And congratulations to our winner.

Congratulations this month to Shevvy Baker, owner of SPB Designs in Louisville, KY, who correctly deduced that the answer to our October Gem Quiz was tanzanite.

We had more correct answers than ever last month — 84 — including entries from Aruba, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa and a little closer to home, Eric Phillips, owner of Carats by Eric Phillips in Elk River, MN, who added this important note to his submission:

"Tanzanite is in such demand in the Caribbean that even some major players routinely sell undisclosed simulants to unsuspecting tourists. If you oblige a request for an insurance appraisal, be sure to check the RI. If you trust the original receipt and your eye, it will be your reputation (and potentially your bank account) on the line if someone subsequently discovers that you were wrong."

Thanks, Eric, and congratulations to everyone. Eighty-four correct answers means we’re going to have to get tougher in the future.

Honorable mentions:

Graham Jewelers

Wayzata, MN

Auriginal Design

Metamora, MI

River Stone

Thornwood, NY

Angela Betteridge Jewellery

Kelowna, British Columbia

National Assoc. of Jewelry Appraisers

Rego Park, NY

Lily & Co. Jewelers

Sanibel, FL

Johannes Hunter

Colorado Springs, CO

Elisabeth Braunfeld

Hammerman Brothers

New York, NY

Maureen Carlucci

Stucchi Jewelers

Natick, MA

Rachel Carver

Marks Jewelers,

Lawrence, KS

Bryan Cavitt

Images Jewelers

Elkhart, IN

Anna Crosby

Starblaze Jewelers

Atlanta, GA

Cindy Crounse

Refined Designs Original Fine Jewelry

Voorheesville, NY

Katie Dye

J. David Jewelry

Broken Arrow, OK

Rachel Ennari

Westgate Jewelers

Bethlehem, PA

Candace George

Bill’s Jewelers

Thibodaux, LA

Aimee Hanna

Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry

Asheville, NC

Peter Hannes IV

Koehn & Koehn Jewelers

West Bend, WI

Jonathan Hart

Karen’s Jewelers

Oak Ridge, TN

Nicole Harwood

The Diamondaire

St. Charles, IL

Anne Henderson

Henderson & Co Jewelers

Mechanicsburg, PA

Hars Jain

Beyond Fine Jewelry

New York, NY

Kathy Jenkins

Bravo Jewellers

Carlsbad, CA

Courtney Johnston

Sather’s Leading Jewelers

Fort Collins, CO

Carole Jones

Jewelpops

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Sandy Jones

Sandy Jones Jewelry

Atlanta, GA

Christina Kell

Sherrie’s Jewelry Box

Tigard, OR

Marcia Kertel

Marcia Kertel Designs

Las Vegas. NV

Mandy Kirby

Wesche Jewelers

Viera, FL

Kelly Klose Images

Elkhart, IN

Karen Kuhn

Arabesque Jewelers

High Ridge, MO

Rajesh Lalwani

Royal Jewels

Oranjestad, Aruba

Veleska Jewelry

Lancaster, PA

Chad Little

Philip’s Diamond Shop

Marion, IA

Eddie Livian

Atlantic Gem Corp.

New York City, NY

Jennifer Long

Reusch Jewelers

Cheboygan, MI

Julie Luckenbill

Christopher & Co.

Champaign, IL

Robert Lurie

Robert Lurie Jewelry

Cape Town, South Africa

Jona McCauley

B&B Jewelers

Huntsville, AL

Patrick McNeill

Garwood’s Jewlers

Fort Collins, CO

Elizabeth Menard

Romm Diamonds

Brockton, MA

Betty Methvin

Whitlock Jewelry Store,

Eufaula, AL

Yasuhiro Mori

Moribijoux

Utsunomiya, Japan

Jerrod Nutt

Thacker Jewelry

Lubbock, TX

Elaine Palmer

Stephen Vincent Design

Minneapolis MN

Kirit Parekh

Gempros

New York NY

Michelle Price

Mathews Jewelers

Beaumont, TX 

Franki Pethtel

Bond Jewelers

St Petersburg, FL

Alain Planche

Direct Jewelry Outlet

Falls Church, VA

Joshua Pruschen

Maxon’s

Springfield, MO

Amy Rausch

Mountz Jewelers,

Carlisle, PA

Rebekah Reitz

Laneys Jewelry

Williamsburg, VA

Legends Of Jewels

Oceanside, CA

James Roberts

Crystal Moments Gemstones

Merrillville, IN

Mimi Romano

Michael Bondanza

New York, NY

Carrie Ross

Paul’s Jewelry Designs

Amherst, NY

Bill Roy

Dalgleish Diamond Jewellers

New Plymouth, New Zealand

Alexander Rysman

Romm Diamonds

Brockton MA

Jim Saylor

Jim Saylor Jewelers

Kauai Hawaii

Ksenia Sbaibi

Rachel Ashley Jewelers

Calais, MN

Irene Schrowang

Schneiders jewelers

Kingston, NY

Kathlene Seville

Artisans Unlimited

Bucyrus, OH

Dottie Sheth

Lika Behar Collection

Carlstadt, NJ

Candy Smith

Weaver’s Apparel And Fine Jewelry

Brewton, AL

Mona Somma

Master Goldsmith

Stamford, CT

Sheryl Steele

Riddle’s

Sioux Falls, SD

Janet Summers

Scott Swanson

Swanson Jewelers

Charleston, IL

Diane Thielker

Romm Diamonds

Brockton, MA

Pat Thompson

Thompson Jewelers

Tullahoma, TN

Mary Todd-McGinnis

Ben Bridge Jeweler

Seattle, WA

Mary Van Buer

Expressions Jewelers

Davenport, IA

Ashlee Watson

Lady Jeweler

Ocala, FL

The Polished Edge Fine Jewelry

Kansas City, MO

Greg Weiss

Excelsior Diamonds

Gotha, FL

Evelin Wharram

Wharram’s Jewellery

Leamington, ON

Ken Whipple

Park City Jewelers

Park City, UT

Randy Wiese

Designs by RC

Fort Wayne, IN

Janet Williams

Good Day Media

San Marcos, CA

Todd Wolleman

Leo Wolleman

Mount Vernon, NY

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