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?We had a customer who wanted a custom-made solid gold necklace made up of dog bones all connected around the neck because of the recipient’s love of her dog ? a great order for us. However, two days after giving the estimate and preparing to make it, the customer called us and said, ?Nevermind, the dog just got run over by a car.’ Oh well.? 

?A gray-haired woman asked to see some sterling silver pill boxes and perfume bottle necklaces. After making some odd inquiries she finally ‘fessed up to what exactly she was searching for: a wearable and decorative holder for her dear departed cat’s ashes.?  

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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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