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I’m Known by Many Names That Underscore My Colorful History … and Redness

I’m also the hardest garnet around. Who am I?




I’m Known by Many Names That Underscore My Colorful History … and Redness

CEYLON RUBY, AUSTRALIAN RUBY, Syrian garnet, precious garnet, even carbuncle … those are some of the names I have picked up along my travels through history. Which should tell you a few things: Yes, I’m predominantly red; no, I’m not as valuable as a ruby; and yes, I’ve been used as a gemstone for a long, long time. I’m the hardest garnet around, but I have a soft spot for a certain delicious garnish. It just sounds great.

Who am I?



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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