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(NORWALK, Conn.) – Set to open in less than two weeks the JIS October 2017 Show will relocate to Ft. Lauderdale after receiving news from the Miami Beach Convention Center that it would be unavailable to host the event due to status of the construction project and Hurricane Irma. The show will now take place over the same dates (Sunday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 11, 2017) at the beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, just 30 miles north of Miami. For those that attended JIS January and JIS April 2017, they already know the waterfront venue well as it hosted those two successful JIS events earlier in the year.

WJA Jewelry Night Out 2017 to host events in 25 cities on Sept. 14

WJA(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its fifth annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 25 cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Boca Raton, FL; Covington, KY; Maui, HI; Houston, TX; Lafayette, LA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI; Rockville, MD; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and St. Paul, MN.

RJO members buy with “Mile High Style”

Another successful Buying Show for RJO means big benefits for members

RJO group

(DENVER) - In early August, the Retail Jewelers Organization (RJO) brought together over 1,200 members and vendors for their semi-annual buying show. This year’s theme was Mile High Style, and it was one to remember.

Dunkin’s Diamonds wins ASHI’s I DO Bridal Sweepstakes

Announces launch of Lovebright Sweepstakes 

Ashi winners(NEW YORK) - ASHI announced the winner of their most recent I DO Bridal Sweepstakes. Among all participating retailers, Dunkin’s Diamonds in Ohio had the highest number of participant entries and the winner was randomly selected from their customer participation list. Dunkin’s Diamonds customer Christy Page, from New Philadelphia, Ohio was the lucky winner of the grand prize, a beautiful bridal semi-mount engagement ring! 

The sweepstakes was conducted from March 1 to June 30, 2017, for registered ASHI retailers. This free marketing initiative was created so ASHI’s retail partners could reach their target audiences in new exciting ways, through their social media pages.

Julie Pyne, Vice-President of Merchandising at Dunkin’s Diamonds in Ohio stated, “ASHI’s sweepstakes program was an amazing touch to Dunkin’s Diamonds summer marketing program. The program attracted a lot of traffic to our website and social media pages and helped increase bridal sales. It was definitely a wonderful program to be involved in. The best part about the sweepstakes? It was completely free. We generated great exposure and profits with zero investment!”

Sweepstakes Highlights:

  • Customized Sweepstakes URL: Participating retailers received a personalized link to the I DO Bridal Sweepstakes Entry Landing Page, which was customized with their brand’s logo, store image, and company information.
  • Sweepstakes Banner for Social Media: Retailers had access to banners and images designed specifically for the Sweepstakes. These banners were available in different sizes to fit all social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
  • Ashi prizeCustomized E-mail Blast Templates: Retail partners were provided with customized e-mail templates that could be used to market the Sweepstakes to their existing customers. This allowed the retailers to get their existing customers involved with the Sweepstakes on their social media pages and generate a buzz for the same.
  • Sweepstakes Data Access: The customer data, collected from each individual retailer’s Sweepstakes landing page, can be accessed by a unique login and password by each participating retailer for their future marketing programs. The customer data collected from a particular retailer’s customized landing page can only be accessed by that retailer, and no one else.
  • Redirection to Retailers Micro-Websites: After the customer entered the Sweepstakes, they were automatically redirected to the Retailers I DO Bridal micro-website, to view their jewelry collection.
  • Digital Marketing Library: All participating retail partners had access to ASHI’s digital marketing library where they could download images of merchandise available in ASHI’s jewelry collections. Retailers were able to digitally post these images to their websites as well as on their social media pages.

“ASHI is dedicated to going the extra mile for its retail partners, and wants to support them through their Digital Marketing JewelSweep™ platform,” said Raj Pandya, partner at ASHI. “Retailers get an edge by providing such exciting social media opportunities to their existing and potential customers, which ultimately helps them in increasing their sales.”

After the fantastic response from the #LovebrightValentine and I DO Bridal Sweepstakes, ASHI is excited to announce the launch of their next initiative - The Lovebright Sweepstakes.


To learn more about ASHI’s Sweepstakes Programs, please contact Ms. Mansi Jain, at 212-319-8291, or Mr. Prashant Ghadge, at 917-338-6825, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair connects applicants with recruiters

Hundreds explore industry opportunities

GIA Tannenbaum

(NEW YORK) - More than 500 students, job seekers and industry veterans attended GIA’s 26th annual Jewelry Career Fair on July 24. Sponsored by Jewelers of America at the Javits Center in New York City, this free, one-day-only event was an opportunity for attendees to connect with companies through an opening keynote presentation, one-on-one career coaching sessions and networking with nearly 50 recruiters.