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I grew up in the family jewelry business.
When my father passed away, I got a small container of his ashes, which I put in the store’s safe. One day an old customer of ours came in and looked at some stone rings. He asked how much the ring was and I told him. He said, “If your father was here, he’d give me a better price.” I went to the safe and got out the container of his ashes and told the customer, “Dad’s in this container, and if you can get him to lower the price, I’ll give it to you.” He laughed so hard that tears came down his face and said, “I’ll take it, I’ll take it.” 

? BRUCE P.,
FREMONT, OH

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True Tales: The Urn Return

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I grew up in the family jewelry business.
When my father passed away, I got a small container of his ashes, which I put in the store’s safe. One day an old customer of ours came in and looked at some stone rings. He asked how much the ring was and I told him. He said, “If your father was here, he’d give me a better price.” I went to the safe and got out the container of his ashes and told the customer, “Dad’s in this container, and if you can get him to lower the price, I’ll give it to you.” He laughed so hard that tears came down his face and said, “I’ll take it, I’ll take it.” 

? BRUCE P.,
FREMONT, OH

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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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