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Why the Strut? I Am the Peacock of the Gem World

I was accidentally discovered during World War II while building anti-tank barriers.




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A PEACOCK WITHOUT ITS feathers is just a pheasant. Likewise, if it were not for the full spectrum of iridescent colors I show against a black velvet base, I would just be labradorite. After being accidentally discovered in Finland during World War II, I became the center of a considerable local industry in the cold far north of that white land. Supplies have since dwindled, but you will still find me in earrings and pendants, often at art shows and on Etsy.

Who am I?

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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