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It was getting late in the day at our little trade shop at the end of Miles Street, a dead-end street in an old mill town. We were just cleaning up, preparing to close for the day, when a large, gruff-looking man in coveralls came into the store. He walked with quick, broad, purposeful strides, right past the sales staff toward Joel’s jewelers’ bench. He was holding a steel mason’s trowel, and his face was serious. “Hey. You know my wife, Roslyn?” he said abruptly, startling Joel from his bench work. Joel stuttered and fumbled for words, thinking the man was about to accuse him of having improper relations with his wife. “No,” said Joel, “Uh, I don’t think so.” The man’s face twisted, and he raised the mason’s trowel toward Joel. “Do you think you could make one of these in gold?” he asked. Turns out his wife had a charm bracelet, and Charlie was hoping Joel could make a custom, handmade mason’s trowel charm! Phew!
 
 
JEN M.,
GREENFIELD, MA

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True Tales: The Man With the Mason’s Trowel

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It was getting late in the day at our little trade shop at the end of Miles Street, a dead-end street in an old mill town. We were just cleaning up, preparing to close for the day, when a large, gruff-looking man in coveralls came into the store. He walked with quick, broad, purposeful strides, right past the sales staff toward Joel’s jewelers’ bench. He was holding a steel mason’s trowel, and his face was serious. “Hey. You know my wife, Roslyn?” he said abruptly, startling Joel from his bench work. Joel stuttered and fumbled for words, thinking the man was about to accuse him of having improper relations with his wife. “No,” said Joel, “Uh, I don’t think so.” The man’s face twisted, and he raised the mason’s trowel toward Joel. “Do you think you could make one of these in gold?” he asked. Turns out his wife had a charm bracelet, and Charlie was hoping Joel could make a custom, handmade mason’s trowel charm! Phew!
 
 
JEN M.,
GREENFIELD, MA

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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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