Alisa Unger was selected by the Independent Jewelers Organization to represent the retail members for its national branding campaign. Her rose gold and diamond ring was featured in People magazine in December. “I’m very excited I was selected by the IJO members for this honor,” Unger says. “IJO retailers have been an important part of my growth.” IJO represents 850 independent retail jewelers across the country. They are embarking on a national campaign to develop a brand awareness of the independent jeweler through national media.