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Strange stories from the front linesPRECIOUS SILVER  
 
?I was selling at an open-air festival. A woman and her daughter came in to look at earrings. They chose a pair of 6mm garnets and a pair of 6mm citrines. Each was well-cut, brilliant, eye-clear, prong-set in sterling silver. Though economical, the earrings were clearly out of her price range. She hemmed and hawwed a bit then asked me why they cost so much. I explained they were natural gemstones, well cut, and set in sterling silver. “Oh, silver,” the woman exclaimed. “That explains it.” They left. My husband and I smiled our biggest grins. 
BETH S., 
AUSTIN, TX
 
 
 
“A woman we had never seen before came in to return a gift that she said her daughter had just received for her Bat Mitzvah. She proceeded to pull out one of our boxes that held a piece that we had sold earlier. We said we would have to check our records first because we didn’t recognize the piece. When we told her that it was from four years ago and that we couldn’t take it back, she looked embarrassed and sputtered, ‘Oh, I guess this must be a gift that our older daughter received at her Bat Mitzvah four years ago!’ Uh-huh, lady … nice try!  
GINA W., 
LARCHMONT, NY
 
 
 
?A lady came into our store and said she had a really fantastic idea ? she wanted us to gold-plate her baby’s umbilical cord! We all laughed but the thought of the smell really turned us off. We talked her into a very nice baby bracelet. We like win-win situations!? 
MARY A., 
RIDGECREST, CA

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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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True Tales: The Price Of Silver

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Strange stories from the front linesPRECIOUS SILVER  
 
?I was selling at an open-air festival. A woman and her daughter came in to look at earrings. They chose a pair of 6mm garnets and a pair of 6mm citrines. Each was well-cut, brilliant, eye-clear, prong-set in sterling silver. Though economical, the earrings were clearly out of her price range. She hemmed and hawwed a bit then asked me why they cost so much. I explained they were natural gemstones, well cut, and set in sterling silver. “Oh, silver,” the woman exclaimed. “That explains it.” They left. My husband and I smiled our biggest grins. 
BETH S., 
AUSTIN, TX
 
 
 
“A woman we had never seen before came in to return a gift that she said her daughter had just received for her Bat Mitzvah. She proceeded to pull out one of our boxes that held a piece that we had sold earlier. We said we would have to check our records first because we didn’t recognize the piece. When we told her that it was from four years ago and that we couldn’t take it back, she looked embarrassed and sputtered, ‘Oh, I guess this must be a gift that our older daughter received at her Bat Mitzvah four years ago!’ Uh-huh, lady … nice try!  
GINA W., 
LARCHMONT, NY
 
 
 
?A lady came into our store and said she had a really fantastic idea ? she wanted us to gold-plate her baby’s umbilical cord! We all laughed but the thought of the smell really turned us off. We talked her into a very nice baby bracelet. We like win-win situations!? 
MARY A., 
RIDGECREST, CA

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

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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