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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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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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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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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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