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Bergman Family photos

Bio

When Phyllis Bergman married the president of the family-owned-and-operated Mercury Ring Corporation, she had no idea that she would be running the business one day. But since she took over the reins in 1986, Bergman hasn't looked back.

As the president of Mercury Ring Corporation, Phyllis Bergman oversees all aspects of the company, including sales, design, operations, marketing, and client relations. Under her leadership, the company's customer base has increased more than six-fold. Today, Mercury is one of the oldest and most established bridal jewelry manufacturers in the United States, with more than 1,800 accounts nationwide.

2007 was a big year for Phyllis, In February, she was named Entrepenuer of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine and in November, Mercury Ring became the first certified female owned company in the jewelry industry by the WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council)

Phyllis Bergman currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewelers Board of Trade, the American Gem Society, the Women's Jewelry Organization,  the 24 Karat Club of New York and  the Jewelers Vigilance Commttee. She is also a member of the Woman's Presidents Organization.

In addition to designing her own jewelry line and managing Mercury Ring Corporation, Bergman is a dynamic force in the jewelry industry and as a woman in business. She is the former president of the Women's Jewelry Association and of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She served on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Plumb Club, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America, American ORT Federation, and the Central Park Conservancy. Bergman is also a lifetime member of Brandeis University, a recipient of the Women’s Jewelry Association Manufacturer of the Year Award and Hall of Fame Inductee. A mother of three, she credits her husband, Ira, and her children for the growing success of Mercury Ring.

Enterprising Women

Entrepreneur of the Year 2007!
"The Enterprising Women of the Year Award celebration brings together the nation’s finest women entrepreneurs to recognize their accomplishments and celebrate their outstanding achievements. The award recipients are influential, powerful women with high-growth businesses who are leaders in their communities and have given back to mentor other women entrepreneurs."



Women's Business Enterprise National Council


Phyllis Bergman is a member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC is the only national organization that brings Women's Business Enterprises and corporations together to work toward the mutual goal of improving marketing opportunities for resourceful women-owned businesses as vendors and suppliers to the nation’s corporate and non-profit sectors.