Tiffany & Co. Veteran Joins Gemvara Board of Directors
by Business Wire
With more than 30 years in the retail and fashion design industries, Jeanne has worked with numerous leading brands including Tiffany & Co., Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Fossil and Carelle, helping them to develop branding strategies, merchandising, and product design plans. Jeanne spent 12 of those years at Tiffany & Co. where she was executive vice president of merchandising and marketing. Jeanne was responsible for Tiffany’s worldwide merchandising, marketing, public relations, direct mail, manufacturing, quality assurance, product development, visual merchandising and design. She also developed and launched key collections for the company, which were recognized globally including the Signature Series, Atlas, and Tiffany Nature collections.
“Jeanne is a highly experienced and creative jewelry merchant,” said Gemvara CEO Janet Holian. “Her experience leading within a start-up environment as well as succeeding as a senior executive within the iconic Tiffany brand is extremely unusual and valuable to our growing company. I am very excited to work with her one-on-one and we are thrilled to bring her style, product development expertise, and eye for design onto our board.”
Most recently, Jeanne launched her own company, bella tu, where she is the co-owner and designer. The company sells a line of exclusive women’s specialty tops, tunics and dresses inspired by Jeanne’s travels to India and her love of gemstones.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Gemvara team at such an exciting time in the company,” said Jeanne. “My interest in fashion and retail began as a teenager so I feel extremely lucky to continue to do what I love to do, bringing my passion and experience in design and merchandising to Gemvara.”
Gemvara is the revolutionary leader of fine jewelry shopping online. Jewelry lovers and gift givers now have access to 29 different gemstones, 9 precious metals, and hundreds of styles to create a one-of-a-kind piece that captures their personal story or unique inspiration. Every piece of heirloom-quality jewelry is skillfully handcrafted to order in the USA. With 24/7 customer care, a 101-day return policy, free shipping, free engraving, and free ring sizing, shopping and creating is simple and fun. Gemvara combines the values of traditional jewelry creation with modern technology to truly provide shoppers with fine jewelry exactly the way they want it, always. Headquartered at One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111 and offices in New York City.