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Here’s the Answer to May’s Gem Quiz

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Our winner this month is Kathlene Seville from Artisans Unlimited in Bucyrus, OH, who correctly identified May’s mystery stone — sillimanite, named in honor of the chemist Benjamin Silliman (1779–1864) and which now serves as Delaware’s state mineral. As one of our Honory Mentions noted, sillimanite is better known as a collector’s piece than a gemstone, or as another put it, “Don’t be silly, man. It’s got to be sillimanite.” Congratulations to everyone who got the answer right.

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs
Plymouth, MN

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Robert Ball
Henry B. Ball Co.
Canton, OH

Annamarie Bara
Choose-Your-Gift.com
Chicago, IL

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George Bennett
Choose-Your-Gift.com
Chicago, IL

Megan Brown
Holland Jewelry
San Angelo, TX

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

Dustin Corbin
Wholesale Jewelry and Loans
Huntsville, AL

Greg DeMark
Greg DeMark Jewelry
Longmont, CO

William Elliott
Ross Elliott Jewelers
Terre Haute, IN

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Rachel Ennari
Westgate Jewelers
Bethlehem, PA

Dena Forte
HSN
Saint Petersburg, FL

Sheree Goad
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Sarah Henderson

Duff Hufford
Huffords Jewelry
St. Louis, MO

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Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Doug Kerns
Gemvision
Lafayette, LA

Sandra King
Harrison Jewelers
Lakeway, TX

Ira Kramer
Diamond Exchange of North Florida
Tallahassee, FL

Cindi Kranz
St. Louis Park, MN

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Douglas Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Newport, NH

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, South Africa

Patrick McNeill
Garwoods’ Jewelers
Fort Collins, CO

Richard Mathis
Symmetry Jewelers and Designers
New Orleans, LA

Betty Methvin
Whitlock Jewelry Store
Eufaula, AL

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Tony Mohr
Anthony M’s Visions in Gold
Wheat Ridge, CO

Jamie Norton
Holliday Jewelry
Klamath Falls, OR

Theresia Oreskovic
Peter & Co Jewelers
Avon Lake, OH

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Auburn, AL

Phyllis Painter
Lesley Ann Jewels
Houston, TX

C. Ivy Palmer
Heart of the Home
New Hope, PA

Sarah Patty
Ware Jewelers
Spanish Fort, AL

Marty Pearlmutter
Lester Martin Jewelers
Dresher, PA

Eric Phillips
Carats by Eric
Erik River, MN

Elizabeth Puckett
Hillcrest Designer Jewelry
Little Rock, AR

Brennan Richardson
Richardson Jewelers
Escanaba, MI

Hannah Simmler
Keith Field Goldsmith
Brunswick, ME

Eric H Stall
Stall Jewelers
Round Rock, TX

Gary Wakefield
Diamonds Direct
Richmond, VA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Taylor Watson
Fischer Evans Jewelers
Chattanooga, TN

Randy Wiese
Randy Wiese
Fort Wayne, IN

Dan Zieher
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI

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Here’s the Answer to November’s Gem Quiz

A Minneapolis gallery manager is our winner this month.

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THE WINNER of our November Gem Quiz was Elaine Palmer, gallery manager at Stephen Vincent Design in Minneapolis, MN, who correctly deduced the gemstone was diaspore. Well done, Elaine (who, if you’re wondering, is wearing all Yossi Harari jewelry in this photo), and all those who made it to our Honorable Mentions list below.

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs
Plymouth, MN

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Caroline Berrettini
Caroline W Berrettini Gemologist, LLC
West Hartford, CT

Jeff Briceland
Thom Duma Jewelers
Warren, OH

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Anna Crosby
Starblaze Jewelers
Tucker, GA

Dan Deans
Asurion
Sterling, VA

Vilija Folger
Gem Zone
New Hope, PA

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN
St. Petersburg, FL

Steve Gallagher

Steve Glazer
Windsor Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

David Hermann
Appraisals Fine Jewelry
Longwood, FL

Gary Hurdle
Casa de Oro
Corpus Christi, TX

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Veronica Kelly
Mulloys Fine Jewelry
Carlsbad CA

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Hanover, NH

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Marissa Lockwood
Austin’s Fine Jewelry
Las Cruces, NM

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

Patrick McNeill
Garwood’s Jewelers
Fort Collins, CO

Paula Morgan
TravelWares
Hollywood, FL

Steffanie O’Sulliva
Abbott Taylor Jewelers
Tucson, AZ

Phyllis Painter
Lesley Ann Jewels
Houston, TX

Brennan Richardson
Richardson Jewelers
Escanaba, MI

Karen Schmitt
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Abigail Simpson
Darvier Custom Jewelry
Fort Collins, CO

Noel Slack
G. Allan Jewelers
Minneapolis, MN

Katrina Sustachek
Rasmussen Diamonds
Racine, WI

Diane Thielker
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Sherry Yarnal
Yarnal Jewelers
Castro Valley, CA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

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This Gem Is Like Quartz, but a Lot Wetter

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If it weren’t for my high water content (anywhere between 3-20 percent), they say I’d basically be quartz. Which to me is like saying that if Lake Superior didn’t have water it’d be a prairie. Huh! A lake is a lake and quartz I am not. What I am is a soft, delicate, HYDRATED silicate of a certain healthy hue that is sometimes referred to as quinzite (and which yes OK, under some conditions can look like quartz).
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There’s a Fungus Among Us, But It’s Definitely Not This Gem

Identify me to win a free t-shirt in INSTORE’s monthly contest.

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I don’t blame René Just Haüy; he just wanted a Greek-inspired name that reflected the way I “scatter” when put to the blowpipe flame. Still, my name evokes images of toenail fungus in the minds of many. So it’s no surprise I’ve become better known by trade names such as csarite, ottomanite, turkizite, and zultanite, which play on my connections to the Anatolian Mountains, the only place I’m found in gem quality.

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