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    Thu, 04/25/2013 (All day)


    Ben Bridge Jeweler Announces Winner of $100,000 Wedding of the Century Grand Prize
    Winner was selected from nearly 40,000 sweepstakes entries.


    SEATTLE – April 25, 2013 – Ben Bridge Jeweler brought a fairytale wedding to life for one lucky Sunnyvale, California couple. Selected randomly from nearly 40,000 contest entries, Hilary Stevens, an education manager at a children’s theater, and her fiancé, David Campbell, will receive a grand prize package valued at over $100,000. Video of the surprise announcement can be found at

    The $100,000 Wedding of the Century grand prize package is co-sponsored by Ben Bridge Jeweler, TAG Heuer, Ikuma Canadian Diamonds, and Hawaiian Airlines. It includes:

    • More than $40,000 in jewelry including a spectacular two carat Ikuma Canadian diamond engagement ring
    • Cash prize to plan a dream wedding
    • Tropical Hawaiian honeymoon
    • ArtCarved men’s wedding band
    • Mikimoto pearl earring studs
    • TAG Heuer his & hers watches


    In addition to the grand prize, 100 finalists received prizes of fine jewelry, while 2500 weekly winners took home $25.00 Ben Bridge gift cards.

    “We could not be more excited to start Hilary and David off on their life together with this grand prize. We had to scramble to pull off the surprise as they are heading out of town to plan their wedding, but the rush provided even more thrills for this special moment,” said Marc Bridge, vice president of marketing, Ben Bridge. “We began the $100,000 Wedding of the Century sweepstakes last year to celebrate 100 years as a trusted family jeweler and we are pleased to continue this new tradition with such a wonderful couple.”

    Environmentally Sustainable Ikuma Canadian Diamonds

    To help celebrate this year’s $100,000 Wedding of the Century sweepstakes, Ben Bridge recently announced a unique collection of exclusive Ikuma diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Formed millions of years ago in Canada, Ikuma diamonds are cultivated with care to protect the integrity of the land, the sanctity of the environmental habitats, and the native communities surrounding them. Ben Bridge developed the Ikuma brand over a decade ago to reinforce its commitment to offering the most beautiful and ethically sourced diamonds for its customers. 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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    Katie B. Wilkinson

    Wedding of the Century

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