NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Now is the perfect time to purchase fine jewelry as a gift for everyone on your holiday list. Twenty-nine percent of all fine jewelry purchases happen during the holiday season, according to the Department of Commerce, and for good reason. According to Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, during the holiday shopping season you can find meaningful gifts for every budget, special offers on coveted pieces and personalized service at reputable jewelers nationwide.
"With so many holiday gift options available, it can be daunting to know what to give. Shopping at your local reputable jeweler during the holidays is like having a personal shopper! They will listen to your gift-giving needs, walk you through the best gift options, and find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list," explains Amanda Gizzi, spokeswoman for Jewelry Information Center.
Reputable jewelers have expanded jewelry, watch and gift selections during the holidays to make gift giving – regardless of your budget – easy. You also can trust in the jewelry's quality and value: reputable jewelers, like members of Jewelers of America, are committed to upholding the highest social, environmental and ethical business practices.
Jewelry stores may be the original one-stop gift shop, because you can leave with meaningful, customized gifts for everyone on your list. It's easy to add a personal touch to your gifts by selecting jewelry with gemstones in their favorite color or birthstone; monogrammed necklaces; letter or icon pendants and charms; and jewelry with engraved messages.
There is never a bad time to buy jewelry. However, those looking to cash in holiday deals shouldn't count out their local jeweler. Jewelers typically have special offers during the holidays that can include discounts or gifts with purchase. Gizzi recommends shopping local, visiting your jeweler, and buying jewelry to get the most value for your money this holiday.
Visit Jewelry Information Center's website, www.JIC.org, to find a reputable Jewelers of America member near you so you can shop with confidence this holiday.
About Jewelry Information Center
Jewelry Information Center (JIC) is the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace. JIC has provided public relations and marketing services on behalf of the fine jewelry and watch industry since 1946. JIC's website, www.JIC.org, is the online source for fine jewelry and watch information, trends and shopping tips. Visit www.jewelers.org and www.JIC.org for more information.
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CONTACT: Amanda Gizzi Jewelry Information Center 646-658-5811
Source:Jewelers of America