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5th generation takes over at Rasmussen Diamonds during store’s 120th anniversary year

Everyone talks about the one-percenters of the world. But some people are happy being like Hertz - number two. Or, in the case of Kristi Widmar and her husband Daniel, the soon-to-be owners of Racine, Wisconsin-based Rasmussen Diamonds, they’re abundantly pleased being part of the three percent of family businesses that make it to the third generation and beyond.

Diamond Forecast 2020: sales good, steady growth

Lab-grown diamond sales on the rise

For retail jewelers the best Christmas season is the one that ushers in strong sales into the next year. At press time (early December), industry prognosticators and economic forecasters indicated holiday season diamond jewelry sales will be better compared to 2018 with good sales ahead in 2020 based mainly on favorable consumer and economic indicators.

Retailer Roundtable: How do you wish customers happy holidays (jewelry events, cards, customer appreciation parties)?

“Ho Ho Ho and Happy Chanukah! In the past we have sent holiday cards, gift cards for $50 and $100. We have personally delivered gifts to homes that were gift baskets filled with edibles and bottles of fine champagne. What I learned about gift cards is that if you do not tie the gift amount to be used on an item of greater value it can be a source of a headache.