Heritage Auctions Promotes Duroc
New York, NY—Heritage Auctions has promoted Jessica DuBroc to director of fine jewelry in its New York office. DuBroc will relocate from Heritage’s Dallas, TX headquarters to oversee the fine jewelry department in its New York gallery on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
DuBroc has family roots in the jewelry industry: her great-grandfather was a diamond cutter and her grandfather owned a wholesale jewelry company. She has worked in wholesale, retail, appraisal, consignment, and auction businesses since 2005, and joined Heritage in 2011. She’s actively involved with NAJA, WJA, and North Texas GIA Alumni. She can be reached at (212) 486-3733 or JessicaD@HA.com.
Vahan 50th Anniversary Party Draws Fans In Vegas
Las Vegas, NV--VAHAN Jewelry celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special party at Canaletto Restaurant in the Venetian complex in Las Vegas. The packed invitation-only event was filled with VAHAN retailer partners and other well-wishers.
The brand was founded by French designer Leon “Sacha” Der Calousdian in 1968. After studying at La Chambre Syndicale de la Bijouterie in Paris, Der Calousdian designed jewelry for such brands as Hermès, Cartier, and David Webb before starting his own company, known then as Alwand Vahan. In 2009, his son Greg joined the company as vice president of design, bringing his own artistic sensibilities that have helped develop the core VAHAN styles, today most frequently recognized for its textured bracelets in sterling silver, 14k gold, and precious stone combinations.