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ROSSI was the manager of an upscale jewelry store in a wealthy section of town and was interviewing Nigel for a recently advertised sales job. Rossi looks at Nigel’s resume and notices that Nigel has never worked in retail before. Rossi says to Nigel, “For someone with no retail experience, you are certainly asking for a high salary.” “Well I suppose I am,” Nigel replies, “but you must understand that the work is so much harder when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

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My grandfather was a jeweler and a jokester, a torch I proudly carry,” says Ray Lantz, 32, store manager of Lantz Diamond Center in Claremont, CA. “I like to tell customers that my birthday is Dec. 27 — I was due on the 10th, but that’s our busy season so I waited till after Christmas.” With a bachelor of arts in politics from the University of San Francisco, Ray never imagined he would join his mom and dad in the family business. But “nothing else is as much fun,” he says. “I’m living the
diamond dream.” When not at work, Lantz hangs out with his wife, Sarah, daughter, Lucy, and Welsh corgi, Sonny. He enjoys coaching high school golf, reading, taking GIA courses online, and watching Jeopardy.

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

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Last Laugh: Ray Lantz

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ROSSI was the manager of an upscale jewelry store in a wealthy section of town and was interviewing Nigel for a recently advertised sales job. Rossi looks at Nigel’s resume and notices that Nigel has never worked in retail before. Rossi says to Nigel, “For someone with no retail experience, you are certainly asking for a high salary.” “Well I suppose I am,” Nigel replies, “but you must understand that the work is so much harder when you don’t know what you’re doing.”

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My grandfather was a jeweler and a jokester, a torch I proudly carry,” says Ray Lantz, 32, store manager of Lantz Diamond Center in Claremont, CA. “I like to tell customers that my birthday is Dec. 27 — I was due on the 10th, but that’s our busy season so I waited till after Christmas.” With a bachelor of arts in politics from the University of San Francisco, Ray never imagined he would join his mom and dad in the family business. But “nothing else is as much fun,” he says. “I’m living the
diamond dream.” When not at work, Lantz hangs out with his wife, Sarah, daughter, Lucy, and Welsh corgi, Sonny. He enjoys coaching high school golf, reading, taking GIA courses online, and watching Jeopardy.

[span class=note]This story is from the March 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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