Things That Keep You Awake at Night

This month's Counterpoint will touch on two topics. One is a personal mea culpa. The other is a topic discussed at the Plumb Club Forum. Mea culpa is Latin for “through my fault.” I use it to acknowledge an error I made in an earlier column where I stated Jabel was no longer in business. Tom Colucci and David Connolly brought the error to my attention. Frankly, I read that Jabel was going to close. What I missed was its subsequent acquisition by Connolly. At the Atlanta show, I met with him and saw some beautifully executed product and was happy to hear that the business has been rejuvenated. Jabel was one of the first jewelry manufacturers I knew of, well before I got into the business. I am happy to acknowledge my mistake and even happier that this venerable firm—and its die-struck product—remains available to jewelers looking for exquisite merchandise. At the recent Plumb

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