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Howard Kelrick

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

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

Making dreams come true

For years, the number one event on the social scene for jewelers in the southeast is the annual 24 Karat Club Black Tie Dinner Dance held every August in conjunction with the SJTA Atlanta Jewelry Show.  Sure, the food is great, the drinks keep coming, the band is tight, and everyone looks terrific, but the best part (as those who attend know) is being a part of a very special event, an evening that enhances the future of some of our honored attendees.  Of course, I am talking about our scholarship recipients, and that’s what makes this evening so memorable.

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

Swimming with the sharks!

The day before the last Atlanta Jewelry Show, I took my good friend and customer Scott for a swim in the shark tank at the Georgia Aquariu...

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

Bleeding the customer dry

It was a sticky, steamy South Florida afternoon, so I thought I’d swing by my friend Kenny’s store on the way back to the office.  ...

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

Most influential people?   Really?

Time Magazine recently published their list of the world’s 100 most influential people.   They named the usual suspects: p...

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

 

Because young women will want to hug and kiss you!

Scott is about my age, with two grown children, and a great wife, so imagine my surprise when I stopped by his store t...

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

Where does this stuff come from?

The other day we needed a small piece of green gold (yes, it comes in green now) and a custom-cut fancy shaped diamond to finish a job for...

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. : Father of the Bride

My daughter got married recently, so that gave me the pleasure of being the Father of the Bride.  It was a very special experience, and I highly recommend it if you ever...

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

Jeweler of the Year?

I had known Jerry for a number of years, but never met him personally, so when I was out west on an unrelated matter, I thought I’d rent a car, driv...

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24 Karat Corner: News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S. Boys night out - new rules!

Years ago, boys night out meant finding a place where beer could be ordered by the pitcher, the game was on television, flirting with the waitresses was encouraged, and s...

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