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True Tales: Get Me Some Gonads!



One Saturday, a lady came in, marched up to my husband and announced loudly: “I need a pair of big, beautiful gonads. The darker the purple the better!” There was a moment of absolute silence in the store … one which lasted until one of my sales staffers remembered this customer had been in earlier … looking at our amethyst geode book-ends. She then rushed over to find them, while the rest of us rushed into the back room before exploding with laughter.

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Downsizing? Wilkerson Is Here to Help

Orin Mazzoni, Jr., the owner of Orin Jewelers in Garden City and Northville, Michigan, decided it was time to downsize. With two locations and an eye on the future, Mazzoni asked Wilkerson to take the lead on closing the Garden City store. Mazzoni met Wilkerson’s Rick Hayes some years back, he says, and once he made up his mind to consolidate, he and Hayes “set up a timeline” for the sale. Despite the pandemic, Mazzoni says the everything went smoothly. “Many days, we had lines of people waiting to get in,” he says, adding that Wilkerson’s professionalism made it all worthwhile. “Whenever you do an event like this, you think, ‘I’ve been doing this my whole life. Do I really need to pay someone to do it for me?’ But then I realized, these guys are the pros and we need to move forward with them.”

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