Originally written by Corinne Glover -Advertorial Correspondent
Published by the Star News: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:30 a.m.
“The purchase was very modest in dollars, but you would have thought I’d spent a fortune as willing as they were to help me.” – Cindy Grindstaff
When gemologist Michael Kingoff’s grandfather, Ben Kingoff, opened a jewelry store with his brothers in downtown Wilmington in 1919, he installed a great black clock outside the shop on Front Street. Salvaged from a military shipyard, the clock stood for nearly 70 years, becoming a Wilmington landmark – and a symbol of the American Dream this patriarch cherished.
Today Kingoff’s Jewelers is one of the oldest family owned businesses operating in Wilmington. Three years ago, Kingoff’s moved from its original locale into a beautifully appointed showroom in bustling mid-town’s Hanover Center. “It was a very hard decision for us, but it’s proven to be a good one,” Kingoff confides. “Last year we saw our best year for sales in a while.”…(read more)