Gemvara announced recently that Roy Albers has joined the company as vice president of operations.
Albers is a seasoned jewelry professional with extensive experience in diamonds, gemstones and manufacturing. He served previously as senior vice president of operations at Slane & Slane. He was also chief gemologist and vice president of gemstone acquisitions for Tiffany & Co. Albers also worked as a buyer of diamond and precious gems at QVC, where he created the Affinity diamond brand. He also managed operations for luxury start-up Adornis.com and the New York operation of Swarogem, in addition to traveling worldwide to source fine gemstones for Krementz Gemstones.