Columnists Howard Kelrick

Howard Kelrick

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

Why I never cut in line

One hundred years ago this month, my grandfather stepped off the boat from Russia.  Like all the other young men in the line, he spoke no English and had no money or skills.  His father, who he left behind and whom he would never see again, swept chimneys for a living.

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24 Karat Corner - News and Views from the 24 Karat Club Southeastern U.S.: If it’s not perfect...

I went to a charity luncheon yesterday afternoon.   It’s not my normal weekday routine, but I was asked by a close friend, it was for a good cause, and it was being ...

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

You’ve got questions

You haven’t been a jeweler very long if you haven’t asked yourself at least one of the following questions:

When is the right time to freshen up ...

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

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday.   The gift decision is easy.   There is only one choice - jewelry.   Sure, flowers and c...

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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 Aug...

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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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