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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 There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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