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Don’t Go Looking for a Jeweler on These Holidays

They’re unlikely to be working.




Don’t Go Looking for a Jeweler on These Holidays

HOLIDAYS ARE OFTEN times for gift giving, so you might expect jewelers to work through them. But according to the results of the latest INSTORE 2021 Big Survey you would more often than not be wrong.

Jewelers are as likely not to clock in to work for the big “festive family days” as anyone else. Less than 2 percent of Big Survey respondents said they opened for Christmas Day and Thanksgiving, while less than 4 percent open on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, they were only slightly more likely to open on the big public days off – Memorial Day (12 percent), July 4 (9 percent) and Labor Day (11 percent).

The 2021 Big Survey was carried out between August and September, attracting more than 600 anonymous responses from owners of independent jewelry stores across the United States and Canada. The full results will be published in the upcoming November issue of INSTORE.



She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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