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Here’s the Answer to January’s Gem Quiz




And congratulations to our winner.

Gary Hurdle, sales manager at Casa de Oro in Corpus Christi, TX, is the winner of January’s Gem Quiz. Gary crushed it (excuse the pun — trapiche ruby was the answer) and will soon take proud ownership of a Jewelry Geek t-shirt. Well done, Gary, as well as all this month’s Honorable Mentions for providing the correct answer. Next month’s Gem Quiz will be appearing online soon. Please look out for it.

January Honorable Mentions

Graham Jewelers

Wayzata, MN


Gemological Evaluation & Marketing Services

Danvers, MA

H. Kathleen Childress Designs

Malvern, PA


Ora Jewelry

Los Angeles, CA

Thomas A. Davis Jeweler

Holland, MI


Gems and Treasures of Grace

York, PA

Linn and Owen Jewelers

Lansing, MI

J. David Jewelry

Broken Arrow, OK

The Gold Market Diamond Jewelers

Longmont, CO

Bill’s Jewelers

Thibodaux, LA

Karen’s Jewelers

Oak Ridge, TN

Galloway & Moseley

Sumter, SC

McKendree Jewelers

Grand Rapids, MI

Bravo Jewellers

Carlsbad, CA

Garland Jewelers

Renton, WA

Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.

High Ridge, MO

Todd Reed

Boulder, CO

Futer Bros. Jewelers

York, PA

Christopher & Co.

Champaign, IL

Robert Lurie Jewelry Evaluator

Cape Town, South Africa

Perry’s Fine Jewelry

Charlotte, NC

Garwood’s Jewelers

Fort Collins, CO

UniQ Jewelry Gallery

Portage, MI

Alara Jewelry

Bozeman, MT

Lesley Ann Jewels

Houston, TX

Petit Jewelry Designs

Charleston, WV


Elk Rivet, MN


Omaha, NE

Monarch Jewelry

Winter Park, FL

Sarah Leonard Fine Jewelers

Los Angeles, CA

SunSpirit Designs

Loveland, CO

Gunderson’s Jewelers

Omaha, NE

G. Allan Jewelers

Minneapolis, MN

Facets by Susong

Waterloo, IA

Alexander and Lehnert Fine Jewelry

Asheville, NC

San Francisco Gem Lab

San Francisco, CA

Ward’s Jewelers

Bonsall, CA

Good Day Media

San Marcos, CA



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Wilkerson Helped This Jeweler to Navigate His Retirement Sale Despite a Pandemic

Hosting a going-out-of-business sale when the coronavirus pandemic hit wasn’t a part of Bob Smith’s game plan for his retirement. Smith, the owner of E.M. Smith Jewelers in Chillicothe, Ohio, says the governor closed the state mid-way through. But Smith chose Wilkerson, and Wilkerson handled it like a champ, says Smith. And when it was time for the state to reopen, the sale continued like nothing had ever happened. “I’d recommend Wilkerson,” he says. “They do business the way we do business.”

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