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Here’s the Answer to December’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




Here’s the Answer to December’s Gem Quiz

HINT AT THE word Amazon and most “normal” people tend to think of thick jungle, capybaras and piranha-filled waters. But not gemologists. They are likely to think of a lush green feldspar. And so it was in December when we ended the year with Amazonite as our mystery stone of the month. Scores of our readers got the correct answer but it was Lana Young at Futer Bros in York, PA, who claimed the big prize – a Gem Geek t-shirt. Well done, Lana, and all our Honorable Mentions. We’ll have more Gem Quizzes for you in 2023.

Honorary Mentions

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

Duane Aldrich
Aldrich Custom Crafts
York, PA

Cynthia Allen
Pave’ Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA

Scianna Americo
Kenny G and Company Fine Jewelers
Reno, NV

Michael Babinski
Foxfire Custom Jewelers
Depoe Bay, OR

Matthew Baker
Sanders Diamond Jewelers
Pasadena, MD

Samantha Bergmann
Gunderson’s Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Denis Boulle
de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
Dallas, TX

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers, Inc
Elkhart, IN

Nicole Corsini
Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry
San Francisco, CA

Doren Daigle
Hannon Gemologists & Master Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Jamie Davis
Kinne’s Jewelers
Gainesville, TX

Emily Dentler
Henderson & Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Maryfrances Dunker
Okemos, MI

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Junesse Farley
McNulty Jewelers in Black Forest
Colorado Springs, CO

Steve Glazer
Bob Richard’s Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Sandra Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Sumter, SC

Tony Jackson
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Karen Jirsa
Village Goldsmith, Inc
Estes Park, CO

Carsyn Knotts
Jewelry Studio
Bozeman, MT

Joseph Korona
Korona Jewelry
Buffalo, NY

Samantha Kwiatkowski
Straiths Cell Phone
Centralia, IL

Monica Lara
Argentum Et Aurum
Fond Du Lac, WI

Andrea Mattei
Judith Ansteth Jewelers, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Eileen O’Brien
Shoppes at Riddle Hospital
Media, PA

Marisa Olson
On The Rocks Jewelry, Inc.
Sheridan, WY

Kendra Ostrinski
Michelson Jewelers
Paducah, KY

Phyllis Painter
Designer Jewels, Inc.
Houston, TX

Victoria Rakus
Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry
Sioux Falls, SD

Sara Saylor
Jim Saylor Jewelers
Kapaa, Kauai, HI

Richard Schwartz
Richard Hart Goldsmith
Florence, OR

Julia Scott
Johannes Hunter Jewelers
Colorado Springs, CO

Kate Shay
Scott& Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Katrina Sustachek
Rasmussen Diamonds
Racine, WI

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Ken Whipple
Park City Jewelers
Park City, UT

Amanda Wolters
Gruno’s Diamonds
Middleton, WI

Gary Weinstein
Gary’s Gem Garden
Mount Laurel, NJ




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