(Press Release) Richards and West, Inc. a family-owned fine jewelry designer and manufacturer, has announced a definitive merger agreement to increase their Keepsake and Memorial Jewelry product line.

The merger with Imprint On My Heart and Memory In My Heart, based in Carmel, CA “extends and reinforces our portfolio in the keepsake and memorial jewelry market," said John R. Keim, President of Richards and West, Inc.

"This unique opportunity will make Richards and West the leader of custom keepsake and memorial jewelry nationally. “The integration of the companies is in line with our long-term strategic goals and it is far and away the best opportunity for Richards and West to enhance their brand portfolio in a high growth market."

For more information, see www.RichardsAndWest.com, www.preciousvesseljewelry.com and www.ImprintOnMyHeart.com.