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IDCA Celebrates Its 34th Annual Awards Night in Tucson During the AGTA Gemfair




(PRESS RELEASE) The Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association hosted its 34th Annual Tucson Awards Gala on Thursday, Feb. 1, honoring Temple St. Clair with the “Designer of the Year” Award.

Shekhar Shah, IDCA’s jt. secretary, hosted the evening.

Temple St. Clair said she was overwhelmed by the honor bestowed upon her. She recounted how 30 years ago she traveled to many cities in India and was inspired by the art, architecture and antiques, which became the starting point of her designing journey.

Benjamin Guttery of Third Coast Gems was invited to speak at the event and shared with the audience how passion for his work was the ruling force in his life. He said that India being a culture that’s adorned with jewelry, every piece and every stone has a story to be told, and Instagram is the platform.

The event ended with some delicious Indian food for dinner.

IDCA Celebrates Its 34th Annual Awards Night in Tucson During the AGTA Gemfair 


IDCA Celebrates Its 34th Annual Awards Night in Tucson During the AGTA Gemfair




Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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