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Long Before I Showed Up In Southwestern Silver Jewelry, I Was Popular With Russian Tsars and Renaissance Artists

I am probably the oldest known green pigment.




LOOK AT ME. Focus on those dark and light green bands. Concentrate. CONcentrate … Do you see them expanding and shrinking to a psychedelic rhythm? Do you hear my name reaching out to you? Can you taste it under your tongue? No? OK, let’s try some more traditional clues: I’m a basic copper carbonate, take my name from a green herb, and long before I became popular in Southwestern silver jewelry — way, way before I was popular as a decorative inlay in the walls of Tsarist Russian palaces — I was used as a green pigment by Renaissance artists. In fact, I am probably the oldest known green pigment around.

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Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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