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Five Things We Never Knew About … Rodney Rayner






I have a passion for motorcycles, especially Ducatis. Every summer I go for a 3,000-mile, 10-day ride from my home just south of London, across France to Switzerland, and end up in Italy, then repeat in the other direction!



I started horse riding when I was about 4 years old, and dreamed of being a jockey!


My first job after leaving school at 16 was working in a chandlery. Sailing is another hobby of mine.


I  love unpretentious fine food and wine, especially California wines like zinfandels by Martinelli Jackass Hill (love that name!) and Turley, as well as Flowers’ pinot noir.



I made my first piece of jewelry when I was 10 years old from some twisted wire I found in my dad’s garage and an unusual colored stone I found on our garden path.

[span class=note]This story is from the July-August 2011 edition of INDESIGN[/span]



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Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

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