Exchange Offers Shoppers Chance to Win a New Patriot Star™ Diamond Ring

DALLAS – Diamonds are forever – and for two lucky winners of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes, forever will come free this summer.

Through June 30, shoppers can enter the Exchange Patriot Star™ Giveaway for a chance to win a 1 carat diamond solitaire ring from the Exchange’s new Patriot Star™ collection. The two winners, one stateside and one overseas, will be drawn at random. Each ring is valued at $9,299.

The Patriot Star™ is a 106-facet specialty cut diamond exclusively designed for the Exchange and certified by GemEx and the International Gemological Institute. Firestar Diamond, manufacturer and supplier of Patriot Star Jewelry, donates a portion of all Patriot Star proceeds to the Fisher House to benefit military families.

“The Exchange couldn’t be more proud to offer this exclusive piece to our military shoppers,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “Our customers make sacrifice after sacrifice to keep our nation safe – why not honor that with a diamond as unique as the heroes we serve?”

Authorized shoppers 18 and older may enter the Patriot Star™ Giveaway at No purchase is necessary.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Conner Hammett, 214-312-2714 or [email protected].