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Here’s the Answer to April’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




TO THE UNTRAINED eye, moissanite can be mistaken for another more illustrious gemstone (which is kind of the point), but there was no fooling the readers of INSTORE. We had a great response to last month’s Gem Quiz with pretty much no one providing the wrong answer (although a few were tripped up by the spelling – that’s an “a” in the middle of the word!). When it came to picking a winner for the grand prize (a stylish Gem Geek t-shirt), Robert Sturman’s name came out of the hat. Well done, Robert, who hails from Laughlin Jewelry in Laughlin, NV, as well as all our many Honorable Mentionees, who also answered correctly.

Honorary Mentions

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

Matthew Baker
Sanders Diamond Jewelers
Pasadena, MD

David Blitt
Troy Shoppe Jewellers
Calgary, AB

Denis Boulle
de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
Dallas, TX

Steve Bowersock
Solvang, CA

James Bowien
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Cathy Brennan
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Sheila Brierley
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Nan Butler
Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers
Mt Pleasant, SC

Earl Butler
K E Butler & Co Jewelers
Vidalia, GA

Cody Campbell
Elizabeth Diamond Company
Dayton, OH

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Carla Carter
G Marie Luxuries
Virginia Beach, VA

Maria Cobuzzi
Beaded Treasures
Middletown, DE

John Cortez
JR Dunn Jewelers
Morehead City, NC

Scott Coyle
Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Steven Dangler
Diamonds by Doron
Lakewood Ranch, FL

Terry Davis
Towne Square Jewelers
Charleston, IL

Nancy Dekrechewo
Solomons Albertson
Albertson, NY

Emily Draus
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Tara Duncan
Blocher Jewelers
Ellwood City, PA

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Emily Eggebrecht
Consider the Wldflwrs
Nashville, TN

Rachel Ennari
Susan Bella Jewelry
Allentown, PA

Kristen Evangelista
North Star Fine Jewelry & Gift Boutique
Sarasota, FL

Junesse Farley
McNulty Jewelers in Black Forest
Black Forest, CO

Ed Fey
Fey & Company
Chicago, IL

Dena Forte
Qurate Retail
St. Petersburg, FL

Nicole Gariepy
FantaSea Jewelry
Christiansted, VI

Sandra Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Natasha Georgio
Lauren’s Jewelry
Seattle, WA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richard’s Jewelers
Germantown, TN

CJ Grad
Lemont, IL

Joanna Graham
Disinger Jewelers of Jasper
Jasper, IN

Justine Green
Warren Jewellers
Lancaster, PA

Michelle Guibert
Lady Jeweler
Ocala, FL

Jimmy Hammett
J David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Joona Han
Zen Diamond
Paramus, NJ

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley Jewelers
Sumter, SC

Marcy Higashi
Louis Anthony Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Dallas Hooper
Walker’s Jewelers
Berwick, PA

Rachel Ingle
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Tony Jackson
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Jennie Johnson
Miller’s Jewelry
Bozemam, MT

Natalya Johnson
Seattle Diamonds
Seattle, WA

Autumn Knight
Arizona Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Nanci Knott
Nanci Knott & Co
Mountainside, NJ

Carsyn Knotts
Jewelry Studio
Bozeman, MT

Joseph Korona
Korona Jewelry
Buffalo, NY

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Cindy Lanoux
Pattons Fine Jewelry
Baton Rouge, LA

Deb Lewandowski
Krieger Jewelers
Appleton, WI

Kara Luckadoo
American Ring Source
Cincinnati, OH

Sherrie Ludwig
Copper Horse
Sharon, WI

Holly McHone
Astoria, OR

Stephanie McLeish
Michael Agnello Jewelers
St. Clair Shores, MI

Nina Mahl
Be On Park Fine Jewelry
Winter Park, FL

Glenn Manning
Manning Jewelry
Foley, AL

Rick Marciano
Lee Perla
Hackensack, NJ

Patty Martinez
Patchogue Jewelers
East Patchogue, NY

Madelaine Meyer
Malak Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Paula Morgan
Hollywood, FL

Julee Morris
Stambaugh Jewelers
Defiance, OH

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Lance Nygaard
Lance Nygaard Gems
Sioux Falls, SD

Kendra Ostrinski
Michelson Jewelers
Paducah, KY

James Parkhurst
Harvey Oaks Jeweler
Fremont, OH

Kate Pearce
Pearce Design
West Lebanon, NH

Katie Peck
Allure Repairs
Bucyrus, OH

Ian Pessah
RP Diamonds & Gold Imports
San Francisco, CA

Brette Peters
Dixon Jewellers
Ottawa, ON

Victoria Rakus
Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry
Sioux Falls, SD

Ronald Ravan
Ronald Ravan Designs
Lillian, AL

Sandra Riper
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Kellan Robinson
Kesslers Diamonds
Milwaukee, WI

Sara Romando
Stanley Brown Jewelist
Chicago, IL

Frank Rubio
Francisco G. Rubio

Alex Rysman
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Irene Schrowng
Schneiders Jewelers
Kingston, NY

Julia Scott
Johannes Hunter Jewelers
Colorado Springs, CO

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Madelynn Slobe
Swierenga Jewelers
Caledonia, MI

Sadie Stevens
Walden Jewelers
Melbourne FL

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Stuart Tamres
Talked Diamonds and Gold
Registers Town, MD

Jeff Teel
Stuart Benjamin & Co. Jewelry Designs
San Diego, CA

Cortnay Thayer
Grunwald and Kiger Fine Jewelers
Mason City, IA

Patrick Tuller
Elizabeth Diamond Company
Dayton, OH

Sarah Valdez
AB Jewelers
Henderson, NV

Delena Washington
Javeri Jewelers
Frisco, TX

Bill Welling
Welling & Co. Jewelers
West Chester, OH

Brian M Wilson
Royal Diadem Jewelers
Greensboro, NC

Amanda Wolters
Gruno’s Diamonds
Madison, WI




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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