Columnists Howard Kelrick

Howard Kelrick

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’ve heard recently.

I was waiting to take my friend Rob out for lunch to celebrate his new boat (it seems some jewelers are still continuing to do very well) and to wrangle an invitation for a ride over the week-end. As I waited, I leaned in to listen to his sales manager Chloe deal with a customer.

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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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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.: Another round of margaritas?

When the waiter asks, “Another round of Margaritas?,” the correct answer is always, “Yes, please!”   Ah, if only all questions were this easy and all of our pr...

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

... And the living is easy!   My summer intern has the office running smoothly, and Kiki has the refrigerator door plastered with travel brochures.   All across the...

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.: Can you nail the close?

Congratulations!   You’re still in the jewelry business. Despite everything that we’ve faced in the last five years, you (or your employer) have figured out how, i...

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