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WJA Jewelry Night Out Set for Sept. 12

A membership discount for new and renewing members is available.




(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its seventh annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in over 20 cities throughout the U.S., including Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Chicago; Cincinnati; Houston; Lake Oswego, OR; Lakewood, CO; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Madison, WI; Miami; New York; Philadelphia; Providence, RI; Raleigh, NC; San Diego; San Francisco; Seattle; and Minneapolis. Other cities will be added closer to the event.

Check for exact locations and start times for each event, and to register to attend.

WJA Jewelry Night Out welcomes designers, retailers, marketers, appraisers, salespeople, manufacturers and members of the media and jewelry and watch industry organizations to its annual get-together.

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New members save 25% on a $175 membership when they join at JNO. Renewing members save 10% on the renewal fee of $150 when they renew at JNO.

For current and prospective members not close enough to attend a live event, there are still a variety of activities and discounts available during WJA’s Membership Month, including a dues discount, a mentorship and leadership development program, and member-to-member online community called WJA Connect, which is an active platform for members to collaborate, share knowledge, and build relationships. More details here.

“As we celebrate growing recognition of women’s achievements in the jewelry industry, our annual Jewelry Night Out ensures that all of our members get a chance to network,” says WJA President Jenny Luker. “It’s a collective celebration that inspires camaraderie and builds excitement in our chapters.”


“WJA Membership is one of the most important gifts you can give your jewelry industry career,” says Clare Ullman, membership chair. “From the networking at Jewelry Night Out and at a variety of trade shows, access to our scholarship and grant opportunities, mentorship and leadership development, and WJA Connect, it’s worth the price of admission.”

WJA also encourages attendees to use the hashtag #WJAJewelryNightOut during the evening to connect events nationwide on social sites.

Jewelry Night Out’s lead sponsors are Kay Jewelers, Zales, Piercing Pagoda, and Jared, retail brands of Signet Jewelers. Events are sponsored locally by companies in each chapter area — see individual events for local sponsor details.

For more information on Jewelry Night Out, individual and corporate membership benefits, and more, contact WJA Membership Coordinator Rachel Jurisz at 845-473-7324 or [email protected].



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