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Jewelry Industry Expert Thierry Chaunu Joins Mauboussin

Legendary Jeweler Mauboussin Appoints
New CEO for North America

Jewelry Industry Expert Thierry Chaunu Joins Mauboussin to Oversee Restructuration and Expansion in the US, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean

Thierry Chaunu

[Paris], July 31, 2013 - Mauboussin, France's legendary jeweler founded in 1827 and headquartered on the Place Vendôme in Paris, announced this month that Thierry Chaunu will become the company's new CEO for North America, effective August 1st, 2013.

Thierry Chaunu, considered one of the luxury goods industry's foremost experts and spokespersons, has 30 years of experience developing and expanding leading luxury brands.

Chaunu started his jewelry career in the 1980's with Cartier as Senior Product Manager in Paris, before being promoted and transferred to New York as Vice President Marketing.

In 1991 he joined Christofle as President North America, opening dozens of stores and retail corners.

In 1999, he became President North America at Chopard and succeeded in giving the luxury brand much luster by opening several freestanding boutiques, key independent jewelry retailers and department stores, as well as establishing the brand as a major force at awards shows and on the red carpets with celebrities.

In 2005, Chaunu became President & COO of Leviev worldwide and launched the brand as a premier provider of large and rare diamonds, opening flagship boutiques in London, New York, Moscow, Dubai and Singapore and developed a wide collection of complication timepieces.

In 2010, building on that success, Chaunu created a collection of Swiss chronographs for racing supercars Spyker and revived the Marina B jewelry brand, originally founded by Marina Bulgari. Immediately prior to joining Mauboussin, Thierry Chaunu was CEO for North and South Americas for the Italian jewelry brand Damiani.

As CEO, Thierry Chaunu is also the exclusive agent for Mauboussin North America, covering the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbea. He will be based at the company's five-story flagship boutique on Madison Avenue and 63rd Street, where he will lead the brand's expansion in jewelry, watches, fragrance, writing instruments, sunglasses and gifts.

Mauboussin Logo Mauboussin - 20 Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France
Mauboussin North America - 714 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10065
Dream and Love Ring
Dream & Love Ring, 18K white gold, diamond 0.20ct approx., GVS quality...more info
Dream and Love Earring Studs
Dream & Love Earring studs, 18K white gold, diamonds 2 x 0.30ct approx., GVS quality...more info
Mauboussin is the second oldest historic jewelry brand established at the famed Place Vendôme in Paris. For decades, the house has continued to be the purveyor of choice among the Parisian aristocracy and achieved famed for its mastery of colored stones and unique cabochon settings.

Since its acquisition in 1998 by a group of private French investors, Mauboussin has enjoyed considerable growth as the darling of the French fashionista set with its many innovative designs. Its wide array of jewelry in 18K white, yellow, pink and red gold adorned with diamonds and semi-precious stones is both classical and contemporary, from the brand's iconic signature elongated star to its whimsical and romantic names. Every Mauboussin creation, from rings, necklaces, earrings, pendants, cuffs to bracelets, are instantly recognizable.

Prices start at a few hundred dollars and reach upwards of $100,000 for high jewelry. Its collection of Swiss made watches for men and ladies are also remarkably stylish and attractively priced. Fragrances for men and women enjoy a dedicated following, as well as the latest additions of writing instruments and sunglasses, which all add to the strong fashion appeal of the venerable brand.

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Photos courtesy of Thierry Chaunu and Mauboussin

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