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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 March’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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LOTS AND LOTS of correct answers in March, but there could be only one winner and the jeweler to emerge victorious from the scrum and claim this month’s super-cool Gem Geek t-shirt was Tom Wiggins from Werkheiser Jewelers in Bethlehem, PA. Well done, Tom and everyone else who correctly answered bloodstone. We’ll have to try to give you a sterner test in future.

Honorary Mentions

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs
Plymouth, MN

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Lisa Anderson
Gemma Gallery
Pinehurst, NC

Kristi Andrist
The Jewelry Exchange
Enumclaw, WA

JoAnn Baquera
La Masters of Fine Jewelry
Murrieta, CA

John Berry
Berry’s Jewelers
Corpus Christi, TX

Linda Bickel
Champagne Jewelers
Slidell LA

Jennefer Blostein
Park City Jewelers
Park City, UT

Chris Brown
Thurbers Jewelers
Wadsworth, OH

Marianne Bryan
One of a Kind Jewelry Inc
Spring Hill, FL

Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Dan Deans
Asurion
Sterling, VA

JC Dumas
Goldworks Gallery
San Diego, CA

Shaun Duran
Kenny G & Company
Reno, NV

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Christine Edlund
Stuart Benjamin & Co.
San Diego, CA

Eileen Eichhorn
Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc.
Decatur, IL

Matt Ervin
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

David Fairclough
David Fairclough Jewelers
Toledo, OH

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

BJ Foremsn
Boris Litwin Jewelers
Cincinnati, OH

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN – Qurate Retail Group
Tampa, FL

Susan Francis
Jewels That Dance
Asheville, NC

Summer Friesen
Creative Goldsmiths
Langley, BC

Steve Gallagher
Marshall Granger Jewelers
Cold Spring, KY

Steven Glazer
Windsor Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Christina Grande
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Mitsuko Hashimoto
Shinjyujewelry Co.
Watsonville, CA

Romney Hayden
Celebrity Gems & Jewelry
San Diego, CA

Selma Heikkinen
Fair Bank and Perry
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Linda Horrell
Marbill Diamonds And Jewelry
Belle Vernon, PA

Gordon Huff
Huff’s Fine Jewelry Inc.
Fredericktown, OH

Marisa Imon
Amidon Jewelers
Keene, NH

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Victoria Kerkela
John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry
Vero Beach, FL

Nancy King
King’s Jewelry
Plymouth, IN

Robert Knupfer
Knupfer International Gems
New York, NY

David Kopelman
International Diamond Center
Tampa, FL

Natali Kragh
Stephen Isley Jewelry
Whitefish, MT

Ira Kramer
Diamond Exchange of North Florida
Tallahassee, FL

Mary Krasowski
Krasowski Jewelry
Salmon, ID

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

Klaus Kutter
A Jour Jewelry
Bristol, RI

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Hanover, NH

Rika Larson
Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Howard Leong
Golden Image Jewelers
Camarillo, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Connie Lovell
Woodard’s Diamonds and Design
Estill Springs, TN

Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jennifer McCoy
McCoy Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Andrew Mendoza
Hurst Gold and Silver
Hurst, TX

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Jamie Norton
Holliday Jewelry
Klamath Falls, OR

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Kaitlyn ONeill
N.L. Shaw & Company
Mystic, CT

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, AL

Usman Parekh
Crown Jewelers
Norman, OK

Elizabeth Parker
Curt Parker Jewelers
St Louis, MO

Ann-Marie Partin
Huntington Fine Jewelers
Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Patty
Ware Jewelers
Spanish Fort, AL

Lindsay Petty
Diamonds & More Jewelers
Farmington, MO

Kara Pfleger
John E. Koller Jewelry Designs
Owasso, OK

Alain Planche
Direct Jewelry Outlet
Falls Church, VA

Chuck Pollak
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair
Victor, NY

Brennan Richardson
Richardson Jewelers
Escanaba, MI

Aliya Riggs
Barry Peterson Jewelers
Hailey, ID

Joe Romano
Steelecroft Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Bopie Sackos
Bopies Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Fayetteville, NC

Michael Salem
K. Martin Jeweler
Dodge City, KS

Karen Schmitt
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Daniel Schwieterman
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

Laura Sipe
JC Sipe Inc
Indianapolis, IN

Maggie Slifer
Bichsel Jewelry
Sedalia, MO

Rebecca Sorgen
Miner’s Den Jewelers
Warren, MI

David Stensrud
Gunderson’s
Sioux Fall,s SD

Sadie Stevens
Sullivan’s Jewelers
Melbourne, FL

David Stewart
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Marissa Stewart
Yates & Co Jewelers
Modesto, CA

Danessa Swartz
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Jo Ann Tracy
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Metairie, LA

Allan Uyesugi
aa jewel box
Tustin, CA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Randy Wiese
R.C. Wiese, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

Tracy Wilke
G. H. Wilke & Co.
San Gabriel, CA

Connie Wilson
Treiber & Straub Jewelers
Brookfield, WI

Tim Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

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Gem Quiz: Yellow and Purple Never Looked So Good Together

This quartz offers two for the price of one, only at a higher cost.

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MY PORTMANTEAU NAME SUGGESTS something modern, like brunch, Californication or recessionista, but I’ve been around as a collector’s item for some time. Legend has it I first came to Old World notice in the 17th century when a Spanish conquistador received me as a dowry on marrying a local princess named Anahi (now the name of the main mine associated with my production). My twin purple and yellow beauty were then introduced to Europe through the conquistador’s gifts to the Spanish queen. Today I am popular with artistic cutters who invariably facet me in a rectangular shape to show off a 50/50 split between my famous yellow quartz side and my equally famous purple quartz side.

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This Gem Has a Reputation for Mystical Powers

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IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, devout Christians thought the red spatterings of iron oxide that dot my chalcedony core owed their origins to drops of Christ’s blood that had seeped into the earth from below the cross. They carved images of the crucifixion and of saints from my hard body (6.5-7 on the Mohs scale). Mystical powers have always been associated with me, back to the days of Babylon. Even today, in a finely powdered form, I’m still used as an aphrodisiac in India.

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