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One day a customer in her mid-40s came in with a wide diamond wedding band on her right hand, which she simply couldn’t get off. I told her we’d have to cut it off and resize it and she could have it back in a week. She begged me to do something now, telling me: “Look, my husband and I are probably getting a divorce and I wanted to see what the ring would look like on my right hand. I can’t get if off. If I come home with it on the right hand, he’ll be suspicious.” She had a small wart on the knuckle of that hand. She told me, “Look, just put some lotion on and it pull like crazy. I got to get it off today.” So I greased her up, wrapped a towel on the ring and pulled hard. Pop! The ring came off … as did the wart. We bandaged her up with alcohol and a Band-Aid. She left. The next day the woman came back in to thank me. She had gone to the doctor to check out her “wart injury”. She told me the doctor said “Nice job. The jeweler saved you $65, which is what I would charged you to remove the wart.”

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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True Tales: The Ring and the Wart

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One day a customer in her mid-40s came in with a wide diamond wedding band on her right hand, which she simply couldn’t get off. I told her we’d have to cut it off and resize it and she could have it back in a week. She begged me to do something now, telling me: “Look, my husband and I are probably getting a divorce and I wanted to see what the ring would look like on my right hand. I can’t get if off. If I come home with it on the right hand, he’ll be suspicious.” She had a small wart on the knuckle of that hand. She told me, “Look, just put some lotion on and it pull like crazy. I got to get it off today.” So I greased her up, wrapped a towel on the ring and pulled hard. Pop! The ring came off … as did the wart. We bandaged her up with alcohol and a Band-Aid. She left. The next day the woman came back in to thank me. She had gone to the doctor to check out her “wart injury”. She told me the doctor said “Nice job. The jeweler saved you $65, which is what I would charged you to remove the wart.”

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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