Tips and How-To These 3 Signs Tell Jewelers That a Crime Is (Possibly) About to Happen These ‘tells’ arouse suspicion. Published 5 years ago on October 23, 2017 By Chris Burslem Share Tweet Red marks the danger area, and according to the jewelers who participated in INSTORE’s 2017 Big Survey, the three top “tells” that get alarms bells ringing in their heads and the hairs on the back of their necks on end, are: A phone request for an item to be shipped immediately to a distant address Customers entering as a group and splitting up Shills, like a woman having a wardrobe malfunction or a medical emergency. A customer wearing sunglasses was the option least likely to get jewelers worried. In addition to the items listed here, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance advises jewelers to be on the lookout for: Hats pulled low. The placing of bulky items like coats or bags on the showcase. Asking to see your most expensive diamond or watch. A “customer” keeping their hands in their pockets and not touching anything. A “customer” wearing bulky or unseasonal clothing (to conceal a weapon, hammer, etc.). You can see all the results of the 2017 Big Survey in the October edition of INSTORE. Related Topics: Big Survey 2017crimeINSTORE October '17 click to Comment(Comment) Up Next The Underappreciated Security Threat to Your Financial Health Don't Miss How Loud Are Your Stores? The Brain Squad Responds Chris Burslem Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media. Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.” You may like 23 Ways to Drive Word-of-Mouth Marketing for Your Jewelry Business Jewelers Are Spending Way More Time on Social Media Than They Used To Here’s How Much the Average Independent Jeweler Earns – How Do You Compare? Promoted Headlines Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered Wilkerson Build Your Brand with AI-Driven Custom Diamond Reports Sarine North America Inc. How Dora Makes Your Store The Wedding Band Destination DORA Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Press Releases28 mins ago NGTC and Sarine Launch Light Performance Grading Service in Mainland China Press Releases33 mins ago Precious Jewelry Spending Expected to Increase as Pandemic Measures Subside, According to Platinum Guild International Survey Press Releases41 mins ago INTERGEM Presents: The Long Night of the Gemstones Headlines1 week ago $24M Fake Cartier Case: Accused NC Pastor Misses Court Date, Is Reportedly At Large in China New Arrivals1 week ago 18 New Necklace Designs, From Full Circle to Statement Gemstones Headlines5 days ago Jewelry Store Owner Shot in Illinois Robbery Sponsored Content2 weeks ago Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered Sponsored Webinars3 weeks ago How Jewelry Retailers Should Approach Fairmined Gold Sponsored Webinars1 month ago GN Diamond Presents: How To Sell Lab Grown Diamonds, Part I Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Headlines1 week ago $24M Fake Cartier Case: Accused NC Pastor Misses Court Date, Is Reportedly At Large in China New Arrivals1 week ago 18 New Necklace Designs, From Full Circle to Statement Gemstones Headlines5 days ago Jewelry Store Owner Shot in Illinois Robbery Ask INSTORE1 week ago How to Respond to Specific Jewelry Requests from Clients, And More of Your Questions Answered Best of The Best23 hours ago North Carolina Jeweler Develops New Online Brand Press Releases1 week ago Smiling Rocks Wins the Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury David Geller6 days ago Your Next Staff Member Could Be Found in Your Own Community Editor's Note2 days ago Now Introducing The INSTORE Show, Coming to the Chicago Area in 2023!