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IT WAS THE DAY OF THE BIG SALE. Rumors of the sale and an advertisement in the local paper were the main reasons for the long line that formed in front of the store by 8:30, the store’s opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back amid loud and colorful curses. On the man’s second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw and knocked around a bit, then thrown to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he said to the person at the end of the line: “That does it! If they hit me one more time, I don’t open the store!”

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Harvey Rovinsky is a third-generation jeweler who spearheaded the transition of Bernie Robbins from a small major appliance venture to the region’s largest independently owned luxury jeweler. Harvey and his wife, Maddy, travel the world to discover and debut exclusive diamonds, jewelry and watches. With eight locations in Pennsylvania (Radnor and Newtown) and New Jersey (Somers Point, Marlton and Atlantic City), Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers attracts designers to its stores for personal appearances, trunk shows, co-hosted dinners and fashion shows.

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[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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Last Laugh: Harvey Rovinsky

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IT WAS THE DAY OF THE BIG SALE. Rumors of the sale and an advertisement in the local paper were the main reasons for the long line that formed in front of the store by 8:30, the store’s opening time. A small man pushed his way to the front of the line, only to be pushed back amid loud and colorful curses. On the man’s second attempt, he was punched square in the jaw and knocked around a bit, then thrown to the end of the line again. As he got up the second time, he said to the person at the end of the line: “That does it! If they hit me one more time, I don’t open the store!”

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Harvey Rovinsky is a third-generation jeweler who spearheaded the transition of Bernie Robbins from a small major appliance venture to the region’s largest independently owned luxury jeweler. Harvey and his wife, Maddy, travel the world to discover and debut exclusive diamonds, jewelry and watches. With eight locations in Pennsylvania (Radnor and Newtown) and New Jersey (Somers Point, Marlton and Atlantic City), Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers attracts designers to its stores for personal appearances, trunk shows, co-hosted dinners and fashion shows.

[span class=note]This story is from the May 2011 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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