Columnists Howard Kelrick

Howard Kelrick

24 Karat Corner: Getting rough with the customers

Frankie is one of the most resourceful jewelers I’ve ever met. Her showcases are filled with unique items and things I never see anywhere else. No diamond stud earrings or straight row diamond bracelets in her displays, only one of a kind items that make her, and her store, special.  The last time I was in her place, she proudly showed me a platinum diamond and meteorite necklace.

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24 Karat Corner: Publish or perish?

Joe is a third generation retail jewelry store owner.   His son Mark runs the shop, his wife the books.   After school, or during the weekends and summer, there is ...

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24 Karat Corner: Been to a Radio Shack lately?

More than likely, probably not.   Years ago, I was a regular Radio Shack customer.   It seemed there was a store in just about every town.   You could count on t...

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24 Karat Corner: Read this column - Lose 10 pounds a month!

Outrageous false claim? Blatant lie? Of course!   But, if you’ve spent any time at all behind a jewelry counter, it’s probably not the most ridiculous thing you’...

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24 Karat Corner: We have a winner!

24 Karat Corner: We have a winner!

If your place of work is anything like mine, right now somebody is organizing the Super Bowl pool.   And, again, if your place is like mine, all the guys who can expla...

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24 Karat Corner: An off the rack world

Last night, after a vigorous twenty minutes of racket ball, the boys and I went out to dinner.   After ordering, the conversation turned to the normal topics, and my f...

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24 Karat Corner: Why we do the things we do

24 Karat Corner: Why we do the things we do

Christmas is just around the corner, and if you are like me, the only thing on your mind right now is:   What holiday gift should I get for the 55 members of The 24 Ka...

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

Time to renew

To celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, Kiki thought it might be a good idea to renew our wedding vows.   When she told me of her plan, naturally I got...

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. What in the world is a “cashier’s” check?

My nephew is a bright kid.   He can type over 100 words a minute just by using his thumbs!   And, he often calls me for advice.   Yesterday, he called me with an...

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