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Former Providence, RI
Founded in 1956 by Donald Gist, Shavonne was
originally headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island. For
56 years, Providence was the world capital of fashion and
costume jewelry manufacturing, with over 1,000 different manufacturers
producing every type of jewelry.
Only 50 or 60 of these were "vertical operations",
managing every aspect of design, manufacture, and wholesale
distribution. Shavonne was one of these few companies, overseeing
the entire process (and gaining valuable experience in all
of these areas) in our block-long headquarters at 23 Acorn
New 100,000 square foot factory
Current Etowah, TN Distribution Headquarters
Shavonne's 1,000 square feet walk-in vault
Warehouse #1 - 2 Story - 3,000 square feet
Warehouse #2 - 2 Story - 3,000 square feet
years later, Shavonne continues to strive to present "always
something new and different"
Headquartered in Etowah, Tennessee since 1989, Shavonne
is still owned and operated by Donald Gist. Shavonne is devoted
to its tradition of extraordinary quality
and client service while managing the most unique headquarters
operation in America.
In addition to Shavonne's full service distribution headquarters division in Tennessee, Shavonne's wholesale
dealers AND distributors can be seen at a great many retail and wholesale shows and expositions throughout America. Shavonne's super "user friendly"
web site is one of America's oldest (since 1995) and largest...
and is continuously updated
. With well
over 100 viewable pages, and more than 7,000 items on display, Shavonne's web site provides this continuously updated catalog for your satisfaction.
You will have the distinct pleasure of
speaking directly with some of the most knowledgeable and helpful jewelry professionals in America...that is our personal promise to you...which
has been unchanged for
years of experience in both manufacturing and design, Shavonne's
quality and client service has only improved. Shavonne continues
to offer its clientele the ultimate in fashion rings
and costume jewelry
The Shavonne Family - Christmas 2006
years, Shavonne has been a part of many accomplishments in
the jewelry industry. To name a few, Shavonne...
- ... is one of the oldest specialty jewelry companies
in the nation with
years of design, manufacturing and sales experience.
- ... has been a supplier of fashion and costume jewelry
to some of the largest retail store chains in America.
- ... was one of the first jewelry retailers on the Internet
One of Shavonne's previous retail operations
- ... was one of the three original innovators of "Chain
By The Inch" in 1980.
- ... created the first jewelry mall kiosk at Pampano
Beach Fashion Square Mall in 1969.
- ... co-founded the Celebrity Jewelry Treasures Party
Plan Company in 1990, with Donald Gist as its CEO. (Mr.
Gist eventually sold Celebrity, but still maintains a
highly successful party
plan program as part of Shavonne's wholesale division)