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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.

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When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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