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Gem Quiz: This Gem Features Spokes Just Like Another Colored Stone 7,000 Miles Away

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Trapiche RubyAll gemstones send different tales from the center of the earth; mine has to do with how I occur (very sporadically) in marble formed when granitic magma intrudes into magnesium-laced limestone. OK, that’s not the kind of story you’d probably want to share with your customers. What’s more interesting is how those signature spokes (loaded with corundum) give me a look so similar to a certain Columbian form of emerald that pops up close to the ground 7,000 miles away from my own stomping grounds in Myanmar.

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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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Gem Quiz: This Gem Features Spokes Just Like Another Colored Stone 7,000 Miles Away

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Trapiche RubyAll gemstones send different tales from the center of the earth; mine has to do with how I occur (very sporadically) in marble formed when granitic magma intrudes into magnesium-laced limestone. OK, that’s not the kind of story you’d probably want to share with your customers. What’s more interesting is how those signature spokes (loaded with corundum) give me a look so similar to a certain Columbian form of emerald that pops up close to the ground 7,000 miles away from my own stomping grounds in Myanmar.

Who am I?

Guess this gem for a chance to win a “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt. Be sure to include your full name and the name and address of your store. The contest winner will be selected from among correct answers to this question.

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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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