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Brand News: Gumuchian Earns ‘Made In NY’ Designation; Marcy Debson Joins Kwiat January 25, 2017 (0 comments)


Gumuchian Earns ‘Made In NY’ Certification

New York, NY—Gumuchian is proud to announce the firm has been awarded the sought after Made In NY certification (left). 

Fueled by a groundbreaking initiative by the NYCEDC under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, the certification highlights manufacturers who have shown a commitment to local production and innovation. Gumuchian only the second jewelry brand to receive the prestigious certification. (Carelle is the other.) 

The brand was founded by Anita Gumuchian, and is now managed by her daughters, Myriam and Patricia. The firm continues a family legacy in the jewelry industry dating back more than 100 years. The brand’s collections, including the philanthropic "B" collection, the fashion-forward Carousel Collection, and the new Secret Garden collection, are manufactured in full in Gumuchian’s midtown Manhattan offices. With an office managed by women, the brand’s "Designed by Women for Women" mantra emerged. 

The Made In NY seal empowers local manufacturers and designers to connect with each other and with consumers. It also encourages creativity in several forms, including partnerships in community development. Gumuchian has been a crusader for the declining bee population for many years. A portion of proceeds from the "B" Collection are donated to City Growers, a Brooklyn, NY-based organization educating urban youth about sustainable environmental practices. 


Marcy Debson Joins Kwiat

New York, NY—Kwiat announces the appointment of Marcy Debson to the position of vice president of sales. Responsible for the company’s wholesale division, she will report to Michael Chador, senior vice president of sales.

Previously, Debson served as national sales manager for Penny Preville, where she had oversight of wholesale sales, training and merchandising.

“Marcy brings a wealth of sales, marketing and merchandising expertise to our wholesale organization. Her experience and leadership will make her a tremendous asset to our team,” says Russell Kwiat.

Email Debson at, or call (212) 223-1111.


Mike Giannattasio Joines Frederick Goldman Luxury Group 

New York, NY--Frederick Goldman Inc. has appointed Mike Giannattasio as senior vice president of sales for the Frederick Goldman Luxury Group. He will lead sales for Frederick Goldman Luxury Group, encompassing the Scott Kay and KARL LAGERFELD bridal jewelry brands, focusing on developing overall sales strategy, driving profitability, and maximizing business development opportunities. He will report directly to Jonathan Goldman, CEO of Frederick Goldman Inc.

Giannattasio comes to Frederick Goldman with a  25-year background in luxury brands, including Montblanc, Christian Dior watches, Breguet, and Omas Writing Instruments. Most recently, he provided leadership and strategic planning as the president and CEO of the North American region of Montblanc. Under his leadership, Montblanc became the second fastest growth brand at Richemont SA. Previously, Mr. Giannattasio served in a vice president capacity with roles on both the retail and wholesale sides at the company. 

“Over the past several years, our senior management team has built a strong platform for growth and expansion,” said Goldman. “Mike is a valuable addition to the group with extensive knowledge of the luxury market from both a retail and wholesale perspective. We look to strengthen our sales team with his extensive managerial experience and sales accomplishments.” 

Meet Giannattasio at Centurion Scottsdale, where Frederick Goldman Luxury Group is making its debut as a new exhibitor.

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