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Gem Quiz: Named for a Great Czar, I Stylishly Change from Green to Red

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AlexandriteThis gem is named for a great czar. Credit: Omi Gems.

A lot of things can turn from green to red — an upcoming traffic light, a watermelon dropped from the third floor, a frog in a blender — but none of them do it with as much style as I. The Imperial Russians were so amazed at my ability to change colors they made me their national gemstone and gave me the name of their last great czar. Unfortunately, it turned out our fates were somewhat intertwined. The Russian royal family’s demise matched the depletion of my primary source in the Urals, and for much of the last century I’ve been little more than a museum piece. That has changed in recent years thanks to new finds in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Shine a light. I’m ready for a new change.

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Gem Quiz: Named for a Great Czar, I Stylishly Change from Green to Red

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AlexandriteThis gem is named for a great czar. Credit: Omi Gems.

A lot of things can turn from green to red — an upcoming traffic light, a watermelon dropped from the third floor, a frog in a blender — but none of them do it with as much style as I. The Imperial Russians were so amazed at my ability to change colors they made me their national gemstone and gave me the name of their last great czar. Unfortunately, it turned out our fates were somewhat intertwined. The Russian royal family’s demise matched the depletion of my primary source in the Urals, and for much of the last century I’ve been little more than a museum piece. That has changed in recent years thanks to new finds in Brazil and Sri Lanka. Shine a light. I’m ready for a new change.

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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The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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