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All prospective IJO members must:
  • Be listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade, and be able to prove credit-worthiness.
  • Be doing an annual volume of at least $250,000, and meet the Minimum Purchase Requirement of $35,000 for an initial 12-23 month period. Each subsequent 12-month period will be based on your annual sales.
  • Agree to pay the IJO vendor members promptly.
  • Agree to abide by IJO's Code of Conduct
  • Attend at least one IJO Show per year, if possible.
  • Be operating from an actual storefront.
IJO will provide you with:
  • Exclusive market area -  you will be the only IJO member in your territory.
  • One airline ticket and four hotel nights for your first IJO Conference.
  • Guarantee that if, after attending your first IJO Conference you are not completely satisfied, or decide that IJO is not for you, your membership dues will be refunded immediately.
  • IJO Conferences are held in February/March and July/ August at varying locations (San Antonio, Chicago, Boston, Palm Springs, Tampa, Dallas, Colorado Springs, Orlando).
All IJO vendors exhibit at all IJO Conferences and provide many extra savings opportunities to IJO members who attend. Education is an important feature at the Conferences, and contributes to the increased success of IJO members. Children are encouraged to attend our Conferences.  Networking is also an important factor at IJO Conferences, and due to the fact that IJO members do not compete with one another information is shared that will benefit your store and provide ideas and promotions that will increase your profitability. A number of social activities, golf and tennis tournaments, receptions, jewelry design contests and a formal banquet are all part of the schedule.

IJO provides a family atmosphere and often uses the term "We Are Family". To inquire about membership call Penny Palmer, Director of Member Services, at 800.624.9252, or e-mail penny@ijo.com