We are thrilled to have Roy Albers join the Gemvara team and fortunate to have identified a candidate with such breadth of industry experience and expertise in the jewelry and gemstone markets, states Founder & President Matt Lauzon.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 26, 2010
Gemvara, Inc announced today that Roy Albers has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. In this role, Albers will apply his expertise in jewelry manufacturing and stone sourcing to oversee and ensure efficient production of each of Gemvara’s one-of-a-kind designs. He will also be responsible for maintaining the company’s rigorous quality standards.
Albers is a seasoned jewelry professional with extensive experience in diamonds, gemstones and manufacturing. He served previously as senior vice president of operations at jewelers, Slane & Slane, where he managed explosive growth in the company’s sales volume. He was also chief gemologist and vice president of gemstone acquisitions for Tiffany & Co.
Additional experience includes working as a buyer of diamond and precious gems at QVC, where Albers created the Affinity diamond brand. He also managed operations for luxury start-up Adornis.com and the New York operation of Swarogem, in addition to traveling worldwide to source fine gemstones for Krementz Gemstones.
Albers has served on the board of directors of the American Gem Trade Association and the American Gem Society. He is a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America.
Matt Lauzon, Founder & President of Gemvara states, “We are thrilled to have Roy join the Gemvara team and fortunate to have identified a candidate with such breadth of industry experience with both established and emerging brands. Albers’ expertise in the jewelry and gemstone markets will be a valuable asset to our fast-growing company.”
Gemvara is the ultimate online shopping site for creating one-of-a-kind custom designer rings, necklaces, and earrings to suit any style and budget. With a selection of more than 1,000 original designs from leading international artists available in an unparalleled palette of options, Gemvara allows shoppers to easily customize each piece online by combining varieties of brilliant gemstones with a range of precious metals. All Gemvara jewelry is artfully constructed by master craftspeople in the United States.