JIC Updates Website

November 22, 2005

JIC Updates Website

The Jewelry Information Center announced the relaunch of its new and improved website, www.jic.org. The official relaunch occurred on Nov. 16, when the website went live with updated content, easier navigation and new design. The site offers consumers and press a wide range of information about fine jewelry and watches. In addition, JIC members have access to the password protected members-only section, featuring information on trends, JIC member services, and other valuable news.

"We are so pleased to launch this new site," said JIC Chairman John Green, of Lux, Bond & Green, West Hartford, CT. "This is just the newest step we are taking to fulfill our mission to provide consumers of fine jewelry and watches with the education and trend and buying information they need. JIC's new site is a dynamic and exciting tool to reach the ever-changing market of jewelry and watch consumers."

The redesigned website includes sections like: "Buying Advice," profiling the best shopping tips, and how to get the most for your money; "Engagement/Wedding," entailing information about all rings and precious things needed for engagements and weddings; "Gift Guide," where visitors find out how and what to buy for special occasions; "Hot Trends," showcasing the latest precious metals, gemstones and jewelry styles; and "Jewelry 101," a comprehensive guide to fine jewelry and watches. The popular "Find a Reputable Retailer" tool remains a key feature of the site, enabling shoppers to search for a JIC-member fine jewelry and/or watch store in their hometown.

Among the noteworthy areas of the new JIC website is the "Design Gallery," showcasing jewelry styles by JIC manufacturers and designers. These images are also available for press inquiries. In another new feature, JIC’s television and radio appearances are now available for viewing and listening by clicking the "In the Media" link.

Jewelry Information Center is the public relations arm of the fine jewelry and watch industries. Founded as a non-profit trade association in 1946, the New York City-based JIC is funded by its members (manufacturers, designers, and retailers of fine jewelry and watches as well as other trade associations).

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