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I Have an Evil Odor and Come From Deep in the Earth, But Not That Deep

Don’t be fooled by my gilded aura.




I Have an Evil Odor and Come From Deep in the Earth, But Not <em>That</em> Deep

I AM NOT CONSIDERED “valuable” but I have a history as rich as any mineral. The ancient Greeks believed the element of fire was hidden inside my belly, because of the way sparks would fly when I struck iron and because of the pungent sulfurous odor that would be emitted from such collisions. In the Middle Ages this was held as evidence of my connection to the fires of hell. My use in jewelry dates back to the antiquities. More recently, the Victorians liked me as did art nouveau jewelry designers, often in combination with silver. (Marcasite jewelry? That’s me.) Some fools have confused me with gold but I’m sure you won’t.

Who am I?



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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