Leading Jewelers Guild, Los Angeles, a members-owned jewelry organization of independent retailers, unveiled the winners of the third annual “Love Story Sales Contest.” The grand prize winners Josh Dalton and Angie Quan of Jensen Jewelers, were received a .50 ct. Cleopatra diamond in a mounting of their choice for being the associates with the highest dollar volume in sales.
Dalton represents Jensen Jewelers Idaho Falls store and Quan represents the jeweler’s Burley store.
The sales contest inspires certified sales associates to sell as many pieces from any of the five Love Story collections: “Romeo in Love,” “Only You,” “Epic Love,” “Legendary Love,” and “Cleopatra’s Passion.” Sold exclusively at LJG retailer locations, the Love Story diamonds in each collection are accompanied by a lifetime warranty, as well as a miniature volume of love stories and a personalized message of love tucked inside a specially designed “lacquered wood presentation chest,” the organization said in a statement.
For optimum sales and spirited competition, the Leading Jewelers Guild retail locations were divided into three divisions. The following associates were recognized with Honorable Mention certificate for having the highest volume in sales:
Earl Hiett of Jensen Jewelers, Great Falls, Mont.
Justin Hendricks of Jensen Jewelers, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Milton Wood of Lustig Jewelers, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Mike Burrell of Jensen Jewelers, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Nancy Arnott of Jensen Jewelers, Great Falls, Mont.
Sonny Spacek of Jensen Jewelers, Great Falls, Mont.
Cheryl Rosch of Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers, Salem, Ore.
James Vanbree of Morgan Jewelers, Layton, Utah
Dallon Thomas of Jensen Jewelers, Billings, Mont.
Christina Rhodes of Jensen Jewelers, Pocatello, Idaho
Joy Marinucci of Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers, Everett, Wash. Judy Paxton of Harry Ritchie’s Jewelers, Kennewick, Wash.
Dale Clarke of Jensen Jewelers, Elko, Nev.
Tom Darga of Simmons & Clark, Detroit
Richard Bean of Jensen Jewelers, Helena, MT
Danielle Walton of Simmons & Clark, Detroit
Bryce Wayne of Morgan Jewelers, Logan, Utah
Lisa Abegg of Hurst’s, Kansas City, Kan.
John Padilla of Greenberg’s Jewelers, Sioux City, Iowa
In addition, each participating associate had the opportunity to win a fashionably designed 14k gold Love Story lapel pin after every 15 Love Story sales. For every additional 15 sales, LJG added a diamond to the lapel pin until it has three diamonds representing 60 sales.