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I Am a Late Bloomer with a Penchant for Pink

Yes, I’m a garnet, but a precious one with a Carolina accent to boot. Who am I?




I Am a Late Bloomer with a Penchant for Pink

GIVEN THE LONG history of using garnets in jewelry, I could be considered something of an upstart, only found in the New World in the late 1890s. (To be specific, it was North Carolina, home also to a lush pinkish-red flower from which I take my name.) In recent years, helped by rich new supplies from East Africa and Sri Lanka, not to mention my commonly inclusion-free nature, I have become something of a designer favorite, often in big, bold pendants and earrings.

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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