Founder & Creative Director Melissa Joy Manning
After majoring in art history at the University of California, San Diego and getting her BA in jewelry design and sculpture at San Francisco State University, Melissa studied traditional silversmithing at the Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and European design principles at the University of Barcelona before launching her namesake line in 1997 with less than $1,000.
Since its inception, the Melissa Joy Manning collection has been known for its beautifully designed, impeccably crafted, and socially—and environmentally—responsible ethos.
Michele (Mickey) Ateyeh
Michele Ateyeh, also known as Mickey, has been President of Prestige Brands Division of Accessory Network Group, LLC since November 2006. Ms. Ateyeh have full responsibility over the development, sourcing and sales of Ghurka, Calvin Klein, and Isaac Mizrahi. Ms. Ateyeh served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Lambertson Truex. She held prominent positions at some of the world's most recognizable luxury company's including Tiffany & Co, Hermes Paris. Ms. Ateyeh served as Principal and Chief Executive Officer at Angela Cummings Fine Jewelry Inc., until 2003.