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Over a long weekend in January, the Diamond Boutique of San Diego invited everyone to try on an 18-carat, round-cut brilliant diamond pendant — dubbed The Triple Crown and valued at $1 million — and pose for photos. Visitors who “liked” the Diamond Boutique on Facebook and posted a photo of themselves wearing the diamond would be eligible for a drawing in which a diamond bracelet was the first-place prize. The drawing was held a week after the event.

The Diamond Boutique had tried a similar promotion in 2003, but this time, Facebook added to its interactivity and reach.

“The difference is you didn’t have the Internet or Facebook to really blow something up before,” says Natasha Digius-Mahdavi, manager, staff gemologist and daughter of owner Mali Digius.

The promotion drew 2,000 people to the store over three days keeping seven staff members constantly busy. The first 100 visitors to pose for photos received triple-strand freshwater floating pearl necklaces with a retail value of $135. A red carpet was set up with a Diamond Boutique backdrop so that visitors could pose like celebrities being photographed by paparazzi. Everyone who posed was also given a souvenir photo of themselves and a gift certificate, which they could use beginning in February.

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With the help of a publicist, the store got tremendous regional and national TV coverage for the event — without paying for any advertising — bolstered its Facebook following and added new customers to its mailing list.


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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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A Facebook Promo For Jewelers

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A Facebook Promo For Jewelers

Wondering how to use Facebook effectively? Here’s one idea:

Over a long weekend in January, the Diamond Boutique of San Diego invited everyone to try on an 18-carat, round-cut brilliant diamond pendant — dubbed The Triple Crown and valued at $1 million — and pose for photos. Visitors who “liked” the Diamond Boutique on Facebook and posted a photo of themselves wearing the diamond would be eligible for a drawing in which a diamond bracelet was the first-place prize. The drawing was held a week after the event.

The Diamond Boutique had tried a similar promotion in 2003, but this time, Facebook added to its interactivity and reach.

“The difference is you didn’t have the Internet or Facebook to really blow something up before,” says Natasha Digius-Mahdavi, manager, staff gemologist and daughter of owner Mali Digius.

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The promotion drew 2,000 people to the store over three days keeping seven staff members constantly busy. The first 100 visitors to pose for photos received triple-strand freshwater floating pearl necklaces with a retail value of $135. A red carpet was set up with a Diamond Boutique backdrop so that visitors could pose like celebrities being photographed by paparazzi. Everyone who posed was also given a souvenir photo of themselves and a gift certificate, which they could use beginning in February.

With the help of a publicist, the store got tremendous regional and national TV coverage for the event — without paying for any advertising — bolstered its Facebook following and added new customers to its mailing list.


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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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