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I Was Going to Be the Next Big Thing…

I didn’t quite catch fire but still glow a lovely pistachio green.




I Was Going to Be the Next Big Thing…

I WAS BILLED AS the first major gem find of this century when I was unveiled at the Vegas shows in 2002 and given a trade name that reflects both my Central Asian origins and ocean-like colors. I am a diopside, and while one of my strongest features is my pistachio green color, I possess none of the chrome of my famous Russian relative. The next big thing? It hasn’t turned out that way, but I still have a good story to tell.



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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