Jewelry Information Center Announces Contest Winner

The Jewelry Information Center, the consumer education arm of Jewelers of America, announced the grand prize winner in its nationwide Sparkling Snapshots Contest. 

The contest asked people to share their connection between jewelry and a picture of a special moment. The winning snapshot, “The Sparkle of My Life,” was submitted by Kelly Roose of Madison, Wisc., and described the connection that jewelry had to her most sparkling moment – the birth of her first child.

“They aren’t just rings,” the caption to her photo read. “They represent the day we started the best thing life has to offer: our family.”

As the grand prize winner, Roose received a spa getaway, a True Knots diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton travel jewelry case, and a feature in the “MC Notes” section of Marie Claire magazine.

Roose was referred to the contest by JA member Goodman’s Jewelers in Madison, Wisc. The contest received hundreds of entries from across the country, and more than 7,000 votes were cast to select the top 25 finalists.

 “JIC created the Sparkling Snapshots Contest to celebrate those moments and help reinforce the significance of fine jewelry in consumers’ lives,” said JA Director of Communications Amanda Gizzi in a statement. “We received hundreds of entries that clearly illustrate how people can view their jewelry as more than just accessories but rather as symbols of precious memories.”

Visit to see the winning entry.

JCK News Director