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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 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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