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Hot Sellers: July 2011

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INSTORE’s monthly round-up of what’s selling.

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Hot Sellers: July 2011

*Four-sided 7 mm titanium men’s band from Benchmark. www.benchmarkrings.com

Benchmark bands seem to be the groom’s choice for the wedding season.— Scott Kelly; Jems Jewels & Gold, North Wales, PA

We had a nice May, with strong Mother’s Day sales from Simon G., Hearts On Fire and our own brand of diamond studs. — Peter Manka Jr.; Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

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High-end silver was a winner: David Yurman and John Hardy. Also, Tag Heuer sold like crazy the past few months. — Patrick McGlone; Jewels, St. Thomas, US VI

Hot Sellers: July 2011

Lovelinks, Zable Beads, Silverado — anything under $200. — Annette Evans; RD Allen Freeport Jewelers, Freeport, ME

Reactor watches are doing great in an otherwise crappy watch market. — Tom R. Nelson; Nelson Jewelry, Spencer, IA

Seiko watches. We sold a dozen of the same model gents sports. — Ken Hanchey; Hanchey Jewelers, Charleston, SC

Colored stones. Sapphires especially. Thank you, Princess Diana! — Lynn Welhauser; Gordon’s Jewelers, Orlando, FL

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Our top seller was our custom designs in 18K, 22K and TruPD. This palladium alloy has been a lifesaver with the high cost of platinum. — Francis Lynch; The Jeweler Studio; Mount Dora, FL

Larger diamond studs and Stuller’s Posh Mommy. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

Galatea has been a very good seller this spring. — Matthew Pav; Pav & Broome Jewelers, Gulfport, MS

Southern Gates (from the cargo hold) flew out the door for Mother’s Day. We can hardly keep it in stock! — Colby Kicia; Buddy’s Jewelry, Fuquay-Varina, NC

We just started carrying CrownRing’s tungsten line. The first week it was out, we sold three designs. That gets my attention. — Kari Bottenberg-Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

Gabriel & Co. seems to provide lots of nice jewelry, great service and many price points. — Alex Weil; Martin’s Jewelry, Manhattan Beach, CA

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

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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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Hot Sellers

Hot Sellers: July 2011

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INSTORE’s monthly round-up of what’s selling.

[componentheading]Hot Brands [/componentheading]

Hot Sellers: July 2011

*Four-sided 7 mm titanium men’s band from Benchmark. www.benchmarkrings.com

Benchmark bands seem to be the groom’s choice for the wedding season.— Scott Kelly; Jems Jewels & Gold, North Wales, PA

Advertisement

We had a nice May, with strong Mother’s Day sales from Simon G., Hearts On Fire and our own brand of diamond studs. — Peter Manka Jr.; Ben Garelick Jewelers, Williamsville, NY

High-end silver was a winner: David Yurman and John Hardy. Also, Tag Heuer sold like crazy the past few months. — Patrick McGlone; Jewels, St. Thomas, US VI

Hot Sellers: July 2011

Lovelinks, Zable Beads, Silverado — anything under $200. — Annette Evans; RD Allen Freeport Jewelers, Freeport, ME

Reactor watches are doing great in an otherwise crappy watch market. — Tom R. Nelson; Nelson Jewelry, Spencer, IA

Seiko watches. We sold a dozen of the same model gents sports. — Ken Hanchey; Hanchey Jewelers, Charleston, SC

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Colored stones. Sapphires especially. Thank you, Princess Diana! — Lynn Welhauser; Gordon’s Jewelers, Orlando, FL

Our top seller was our custom designs in 18K, 22K and TruPD. This palladium alloy has been a lifesaver with the high cost of platinum. — Francis Lynch; The Jeweler Studio; Mount Dora, FL

Larger diamond studs and Stuller’s Posh Mommy. — Scott Lescourt; Scottsdale Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

Galatea has been a very good seller this spring. — Matthew Pav; Pav & Broome Jewelers, Gulfport, MS

Southern Gates (from the cargo hold) flew out the door for Mother’s Day. We can hardly keep it in stock! — Colby Kicia; Buddy’s Jewelry, Fuquay-Varina, NC

We just started carrying CrownRing’s tungsten line. The first week it was out, we sold three designs. That gets my attention. — Kari Bottenberg-Akers; Akers Diamond Galleria, Topeka, KS

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Gabriel & Co. seems to provide lots of nice jewelry, great service and many price points. — Alex Weil; Martin’s Jewelry, Manhattan Beach, CA

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

Advertisement

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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