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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: showing them something special.)


Show Your Customers Something Astonishing Just Before Christmas

At Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, DC, the company tagline is, “If it’s not special, it’s not here.” For the holidays this year, a collection of three Michael Galmer evening purses in silver, lined in 24K gold with silver mesh, will be on display. Each is numbered, hallmarked and priced at $6,500.

The collection not only fits the company’s philosophy, but is attracting attention from local media. One newsworthy hook: The first purse has been acquired by the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum to showcase the art of repousse silver crafting. Says Tiny Jewel Box president Matthew Rosenheim: “These handcrafted, numbered purses will appeal to a woman who insists on rare pieces she won’t see worn by every other woman.”

Mary Jo Chanski of Hannoush Jewelers in Rutland, VT, always orders special inventory on memo for the fourth quarter. “Each year we get some crazy sexy cool last minute pieces for the last few days before Christmas,” she says. “They are extremely unique, extremely beautiful and extremely expensive. But you never know who’s going to walk in and say ‘YES! This year I am buying my wife a diamond tiara!’”

On the other end of the price-point spectrum, Niki Novello of Cleveland Jewelry Design showed and sold dozens of Alpaca wool scarves with embroidered initials last year for about $20 as add-on purchases. “A $20 gift that is personalized is very hard to come by, and embroidered scarves are elegant and classy. People buy them for gift exchanges at their businesses.”

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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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Show Your Customers Something Astonishing Just Before Christmas

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(Our November print issue includes a feature story detailing “10 Steps to Last-Minute Holiday Success.” Today we bring you an excerpt explaining one of those steps: showing them something special.)


Show Your Customers Something Astonishing Just Before Christmas

At Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, DC, the company tagline is, “If it’s not special, it’s not here.” For the holidays this year, a collection of three Michael Galmer evening purses in silver, lined in 24K gold with silver mesh, will be on display. Each is numbered, hallmarked and priced at $6,500.

The collection not only fits the company’s philosophy, but is attracting attention from local media. One newsworthy hook: The first purse has been acquired by the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum to showcase the art of repousse silver crafting. Says Tiny Jewel Box president Matthew Rosenheim: “These handcrafted, numbered purses will appeal to a woman who insists on rare pieces she won’t see worn by every other woman.”

Mary Jo Chanski of Hannoush Jewelers in Rutland, VT, always orders special inventory on memo for the fourth quarter. “Each year we get some crazy sexy cool last minute pieces for the last few days before Christmas,” she says. “They are extremely unique, extremely beautiful and extremely expensive. But you never know who’s going to walk in and say ‘YES! This year I am buying my wife a diamond tiara!’”

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On the other end of the price-point spectrum, Niki Novello of Cleveland Jewelry Design showed and sold dozens of Alpaca wool scarves with embroidered initials last year for about $20 as add-on purchases. “A $20 gift that is personalized is very hard to come by, and embroidered scarves are elegant and classy. People buy them for gift exchanges at their businesses.”

 

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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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