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Shy Creation Names Executive Vice President

She succeeds Jim Littman, who is retiring at the end of June.




Kari Allen

Kari Allen

(PRESS RELEASE) Shy Creation announced that longtime industry executive Kari Allen has joined the team as executive vice president.

Kari Allen has a long and prestigious career in the jewelry industry. Kari held executive positions in many well-known jewelry and watch brands. These positions include director of sales for Gucci, vice president of Charriol and Damiani and president of Versace USA.

Shy Creation CEO David Dayan stated. “We are proud and excited to have Kari joining the Shy team as Executive Vice President. Kari brings with her tremendous experience and insight. With our remarkable growth into the nation’s diamond fashion leader, Kari will be a critical part of our success.”

Kari will focus on Shy’s sales and operations. She succeeds Jim Littman who after many years with Shy is retiring at the end of June.

Shy Creation is an LA-based fine jewelry brand specializing in exquisitely handcrafted designs re-imagined for contemporary tastes. A 9-time Jewelers’ Choice Award winner, Shy Creation is an industry leader known for impeccable quality and innovative styles. Shy Creation redefines luxury – pairing the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship with the fashion forward designs to create a wearable fine jewelry label for modern women.


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