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The Engagement Ring Clients That Weren’t Mother and Son

This teacher-student couple were in the news for all the wrong reasons.




The Engagement Ring Clients That Weren’t Mother and Son

“We had a couple come in looking for engagement rings. The female was a lot older than the male. We assumed he was with his mother. It wasn’t! We Facebook-stalked them after they purchased. Turn the clock back about 10 years, a female junior high teacher was having sex with her 13-year-old male student. She was certainly teaching him more than English. He wasn’t complaining. But somehow, they got found out. She went to prison for several years. Fast forward to now: They are getting married.” — Dave Fadel, Fadel Enterprises, Bountiful, UT

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When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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