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I Am a God, a Red Glowering Presence in the Sky … Just Not All That Precious

I’m usually found in a charcoal gray in jewelry.




I Am a God, a Red Glowering Presence in the Sky … Just Not All That Precious

MY NAME COMES from the original Greek word for blood due to my often reddish color. The Greeks associated me with Ares, the god of war, and when the Romans adopted this god they gave it a new name — Mars. Little did they know that it was me, in my reddish powdered form that gave that planet its rusty looking color. When it comes to jewelry, it is usually in a charcoal gray that I am used — I can give the appearance of titanium, black pearls or even black diamonds. However, it must be said I am neither rare nor expensive. The first humans who get to Mars are unlikely to bring pocketfuls of me back to Earth.

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Thinking of Liquidating? Wilkerson’s Got You Covered

Bil Holehan, the manager of Julianna’s Fine Jewelry in Corte Madera, Calif., decided to go on to the next chapter of his life when the store’s owner and namesake told him she was set to retire. Before they left, Holehan says they decided to liquidate some of the store’s aging inventory. They chose Wilkerson for the sale. Why? “Friends had done their sales with Wilkerson and they were very satisfied,” says Holehan. He’d enthusiastically recommend Wilkerson to anyone looking to stage a liquidation or going-out-of-business sale. “There were no surprises,” he says. “They were very professional in their assessment of our store, what we could expect from the sale and they were very detailed in their projections. They were pretty much on the money.”

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