Veteran jewelry industry marketing executive Steve Feldman (pictured) has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing for the Four Seasons Design Group.
At Four Seasons, Feldman will promote the company’s line of bronze jewelry, which it sells to museums, galleries, and gift shops, but his primary focus will be its Michael Michaud Design line of fine jewelry.
Feldman previously served as the publisher of National Jeweler, as well as publisher of Lustre, a spinoff of Modern Jeweler. He spent 12 years as director of sales of marketing for New York City diamond wholesaler Hasenfeld-Stein and eight years as vice president of sales and marketing for San Francisco–based Chatham Created Gems and Diamonds.
Michael Michaud Design sells hand-crafted 14k and 24k gold over fine silver pieces, made in the United States and inspired by nature, sometimes accented with freshwater and keshi pearls. The designer is known for a signature hand-finishing technique that uses a variegating method that he created. This technique brings out extra color in the gold, according to the statement.
“Michael combines his exceptional knowledge of jewelry-making and design with his true passion—a lifelong love of nature,” said Feldman in a statement. “But what really blew me away is Michael’s technique for creating molds directly from natural elements in a process similar to lost-wax casting. As an example, he’ll cast from an actual leaf, branch, or flower.”
Michaud’s designs have been worn by celebrities including Jane Seymour and former ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Sandra Bullock wore his Hydrangea bracelet in the movie Speed 2, as did Andie MacDowell in the final episode of the TV series Cedar Cove.
Owned by brothers Steven and Matthew Lazar, Four Seasons Design Group is a 49-year-old manufacturer of botanical-themed jewelry and home decor accessories with a factory and headquarters in Bellmore, N.Y.
(Image courtesy of Four Seasons Design Group)