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Howard Kelrick

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 odd question.  “Where do I get a cashier’s check?”  Apparently, he was trying to rent an apartment in New York City, and the landlord wanted the first month’s rent, security, etc. in a cashier’s check.  “I asked the cashier at my regular Starbucks for one, and she just looked at me funny!”

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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...

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 n...

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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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