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Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz




Congratulations this month to Ely Pisco at Panowicz Jewelers in Olympia, WA, who correctly deduced that the answer to our September Gem Quiz was black spinel. “Great price for an awesome and edgy look,” she says of the gem. “I love black stones!” 

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

Derrick Allen, Graham Jewelers, Wayzata, MN

Allan Altman, jewelry Solutions, Dallas, GA

Judy Anderson, FireWorks Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Peter Betteridge, Betteridge Jewelers, Scottsdale, AZ

Gino Blando, Diamonds international, St Thomas, USVI

Jennifer Blechmann, Maloy’s Jewelry, Portland, OR

Don Broyles, Calvin Broyles Jewelers, Hurricane, WV

Heather Burleson, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers, Lexington, KY

Mike Burnette, JMB Gemology, Kennesaw, GA


Maureen Carlucci, Stucchi Jewelers, Natick, MA

Marie Chamblin, Chamblin Design, Richmond, VA

Tamara Cook, Avant Garde Jewelers, Austin, TX

Juliana Davis, Outer Jewels and Gifts, Wanchese, NC,

Wynn Fabbri, Newstar Jewelers, Joliet, IL

Scott Falconer, Donald Haack Diamonds, Charlotte, NC


Kristine Franzese, Werkheiser Jewelers Bethlehem, PA

CJ Grad, Caffray jewelers, Hinsdale, IL

Michelle Guibert, Lemieux Diamond Co., Ocala, FL

Aimee Hanna, Alexander & Lehnert Fine jewelry, Asheville, NC

Peter Hannes IV, Koehn and Koehn, West Bend, WI

Paula Heath, Goldsmiths Gallery, Concord, N.H.

Selma Heikkinen, Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths, Concord, MA

Anne Henderson, Henderson & Co Jewelers, Mechanicsburg, PA Alethea Inns, American Gem Society, Las Vegas, NV

Kellie James, Kaiser Gems, Los Angeles, CA

Kathy Jenkins, Bravo Jewellers, Carlsbad, CA

Garrett Karmazin, Darold’s Jewelers, Lincoln, NE

Sandra King, Harrison Jewelers, Lakeway, TX

Kelly Klose, Images Jewelers, Elkhart, IN

Karen Kuhn, Arabesque Jewelers, High Ridge, MO

J.R. Kuttler, Jewelry Savers, Wichita, KS

Mary Anne LaRussa, Veleska Jewelry, Lancaster, PA

Amanda Lawrence, Abracadabra, Ann Arbor, MI

Jennifer Long, Reusch Jewelers, Cheboygan, MI

Julie Luckenbill, Christopher & Co, Champaign, IL

David Manin, Gem Collection, Tallahassee, FL

Richard Mathis, Symmetry Jewelers and Designers, New Orleans, LA

Stan McCall, Custom Creative Gem Cutting, Cypress, CA

Rick McElvaine, Maxons Diamond Merchants, Springfield MO

Patrick McNeill Garwood’s Jewelers, Fort Collins, CO

Elizabeth Menard, Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA

Christine Meyers, Christine Meyers, St. Charles, MO

Nora Michaels, Thomas Michaels Designers, Camden, ME

Paula Morgan, TravelWares, Hollywood, FL

Yasuhiro Mori, Moribijoux, Utsunomiya, Japan

Renee Newman, Renee Newman, Alhambra, CA

Jerrod Nutt, Thacker Jewelry, Lubbock, TX

Michael O’Connor, Style & Substance, New York, NY

Amber Ott, Decor Interiors & Jewelry, Chesterfield, MO

Phyllis Painter, Lesley Ann Jewels, Houston, TX

Sarah Patty, Ware Jewelers, Spanish Fort, AL

Eric Phillips, Carats by Eric, Elk River, MN

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

Anthony Poz, Lawrence Anthony, Lawrenceville, NJ

Shannon Prade, American Gem and Jewelry, Oceanside, CA

Vickie Price, Studio 2015 Jewelry, Woodstock, IL

Sander Raymond, Alchemy, Portland, OR

Mike Robinson, Robinson Jewelers, Greenville, NC

Lisa Roman, Studio Jewelers, Madison, WI

Grace Ryding, Red Jasmine Jewelry, Chicago, IL

Kathlene Seville, Artisans Unlimited, Bucyrus, OH

Sydnie Sorenson, JF Sholl Fine Jewelry, Littleton, Co

Robyn Tapley, Alexander and Lehnert Fine Jewelry, Asheville,

Diane Thielker, Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA

Mark Thomas, Ruby SunSpirit Designs Loveland, CO

Mary Van Buer, Expressions Jewelers, Davenport, IA

Evelin Wharram, Wharram’s Jewellery, Leamington, Ontario

Katherine Whipple, Katherine LeGrand, Aspen, CO

Ken Whipple, Parkcityjewelers, Park City, UT

Markie White, Martin Binder Jeweler, Valparaiso, IN,

Randy Wiese, R.C. Wiese, Inc./456 Designs By RC, Fort Wayne, IN

Rowdie Ronnie Yates, Yates & Co Jewelers, Modesto, CA

Kirk Youngberg, Ames Silversmithing, Ames, IA



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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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