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Hot Sellers: November 2014



Hot Sellers: November 2014
Valina floral shape halo semi-mount with pave-set diamonds (0.37 TCW). MSRP: $1,750

Diamond engagement rings. Valina designs by Simon Golub have been doing very well!— Casey Gallant, Stephen Gallant Jewelers, Orleans, MA

  • Honora, Imperial, Benchmark bands, Hearts On Fire — all did great for us. — Alan Perry, Perry’s Emporium, Wilmington, NC
  • Pandora bracelet sales continue to amaze us! — Richard Frank, Goldstein’s, Mobile, AL
  • Wind and Fire, Frederic Duclos and GemsOne. — James Wolf, James Wolf Jewelers, Mason, OH
  • Engagement and opals. I had a show with opals and sold $30,000 in two days. Fantastic! — Amber Gustafson, Amber’s Designs, Katy, TX
  • Citizen Eco-Drive Signature Collection has been one of the best investments for us. We can hardly keep them in stock! — Morgan Bartel, Susann’s Custom Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX
  • We have sold more rings with colored gemstones this last month than ever. Two of which were for engagement rings. Price tended to be between $200 and $600, depending on the gemstone. — Pedro Llanas, Pedro Maurice Designs, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Rebecca sold well. Kids’ earrings always sell well; we do a lot of ear piercing and it is a great first pair of earrings. I always include a 20 percent off coupon with the ear-piercing solution, so they are in the ear-piercing club for life! — Stacey S. Sachs, Solomon’s Fine Jewelry and Watches, Albertson, NY
  • Angelica (by Royal Chain) and Nomination bracelets. — Cathy Grad, Caffray Jewelers, Hinsdale, IL
  • Green, green and more green. Was it green pearls? Sold. Peridot? Emerald? Sold and sold. — Erin McMichael Hess, Extinctions, Lancaster, PA
  • Small gemstone pendants, under $40. — Janne Etz, Contemporary Concepts, Cocoa, FL
  • Rose-cut diamond slice jewelry, custom designs. — Vickie Wilson, The Goldsmith, Palo Alto, CA
  • We did really well with Breitling. We also sold several pieces of Marco Bicego mostly consisting of his long necklaces and a bracelet. — Marc Majors, Sam L. Majors, Midland, TX
  • Surprisingly, pearls did well. Not just generic strands but ones with some jewelry and color combined in the design. — Alex Weil, Martin’s Jewelry, Manhattan Beach, CA
  • New men’s jewelry from INOX is doing very well. — Beth Cevasco, Scott’s Custom Jewelers, Fairlawn, OH
  • Gabriel & Co.’s silver line with diamonds and sapphires has rocked our store! The price points make it a “buy it now” product for those “just looking” ladies. Love the product and can’t wait for the new items! — Karen Hollis, K. Holllis Jewelers, Batavia, IL
  • Fashion is still lagging, but Roberto Coin was great this month. — Steven B. Goldfarb, Alvin Goldfarb Jeweler, Bellevue, WA

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Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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