Founded in 1950 by the family patriarch Murray Kagan, Cordova Jewelry has inspired two subsequent generations to carry on its promise of exquisite, original designs and steadfast devotion to quality. Bob Kagan, representing the 2nd generation has been carrying on the tradition since 1965, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1985 Bob’s wife Arlene joined as Executive Vice President. And finally in 2008, the company benefitted once again by the loving support of a family member, when Bob and Arlene’s nephew (and Murray Kagan’s grandson), Ron Rosen, brought his design talents to the post of President and Creative Director. Ron’s artistic prowess and vision, honed at the Rhode Island School of Design, are the driving force of the brand and its consistently beautiful creations.
With well-rounded collections comprising fashion, bridal and silver designs, the common thread throughout Cordova jewelry is a contemporary look with timeless appeal. Ever the artist, Ron strives to introduce unique designs that live within this signature aesthetic.
One of Cordova’s most popular product lines is their sentimental Encore Collection. With infinite “add-on” possibilities, it is the perfect way to commemorate life’s special moments. Rings will be added to the Encore Collection this year.
With a collection offering such broad appeal, Ron’s muses are fittingly his surroundings and his customer base. “Like everyone, I am inspired by the world around me. I find inspiration in nature and architecture, but mostly in people. I design for the people who love and collect my work; you can’t go wrong with that!”
In short, a lot! A new bridal collection, boasting over 20 new designs in 80 variations and inspired by Spain’s art history, will debut this year. ‘Precious Gemstones’, a new handcrafted multi-color sapphire collection of pendants and earrings, is an entirely new look for Cordova also set to debut. In addition, the brand will introduce an attractively priced collection of pendants, earrings and rings featuring uniquely colored gemstones.
New Bridal Styles for 2012
A Thriving Operation Looks Toward the Future
Carried in over 300 retail doors throughout the U.S., Cordova prides itself on providing the utmost service to their retailer network. A true “full service” company, they offer a complete marketing tool kit, allowing for turnkey advertising in local media, a co-op program, point-of-purchase displays, brochures and catalogs. 2012 will add the iPad to their arsenal, where hundreds of designs will live, easily accessible to retailers. With such a beautiful product line and a strong business model behind it, Cordova is a retailer’s dream and a brand we can expect to see more and more innovation from, both product- and marketing-wise.
New 2012 Consumer Ad Campaigns