Local jeweler attends conference in Tampa, Fla.

Published 10:15 am Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tom Allyn, President of Allyn’s Jewelers in Ironton, recently attended a series of educational seminars, workshops and courses at the Independent Jewelers Organization’s Spring Conference held in Tampa, Fla.

Allyn also had the opportunity to preview lines of more than 150 top manufacturers and jewelry designers who exhibited their merchandise, some of which is exclusive to Master IJO Jeweler members and is not available from any other stores in this area.

Allyn then selected many unique and exciting items for the spring season that he felt would delight customers.

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IJO (www.ijo.com) is an international buying group and educational organization of independent retail jewelers with almost 900 members worldwide.

Its group buying power enables members to offer customers the finest in high-quality jewelry and loose diamonds at tremendous savings, while maintaining the reliability and integrity of an independent retail jeweler.

Allyn’s is this area’s exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member located at 502 S. Second St. in Ironton.