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True Tales: The Urn Return



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.” 


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Downsizing? Wilkerson Is Here to Help

Orin Mazzoni, Jr., the owner of Orin Jewelers in Garden City and Northville, Michigan, decided it was time to downsize. With two locations and an eye on the future, Mazzoni asked Wilkerson to take the lead on closing the Garden City store. Mazzoni met Wilkerson’s Rick Hayes some years back, he says, and once he made up his mind to consolidate, he and Hayes “set up a timeline” for the sale. Despite the pandemic, Mazzoni says the everything went smoothly. “Many days, we had lines of people waiting to get in,” he says, adding that Wilkerson’s professionalism made it all worthwhile. “Whenever you do an event like this, you think, ‘I’ve been doing this my whole life. Do I really need to pay someone to do it for me?’ But then I realized, these guys are the pros and we need to move forward with them.”

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