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Howard Kelrick

24 Karat Corner: Dropping Acid

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

Traffic wasn't moving on the highway, so I got off a few exits early and headed to the "downtown" area and dropped in at my friend Mike's jewelry store.  Like a lot of downtowns across the country, this one has seen better times, with many of the merchants having closed or leaving for the mall back by the interstate.

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24 Karat Corner: Stocks and Closings

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

I love watching talented retail jewelers work the counter.  I went up to Palm Beach the other day to have lunch wi...

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24 Karat Corner: Every Year

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


When things get quiet in the office, as they often do at this time of year, I like to call a friend of mine w...

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24 Karat Corner: Gold Buying

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....

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24 Karat Corner: Leadership

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 appli...

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24 Karat Corner: TLC

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 ...

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