remember when he had a little girl later in his life and how he beamed whenever I asked about her. I hadnt seen the softer side of him prior to that and it was certainly heartwarming.
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by CaRole    February 23, 2013


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Andrew was my favorite jeweler ever!
I have bought several pieces from him over the past 25 years. He always had a story to tell about his pieces. He was a great conversationalist and we had some very good conversations over the years.

You probably don't remember but 20 years ago you designed my wedding ring with green and white diamonds and supplied a green diamond for my husband's ring. Unfortunately my husband passed away about a month before Andrew did. I will always have our rings. Thank you.

Again, I'm very sorry to hear about Andrew's passing. I will treasure the pieces he designed for me. Take care of yourself and the girls.


Posted by Ricca Sarson - Falls Church, VA   February 16, 2013

It is so sad to learn of the passing of Andrew. When we celebrated our Tenth Wedding Anniversary in 1991, he made a beautiful re-creation of Princess Diana's wedding ring for us! It is a beautiful 10 carat Ceylon Sapphire surrounded by 2 carats of diamonds in 18kt gold. The workmanship is so beautiful and he was so happy to make it for us! Now, we will have even more beautiful memories of Andrew and our talks with him whenever we look at it. Our sincere condolences to his family. We shared talks from his Faith, upbringing and the child he had. He was a wonderful person.

Posted by Michael and Sharon Kirkland - New Albany, OH - Customers   January 23, 2013

nagy papa i miss you and feeding the fish with you

Posted by Ezekiel sarosi - Millvally, CA - grandson   December 22, 2012

Since the first time I set eyes on "The Captain",as he was dressed,we struck a great working relationship.In the early days of the paraiba tourmaline discovery to the last time i saw him at Tucson,his stories ,his inventory,and his presence were always captivating and alluring.I enjoyed doing business with him and his staff and hope they continue to exhibit at the various shows.He was a gentleman and had fine taste in gems and in those incredible craftsmen who he contracted to do his design work.I will miss seeing him ,but will not forget him.......Stephen Leigh....Stephen Leigh Jewelers,Quincy,Ma.

Posted by Stephen Leigh - Quincy, MA - business relationship   November 29, 2012

Andrew will be sorely missed for his pragmatism and humor. A sincerely nice individual, he was very kind to me when I worked next store to him in downtown L.A. in the 1980's. My best wishes and sincere condolences go to his wife Kim and the rest of his family.

Posted by Jo Ellen Cole - Berkeley, CA - Friend/colleague   November 14, 2012


My Dear Friend Andrew Sarosi shared his passion for colored gemstones with me and my family over the years in Houston ans LA. Because of him we all own several pieces of gorgeous colored gems. He made me a fan of his choice of beautiful stones I own.
My first purchase's price (a tsavorite/tanzanite ring) was a cut deal reflecting the year of the famous Ottaman Turkish- Hungarian "Battle of Mohác". We talked about the hundreds of years of battles and wars, occupation of Hungary by Ottoman Empire, our history and heritage , but main topic was always the color and the clarity of the gem stones.
His sense of humor, intelligence, friendship, his artistic input to the gemology will be missed very much by this Mineralogist. Goodbye Mr. Sarosi,
My deepest sympathy goes to his Family and his Staff.


Posted by Inci E. Ertan - Houston, TX - Customer/Friend   October 21, 2012

I went to the Gem and Jewelry show today(10-19-12) and first thing asked for Mr. Sarosi, I always called him Sarosi when I told my friends about him. I talked to Pam for a long time and was saddened to hear about him passing away. To me he was the nicest person I had ever known, he always talked so great about his 2 girls and his wife. He liked to talk to my husband, I brought him along today too, about when he went to Hungray a few years back, he wanted to know how it had changed and what he thought of the country, etc.
I always get so many compliments on my jewelry from Andrew, it is beautiful. I have traveled to several shows in the U.S. just to see what he is working on.

My husband and I are sorry for your loss. We'll pray for your family.

Posted by Connie Gray - Flower Mound, TX - a friend from the Dallas jewelry   October 20, 2012


The Engerman - LaBarbera Family celebrates the precious life of our dear friend, Andrew Sarosi, who surrounded himself with the beauty of his beloved wife, Kim, and his lovely children. Andrew was an inestimable source of beauty to his friends and, blessed with the eye of a true artist, devoted his life to the creation of uniquely conceived and meticulously crafted jewelry, which truly was beautiful, wearable art.

With his elegant taste, Andrew undoubtedly will occupy himself redecorating heaven. Most assuredly, Andrew will set a few tanzanites in the Pearly Gates, and when his work is completed... the angels will be singing!!!

We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Kim and the rest of his family. We shall be with you in thought and payers. We shall remember all of you with love, Barby, Justin, Jeffrey, David, Julie, Andrew & Lisa

Posted by The Engerman - LABarbera Family - Miami, FL - Very dear friends   October 18, 2012


May your soul stream thru the universe to get ready for a new reincarnation You will always be in my prayers as you were always a true friend and mentor thru my life . I will miss you my freind and always love you.

Bob breska

Posted by Bob breska - Naples, FL - Freind   October 17, 2012


Dear Sarosi family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I am a long time customer of Andrew's, I have been buying and wearing his lovely jewelry for over 20 years! I will miss his smiling face at the Dallas, Texas Gem Shows! It was obvious how much his children meant to him. We talked about his "little girls" on many occasions! He would always ask about my daughter (now 22 years old), who has been going to the Gem Shows since she was small, she also has a collection of Andrew's wonderful jewelry. I just wanted you to know that he will be missed by many people that he and his jewelry has touched through the years.

Thinking of you at this very difficult time.

April and Melissa Michael

Posted by April Michael - Grapevine, TX - Long time customer   October 17, 2012

All of us here at John Buechner, Inc.( Cliff, Mike and John ) All loved Andrews spirit! He always had that special smile and was someone we grew to love over the years of exibiting across from him in Tucson. We will miss him dearly but remember him always.

Posted by John Buechner - Chicago, IL - Very good friend   October 17, 2012

Andrew, you will be missed! Throughout the many years I knew you, you were always kind, helpful and generous to me and it made you unforgettable. Tucson will not be the same without you! Sincerest condolances to Kim and all the family. Dennis and Denise Nelson

Posted by Denise Nelson - Kensington, MD - Customer   October 17, 2012

.... sometimes we lose contact in the mists of living our lives...
but, someone who we truly value never leaves our consciousness
& the connections we've lived out are imprinted in the Akasha, to
be forever & always...

you are so missed already / the world is now without
One of its Gems

I am sad but feel honored to have played out
some very special Time with my friend

never forgotten / always a kindred


Posted by thad schreibman - Owls Head, Me., ME - dear old friend   October 17, 2012

Thanks for the rainbows daddy! Miss you

Posted by Rachelle Sarosi - Mill Valley, CA - Daughter   October 17, 2012

A precious, dear and loyal friend, filled with wit, wisdom and unfailing personal charm.As Justin and I mourn Andrew's passing so, too, do we celebrate his life. We are far the richer for having known and loved him.

May Andrew be blessed with eternal peace.We

Posted by Barbet C. LaBarbera - Miami, FL - Friend   October 14, 2012


Dear Kim, Violet, Lily and Family,
Andrew will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. He was a wonderful, kind and gentle man and we will always treasure his friendship.
Zoli will miss their Magyar debates and both of us our Sushi nights. It was an honor to know him and will always treasure our friendship. We love you and our hearts are with you and your family. May your loving memories help ease your sorrow.

Love, Zoli and Donna Bedo

Posted by Zoli and Donna Bedo - Islamorada, FL - Friends   October 14, 2012