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Here’s the Answer to August’s Gem Quiz

Congratulations to our winner, Stephanie Watkins from Marshall Granger Jewelers.

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This month’s contest was won by Stephanie Watkins from Marshall Granger Jewelers in Cold Spring, KY.

Spessartite or Spessartine? To us it’s all potatoes and we were happy to accept both (we like to think of ourselves as an inclusive organization.) Our winner this month, Stephanie Watkins from Marshall Granger Jewelers in Cold Spring, KY, prefers the former, as did a small majority of the many, correct responses this month. (Note to self – make Gem Quiz harder in future!) Congratulations, Stephanie, and all our Honorable Mentions who submitted the right answers.

Derrick Allen, Graham Jewelers, Wayzata, MN                       

Allan Altman, Altman Appraisals, Dallas, GA                        

Brandon Anthony, Chattanooga Jewelry Company, Chattanooga, TN                        

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Lorah Ashley, The Wedding Ring Shop, Honolulu, HI

Dorothy Bahnweg, Mountz Jewelers, Carlisle, PA

Marissa Barrio Lockwood, Austin’s Fine Jewelry, Las Cruces, NM                        

Lorraine Bennett, River Stone, Thornwood, NY                       

Dawn Berner, Dawn’s Jewels, Brooklyn Park, MN

Lana Blevins, Futer Bros, York, PA

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John Buechner, John Buechner Inc, Chicago, IL

Carla Capper, Capper Jewelry LLC, Iola, KS

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

Maria Cayse, Grogan Jewelers by Lon, Madison, AL

Ernie Cummings, Kizer Cummings Jewelers, Lawrence, KS

Jill Delong, Ray Eldridge Jewelry, Decatur, IL                       

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Greg DeMark, Greg DeMark, Longmont, CO

Katie Dye, J. David Jewelry, Tulsa, OK                       

Eileen Eichhorn, Eichhorn Jewelry, Decatur , IN

Michael Ellis, Ellis Jewelers, Frankfort, IN

Rachel Ennari, Murphy Jewelers, Saucon Valley, PA                       

William Falconer, Donald Haack Diamonds, Charlotte, NC

Dena Forte, HSN, Saint Petersburg, FL

Carissa Fusco, Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry and Gifts, Windsor, CT                       

Ulises Garcia, R&N Jewelers, Margate, FL

Steve Glazer, Windsor Jewelers, Charlotte, NC

Aimee Hanna, Alexander, Lehnert & Van Dyke Asheville, Biltmore Lake, NC

Jonathan Hart, Karen’s Jewelers, Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell, Galloway & Moseley, Sumter, SC                       

Anne Henderson, Henderson and Co Jewelers, Mechanicsburg, PA

Shawn Higgins, D & H Jewelers, San Francisco, CA

Nikki Huddleston, Stambaugh Jewelers, Defiance, OH

Gary Hurdle, Casa de Oro Jewelers, Corpus Christi, TX

Michael Jakubowski, Gem Fanatic, Port Charlotte, FL           

Karen Jirsa, Village Goldsmith, Estes Park, CO

Jeff Juhas, Juhas and Sullivan, Grand Rapids, MI

Jane Keefover, Leo’s Jewelers, Beatrice, NE                       

Veronica Kelly, Mulloys Fine Jewelry, Carlsbad, CA

Doug Kerns, Gemvision Bettendoirf, Bettendorf, IA

Kendel Ketcham, Hannoush Jewelers, Lanesboro, MA                       

Karen Kuhn, Arabesque Jewelers, High Ridge, MO 

Rika Larson, The Collector Fine Jewelry, Fallbrook, CA                       

Edwin La Rosa, AYEN’S, Clifton, NJ

DeAnn Lear, Barnes Jewelers, Goldsboro, NC

Sheri Lien, Lien’s Jewelry, Minot, ND

Robert Lurie, Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator, Cape Town, South Africa 

Kathleen Lyons, Zembar Jewelers, New Lenox, IL

Gary Macklin, Goodman & Sons Jewelers, Hampton, VA

Jona McCauley, B & B Jewelers, Huntsville, AL

Elizabeth Menard, Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA

Betty Methvin, Whitlock Jewelry Store, Eufaula, AL

Risa Neuman, Aztec Jewelers, Atlanta, GA                       

Babs Noelle, Alara Jewelry, Bozeman , MT

Jamie Norton, Holliday Jewelry, Klamath Falls, OR                       

Lance Nygaard, Lance Nygaard Gems, Sioux Falls, SD

Heather Olson, Husar’s, West Bend, WI

Kendra Ostrinski, Ware Jewelers, Auburn, Al           

Phyllis Painter, Lesley Ann Jewels, Houston, TX

Elizabeth Parker, Curt Parker Jewelers, St. Louis, MO

Sarah Patty, Sarah Patty, Spanish Fort, AL

Eric Phillips, Carats by Eric, Elk River, MN

Carrie Reimueller, Peter & Co. Jewelers, Avon Lake OH                        

Keri Rempel, Foster & Sons Jewellers, Lethbridge, AB           

Brennan Richardson, Richardson Jewelers, Escanaba, MI

Riddles Staff, Riddles Jewelry, Sioux Falls, SD                       

Joanna Rozanski, Goldart Jewellery Studio, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada           

Mike Schowalter, Miners Den Jewelers, Royal Oak, MI           

Kate Shay, Scott & Co Fine Jewelers, Fairfield, PA

Bernie Shiffler, Parkhill Jewelry, Ephrata, PA

Lori Shifter, The Silver Lady Llc, St Louis, MO

Zach Spicer, Athens Jewelers, Mishawaka, IN

Chelsea Strawser, Beverly’s Jewelers, Pembroke Pines, FL

Danielle Taylor, Philips Diamond Shop, Cedar Rapids, IA

Alex Weil, Martin’s Jewelry, Torrance, CA

Tim Wright, Simply Unique Jewelry Designs, Yorktown, VA

Cliff Yankovich, Chimera Design, Lowell, MI                       

Angelina Yip, Studio A, Coquitlam, BC

Robert Young, Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire, Belleair Bluffs, FL

Raychelle Zellinger, Michele & Company Fine Jewelers, Lapeer, MI

 

 

 

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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Here’s the Answer to March’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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LOTS AND LOTS of correct answers in March, but there could be only one winner and the jeweler to emerge victorious from the scrum and claim this month’s super-cool Gem Geek t-shirt was Tom Wiggins from Werkheiser Jewelers in Bethlehem, PA. Well done, Tom and everyone else who correctly answered bloodstone. We’ll have to try to give you a sterner test in future.

Honorary Mentions

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs
Plymouth, MN

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Lisa Anderson
Gemma Gallery
Pinehurst, NC

Kristi Andrist
The Jewelry Exchange
Enumclaw, WA

JoAnn Baquera
La Masters of Fine Jewelry
Murrieta, CA

John Berry
Berry’s Jewelers
Corpus Christi, TX

Linda Bickel
Champagne Jewelers
Slidell LA

Jennefer Blostein
Park City Jewelers
Park City, UT

Chris Brown
Thurbers Jewelers
Wadsworth, OH

Marianne Bryan
One of a Kind Jewelry Inc
Spring Hill, FL

Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Dan Deans
Asurion
Sterling, VA

JC Dumas
Goldworks Gallery
San Diego, CA

Shaun Duran
Kenny G & Company
Reno, NV

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Christine Edlund
Stuart Benjamin & Co.
San Diego, CA

Eileen Eichhorn
Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc.
Decatur, IL

Matt Ervin
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

David Fairclough
David Fairclough Jewelers
Toledo, OH

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

BJ Foremsn
Boris Litwin Jewelers
Cincinnati, OH

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN – Qurate Retail Group
Tampa, FL

Susan Francis
Jewels That Dance
Asheville, NC

Summer Friesen
Creative Goldsmiths
Langley, BC

Steve Gallagher
Marshall Granger Jewelers
Cold Spring, KY

Steven Glazer
Windsor Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Christina Grande
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Mitsuko Hashimoto
Shinjyujewelry Co.
Watsonville, CA

Romney Hayden
Celebrity Gems & Jewelry
San Diego, CA

Selma Heikkinen
Fair Bank and Perry
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Linda Horrell
Marbill Diamonds And Jewelry
Belle Vernon, PA

Gordon Huff
Huff’s Fine Jewelry Inc.
Fredericktown, OH

Marisa Imon
Amidon Jewelers
Keene, NH

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Victoria Kerkela
John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry
Vero Beach, FL

Nancy King
King’s Jewelry
Plymouth, IN

Robert Knupfer
Knupfer International Gems
New York, NY

David Kopelman
International Diamond Center
Tampa, FL

Natali Kragh
Stephen Isley Jewelry
Whitefish, MT

Ira Kramer
Diamond Exchange of North Florida
Tallahassee, FL

Mary Krasowski
Krasowski Jewelry
Salmon, ID

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

Klaus Kutter
A Jour Jewelry
Bristol, RI

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Hanover, NH

Rika Larson
Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Howard Leong
Golden Image Jewelers
Camarillo, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Connie Lovell
Woodard’s Diamonds and Design
Estill Springs, TN

Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jennifer McCoy
McCoy Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Andrew Mendoza
Hurst Gold and Silver
Hurst, TX

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Jamie Norton
Holliday Jewelry
Klamath Falls, OR

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Kaitlyn ONeill
N.L. Shaw & Company
Mystic, CT

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, AL

Usman Parekh
Crown Jewelers
Norman, OK

Elizabeth Parker
Curt Parker Jewelers
St Louis, MO

Ann-Marie Partin
Huntington Fine Jewelers
Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Patty
Ware Jewelers
Spanish Fort, AL

Lindsay Petty
Diamonds & More Jewelers
Farmington, MO

Kara Pfleger
John E. Koller Jewelry Designs
Owasso, OK

Alain Planche
Direct Jewelry Outlet
Falls Church, VA

Chuck Pollak
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair
Victor, NY

Brennan Richardson
Richardson Jewelers
Escanaba, MI

Aliya Riggs
Barry Peterson Jewelers
Hailey, ID

Joe Romano
Steelecroft Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Bopie Sackos
Bopies Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Fayetteville, NC

Michael Salem
K. Martin Jeweler
Dodge City, KS

Karen Schmitt
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Daniel Schwieterman
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

Laura Sipe
JC Sipe Inc
Indianapolis, IN

Maggie Slifer
Bichsel Jewelry
Sedalia, MO

Rebecca Sorgen
Miner’s Den Jewelers
Warren, MI

David Stensrud
Gunderson’s
Sioux Fall,s SD

Sadie Stevens
Sullivan’s Jewelers
Melbourne, FL

David Stewart
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Marissa Stewart
Yates & Co Jewelers
Modesto, CA

Danessa Swartz
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Jo Ann Tracy
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Metairie, LA

Allan Uyesugi
aa jewel box
Tustin, CA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

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

Tracy Wilke
G. H. Wilke & Co.
San Gabriel, CA

Connie Wilson
Treiber & Straub Jewelers
Brookfield, WI

Tim Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

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Gem Quiz: Yellow and Purple Never Looked So Good Together

This quartz offers two for the price of one, only at a higher cost.

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MY PORTMANTEAU NAME SUGGESTS something modern, like brunch, Californication or recessionista, but I’ve been around as a collector’s item for some time. Legend has it I first came to Old World notice in the 17th century when a Spanish conquistador received me as a dowry on marrying a local princess named Anahi (now the name of the main mine associated with my production). My twin purple and yellow beauty were then introduced to Europe through the conquistador’s gifts to the Spanish queen. Today I am popular with artistic cutters who invariably facet me in a rectangular shape to show off a 50/50 split between my famous yellow quartz side and my equally famous purple quartz side.

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This Gem Has a Reputation for Mystical Powers

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IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, devout Christians thought the red spatterings of iron oxide that dot my chalcedony core owed their origins to drops of Christ’s blood that had seeped into the earth from below the cross. They carved images of the crucifixion and of saints from my hard body (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale). Mystical powers have always been associated with me, back to the days of Babylon. Even today, in a finely powdered form, I’m still used as an aphrodisiac in India.

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