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Howard Kelrick

24 Karat Corner: Gold Buying

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News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

Like many "old-timers" I was a bit unsettled when so many fine retail jewelers got into the "we buy gold" business.  Our industry was built on celebrating life's special occasions such as engagements, anniversaries, and birthdays.  To many of us, buying back these treasures for the scrap value of the metal sent the wrong message to the consumers, tarnishing the allure and mystique of what we have been doing for generations.


24 Karat Corner: Leadership

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News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

My nephew is in the process of applying to some of those hyper-competitive colleges in the northeast, and the application requires an essay about a time he displayed real leadership.  He is co-captain of the swim team, but other than that, there aren't a lot of real opportunities for a 17 year old to display genuine leadership.  Screaming at your team mates "Swim like you've never swam before" before a meet isn't the type of stuff that gets you into the Ivy League these days.

24 Karat Corner: TLC

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News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.

At the recent Atlanta Jewelry Show, a Florida retailer was telling me about his "TLC" policy:  Any piece he sells is covered by a lifetime TLC policy.  For as long as the customer owns the piece, he'll clean it, tighten loose stones, adjust the clasp, size it, etc., all for no charge.  The beauty and logic of this service policy is obvious.

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