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MENLO PARK, California (February 11, 2015) – Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, one of America's premiere timepiece and jewelry houses, today announced the appointment of Andrew Block as president of the company. Block brings to his new post a distinguished history as a senior luxury brand management expert with over 30 years of experience in all phases of the global luxury industry, including 21 years of service as the Executive Vice President at the luxury watch retailer, Tourneau. With a proven ability to successfully build brands and consistently drive double digit increases to earnings and top-line sales year over year, both within domestic and international markets, Block will advance the position of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry as the preeminent jeweler in Silicon Valley with influential clientele worldwide, as well as to develop and implement fresh 360-degree strategies that promote business development in his new role as president.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Andrew Block as the new president of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. A global luxury brand veteran and strategist, we are confident that Block will significantly contribute to this new chapter in the history of our company," said Stephen H. Silver, chairman and CEO of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry. "His record of accomplishment and extensive experience and expertise managing within multi-brand environments, make him the ideal fit for this vital position.”
Throughout his career, Block has executed multi-channel growth strategies across the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, Latin America and the Middle East by positioning luxury brands as a must-have for the global consumer. Block and his team grew the retail entity from a three store business into a pre-eminent luxury global watch retailer with over 50 stores worldwide and strategic partnerships with more than 90 Swiss watch brands and groups including Richemont, Swatch Group, LVMH, Fossil, Kering and independent brands like Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Breitling.
With his vast experience and proven record, Block has earned a reputation as an opinion leader and is considered a go-to resource for all matters related to the luxury watch industry and fine jewelry markets. Block's expertise has been featured in major and international media outlets including CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, WWD, Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair.
Block currently splits his time between West Orange, New Jersey and Silicon Valley, California. During his spare time, Block enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
About Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry
Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, one of America's premiere timepiece and jewelry houses, is renowned for its extraordinary ability to procure, design and handcraft the world’s finest jewelry and gemstones, marrying old world attention to detail with a cosmopolitan eye on the world. The Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Signature Collection exemplifies modern day luxury combined with old world elegance to produce true works of art. Exquisitely handcrafted in platinum and 18-karat gold, using only the very finest diamonds and colored gemstones, the Signature Collection is exceptional in quality and extraordinary in style. With the addition of the new watch collection, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry is the elite source of rare, investment-quality, watches and jewelry on the West Coast. Services include jewelry appraisal, repair, restoration and restyling, and custom design. Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry is also known for their philanthropic presence throughout the local community and the world via their donation of the Cullinan Diamond Necklace to the Smithsonian Institute. Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry is located at 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. For more information, please call (650) 292-0612 or visit www.stephensilverfinejewelry.com.
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