Ben Bridge jeweler hosts special meet & greet

Ben Bridge Jeweler Hawaii is pleased to welcome its recently appointed new President and Chief Operating Officer of Ben Bridge Jeweler to Hawaii. Lisa Bridge, the great-great-granddaughter of the founder of Ben Bridge, is the chain’s first female president and the youngest executive in 60 years. The 32 year-old jewelry designer and former Vice President of Education now oversees merchandising, operations, marketing, sales and human resources for the 90-store family-run chain.

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On her first trip to Hawaii as the new President and COO, Lisa will unveil the latest Lisa Bridge Hawaii Collection. Earrings, necklaces and bracelets are inspired by the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and accentuated by the island’s colorful tones and vibrant hues.

Courtesy: Ben Bridge Jeweler Hawaii

“I have always loved the islands of Hawaii and I feel this is the perfect place to launch my new collection. With so many new beginnings it is wonderful to share this experience with the wonderful people in Honolulu,” Lisa Bridge says.

To celebrate Lisa’s visit and the launch of her new jewelry line, Ben Bridge Jeweler is holding a special trunk show on Friday, December 1, 2017, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Ala Moana Center. The event is open to the public and includes light refreshments, new Lisa Bridge jewelry designs modeled by preliminary contestants competing for the title of Miss Hawaii 2018, and a chance to meet the new President and COO Lisa Bridge.

With an emphasis on giving back, Ben Bridge Jeweler will also donate a portion of the proceeds from the collection’s’ sales to Make-A-Wish Hawaii. Lisa Bridge hand-selected this local non-profit to showcase her commitment to charity, youth and Hawaii’s community. 5% of the sales from the Lisa Bridge Collection during the trunk show on December 1 will go directly to Make-A-Wish Hawaii and its mission to grant wishes for children with critical illnesses.

 

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