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Hot Jewelry Sellers: July 2015




Hot Jewelry Sellers: July 2015
Set of five mixed eternity rings in 14K gold and platinum plated sterling silver and CZs from Freida Rothman. MSRP: $275

Freida Rothman stackable rings are to die for. I’m see excited to put these on the fingers of my customers! — Karen Hollis, K. Hollis Jewelers, Batavia, IL

  • Ankle bracelets and toe rings. — Jeff Stumpf, Goldsmith Jewelers, Little Falls, MN
  • Belle Étoile and Charles Garnier Paolo collection. Engagement rings were hot too. — Matt Doumato, Ephraim Doumato Jewelers, Greenville, RI
  • Custom engagement rings using heirloom diamonds were big, as well as Leslie’s (Quality Gold) Shimmer earrings (great Mom’s Day gifts). — Beth Cevasco, Scott’s Custom Jewelers, Fairlawn, OH
  • Diamond bar necklaces, jiggly diamonds. — Stew Brandt, H.Brandt Jewelers, Natick, MA
  • Endless, Pandora rings, Effy and anything nautical. Summer is here, after all! We designed a necklace to look like the local bridge that leads to our area and we’ve sold more than 75 in only three weeks! — Whitney Lang, Burkes Fine Jewelers, Kilmarnock, VA
  • Engagement of every flavor. Mostly custom. Who wants a cookie-cutter engagement ring? (Or should I say halo?) — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR
  • Halo bridal pulled us through. — J. Dennis Petimezas, Watchmakers Diamonds & Jewelry, Johnstown, PA
  • Estate and vintage jewelry — tough to find for a reasonable price. Our customers are our best resource but we can’t reorder from them! — Mark Kasuba, M. Edward Jewelers, Pittsfield, MA
  • Diamond studs were doing well — 1 carat to 2 carat total weight range was best. — Lex Harrison, G M Jewelers, San Jancinto, CA
  • Passion Cut diamonds from ADR Kropveld, Simon G, Pandora, diamond studs, pearls. — Tom Ozment Jr., Fincher & Ozment Jewelers, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Pearls, turquoise, amazonite, chalcedony … all the colors of summer! — Cullen Daane, Pierre and Harry, Naples, FL
  • Stuller birthstone jewelry, silver with very small diamonds, Hot Diamonds, Frederic Duclos. — Karen Fitzpatrick, Harris Jewelers, Rio Rancho, NM
  • We added the Byblos line from Gabriel & Co. Beautiful rhodium finish silver, bright color stones with a handmade look to it. Really seemed to answer the call for those looking into $100 to $300 price points, which is tough to find. — Alex Weil, Martin’s Jewelry, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • We sold a good amount of karat gold jewelry (10K and 14K). I guess because gold is a bit down in price. — Sanjay Rupani, Gold Coin Inc., Laredo, TX
  • Rego, John Bagley and our custom have been our bestsellers for semi-mounts. Being able to offer a selection of choices so the customer feels they are designing their own ring is vital to us now. — Annette Kinzie, Leonard Jewelry, Stillwater, OK

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This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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