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?ON CHRISTMAS EVE, an elderly gentleman came into the store looking for a sapphire eternity band. We didn’t have one in stock and explained to him that an eternity band is generally custom-made as resizing is not an option after presentation as a gift. He said he would send his wife in after Christmas to order the ring. The wife showed up in mid-January for estimates on a white gold eternity ring with sapphires. We priced it out with two different grades of sapphires and she went home to ‘talk to the boss’. When she came back after a couple of weeks to have some other jewelry work done, we asked her what her husband had decided was on the sapphire band. Her response was: ?He said if I was younger he would go for it, but at my age he doesn’t think we’ll really get our money’s worth out of it.’ She settled for garnets.?  
 
FRANCES B., 
TONAWANDA, NY
 
 
 
 
?I HAD A WOMAN come into the store looking for a ruby ring. After 45 minutes, she finally had focused on one ring for $1,500. We talked a little more and she told me that she would have to go home and pray on it. If God wanted her to have the ring, she would come back the next day. Now, I’m a fairly religious guy and have a great amount of respect for God. But, I really don’t think God cares one way or the other whether this woman buys this ring. So I figured if she could use God as a sales obstacle, I could use God as a closing tool. I simply said, ?Ma’am, why do you think you’re here with me today? God already brought us together so that you could purchase this ring!’ Five minutes later, she walked out of the store with the ring on her finger! The Lord works in mysterious ways! 
 
JOE C. 
MIDLOTHIAN, VA

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?ON CHRISTMAS EVE, an elderly gentleman came into the store looking for a sapphire eternity band. We didn’t have one in stock and explained to him that an eternity band is generally custom-made as resizing is not an option after presentation as a gift. He said he would send his wife in after Christmas to order the ring. The wife showed up in mid-January for estimates on a white gold eternity ring with sapphires. We priced it out with two different grades of sapphires and she went home to ‘talk to the boss’. When she came back after a couple of weeks to have some other jewelry work done, we asked her what her husband had decided was on the sapphire band. Her response was: ?He said if I was younger he would go for it, but at my age he doesn’t think we’ll really get our money’s worth out of it.’ She settled for garnets.?  
 
FRANCES B., 
TONAWANDA, NY
 
 
 
 
?I HAD A WOMAN come into the store looking for a ruby ring. After 45 minutes, she finally had focused on one ring for $1,500. We talked a little more and she told me that she would have to go home and pray on it. If God wanted her to have the ring, she would come back the next day. Now, I’m a fairly religious guy and have a great amount of respect for God. But, I really don’t think God cares one way or the other whether this woman buys this ring. So I figured if she could use God as a sales obstacle, I could use God as a closing tool. I simply said, ?Ma’am, why do you think you’re here with me today? God already brought us together so that you could purchase this ring!’ Five minutes later, she walked out of the store with the ring on her finger! The Lord works in mysterious ways! 
 
JOE C. 
MIDLOTHIAN, VA

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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