Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 at 10:30 am by
David Charles Ltd recently announced its membership in the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO), an international Buying Group and educational organization of independent retail jewelers. David Charles Ltd. will be the area's exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member.
"We seek out one of the top two independent retail jewelers in a market area for exclusive membership in IJO", said Jeffrey Roberts, President and CEO of the organization. "Our Buying Group is geared for stores that offer high quality at good values. Our members share the international purchasing power of almost 900 members across the U.S., plus members in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. And our educational, business, and marketing programs are unique in the jewelry industry. They are designed to put the local independent jeweler on an equal footing with the national chains they compete with today."
According to Jackie Bruno, owner of David Charles Ltd., the firm will be taking advantage of as many IJO membership benefits as possible. Benefits include direct access to the international diamond markets of Antwerp, Belgium through the IJO Buying Office located there.
"Antwerp, Belgium is our gateway to more than half of the world's finest diamonds. It will allow us to act as an international diamond broker for our customers right here in Hammonton."
IJO membership also includes participation in the IJO Business College. Jewelers have the ability to enroll in a joint Gemology and Business Curriculum offered in conjunction with the Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A). The G.I.A is the non-profit organization that certifies diamond and color stone quality and also acts as the "Educational College" for the jewelry industry worldwide.
Located at 516 12th Street, David Charles Ltd. is now the area's exclusive IJO member. For further information call (609) 561-8333.