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    Mon, 04/22/2013 (All day)


    Ben Bridge Exemplifies Leadership in Ethical Sourcing with the Ikuma™ Canadian Diamond
    Spectacular two carat Ikuma diamond engagement ring is the centerpiece of the company’s $100,000 Wedding of the Century Grand Prize package


    SEATTLE – April 22, 2013 – Building on Ben Bridge’s tradition of offering ethically sourced diamonds, Ben Bridge Jeweler today announced a unique collection of exclusive Ikuma™ Canadian diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Designed to meet the needs of today’s socially conscious bride, the collection offers a wide range of diamond shapes, designs, and price points. A spectacular two carat Ikuma diamond engagement ring is also part of the company’s $100,000 Wedding of the Century sweepstakes grand prize package.

    “We are thrilled to unveil our exclusive collection in celebration of the Ikuma diamond and the uniqueness of each couple’s love.”

    The Ikuma Diamond: Fire and Ice

    Formed millions of years ago in Canada’s Northern Territories, Ikuma diamonds are named after the Inuit word for fire, a stark contrast to the frozen landscape in which they are found. Only in the last few decades have scientists discovered that Canada is home to some of the largest diamond deposits in the world. These sources of diamonds have been unearthed carefully and painstakingly to protect the integrity of the land, the sanctity of the environmental habitats, and the native communities surrounding them.

    “We developed the Ikuma brand over a decade ago to reinforce our commitment to offering the most beautiful and ethically sourced diamonds to our customers,” said Lisa Bridge, vice president of education, Ben Bridge Jeweler. “We are thrilled to unveil our exclusive collection in celebration of the Ikuma diamond and the uniqueness of each couple’s love.”

    American Gem Society (AGS)-certified Ikuma diamonds are exclusively available at Ben Bridge. More information about Ikuma diamonds can be found at

    About Ben Bridge

    Ben Bridge Jeweler ( was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1912 on a simple promise: to offer the finest jewelry, best selection, and friendly, knowledgeable service. Family-run for five generations, Ben Bridge operates more than 75 retail stores in 11 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. In 2012, the American Gem Society awarded the Bridge family with a Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of their significant contributions to the jewelry industry.

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