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Here’s the Answer to February’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




HELIODOR WAS NAMED in honor of the sun, of which there’s not a huge amount in Iowa at this time of year. That didn’t stop Tony Jackson, the sales manager at Dubuque’s Doland Jewelers from quickly identifying February’s mystery stone. Well done, Tony, and all our Honorable Mentions who also got the correct answer. Keep an eye on this space. More light and warmth in the form of a new Gem Quiz will be coming soon.

Honorary Mentions

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

Diane Alfille
Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio
Evanston, IL

Scott Amsberry
Windmill Park Jewelers
Orange City, IA

Matthew Baker
Sanders Diamond Jewelers
Pasadena, MD

Sheila Brierley
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Heather Burleson
Burleson Valuations
Lexington, KY

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Tim Charles
Walker’s Jewelers
Berwick, PA

Tony Conway
Aras Jewelers
Rockville, MD

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Lisa-Marie Delgado
Gary J Long Jewelers
Stockton, CA

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Arlene D Ehrlinspiel
Egon A Ehrlinspiel, Inc
East Syracuse, NY

Rachel Ennari
Susan Bella Jewelry
Allentown, PA

Jenepher Ennema
Mastbergen Jewelry
Sheldon, IA

Junesse Farley
McNulty’s Jewelers in Black Forest
Colorado Springs, CO

Ed Fey
Fey & Co
Naperville, IL

Sandra Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Natasha Georgio
Lauren’s Jewelry
Seattle, WA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richard’s Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Erica Greve
Kizer Cummings Jewelers
Lawrence, KS

Kelsey Guralski
Rasmussen Diamonds
Mount Pleasant, WI

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Richard Hart
Florence, OR

Evonne Henry
Diamonds by Rothschild
Pittsburgh, PA

Marcy Higashi
Louis Anthony Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Bailey Keister
Windham Jewelers
Windham, ME

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Samantha Kwiatkowski
Straith’s Jewelry Studio
Centralia, IL

Edwin La Rosa
Clifton, NJ

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Adam Levy
Adasco Designs
New York, NY

Kim Lounsbury
Parker Jewelers
Salem, NJ

Logan Lowe
Lewis Diamond Co.
Fresno, CA

Michelle Martinez
Geraci Fine Jewelry
Cincinnati, OH

Sami Meyers
Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Cristen Nichols
Stephen Gallant Jewelers
Orleans, MA

Kendra Ostrinski
Michelson Jewelers
Paducah, KY

Phyllis Painter
Designer Jewels
Houston, TX

Kathlene Peck
Allure Repairs
Bucyrus, OH

Victoria Rakus
Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry
Sioux Falls, SD

Holly Reyome
Midwest Jewelers and Estate Buyers
Zionsville, IN

Pamela Rossi
PJ Rossi Jewelers
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Jennifer Sabrio
Pattons Fine Jewelry
Baton Rouge, LA

Arianna Schutz
Jensen Jewelers
Great Falls, MT

Peggy Seitzinger
Roper’s Jewelers
Auburn, CA

Kate Shay
Scott & Co
New Oxford, PA

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Stacy Summers
Dallas, TX

Briana Thach
Richters Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Mary V Thresher
Benchmark Jewelers
Leavenworth, WA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Brian Wilson
Royal Diadem Jewelers
Greensboro, NC

Lana Young
Futer Bros
York, PA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL




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