Chris Thomas from A.T. Thomas Jewelers in Lincoln was recently honored by his peers when one of his original designs was selected as a winner in a jewelry design contest held at the semi-annual conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) in Colorado Springs, CO.

The winning piece, which took second place honors, was a 14 karat white and yellow gold necklace.  The two tone reversible square shaped pendant featured 52 round diamonds on each side.

A.T. Thomas Jewelers is the exclusive IJO member in the Lincoln area, and while in Colorado Thomas had the opportunity to see the very latest in jewelry designs for the upcoming spring season.  He also attended a series of educational seminars designed to allow him to provide the finest service to local customers, in addition to his exceptional talent for exquisite design.

IJO is the world’s largest jewelry buying group enabling its members to buy jewelry and supplies at tremendous savings that they can pass along to their customers.  To be eligible for membership, retail jewelry must exhibit the highest ethics and offer the finest quality and value in their communities.

For more information, please call A.T. Thomas at (402) 467-5403 or visit