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Dale Perelman is the past-president of the 51-store King’s Jewelry chain. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Brown University and a MBA from the Wharton School. A graduate gemologist of the GIA, Perelman has served as a past president of the Jewelers of America, the Diamond Council of America and the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. He has written several books including “Mountain of Light,” “The Regent,” “Centenarians” and “Lessons My Father Taught Me.” He is currently completing “Steel”, the story of the Pittsburgh iron and steel industry from 1850-1904, juxtaposing the common laborer eking out a living with steel titans Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, Henry Oliver, Henry Phipps, B. F. Jones and Charles Schwab.