A New Spin on Webb



Three estate dealers purchased bankrupt jeweler David Webb in June for $11 million and plan to “revitalize” the 62-year-old design house.Two of the new owners, Robert Sadian and Mark Emanuel, run European Arts and Antiques; the third, Sima Ghadamian, is a vintage jewelry dealer. All three were also involved in the November 2009 purchase of legendary jeweler Fred Leighton.Emanuel says the new regime will hire “first-rate” talent to run the company. He cited his other goals as increasing production at its factories, creating a division to buy vintage Webb items on the secondary market, developing an “authentication model” for Webb pieces, and overseeing a book on the designer’s jewelry.They also want to bring the company “into the 21st century” by increasing PR and advertising efforts and reaching out to younger consumers. “We want to not only revive old classics, but c
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