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Do You Or Don’t You: Offer To Inscribe Diamonds?

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We send the diamonds to Schumacher Diamond Cutters in Bismark, ND. They are quick and their re-cutting and repair service is exceptional. Pat Gilmore, Dunbar Jewelers, Yakima, WA

We’ve had new customers ask how we know the diamonds that go out and come back are truly theirs. We built an amazing DIY microscope that is compatible with all camera phones. We clean the diamond, the customer takes a picture of it with their phone (we take a photo too), then we plot the diamond, and show them how to identify its unique characteristics. When the diamond comes back, we help them identify their diamond from the plot and photos, and show them where their inscription is on their stone. It is becoming more popular as people learn how it works. Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works, Colorado Springs, CO

I have the stone sent to GIA. Brenda Reichel, Carats & Karats Fine Jewelry, Honolulu, HI

We tell customers it can be done; so far nobody has chosen to do it. Vickie Wilson, The Goldsmith, Palo Alto, CA

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Everyone likes the idea but no one is patient enough to wait. Dan Decker, Decker Diamond Jewelers, Ebensburg, PA

We carry Lazare Kaplan loose diamonds that are inscribed already and offer personal inscriptions when needed. We’ve found this further invests the customer in their purchase and turns the diamond into more of an heirloom. Milton Doolittle, Benold’s Jewelers, Austin, TX

We offer it through Gemex. No takers so far. David Beduze, Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

SMI Diamonds will do it for us. Brenda Hefner, Oz’s Jewelers, Hickory, NC


NO, WE HAVEN’T

Most of the larger diamonds that we sell come inscribed with certificate numbers. Frank Salinardi, Linardi’s Jewelers, Plantation, FL

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We have sold pre-laser-inscribed diamonds for years. We encourage trading in diamonds and would have to remove any personal inscriptions. Eileen Eichhorn, Eichhorn Jewelry, Decatur, IL

Gimmicks have not worked well in our store. Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond, West Des Moines, IA

Call me backwards, but in my mind we are altering the diamond by scratching into it an inscription. To me that should make the value decrease. I realize most don’t feel this way but I have to be comfortable with what I sell. Lora S. Wright, Southern Jewelers, Sanford, NC

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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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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Do You Or Don’t You: Offer To Inscribe Diamonds?

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Yes, WE HAVE

We send the diamonds to Schumacher Diamond Cutters in Bismark, ND. They are quick and their re-cutting and repair service is exceptional. Pat Gilmore, Dunbar Jewelers, Yakima, WA

We’ve had new customers ask how we know the diamonds that go out and come back are truly theirs. We built an amazing DIY microscope that is compatible with all camera phones. We clean the diamond, the customer takes a picture of it with their phone (we take a photo too), then we plot the diamond, and show them how to identify its unique characteristics. When the diamond comes back, we help them identify their diamond from the plot and photos, and show them where their inscription is on their stone. It is becoming more popular as people learn how it works. Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works, Colorado Springs, CO

I have the stone sent to GIA. Brenda Reichel, Carats & Karats Fine Jewelry, Honolulu, HI

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We tell customers it can be done; so far nobody has chosen to do it. Vickie Wilson, The Goldsmith, Palo Alto, CA

Everyone likes the idea but no one is patient enough to wait. Dan Decker, Decker Diamond Jewelers, Ebensburg, PA

We carry Lazare Kaplan loose diamonds that are inscribed already and offer personal inscriptions when needed. We’ve found this further invests the customer in their purchase and turns the diamond into more of an heirloom. Milton Doolittle, Benold’s Jewelers, Austin, TX

We offer it through Gemex. No takers so far. David Beduze, Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

SMI Diamonds will do it for us. Brenda Hefner, Oz’s Jewelers, Hickory, NC


NO, WE HAVEN’T

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Most of the larger diamonds that we sell come inscribed with certificate numbers. Frank Salinardi, Linardi’s Jewelers, Plantation, FL

We have sold pre-laser-inscribed diamonds for years. We encourage trading in diamonds and would have to remove any personal inscriptions. Eileen Eichhorn, Eichhorn Jewelry, Decatur, IL

Gimmicks have not worked well in our store. Chuck Kuba, Iowa Diamond, West Des Moines, IA

Call me backwards, but in my mind we are altering the diamond by scratching into it an inscription. To me that should make the value decrease. I realize most don’t feel this way but I have to be comfortable with what I sell. Lora S. Wright, Southern Jewelers, Sanford, NC

This article originally appeared in the March 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

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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