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I’m Green, I’m Rare, I… Have a Small Footprint…

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I’m Green, I’m Rare, I… Have a Small Footprint…

I AM THE ONLY true chromium garnet, with all the gorgeous green trappings which that entails. Yet, I am far less likely to be used in jewelry than my better-known green cousins like tsavorite and demantoid. The reason? It’s a size issue; my crystals are too small to be faceted into gemstones. The result is a drusy moss-like look that can bring life to a pendant but not much more. I was named after one of the founding fathers of Russian mineralogy following my discovery in the Urals in 1830.

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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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