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Alex Weil, 56, of Martin’ s Jewelry, learned much of what he knows about gemology from mentors, including his father, Martin, who has been a jeweler for 68 years. After 32 years in an upscale Southern California strip shopping center, in 1995, the Weils closed that location and moved to another strip center in the nearby city of Manhattan Beach. Although just seven miles away, the move made a world of difference because they expanded their customer base, and business increased dramatically. At that point they gave up watches and turned their focus entirely to jewelry. “We continue to feature fine jewelry and custom work, along with services.” Martin semi-retired in January 2007 at age 84 and continues to have input in the family business he founded.

[span class=note]This story is from the March 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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Last Laugh: Alex Weil

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This month’s joke shows us exactly how the super-rich get that way.

Last Laugh: Alex Weil

 

[h5]ABOUT OUR JOKER [/h5]

Alex Weil, 56, of Martin’ s Jewelry, learned much of what he knows about gemology from mentors, including his father, Martin, who has been a jeweler for 68 years. After 32 years in an upscale Southern California strip shopping center, in 1995, the Weils closed that location and moved to another strip center in the nearby city of Manhattan Beach. Although just seven miles away, the move made a world of difference because they expanded their customer base, and business increased dramatically. At that point they gave up watches and turned their focus entirely to jewelry. “We continue to feature fine jewelry and custom work, along with services.” Martin semi-retired in January 2007 at age 84 and continues to have input in the family business he founded.

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[span class=note]This story is from the March 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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