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Arkansas Jewelry Store to Close After 109 Years in Business

Newton’s Jewelers is planning a closing sale for April 6.




Newton’s Jewelers in Fort Smith, AR, is closing after 109 years in business.

The Newton family announced its retirement.

“The number one thing is that we’ve always worked our hardest to make sure our customers and community know how much we truly appreciate them,” Kelly Newton said. “We’ve been so wonderfully blessed – by our customers, by our community – it’s difficult to even express how much they really mean to us. We’ve served multiple generations of families and gotten to know them well. Many of them have become our friends and we deeply cherish that.”

The downtown store, founded by George H. Newton in 1914, is planning a closing sale for April 6.

“We’re opening the vaults and offering unique pieces even our loyal customers have never seen,” Newton said. “I want everything sold quickly, so we are putting our best discounts out there.”




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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