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Gem Quiz: After Millions of Years, This Greek-Sounding Gem Hit a Plot Twist

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Hememorphite 1Imagine the shock. For millions of years we thought we were one and the same … until that fateful day in 1803, when the formidable rock collector James Smithson (yes, he of Institution fame) declared we weren’t calamine at all, but two distinct minerals, one a carbonate and the other a silicate. My newly discovered “brother” eventually took the name of the good Mr. Smithson. I, because of the unusual way my crystals terminate with dissimilar faces, was called something much more Greek sounding.

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Gem Quiz: After Millions of Years, This Greek-Sounding Gem Hit a Plot Twist

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Hememorphite 1Imagine the shock. For millions of years we thought we were one and the same … until that fateful day in 1803, when the formidable rock collector James Smithson (yes, he of Institution fame) declared we weren’t calamine at all, but two distinct minerals, one a carbonate and the other a silicate. My newly discovered “brother” eventually took the name of the good Mr. Smithson. I, because of the unusual way my crystals terminate with dissimilar faces, was called something much more Greek sounding.

Who am I?

Guess this gem for a chance to win a “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt. Be sure to include your full name and the name and address of your store. The contest winner will be selected from among correct answers to this question.

Fill out my online form.

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Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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