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How Kendra Scott Became the Jewelry Queen of Texas

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She went from making hats to running a $160 million accessories business.

Kendra Scott, the namesake of the jewelry brand which now has 38 stores spread throughout the South and Midwest, tells how her business blossomed into a $160 million enterprise in a well reported deep-dive piece by pop culture website Racked. In the feature, Scott recalls her Wisconsin upbringing and how she dropped out of college to make and sell hats before she turned to jewelry. She also discussed the bountiful amenities of her company’s new 43,000-square-foot headquarters site that will open in Austin, TX this May. “I want it to be Vogue meets Google,” she says of her plans for the space.

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Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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