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True Tales: The Man Who Bought Two Rings

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This happened about 20 years ago. A young lady comes in to buy a ring for a young man she has only seen at church from afar...
This happened about 20 years ago. A young lady comes in to buy a ring for a young man she has only seen at church from afar. Shortly after, a young man comes in with his parents, talks to me about “when you buy a ring for a girl” and buys a diamond engagement ring. You could have floored me when later the young man and woman walk in together to size the ring the woman had bought. She opened an account to pay for the $35 ring, and every month they would come in together. Each time, she would drool over the diamond counter. But there was nothing from him about the ring he bought. Finally, a year later, he comes in and trades in the ring he bought for a larger diamond. He then offers it to her, and she accepts. Over the next 20 years we see them only a few times. Last year, they re-appeared, and since then he has bought her a $2,000 diamond ring, $500 diamond earrings, a $1,200 wedding band for him, and a syn star sapphire ring. She has no idea there was ever the other ring. They are nice, everyday people — no children, two dogs and as happy as clams in an ocean of plankton. — WARREN LAKEIN 
LAKEINS JEWELERS OF HAMILTON, BALTIMORE, MD

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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True Tales: The Man Who Bought Two Rings

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This happened about 20 years ago. A young lady comes in to buy a ring for a young man she has only seen at church from afar...
This happened about 20 years ago. A young lady comes in to buy a ring for a young man she has only seen at church from afar. Shortly after, a young man comes in with his parents, talks to me about “when you buy a ring for a girl” and buys a diamond engagement ring. You could have floored me when later the young man and woman walk in together to size the ring the woman had bought. She opened an account to pay for the $35 ring, and every month they would come in together. Each time, she would drool over the diamond counter. But there was nothing from him about the ring he bought. Finally, a year later, he comes in and trades in the ring he bought for a larger diamond. He then offers it to her, and she accepts. Over the next 20 years we see them only a few times. Last year, they re-appeared, and since then he has bought her a $2,000 diamond ring, $500 diamond earrings, a $1,200 wedding band for him, and a syn star sapphire ring. She has no idea there was ever the other ring. They are nice, everyday people — no children, two dogs and as happy as clams in an ocean of plankton. — WARREN LAKEIN 
LAKEINS JEWELERS OF HAMILTON, BALTIMORE, MD

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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