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Here’s the Answer to April’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.





THE CORRECT ANSWER to our April Gem Quiz was the delightful and quite rare Hauyne (aka Hauynite, or if you can pull off the accent, haüyne or haüynite). And the winner was … Phyllis Painter of Designer Jewels in Houston, TX, who scores a Gem Geek t-shirt. Phyllis’ triumph comes after years of trying and proves once again that sometimes being correct is not enough – you need persistence and a little bit of luck. Well done, Phyllis and all our Honorary Mentions, who also provided the correct answer but lacked that little bit of good fortune at the drawing-from-the-hat stage. Keep trying, everyone. A new Gem Quiz will be posted soon.

Honorary Mentions

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs Fine Jewelry & Custom Design
Plymouth, MN

Sue Aguilar
Sue Aguilar
Avery, CA

Carley Boehm
Gallery 1401
Chattanooga, TN

Melanie Bennett
Bennetts Jewelry & Gifts
Elkins, WV

Tom Borowski
Gold Creations
Brookfield, WI

John Bradshaw
John J. Bradshaw
Nashua, NH

Heather Burleson
Burleson Valuations
Lexington, KY

Rachel Crow
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Lisabeth Cullum
Modern Jewelry, Inc.
Baxter Springs, KS

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Tania De Luna
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Dena Forte
St. Petersburg, FL

Charles Ganske
Charles H. Ganske Personal Jeweler
Urbandale, IA

Sandra Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Robert Gorelick
Old town jewelry
Albuquerque, NM

Seaton Green
Delray Beach, FL

Todd Huebner
Josephs Jewelers.
Des Moine, IA

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Karen Jirsa
Village Goldsmith
Estes Park, CO

Richard Kapelewski
Diana Jewelers,
Liverpool, NY

Suzanne Kluh
Kluh Jewelers
Lacey, WA

Suzanne Kluh
Kluh Jewelers
Lacey, WA

Autumn Knight
Arizona Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Nanci Knott
Nanci Knott & Co.
Mountainside, NJ

Sarah Knoy
Windsor Jewelry
Indianapolis, IN

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Kara Luckadoo
American Ring Source
Cincinnati, OH

Nina Mahl
Be On Park Fine Jewelry
Winter Park, FL

Richard Mathis
New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Bridgewater, MA

Renee Miller
Sorg Jewelers
Goshen, IN

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

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

Robert Morin
Morin Jewelers
Southbridge, MA

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Margaret Ostling
Ostling Jewelry Design
Leavenworth, WA

Ron Peterson
Laiti Jewelers
Houghton, MI

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Traci Slicker
James C Smith Fine Jewelry
Traverse City, MI

Eugene Spath
Spath Jewelers
Bartow, FL

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Steve Weintraub
Gold & Diamond Source
Clearwater, FL

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

Mike Zhorela
River City Jewelers
Grand Forks, ND

Dan Zieher
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI


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