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Its parent was acquired this month.

Jewelry manufacturer Samuel Aaron Inc. plans to shut down its operations in Mount Vernon, NY, with 42 jobs to be cut.

The closure is set for April, the Journal News reports. The newspaper cites a filing with the state Department of Labor.

Samuel Aaron produces DiamonLuxe simulated gemstone jewelry along with other products.

Richard Katz, chief operating officer for Samuel Aaron, was not available for comment, the Journal News reports.

The layoffs are set to begin April 12 and continue over a two-week time frame.

Samuel Aaron, which has several hundred employees worldwide, is part of the Aaron Group. The Aaron Group was acquired this month by Richline Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.

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Richline’s CEO, Dennis Ulrich, said in an earlier press release that the acquisition “will allow The Aaron Group to continue as the leader of bridal, three-stone and fashion diamond and gemstone fine jewelry while leveraging Richline’s advanced capabilities across our entire jewelry value chain.”

Read more at Journal News

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