New company will develop direct import programs

Two jewelry industry veterans have formed a new company to assist United States retailers in buying direct from manufacturers.

The new company, Global Jewelry Sourcing, is founded by Guy Benhamou, former president of OroAmerica, and Claudia Hollingsworth, former president of Michael Anthony and senior vice president of OroAmerica. It’s headquarters is in New York City.

The founders say the mission of the company is to bring factories together with the largest American retailers to develop direct import programs.

“Our mission is to assist factories to understand the requirements of the American retailers and for those factories to implement them accordingly, said Benhamou. “We will give the factories design direction resulting into new and fresh products for American consumers.”

“Global Jewelry Sourcing will assist retailers increase and develop their direct import program,” Hollingsworth added.

Other company members include: Paola Zizola, vice-president for European Operations, Paola Valentini, creative director, and David Wu, vice-president for Quality Insurance Program and vice-president for Asian Operations. This is a team with deep knowledge of the American market; their expertise and prior experience at OroAmerica will prove invaluable for our factory members and for American retailers,” Hollingsworth said.

Interested retailers can contact:

Claudia Hollingsworth
Global Jewelry Sourcing
589 5th Avenue, suite 1305,
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 1 212 319 7206
Fax: +1 212 319 7563

Interested factories can contact:

Paola Zizola
Global Jewelry Sourcing
Via della Scienza 9
36100 Vicenza, Italy
Phone: +39 0424 22 07 18
Fax: +39 0424 22 77 11