What is the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO)?
Starting in 1972, the Independent Jewelers Organization has become the largest buying group in the world. From its modest beginnings with 52 members, the company has grown to over 850 members worldwide.
The Independent Jewelers Organization offers you the opportunity to buy with confidence from a local jeweler behind the dot.com who will design, create, manufacture and stand behind the jewelry of your dreams, as well as offer the very best prices.
“Independent” means we are long term residents of the community, involved in local issues, charities and events. We are not chain stores operated from offices outside the community.
IJO Members consistently meet the high standards of excellence, service and integrity required by the Independent Jewelers Organization.
IJO prides itself as an organization focused on continuing education for its members in both gemology and industry trends, which promotes consumer protection for you.
What kind of exclusive services does IJO offer?
- The Independent Jewelers Organization offers its members extensive buying opportunities, allowing them to bring the top fashions and best prices to you, the customer.
- IJO also allows members to buy directly from the cutters through their offices in the famous city of Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world.
- Master IJO Jewelers are full service jewelers with knowledgeable staff who will educate and guide you through your purchase either online or at the store.
- We offer retail members the opportunity to attend two trade shows each year, where top-notch jewelry vendors exhibit the latest designs.