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True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

BY INSTORE TEAM

True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

Published in the November 2013 issue

OOne of our most colorful and biggerthan- life customers had called for a lastminute rush order of a special pair of diamond earrings for his first anniversary. (The engagement ring had been bought here and sealed with shots of Crown Royal, which he had given me as a gift). I could hardly hear him with what sounded like a heck of a party or an early 4th of July celebration going on. More static, interference, yelling and repeating and finally advice on how I, in fact, would make the presentation to his wife.

He was in a war zone in Iraq, and the background noise was artillery shelling.

He’s safely back now … a patriot, and to this day he is called “Iraq Jack.” — J. Dennis Petimezas, Watchmakers Diamonds & Jewelry, Johnstown, PA

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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

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True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

BY INSTORE TEAM

True Tales: Iraq and a Hard Place

Published in the November 2013 issue

OOne of our most colorful and biggerthan- life customers had called for a lastminute rush order of a special pair of diamond earrings for his first anniversary. (The engagement ring had been bought here and sealed with shots of Crown Royal, which he had given me as a gift). I could hardly hear him with what sounded like a heck of a party or an early 4th of July celebration going on. More static, interference, yelling and repeating and finally advice on how I, in fact, would make the presentation to his wife.

He was in a war zone in Iraq, and the background noise was artillery shelling.

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He’s safely back now … a patriot, and to this day he is called “Iraq Jack.” — J. Dennis Petimezas, Watchmakers Diamonds & Jewelry, Johnstown, PA

Continue Reading
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Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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