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And congratulations to our winner.INSTORE coprolite

For our July Gem Quiz, we described a “gemstone that tells a prehistoric tale.”

We noted that it often has a spiraled form and that it can tell you who traveled where, who ate what, and who killed whom back as far as the Cambrian period. Its name is taken from the Greek words for “dung” and “stone” — although your 5-year-old would possibly just call it dinosaur poo.

And the answer is: Coprolite.

Congratulations to this month’s Gem Quiz winner, James Hall of Rockman’s Gems & Jewellers in Amarillo, TX, who will receive a “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt.

Hall quipped: “Dino skat. I always try to keep some in the store. It is just a lot of FUN to have!”

And Honorable Mentions to the following for providing the correct answer:

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  • Chantell Bury, Alara Jewelry, Bozeman, MT
  • Greg DeMark, Greg DeMark, Longmont, CO
  • Charles Ellias, Charles Michael Designs, Troy MI
  • Jo Fenton, The King’s Jewelers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Tom Gould, T A Gould Jeweler, Perham, MN
  • Peter Hannes IV, Koehn and Koehn, West Bend, WI
  • Anne Henderson, Henderson & Co. Jewelers, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Gary Hurdle, Casa de Oro, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX
  • Shelly Isacco, Joden Jewelers, Grove City, PA
  • Kathy Jenkins, Bravo Jewellers, Carlsbad, CA
  • Karen Jirsa, Village Goldsmith, Estes Park, CO
  • Marcia Kertel, Letrek Jewelry/Marcia Kertel Designs, Las Vegas, NV
  • Robert Lurie, Milnerton, Cape Town, (South Africa)
  • Stan McCall, Custom Creative Gem Cutting, Cypress, Ca
  • Chris Marshall, Marshall Jewelry, Gillette, WY
  • Yasuhiro Mori, Mori Bijoux, Utsunomiya, Japan
  • Franki Pethtel, Bond Diamonds, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Eric Phillips, Carats by Eric, Elk River, MN
  • Ely Pisco, Panowicz Jewelers, Olympia, WA
  • Lara Robinson, Creative Goldsmiths, Langley, BC, Canada
  • Karen Schmitt, Straith’s Jewelers, Centralia, IL
  • Dottie Sheth, Lika Behar, Carlstadt, NJ
  • Stacey Smith, Bland’s Jewelry, Taylor, TX
  • Diane Thielker, Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA
  • Mary Van Buer, Expressions Jewelers, Davenport, IA
  • Rowdy Ronnie Yates, Yates & Co Jewelers, Modesto, CA

Look out for the next Gem Quiz, in our Aug. 1 daily bulletin.

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Here’s the Answer to July’s Gem Quiz

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And congratulations to our winner.INSTORE coprolite

For our July Gem Quiz, we described a “gemstone that tells a prehistoric tale.”

We noted that it often has a spiraled form and that it can tell you who traveled where, who ate what, and who killed whom back as far as the Cambrian period. Its name is taken from the Greek words for “dung” and “stone” — although your 5-year-old would possibly just call it dinosaur poo.

And the answer is: Coprolite.

Congratulations to this month’s Gem Quiz winner, James Hall of Rockman’s Gems & Jewellers in Amarillo, TX, who will receive a “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt.

Hall quipped: “Dino skat. I always try to keep some in the store. It is just a lot of FUN to have!”

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And Honorable Mentions to the following for providing the correct answer:

  • Chantell Bury, Alara Jewelry, Bozeman, MT
  • Greg DeMark, Greg DeMark, Longmont, CO
  • Charles Ellias, Charles Michael Designs, Troy MI
  • Jo Fenton, The King’s Jewelers, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Tom Gould, T A Gould Jeweler, Perham, MN
  • Peter Hannes IV, Koehn and Koehn, West Bend, WI
  • Anne Henderson, Henderson & Co. Jewelers, Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Gary Hurdle, Casa de Oro, Inc., Corpus Christi, TX
  • Shelly Isacco, Joden Jewelers, Grove City, PA
  • Kathy Jenkins, Bravo Jewellers, Carlsbad, CA
  • Karen Jirsa, Village Goldsmith, Estes Park, CO
  • Marcia Kertel, Letrek Jewelry/Marcia Kertel Designs, Las Vegas, NV
  • Robert Lurie, Milnerton, Cape Town, (South Africa)
  • Stan McCall, Custom Creative Gem Cutting, Cypress, Ca
  • Chris Marshall, Marshall Jewelry, Gillette, WY
  • Yasuhiro Mori, Mori Bijoux, Utsunomiya, Japan
  • Franki Pethtel, Bond Diamonds, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Eric Phillips, Carats by Eric, Elk River, MN
  • Ely Pisco, Panowicz Jewelers, Olympia, WA
  • Lara Robinson, Creative Goldsmiths, Langley, BC, Canada
  • Karen Schmitt, Straith’s Jewelers, Centralia, IL
  • Dottie Sheth, Lika Behar, Carlstadt, NJ
  • Stacey Smith, Bland’s Jewelry, Taylor, TX
  • Diane Thielker, Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA
  • Mary Van Buer, Expressions Jewelers, Davenport, IA
  • Rowdy Ronnie Yates, Yates & Co Jewelers, Modesto, CA

Look out for the next Gem Quiz, in our Aug. 1 daily bulletin.

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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