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The COUTURE Diversity Action Council Opens Applications for the Next Class of Mentorship Program

The application deadline is February 6 by 12pm EST.




(PRESS RELEASE) The application window has opened for the next class of mentees in the two-year mentorship program created and administered by the COUTURE Diversity Action Council (DAC). Designed to promote Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) within all facets of the jewelry ecosystem, the program offers education, access and guidance to a new group of designers. In addition to being paired with a mentor for one-on-one consulting, the mentees will also receive weekly or bi-weekly education via Zoom with a host of experts on various relevant subjects, which also helps establish a strong sense of community among the mentees. Knowing that the barriers to entering the jewelry industry are high, the DAC remains committed to providing access, fostering talent and amplifying the voices of BIPOC designers through its mentorship program.

To apply or learn more about the process visit the link found here. You can find out more about the Diversity Action Council here.



This Third-Generation Jeweler Was Ready for Retirement. He Called Wilkerson

Retirement is never easy, especially when it means the end to a business that was founded in 1884. But for Laura and Sam Sipe, it was time to put their own needs first. They decided to close J.C. Sipe Jewelers, one of Indianapolis’ most trusted names in fine jewelry, and call Wilkerson. “Laura and I decided the conditions were right,” says Sam. Wilkerson handled every detail in their going-out-of-business sale, from marketing to manning the sales floor. “The main goal was to sell our existing inventory that’s all paid for and turn that into cash for our retirement,” says Sam. “It’s been very, very productive.” Would they recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers who want to enjoy their golden years? Absolutely! “Call Wilkerson,” says Laura. “They can help you achieve your goals so you’ll be able to move into retirement comfortably.”

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