RossSimons

Christiana Mall announced the opening of jewelry retailer Ross-Simons. The 2,585 square foot store, located near Nordstrom, is set to debut in early February. The new store will feature diamonds, gemstones, luxury watches and much more.

"We are thrilled to open our first store in the tri-state area," states Darrell Ross, President/CEO of Ross-Simons. "It is a terrific location and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the Wilmington, nearby Pennsylvania and Maryland communities." Ross adds, "Since our customers can enjoy tax-free shopping, our legendary values on fine jewelry and name brand watches are even more exceptional than usual."

The very first Ross-Simons retail store opened in historic Providence, Rhode Island in 1952 with a mission to provide exceptional quality jewelry and luxury items at the most affordable prices possible. With the Delaware store, the company will operate 15 retail and outlet stores in eight states. The Ross-Simons website (www.ross-simons.com) features thousands of fine jewelry items; the company mails over 20 million catalogs annually across the United States.

In terms of the store's design, the interior is a mix of soft lighting, rich colors and luxurious finishes. "It is a truly beautiful setting in which to showcase our spectacular inventory," explains store manager Rene Deeble. "The design is both elegant and contemporary. Clearly, we are delighted with the way the space has come together."

Ross-Simons' selection includes certified diamonds, colorful gemstones, one-of-a-kind estate jewels, engagement rings, as well as fine gold jewelry. The Delaware location will carry the full line of luxury watches from Rolex. It will also offer an impressive selection of renowned jewelry and watch designers, including Andrea Candela, Breitling, Charriol, Gregg Ruth, Mikimoto, Roberto Coin and Simon G Bridal. Other amenities include the popular "Design Your Own Ring" program and knowledgeable in-store jewelry specialists.

Christiana Mall (http://www.shopchristianamall.com/) is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, the second largest shopping center owner. GGP has ownership and management of a 136 regional and super regional shopping mall portfolio in 41 states. The company portfolio totals approximately 140 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.

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