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Here’s the Answer to November’s Gem Quiz




And congratulations to our winner.

It’s always great to have a winner who also happens to love the gem in question. And that was the case this month, with Peter Hannes IV from Koehn & Koehn Jewelers in West Bend, WI.

“My absolute most favorite gemstone in the world is a demantoid. This is its mineral, andradite.”

And andradite garnet it was.

Congratulations Peter, who will receive a “Jewelry Geek” T-shirt. And also to all this month’s Honorable Mentions for providing the correct answer.

Honorable Mentions


Helen Aldridge
Helen B
Newport Beach, CA

S Alie
A.E. Alie & Sons, Inc.
Portsmouth, NH

Lavida Allen
Buddy Bear, Jeweler
Merion, PA

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Shevvy Baker
SPB Designs
Louisville, KY

Doug Barghel
Auriginal Design
Metamora, MI


Marty Burns
Parle’ Gems
Pocatello, ID

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Dan Clark
Clark’s Diamond Jewelers
Coeur d’alene, ID

Ora Cooper
Oro Findings
Los Angeles, CA

Isabelle Corvin
Panowicz Jewelers
Olympia, WA


Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Steven Glazer
Donoho’s Jewellers
The Woodlands, TX

Aimee Hanna
Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry
Asheville, NC

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
Concord, MA

Andrew Hetland
McKendree Jewelers
Grand Rapids, MI

Karen Hug
Hug Jewelers, Inc.
Cincinnati, OH

Gary Hurdle
Casa de Oro, Inc.
Corpus Christi, TX

Vince Isaacson
Lake Street Diamond Co.
Kirkland, WA

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Ira Kramer
Diamond Exchange of North Florida
Tallahassee, FL

MaryAnne LaRussa
Veleska Jewelry
Lancaster, PA

Chris Lavarco
Temple St Clair

Jennifer Long
Reusch Jewelers
Cheboygan, MI

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

Paula Morgan
Hollywood, FL

Babs Noelle
Alara Jewelry
Bozeman, MT

Mike Nothacker
West Main Shelby, OH

Phyllis Painter
Lesley Ann Jewels
Houston, TX

Eric Phillips
Carats by Eric
Elk River, MN

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

Katelyn Schacht
Abracadabra Jewelry
Ann Arbor, MI

Kathlene Seville
Artisans Unlimited
Bucyrus, OH

Dottie Sheth
Lika Behar Collection
Carlstadt, NJ

Greg Sorley
Mr Sorleys Fine Jewelry
Canfield, OH

Marjorie Wagman
Hamilton Butler Jewels
Hermosa Beach, CA

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