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True Tales: Gifting the Blowup Doll

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True Tales: June 2013

BY THE INSTORE TEAM

Published in the June 2013 issue.

JEWELRY FANTASY

We once sold diamond studs to a gentleman for his blowup doll.— Brian Berger, First Pennsylvania Precious Metals, Warrington, PA

Dental Diamond

I had a customer come in who wanted to buy a flat diamond he could glue to the front face of his tooth. — Josh Rider, Dylan Rings, Montgomery, AL

Ursa Major

An older woman came in with a large stuffed bear. She requested we measure the bear’s wrist and neck to make a matching charm bracelet and pendent in sterling. We did. — Stew Brandt, H. Brandt Jewelers, Natick, MA

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