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?One day, a good customer came in and wanted to talk to us about doing a custom design. She and I sat down at the design table across from each other and began to discuss details. Throughout the course of the conversation, she tells me (and by now my husband, who has squatted down beside the table) that she recently had some tattoos done. OK. Nothing scary about this so far …. She slightly pulls back the edge of her collar to show us this tiny little star. As she had had radiation treatment for cancer, she decided to have stars put where the scars were. Next thing I know, she’s lifted up her shirt to expose large breasts (with many stars). It was comical as they were right in my husband’s face when she did that! Talk about a deer-in-the-headlights look! Not bad enough? In walks a customer at that moment. ?Hey! I’ve got a pair of those!’ she says.? 

TERI V.,
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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True Tales: Seeing Stars

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Strange stories from the front lines

?One day, a good customer came in and wanted to talk to us about doing a custom design. She and I sat down at the design table across from each other and began to discuss details. Throughout the course of the conversation, she tells me (and by now my husband, who has squatted down beside the table) that she recently had some tattoos done. OK. Nothing scary about this so far …. She slightly pulls back the edge of her collar to show us this tiny little star. As she had had radiation treatment for cancer, she decided to have stars put where the scars were. Next thing I know, she’s lifted up her shirt to expose large breasts (with many stars). It was comical as they were right in my husband’s face when she did that! Talk about a deer-in-the-headlights look! Not bad enough? In walks a customer at that moment. ?Hey! I’ve got a pair of those!’ she says.? 

TERI V.,
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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