About Us


In 1973, Bill and Harriet Albanese started Giavan in their New Jersey apartment with the goal of providing unique, high-quality jewelry to local dress stores and boutiques.  As the business grew and fashions changed, social occasion accessories became our specialty and for the last 25 years, we've created thousands of pieces worn by brides, moms and prom girls on one of the most important days of their life.


Half of our collection is assembled in the United States - everyday, jewelry, sashes and hair accessories are made at our facility in New Jersey.  When customers call, they speak with someone who has real first-hand experience assembling and styling our line so they'll tell you everything you want to know (and then some).


Our collection is carried in over 100 independent bridal boutiques and dress stores throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our products are also sold direct to the consumer through our website and our company-owned store in New Jersey.


Bill Albanese (2nd from right) on a buying trip in Taipei, Taiwan - 1983

Giavan company storeOur retail store and showroom in Midland Park, NJ

Giavanina Mancini, our company's namesake and mother of Harriet Albanese.