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I’m More Likely to Be Found in Your Shop than Your Cases

But my rich blue-green coloring can still smelt hearts. Who am I?




I’m More Likely to Be Found in Your Shop than Your Cases

IF YOU REACH for me to use as a smelting flux when soldering gold, you are following in a metalsmithing tradition that dates back to the antiquities. Indeed, I take my name from the ancient Greek for gold and glue. That I have become something of a minor gemstone owes to my beautiful sky blue to greenish coloring, which often results in me being confused with malachite, turquoise or azurite. That I haven’t become a major gemstone owes to my softness.

Who am I?



She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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