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I was a sergeant in the Air Force for 20 years, which I mention in all my advertisements. One day while I was out of town, an older World War II guy comes in to sell a piece of jewelry. My brother Gil offers him a price, and the guy gets very upset, saying it is worth a lot more. Gil patiently explains the price, but the guy says, “When I pulled the Sarge [that’s me] out of that burning tank, he said someday I will repay you for saving my life. Well, today’s the day. The Sarge would pay me this in a minute!” I don’t remember if Gil paid him more or not, but when I got back into town, my employees were laughing. They said, “The guy who pulled you from that burning tank was in while you were gone.” The 20 years I was in the Air Force, I don’t remember ever even seeing a tank in person. It took the cake, great story!!
 
ART A., 
LARGO, FL
 
 
?About three years ago a lady was bragging about how much more she could get elsewhere and how she was a jeweler  
herself on the side. She showed me another piece and I said “Nice Art Nouveau piece!” And she said, “I have had several pieces designed by him.” “Who?” I said. “Art Nouveau”, said the expert seller…. Sheeeesh!? 
 
JEFFREY HESS 
Hess Estate Jewelry; St. Petersburg, FL

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True Tales: I Saved Sarge’s Life

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I was a sergeant in the Air Force for 20 years, which I mention in all my advertisements. One day while I was out of town, an older World War II guy comes in to sell a piece of jewelry. My brother Gil offers him a price, and the guy gets very upset, saying it is worth a lot more. Gil patiently explains the price, but the guy says, “When I pulled the Sarge [that’s me] out of that burning tank, he said someday I will repay you for saving my life. Well, today’s the day. The Sarge would pay me this in a minute!” I don’t remember if Gil paid him more or not, but when I got back into town, my employees were laughing. They said, “The guy who pulled you from that burning tank was in while you were gone.” The 20 years I was in the Air Force, I don’t remember ever even seeing a tank in person. It took the cake, great story!!
 
ART A., 
LARGO, FL
 
 
?About three years ago a lady was bragging about how much more she could get elsewhere and how she was a jeweler  
herself on the side. She showed me another piece and I said “Nice Art Nouveau piece!” And she said, “I have had several pieces designed by him.” “Who?” I said. “Art Nouveau”, said the expert seller…. Sheeeesh!? 
 
JEFFREY HESS 
Hess Estate Jewelry; St. Petersburg, FL

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When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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