Janet Goldman Chairman, Principal
Janet Goldman, the newly appointed Chairman of Goldman Properties, spent a lifetime with company Founder Tony Goldman. While Tony was building Goldman Properties, Janet was the Founder of Fragments, and today serves as CEO and creative director. She is an artist and entrepreneur whose passion and vision has created trends, brought creativity and discovery to the jewelry and accessories industry for over 27 years. Janet’s Fragments is an industry resource, an arbiter of style and a top expert in the fashion jewelry field. The company she founded in 1984 continues to thrive and sparkle under her leadership, Janet draws upon a rich, eclectic and colorful taste level always keeping her vision fresh and focused on the future and the market’s needs. Having discovered and launched the careers of many of today’s most celebrated jewelry designers, Janet has pushed Fragments from being the pioneer in fashion jewelry to the market leader in discovering, merchandising and presenting the best new design in the fine and fashion jewelry industry.
In 1984 Janet, her husband Tony and their two children were innovators living in SoHo, New York City’s bustling downtown art district. For Janet, an artist, educator and fashion designer, Soho provided the inspiration to launch a unique new venture, a cutting-edge jewelry and accessories showroom for emerging talent. She selected the name Fragments to evoke the collaborative effect of bringing together many designers in order to create synergistic collections. That collection has since become a niche in the jewelry marketplace that has propelled Fragments to be the “go to” place for great talent.
Beginning with three designers, Fragments has become a hotbed of design talent representing over 30 top designers where to retailers, editors and stylists turn to see the latest and best in jewelry and accessories. The company is and always has been an incubator for rising stars and a platform for already established household names. Her unique point of view combined with her business savvy has enabled Fragments to push the boundaries as the leader in the fashion jewelry market.
To the many designers whom she has represented over the years, Janet has been their mentor, their merchandiser and an inspiration, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their talents and grow their businesses. Fragments current roster of talent includes designers Janet has represented in the past who have relaunched & reinvented themselves with new collections as well as a continuing flow of fresh cutting-edge originality. Janet has always looked to help encourage modern classics for some, reinvention for others and always searching out the best of new talent in the marketplace. This is and always will be Fragments trademark of success.