Frank Fialkoff, the CEO of costume and fashion jewelry company Haskell Jewelers, died June 8. He was 70.
Fialkoff and his wife, Linda, founded Haskell Jewelers in 1990 when they purchased the celebrated costume jewelry company Miriam Haskell. Today the company has facilities in China and Canada where it manufacturers trend and private label jewelry, including products for Diane von Furstenberg, Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, and Robert Lee Morris. The Miriam Haskell line is still made in New York.
Fialkoff began his career in the jewelry industry at 16 in the mail room of Monet jewelry. He purchased the jewelry manufacturer Albert Weiss in 1970 and in 1975 became the president of Swank, the leather goods and men’s jewelry company, where he launched the women’s division and the Pierre Cardin jewelry line. In 1980 he became the CEO of the jewelry manufacturer Victoria Creations.
A memorial service will be held on June 16 in New York City. Contributions may be made to the Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte, Colo., an organization that provides outdoor adventure activities for people with disabilities.