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[h4]We do very well with pavé or bead-set diamond hoops and diamond studs in a price point from $250 to $999. — John Zeke; Zeke’s Jewelers, Brandon, MB [/h4]


The [highlight]Everlon Love Knot[/highlight] was great. I am surprised how many independents stayed away from this product — what an easy seller. — Jeff Stadheim; Stadheim’s, Mason City, IA

[highlight]The Touch[/highlight] changeable bracelets were very strong. Also their nautical cable did well, especially the new sterling and two-tone pieces. — Tory Michel; Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, MA

One-of-a-kind pieces in the $500 to $1,000 range seemed to be the flavor of the month. — David Phelps; Precision Platinum, Durham, NC

[highlight]Lecil Henderson performed well — not the biggest in numbers of items; but high interest, and the items that sold were big tickets. — R.G. Carreras; Carreras Ltd., Richmond, VA

Kate McCullar’s line from [highlight]Bauman-Massa[/highlight]. — Aimee Utterback, Rhodes Jewelry, Fort Wayne, IN

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[highlight]Citizen[/highlight] watches between $150-$300. — A.G. Becker; Becker Jewelers, Breese, IL

We sold many South Sea and Tahitian Pearl strands — especially in unusual colors. — Elana Rubin; Rubin Jewelers, Mequon, WI

Gold earrings under $150. Gold jewelry under $500. Diamond jewelry under $400. — David Schoeneman; Shane’s The Pawn Shop, Chicago Heights, IL

We sold lots of [highlight]Bulova[/highlight] and [highlight]Caravelle[/highlight] watches. — Paul Q. LeMay; Golden Enterprises, Bracebridge, ON

Diamond stud earrings were by far one of our best sellers this holiday. We went out on a limb this year by not making them ourselves because [highlight]Simon Golub[/highlight] came out with a program that was not only up to our standards of quality but less expensive than doing it ourselves. — Casey Gallant; Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

[span class=note]This story is from the February 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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[h4]We do very well with pavé or bead-set diamond hoops and diamond studs in a price point from $250 to $999. — John Zeke; Zeke’s Jewelers, Brandon, MB [/h4]


The [highlight]Everlon Love Knot[/highlight] was great. I am surprised how many independents stayed away from this product — what an easy seller. — Jeff Stadheim; Stadheim’s, Mason City, IA

[highlight]The Touch[/highlight] changeable bracelets were very strong. Also their nautical cable did well, especially the new sterling and two-tone pieces. — Tory Michel; Tory’s Jewelry, Marblehead, MA

One-of-a-kind pieces in the $500 to $1,000 range seemed to be the flavor of the month. — David Phelps; Precision Platinum, Durham, NC

[highlight]Lecil Henderson performed well — not the biggest in numbers of items; but high interest, and the items that sold were big tickets. — R.G. Carreras; Carreras Ltd., Richmond, VA

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Kate McCullar’s line from [highlight]Bauman-Massa[/highlight]. — Aimee Utterback, Rhodes Jewelry, Fort Wayne, IN

[highlight]Citizen[/highlight] watches between $150-$300. — A.G. Becker; Becker Jewelers, Breese, IL

We sold many South Sea and Tahitian Pearl strands — especially in unusual colors. — Elana Rubin; Rubin Jewelers, Mequon, WI

Gold earrings under $150. Gold jewelry under $500. Diamond jewelry under $400. — David Schoeneman; Shane’s The Pawn Shop, Chicago Heights, IL

We sold lots of [highlight]Bulova[/highlight] and [highlight]Caravelle[/highlight] watches. — Paul Q. LeMay; Golden Enterprises, Bracebridge, ON

Diamond stud earrings were by far one of our best sellers this holiday. We went out on a limb this year by not making them ourselves because [highlight]Simon Golub[/highlight] came out with a program that was not only up to our standards of quality but less expensive than doing it ourselves. — Casey Gallant; Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

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[span class=note]This story is from the February 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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