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Consider Me the Bitcoin of Gemology

All stones tell stories of the past, but few as viscerally as I. Who am I?




Consider Me the Bitcoin of Gemology

PEOPLE HAVE COMPARED me to Bitcoin for the way I lock in “transactions” (of the natural kind) for perpetuity and for all to see — and also possibly for the way my price surged by as much as 1,000 percent between 2011 and 2016. Although not strictly a gemstone (my inclusions are unlike any other stone’s), I have been desired across the ages, from East to the golden West. I was also crucial to the plot of Jurassic Park.

Who am I?

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It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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