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Here’s the Answer to April’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.




Our April winner, Eric Phillips, owner of Carats by Eric in Elk River, MN, says that for many years customers would enter his then mall-based store on an almost weekly basis to tell him about the beautiful lab-created gemstones that the chain store around the corner was offering. Once he had managed to put together a collection of natural alexandrite, his stock reply became: Well, our alexandrite was created by God in five different countries. Take a look.

“We actually sold quite a number of natural alexandrites this way,” he recalls with great satisfaction.

And also our Honorary Mentions

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Allan Altman
Altman  Appraisals
Dallas, GA

Jas Athwal
Susan Bella Jewelry
Allentown, PA

Robert Ball
Henry B. Ball Co.
Canton, OH


Annamarie Bara
Chicago, IL

Cassandra Bazos
Acadian Jewels
Montreal, Quebec

Alexandra Bragg
Elder Jewelry
Bellevue, NE

Megan Brown
Holland’s Jewelry
San Angelo, TX

Joe Billesbach
Beatrice, NE

Brenda Boyd
Johannes Hunter Jewelers
Colorado Springs, CO


John Brockhaus
Brockhaus Jewelry
Norman, OK

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, Ga

Earl Butler
K E Butler & Co Jewelers
Vidalia, Ga

Nan Butler
Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers
Mt Pleasant, SC

John Caruso
Gemological Evaluation & Marketing Services, Inc.
Danvers, MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers, Inc
Elkhart, IN


Jane Chen
Opal Fields
Honolulu, HI

Dustin Corbin
Wholesale Jewelry and Loans
Huntsville, Al

Katherine Cotterill
EAT Gallery
Maysville, KY

Dan Deans
Sterling, VA

Greg DeMark
Greg DeMark
Longmont, CO

Monica Denning
Gems and Treasures of Grace
York, PA

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Michael Ellis
Ellis Jewelers
Frankfort, IN

Rachel Ennari
Westgate Jewelers
Bethlehem, PA

Sarena Ferguson
Colonial Jewelers
Frederick, MD

Charles Ganske
Charles Ganske Personal Jeweler
Urbandale, IA

Presley Garrett
Carreras Jewelers
Richmond, VA

Rita Gierten
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Steve Glazer
Windsor Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Aimee Hanna
Alexander and Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Asheville, NC

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Sarah Henderson
David Douglas Jewelers
Excelsior, MN

Merri Hollinger
DK Jewelers
Westminster, MD

Duff Hufford
Huffords Jewelry
Saint Louis, MO

Gary Hurdle
Casa de Oro Jewelers
Corpus Christi, TX

Vince Isaacson
Lake Street Diamond Company
Kitkland,  WA

Lyla Ismael
Lyla Jewelers
Oak Lawn, IL

Kathy  Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Tiffany Johnson
Kay Jewelers
Atlantic City, NJ

Corey  Johnston
Day’s Jewelers
Auburn, ME

Marta  Jones-Couch
Elements, Ltd.
Des Moines, IA

Trisha Joseph
Josephs Jewelers
West Des Moines, IA

Jean Jung
Gold Dreams
San Anselmo. CA

Inez Kennedy
Garland Jewelers
Renton, WA

Doug Kerns
Bettendorf, IA

Edwin La Rosa
Clifton, NJ

Eric Laker
Draper, UT

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros. Jewelers
York, PA

Amanda Lawrence
Ann Arbor, MI

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Brenda Logue
Brenda G
Leakey, TX

April Lundborg
Leonard’s Jewelry
Wauconda, IL

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, South Africa

Pattiann Mayabb
Park Hill Jewelers
North Little Rock, AR

Patrick McNeill
Garwood’s Jeweler’s
Fort Collins, CO

Scott McQuaid
In House Jewelers
Phoenix, MD

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Betty Methvin
Whitlock Jewelry Store
Eufaula, AL

Jerrod Nutt
Thacker Jewelry
Lubbock, TX

Kaitlyn O’Neill
N.L. Shaw and Company
Mystic, CT

Heather Olson
Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds
West Bend, WI

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Auburn, AL

Phyllis Painter
Lesley Ann Jewels
Houston, TX

Usman Parekh
Crown Jewelers
Norman, OK

Sarah Patty
Ware Jewelers
Spanish Fort, AL

Billie-Jo Knoll Phillips
Amidon Jewelers
Keene, NH

Rachel Pfeiffer
Lane & Kate
Cincinnati, OH

Diana Foos Pollard
Earthstones – The Solitaire
Brighton, CO

Elizabeth Puckett
Hillcrest Designer Jewelry
Little Rock, AR

Rebekah Reitz
Laney’s Diamonds & Jewelry
Williamsburg, VI

Anthony Richards
Bob Richards Jewelers Inc.
Germantown, TN

Brennan Richardson
Escanaba, MI

Kelly Robertson
Wm. Marken Jewelers
Bloomington, IN

Mark Rozanski
Goldart Jewellery Studio Inc.
Ottawa, IL

Julie Rubel
Spartanburg, SC

Irene Schrowang
Schneiders Jewelers
Kingston, NY

Kate Seville
Artisans Unlimited
Bucyrus, OH

Dottie Sheth
Lika Behar Collection
Carlstadt, NJ

Hannah Simmler
Keith Field Goldsmith
Brunswick, ME

Kimberly Smith
Davidson Jewelers,
East Moline, IL

Rebecca Sorgen
Miner’s Den Jewelers
Royal Oak, MI

Katie Soule
Springers Jewelers
Portland, ME

Mona Springis-Doss
Stones Throw Gallery
St. Peter, MN

Laura Stanley
Laura Stanley Personal Jeweler
Little Rock, AZ

Wendy Swann
Hopman Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Robyn Tapley
Alexander and Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Asheville, NC

Mary Van Buer
Expressions LTD
Davenport, IA

Gary Wakefield
Diamonds Direct
Richmond, VA

Eric Wall
Morgan Jewelers
St. George, UT

Jarven Warren
Martin Jewelry
Omaha, NE

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, CA

Colleen Weimar
Kay Cameron Jewelers
Sayville, NY

Angela Welch
Lucido Fine Jewelery
Sterling Heights, MI

Evelin Wharram
Wharram’s Jewellery
Leamington, Ontario

Randy Wiese
R.C. Wiese, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Janet Williams
Good Day Media
San Marcos

Marion Woodbury
Larsen’s Jewelry
Waterville, ME

Ashton Woolley
Yates & Co Jewelers
Modesto, CA

Olivia Zale
Artistry, Ltd
Skokie, IL

Kathy  Zaltas
Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry
Mamaroneck, NY



She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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