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What’s in a Name? Does It Really Matter with Fire Like This?

I have a higher dispersion than diamond and come in a lovely yellowy green.





I AM ONE OF those stones where mineralogists and gemologists diverge on nomenclature, with the former getting all hung up on my titanium properties and the latter sticking with my lovely traditional name that audibly evokes thoughts of clean, lean and yellowy green. I am one of the few minerals with a dispersion higher than a diamond, but my modest rating on the Mohs scale means I am usually too fragile to be used in rings.

Who am I?

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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