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Jewelers and the Millennial Aftermath … and More Reader Letters for December

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Ch-Ch-Changes

Millennials are tough. They don’t mind spending money on tech gadgets but don’t seem to have a lot of interest in jewelry. — Charles Hood, C.B. Hood Diamond Co., Santa Maria, CA


I have been in the business for 40 years. It may be interesting for someone to write about the changes in selling diamonds over the years. When I began, if it was “pretty” and “sparkled,” it sold. Then, over the years, we became more and more technical, way beyond the 4 C’s. Today, we are back to reeducating ourselves to sell with emotion and feeling in order to combat the web. — Jon Walp, Long Jewelers, Virginia Beach, VA

The business is changing rapidly and our biggest challenge is to keep up with it. At least let’s have some fun on the way! — Peter Stavrianidis, Venus Jewelers, Somerset, NJ

Green Day

Loved reading about the other green store ideas. It’s this type of innovation and adaptation that will keep jewelry stores relevant in the changing retail landscape. — Chris Wattsson, Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers, Marquette, MI

Green is good, but it can be overemphasized. — James Sickinger, Sickinger’s Jewelry, Lowell, IN 

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INSTORE magazine is a staple in our lunchroom and on our conference table. It has a wealth of valuable information for every employee in every position in every company. It is a “must” tool of the trade. — Tim Quigley, TQ Diamonds, Madison, WI

Hidden Charms

I feel bad about the death of the beads. — Cathy McMurray, The Hunt House, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada


This article originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of INSTORE.

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You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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Jewelers and the Millennial Aftermath … and More Reader Letters for December

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Jewelers and the Millennial Aftermath … and More Reader Letters for December

Ch-Ch-Changes

Millennials are tough. They don’t mind spending money on tech gadgets but don’t seem to have a lot of interest in jewelry. — Charles Hood, C.B. Hood Diamond Co., Santa Maria, CA


I have been in the business for 40 years. It may be interesting for someone to write about the changes in selling diamonds over the years. When I began, if it was “pretty” and “sparkled,” it sold. Then, over the years, we became more and more technical, way beyond the 4 C’s. Today, we are back to reeducating ourselves to sell with emotion and feeling in order to combat the web. — Jon Walp, Long Jewelers, Virginia Beach, VA

The business is changing rapidly and our biggest challenge is to keep up with it. At least let’s have some fun on the way! — Peter Stavrianidis, Venus Jewelers, Somerset, NJ

Green Day

Loved reading about the other green store ideas. It’s this type of innovation and adaptation that will keep jewelry stores relevant in the changing retail landscape. — Chris Wattsson, Wattsson & Wattsson Jewelers, Marquette, MI

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Green is good, but it can be overemphasized. — James Sickinger, Sickinger’s Jewelry, Lowell, IN 

Keep on Lovin’ You

INSTORE magazine is a staple in our lunchroom and on our conference table. It has a wealth of valuable information for every employee in every position in every company. It is a “must” tool of the trade. — Tim Quigley, TQ Diamonds, Madison, WI

Hidden Charms

I feel bad about the death of the beads. — Cathy McMurray, The Hunt House, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada


This article originally appeared in the January 2018 edition of INSTORE.

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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