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I Am Where Pink Meets Orange, and Sanskrit Encounters German

Who says all the finest sapphires are blue?




I Am Where Pink Meets Orange, and Sanskrit Encounters German

I AM THE MOST rare, prized and mispronounced fancy corundum in the world; a result of an etymological journey that had its origins in ancient Sanskrit and made its way via Sinhalese to German before reaching English. As a jeweler, I fancy you know me, although it’s less likely you have held a truly fine specimen of me (meaning at least 5 carats, no inclusions with a lobsterish glow — MSRP: $$Squillions!!). As for that pronunciation, I rhyme – appropriately with Maharaja.

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This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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