NEW YORK, NEW YORK (November 3, 2014)CIRCA today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Laurence R. Grunstein to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  In this role, he will assume overall responsibility for CIRCA, including all lines of business and all functional groups in the Company.

Mr. Grunstein brings more than 40 years of senior executive experience in the watch & jewelry industry as well as having served as Chairman of a number of jewelry industry associations and charities. Most recently he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Citizen Watch Company of America, Inc. & its subsidiaries.

CIRCA Board Chairman Luke Reese commented “We are thrilled to have found an individual with Larry’s management background, experience, skills and character required to achieve CIRCA’s future goals.”

Founder and Vice President Jeffrey Singer added, “Larry has a proven track record and we are very fortunate to add his leadership as we continue CIRCA’s global expansion.”

“I am honored to have been chosen by the board to lead CIRCA into the future,” said Laurence R. Grunstein. He further commented, “CIRCA’s unique position as the leading buyer of jewelry, diamonds and watches from the public, as well as being the only brand name on the buy side of the jewelry industry positions CIRCA for significant growth in all of the markets we serve, including North America, and key markets in Europe and Asia. I look forward to working closely with the talented team of professionals at CIRCA.”

About CIRCA:

Established in 2001, CIRCA is the leading international buyer of pre-owned jewelry, diamonds and watches, with more than 100 associates and 13 offices worldwide including New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Palm Beach, Barcelona and Hong Kong. CIRCA has redefined the experience of selling jewelry by combining renowned expertise and discreet service with immediate payment at the best value. CIRCA’s Authorized Purchasing Agent Program extends the company’s buying services to an invite-only network of established regional jewelry retailers through buying events and a mail-in program. CIRCA Commerce provides manufacturers, distributors and retailers specializing in luxury jewelry and watches with inventory solutions. For more information, please visit or call 877-876-5493.