Tiffany & Co. Veteran Joins Gemvara Board of Directors

  Tiffany & Co. Veteran Joins Gemvara Board of Directors

Jeanne B. Daniel brings jewelry design and merchandising leadership to online
                             custom fine jeweler

Business Wire

BOSTON -- February 5, 2013

Gemvara (, the leading online retailer of customizable fine
jewelry, announced today the appointment of jewelry industry leader Jeanne B.
Daniel to its Board of Directors.

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

“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.”

About 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.


Carrie Callahan, 617-413-4589
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