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Here’s the Answer to December’s Gem Quiz




And congratulations to our winner.

Derrick Allen, the winner of our latest Gem Quiz, admits the stone in question had puzzled him long before he picked up the December copy of INSTORE. “What I thought was turquoise for the longest time, was actually hemimorphite,” he explained, adding that it’s not a gemstone that is seen often, “but it’s always a treat” when it does cross his path. Congratulations to Derrick, a jewelry consultant at Graham Jewelers in Wayzata, MN, who wins this month’s “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt. And also to all this month’s Honorable Mentions for providing the correct answer. Well done, everyone.

Honorable Mentions

SPB Designs c/o The Watch Shop

Louisville, KY


Diamond Buyer

Mark Schneider

Long Beach, CA

Images Jewelers, Inc


Elkhart, IN

Main Street Jewelers

Klamath Falls, OR

Robinson Jewelers


Greenville, NC

Karen’s Jewelers

Oak Ridge, TN

Jen Huang, GIA AJP

Sparkles Fine Jewelry

Chicago, IL

Josephs Jewelers

Des Moines, IA

Casa de Oro Jewelers

Corpus Christi, TX

Hutton’s Jewelry and Gifts

Sugar Land, TX

Bravo Jewellers

Carlsbad, California

Letrek Jewelry by Marcia Kertel Designs

Las Vegas, NV

Korona Jewelry

Buffalo, NY

Futer Bros. Jewelers

York, PA

Patrick McNeill         

Garwood’s Jeweler’s

Fort Collins, CO

Paula Morgan           



Husar’s House of Fine Diamonds

West Bend, WI

Lesley Ann Jewels

Houston, TX

Goulds Diamonds and Jewelry

Anoka, MN

Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair

Victor, NY

American Gem and Jewelry

Oceanside, CA

Lika Behar Collection

Carlstadt, NJ

Gruno’s Diamonds

Rockford, IL

Mark Schneider Design

Long Beach, CA

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