Winners Get Diamonds: The JIC Launches its Second Annual Proposal Contest

If you’ve got a good love story to share, the Jewelry
Information Center
wants to hear about it. The New York City–based consumer
education arm of Jewelers of America launched its second annual Ultimate
Proposal Contest
this week, asking couples nationwide to submit proposal
stories for a chance to win a honeymoon and diamond jewelry prizes.

To enter, couples should log onto
and enter their special proposal stories and information about the rings that
signify their romantic bond. Submissions are accepted through May 23.
From May 31 to June 20, America will be able to vote for their favorite
of the top 10 Finalists and determine JIC’s Ultimate Proposal story.

“Engagement rings and proposals embody hope, promise,
love, and commitment,” said JIC spokesperson Amanda Gizzi. “Last year’s contest resulted in more than 1,200
story submissions that ranged from humorous to sentimental to adventurous. We
are looking forward to receiving even more special stories at JIC’s website
this year.”

The couple with the winning story will receive a pair of MaeVona platinum and
diamond rings (total retail value: $7,580) courtesy of
Platinum Guild International and a $1,750, seven-night cruise for two to the
Caribbean on Norwegian Cruise Line, courtesy of CMC-Meridian. The 10 finalists will each receive a freshwater cultured pearl necklace with a silver
clasp from Imperial, valued at $350.

New this year is the opportunity for jewelry retailer members
of JA—170 in total representing more than 1,000 specialty-jewelry storefronts—to participate.

Other contest sponsors include Jewelers Mutual Insurance
,, and Platinum Guild International USA.


Matching men’s and ladies platinum wedding bands from
MaeVona’s Scottish Islands Collection, accented with round brilliant and
princess cut diamonds, are valued at $2,530 for the ladies’ band and $5,050 for men’s


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