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I’m A Softy in Hard Beauty’s Clothing

My saturated reds, oranges and yellows are stunning.




I’m A Softy in Hard Beauty’s Clothing

JUMP ON THE northbound Mohs Express, and you’ll find me sharing the platform at Station 3 with calcite and coral. Yes, I’m a softy — a condition that has doomed my aspirations to become a beloved jewelry gem. It’s a tragedy, really, because on just about every other front, I shine. I offer stunning optical properties in a range of superbly saturated reds, oranges and yellows (and more). Yet instead of glistening from the hands and necklaces of the rich and famous, I wallow in rock collectors’ cabinets. I was named in honor of an 18th century mineralogist.

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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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