The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 19 cities through the United States: Atlanta; Bethesda, MD; Birmingham, AL; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Cincinnati; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Minneapolis; Nashville, TN; New York City; Providence, RI; San Diego; San Francisco; and Seattle.
Check WJAJewelryNightOut.com for exact locations and start times for each event, and to register to attend.
Jewelry Night Out welcomes designers, retailers, editors, marketers, appraisers, salespeople, manufacturers, and members of jewelry and watch industry organizations to its annual get-together.
"Jewelry Night Out is our premiere national networking event," says Andrea Hansen, WJA president. "It provides a stellar chance for WJA members all over the country to meet up, and also link to each other online via social networks."
Attendees at all events can apply for, or renew, membership in WJA, for a one-time price of $99 (reduced from $160 for new members; $135 for renewing members). The one-time $99 price for new and renewing members is only valid that evening for people attending the events.
"WJA membership is one of the most important gifts you can give your jewelry industry career," say Fran Pennella and Cindy Edelstein, co-vice presidents of membership development for WJA. "From the networking at Jewelry Night Out, to the discounts on events all year round, it's worth the price of admission."
A special feature of the evening at all locations is a WJA #BlingCam — a miniature photo set at which attendees can display their hands to show off rings and bracelets via social media.
WJA also encourages attendees to use the hashtag #WJANightOut during the evening, to connect events nationwide on social sites. Jewelry Night Out's lead sponsors are the brands Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, both members of the Signet Group. In-kind sponsors include JCK and INSTORE magazines, as well as DiVision Creative Group. Add a comment