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Here’s the Answer to May’s Gem Quiz




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
Chicago, IL


George Bennett
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


Rachel Ennari
Westgate Jewelers
Bethlehem, PA

Dena Forte
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


Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Doug Kerns
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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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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