Gem Quiz Here’s the Answer to December’s Gem Quiz And congratulations to our winner. Published 1 year ago on January 20, 2020 By Chris Burslem Share Tweet SHERRY YARNAL, A GIA Graduate Gemologist and senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, brought some heavy credentials to play our December Gem Quiz. A good thing too, because the correct gemstone – Spinel – has a long and fun history of deceiving people. Well done, Sherry, who runs a store in Castro Valley, CA, and our many Honorable Mentions from across the continent. Look out for the next Gem Quiz. It will be posted here in the next few days. Honorable Mentions Stuart Adelman Artelle Designs Fine Jewelry & Custom Design Plymouth, MN Duane Aldrich Aldrich Custom Crafts York, PA Derrick Allen Graham Jewelers Wayzata, MN Advertisement Andrea Bazil-Lopez Sheffield’s Diamonds Oro Valley, AZ Dawn Berner Dawn’s Jewels Brooklyn Park, MN Claire Bersani Bersani Studio New York Sean Burger Huntington Fine Jewelers Shawnee, OK Mike Burnette Gem Shopping Network Duluth, GA Ann Cahoon North Bennet Street School Boston, MA Advertisement Diana Castillo Wedding Ring Originals New York, NY Debra Clegg Preusser Jewelers Grand Rapids, MI Maria Cobuzzi Bead Dazzled Middletown, DE Shelbi Conover Gunderson’s Jewelers Sioux Falls, SD Tony Conway Aras Jewelers Rockville, MD Karen Coyle Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers New Oxford, PA Advertisement Ernie Cummings Kizer Cummings Jewelers Lawrence, KS Doren Daigle Hannon Jewelers Baton Rouge, LA Dana Danford Megagem Anchorage, AK Sally Davis Vierk’s Fine Jewelry Lafayette, IN Dan Deans Asurion Sterling, VA Kathy Dobb Stanton Color Los Angeles, CA Katie Dye J. David Jewelry Tulsa, OK Mollie Effler WM Effler Jewelers Cincinnati, OH Dena Forte Qurate QVC/HSN St Petersburg, FL Charles Ganske Charles H Ganske Personal Jeweler Urbandale, IA Christina Grande Richter’s Jewelry Londonderry, NH Candace George Bill George Jewelers Thibodaux, LA Jonathan Hart Karen’s Jewelers Oak Ridge, TN John Hayes Goodman’s Jewelers Madison, WI Anne Henderson Henderson & Co Jewelers Mechanicsburg, PA Andrew Hetland McKendree Jewelers Grand Rapids, MI David Hezlep Wallace-Burke Fine Jewelry Birmingham, AL Michael Jakubowski Gem Fanatic Port Charlotte, FL Kathy Jenkins Bravo Jewellers Carlsbad, CA McKae Johnson Mark Jewellers La Crosse, WI Alice Karakotch Lido Jewelers Los Angeles, CA Carli Karin Libutti Jewelers Huntington, WV Autumn Knight AZ Watch & Jewelry Service Tucson, AZ Ira Kramer Diamond Exchange of North Florida Tallahassee, FL Gregory Krichel Prisms Woodward, IA Karen Kuhn Arabesque Jewelers High Ridge, MO Klaus Kutter A Jour Jewelry Inc. Bristol, RI Doug Lantz MJ Harrington Jewelers Newport, NH Rika Larson The Collector Fine Jewelry Fallbrook, CA Rhonda J Lee Keenan Jewelers Butte, MT Braelynn Leppert Designers’ Circle Jewelers Burlington, VT Deb Lewandowski Krieger Jewelers Appleton, WI Troy Lob Liberty Diamonds Irvine, CA Marissa Lockwood Austin’s Fine Jewelry Las Cruces, NM Nadia Lorr Steve Quick Jeweler Chicago, IL Robert Lurie Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator Cape Town, Western Province Lisa Lyons Clarkson Jewelers Ellisville, MO Nina Mahl Be On Park Fine Jewelry Winter Park, FL Andrea Mattei Judith Ansteth Jewelers Chicago, IL Jona McCauley B&B Jewelers Huntsville AL Rick McElvaine Maxon Fine Jewelry Springfield, MO Patrick McNeill Garwood’s Fort Collins, CO Robert Mitchell Nord Jewelers Kalamazoo, MI Lori Moyer L. Moyer Designs State College, PA K. Myers FACETS Newport, OR Tom Newcomer R Bruce Carson Hagerstown, MD Jamie Norton Holliday Jewelry Klamath Falls, OR Logan Nye Holly McHone Jewelers Astoria, OR Lance Nygaard Lance Nygaard Gems Sioux Falls, SD Theresia Oreskovic Peter & Co Jewelers of Avon Lake Avon Lake, OH Robert Orlando Roberto Coin Inc – Montage Deer Valley Park City, UT Marisa Padin At Last Fine Jewelry Providence Forge, VA Phyllis Painter Phyllis Painter Designs Houston, TX Monica Panek Murduffs Jewelry Florence, MA Brette Peters Dixon Jewellers Ottawa, ON, Canada Amy Rausch Mountz Jewelers Carlisle, PA Brenda Reichel Carats & Karats Fine Jewelry Honolulu, HI Kellan Robinson Kesslers Milwaukee, WI Fabian Rocha Nasr Bros. Jewelers Fairview, TX Michele Rohn Michele & Company Fine Jewelers Lapeer, MI Mark Ruby SunSpirit Designs Loveland, CO Cait Russell Libutti Diamond Jewelers Huntington, WV Alexander Rysman Romm Diamonds Brockton, MA Erica Sanchez-Hawkins Sanchez Hawkins Fine Jewelers Lake Havasu City, AZ David Stensrud Gunderson’s Sioux Falls, SD Irene Schrowang Schneiders Jewelers Kingston, NY Leslie Schwab Aras Jewelers Rockville, MD Eugene Spiegel Reliable Vintage Nashville, IN Marissa Stewart Yates & Co Jewelers Modesto, CA Jennifer Sullivan G. J. Inc. Madison, WI Joshua Summers Orin Jewelers Northville, MI Brianna Tomas Jurgens Jewelers North Bend, OR Kat Tomasso Dallas, TX Deborah Vattelana R. 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