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Best-Performing Jewelry Brand for INSTORE Readers Changes for First Time in Years

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Knocking Pandora from the No. 1 slot it had held since 2009, INSTORE readers crowned Gabriel & Co. the best-performing brand-name jewelry line in 2016. Pandora came in second and Stuller third.

More than 450 jewelry store owners and managers weighed in on the subject in INSTORE’s 10th annual Big Survey, the full results of which appear in the upcoming October issue.

Every month, we at INSTORE ask our Brain Squad what the three best-performing brands were for the preceding month, and the results are published in our Hot Brands section. And since 2008, we have posed the same question in our Big Survey, which is filled out by a broader audience and which frames the question in an annual timeframe.

The last time Pandora was not the No. 1 pick was 2008, when Hearts On Fire took top honors — that year, Pandora was No. 2, followed by Simon Golub. Since 2013, Gabriel & Co. had been in the No. 2 slot. 2016 marks the third year Stuller has been in the top three.

Look out for the full slate of rankings in our October issue. In the meantime, here are the top three brands as chosen by readers since 2008:

2008: 1. Hearts on Fire; 2. Pandora; 3. Simon Golub
2009: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Simon Golub
2010: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Simon Golub
2011: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Stuller
2012: 1. Pandora; 2. Stuller; 3. Gabriel & Co.
2013: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Hearts On Fire
2014: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Hearts On Fire
2015: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Stuller
2016: 1. Gabriel & Co.; 2. Pandora; 3. Stuller

 

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Best-Performing Jewelry Brand for INSTORE Readers Changes for First Time in Years

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Knocking Pandora from the No. 1 slot it had held since 2009, INSTORE readers crowned Gabriel & Co. the best-performing brand-name jewelry line in 2016. Pandora came in second and Stuller third.

More than 450 jewelry store owners and managers weighed in on the subject in INSTORE’s 10th annual Big Survey, the full results of which appear in the upcoming October issue.

Every month, we at INSTORE ask our Brain Squad what the three best-performing brands were for the preceding month, and the results are published in our Hot Brands section. And since 2008, we have posed the same question in our Big Survey, which is filled out by a broader audience and which frames the question in an annual timeframe.

The last time Pandora was not the No. 1 pick was 2008, when Hearts On Fire took top honors — that year, Pandora was No. 2, followed by Simon Golub. Since 2013, Gabriel & Co. had been in the No. 2 slot. 2016 marks the third year Stuller has been in the top three.

Look out for the full slate of rankings in our October issue. In the meantime, here are the top three brands as chosen by readers since 2008:

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2008: 1. Hearts on Fire; 2. Pandora; 3. Simon Golub
2009: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Simon Golub
2010: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Simon Golub
2011: 1. Pandora; 2. Hearts On Fire; 3. Stuller
2012: 1. Pandora; 2. Stuller; 3. Gabriel & Co.
2013: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Hearts On Fire
2014: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Hearts On Fire
2015: 1. Pandora; 2. Gabriel & Co.; 3. Stuller
2016: 1. Gabriel & Co.; 2. Pandora; 3. Stuller

 

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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