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60% YES, I HAVE

I bought a new microscope that hooks up to a monitor. I showed a customer the crack in her diamond (she bought elsewhere) and sold her a new stone. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

A laser welder. If you don’t have one, you have no idea what you are missing. — Gary Youngberg; Ames Silversmithing, Ames, IA

We invested in a large flat-screen monitor for our showroom floor that features a constant array of past custom pieces. Our custom business doubled! — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

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The Edge POS system. We were up and running in a few days and the system has been beyond expectations. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

CounterSketch has helped close some very important sales for us. Stuller has been very helpful when there is a difficult modification. — Ed Menk; E.L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN

I bought an iPad. It has been wonderful to be able to show customers items from websites. — Sue Parker; Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

We bought a digital camera and light box to take images for our website. — Chris Arends; Aires Jewelers, Randolph, NJ

Signature engraving machine. It brought my engraving business to the next level. — Elliott Herzlich; Elliott’s Jewelry, Tyler, TX

We bought an electronic, full-color and motion billboard sign for outside the store. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co. Jewelers, Rockford, IL

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40% NO, I HAVENT’T

We do see the need to invest in this area but so far have not found the right person to guide us in purchasing the correct software and hardware. — Sanjay Rupani; Gold Coin Inc., Laredo, TX

I make handcrafted jewelry with pliers and wire. Don’t need anything high-tech. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

We invested in a Gemvision/Revo mill five years ago. Just now thinking of upgrading. — Kari Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

This story is from the February 2012 edition of INSTORE

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Do You Or Don't You?

Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

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Do You Or Don’t You : Have You Made A Substantial Investment in Technology recently?

 

60% YES, I HAVE

I bought a new microscope that hooks up to a monitor. I showed a customer the crack in her diamond (she bought elsewhere) and sold her a new stone. — Cathy Cook; Cathy Cook Jewelry, Vidor, TX

A laser welder. If you don’t have one, you have no idea what you are missing. — Gary Youngberg; Ames Silversmithing, Ames, IA

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We invested in a large flat-screen monitor for our showroom floor that features a constant array of past custom pieces. Our custom business doubled! — Denise Oros; Linnea Jewelers, La Grange, IL

The Edge POS system. We were up and running in a few days and the system has been beyond expectations. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

CounterSketch has helped close some very important sales for us. Stuller has been very helpful when there is a difficult modification. — Ed Menk; E.L. Menk Jewelers, Brainerd, MN

I bought an iPad. It has been wonderful to be able to show customers items from websites. — Sue Parker; Nyman Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

We bought a digital camera and light box to take images for our website. — Chris Arends; Aires Jewelers, Randolph, NJ

Signature engraving machine. It brought my engraving business to the next level. — Elliott Herzlich; Elliott’s Jewelry, Tyler, TX

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We bought an electronic, full-color and motion billboard sign for outside the store. — Mark & Monika Clodius; Clodius & Co. Jewelers, Rockford, IL

 

40% NO, I HAVENT’T

We do see the need to invest in this area but so far have not found the right person to guide us in purchasing the correct software and hardware. — Sanjay Rupani; Gold Coin Inc., Laredo, TX

I make handcrafted jewelry with pliers and wire. Don’t need anything high-tech. — Janne Etz; Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL

We invested in a Gemvision/Revo mill five years ago. Just now thinking of upgrading. — Kari Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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