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Jewel-Craft Wins Vendor of the Year for the Fourth Time

This marks the fourth time that the company has won the RJO Vendor of the Year Award.




(PRESS RELEASE) ERLANGER, KY — Jewel-Craft, the industry leader in jewelry manufacture and repair, has won the 2022 RJO Vendor of the Year Award for Service/Speciality Goods. This marks the fourth time that the company has won the RJO Vendor of the Year Award. Previously, Jewel-Craft received the award in 2009, 2019 and 2021.

For 75 years, Jewel-Craft has provided top-tier service in everything from jewelry manufacturing to custom design and beyond. In 1947, Earl Wesdorp founded the company in his small garage attic. He started with a pinch of money, some old tools and a heap of passion for serving his customers. Today, the third and fourth generations of the Wesdorp family continue the Jewel-Craft legacy.

Though the company has grown and flourished over the years, one thing has remained constant: the love of jewelry. Every single day, the team at Jewel-Craft adores honoring, preserving and sharing the craft of jewelry. Through their comprehensive services, Jewel-Craft can restore a piece’s radiant shine, create something magical from scratch, add a small but meaningful personal touch and more.

“It’s such an honor to receive this award for the third time in four years,” said Nick Wesdorp, senior director of administration. “I’m blown away that we’ve won it four times in total. Of course, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers, partners and especially our amazing employees, aka, the Pit Crew! They’re the absolute best in the business.”

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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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