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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.



When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

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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