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Here’s the Answer to January’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




YOU NEVER KNOW what you’ll find when you dive into a ditch in Africa. In the case of legendary geologist Campbell Bridges it was tsavorite, the lush green garnet that takes its name from the nearby national park in Tanzania. Congratulations to Stuart Tamres, owner of Talles Diamonds and Gold in Registerstown, MD, who correctly identified February’s mystery stone. Well done also to the more than 80 honorable mentions who get the glory and satisfaction of being right, but, alas, no Gem Geek t-shirt. Be sure to try again, next month!

Duane Aldrich
Aldrich Custom Crafts
York, PA

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Karla Bartel
Susann’s Custom Jewelers
Corpus Christi, TX

Trina Berkompas-Elvey
Bauble Patch Jewelers
Comstock Park, MI

Harvey Berkowitz
Factory’s Inc.
Marietta, GA


Caroline Berrettini
New England Gem Lab
West Hartford, CT

John Bestgen
John Bestgen
Saint Cloud, MN

Seth Bloomgarden
New York, NY

Daniel Bogue
New Rochelle, NY

Steve Bowersock
Z Folio Gallery
Solvang, CA

James Bowien
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN


John Bradshaw
John J. Bradshaw
Nashua, NH

Cathy Brennan
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

John Caruso
Gemological Evaluation & Marketing Servi
Danvers, MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers, Inc
Elkhart, IN


Katelynn Coad
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Rachel Crow
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Katelyn Daski
Leitzel’s Jewelry on Chocolate
Hershey, PA

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Jill DeLong
Ray Eldridge Jewelry,
Decatur, IL

Sheffield’s Diamonds
Sheffield’s Diamonds
Oro Valley, AZ

Valerie Duermeyer
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

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

Chris Engelken
Engelken Jewelry
Wauwatosa, WI

Dena Forte
St Petersburg, FL

Gina Frakes
Milwaukee, WI

Birgitta Frisk
Ädla Stenar Birgitta Frisk

Nicole Garipy
FantaSea Jewelry
Christiansted, US Virgin Islands

Candace George
Bill George Jewelers
Thibodaux, LA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

David Griffon
Griffon Jewelers
Bellville, OH

Larry Hall
Baker & Baker Jewelers
Marietta, OH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge,TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Lynnette Hillard
Tower Lakes, IL

Natalya Johnson
Seattle Diamonds
Seattle, WA

Simar K
Simmer Designs
San Diego, CA

Kathy Kelehan
K Kelehan Jewelry
Los Angeles, CA

Rosanne Kroen
Rosanne’s Diamonds & Gold
South Bend, IN

Angie Krowicki
Yarnal Jewelers
Castro Valley, CA

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewlery
Fallbrook, CA

Deb Lewandowski
Krieger Jewelers
Appleton, WI

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Julie Luckenbill
Stones Jewelers
Wheaton, IL

Francine Mango
Gordon Jewelers
Tonawanda, NY

Andrea Mattei
Judith Ansteth Jewelers
Chicago, IL

Jona McCauley
B & B Jewelers
Huntsville, AL

Holly McHone
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astora, OR

Patrick McNeill
Garwood’s Jewelers
Fort Collins, CO

Betty Methvin
Whitlock Jewelry Store
Eufaula, AL

David Meunier Jr.
Joseph Jewelers
Putnam, CT

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

Paula Morgan
Hollywood, FL

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Lori Moyer
L. Moyer Designs
State College, PA

Tom Nelson
Nelson Jewelry
Spencer, IA

Robert Orlando
Roberto Coin Inc – Montage Deer Valley
Park City, UT

Phyllis Painter
Designer Jewels Inc
Houston, TX

Monica Panek
Murduffs Jewelry
Florence, MA

Jennifer Paterson-Suttile
Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry and Design,
Hamden, CT

Brenda Reichel
Carats & Karats Fine Jewelry
Honolulu, HI

Kellie Renzulli
Renzulli’s Jewelry World
San Diego, CA

Sara Ritchie
Precision Jewelry Appraiser, LLC
Glen Ridge, NJ

Cherish Rivers
Sid Potts, Inc
Shreveport, LA

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Patricica Rumans
Oakley Jewelers
Lakeland, FL

Cait Russell
Starflower Jewelry
Huntington, NY

Michael Sanders
Clark’s Jewelers
Gig Harbor, WA

Dan Scanlan
Jewelry By Designs
Woodbridge, VA

Viktoriya Smagina
Bel Jewelers
Philadelphia, PA

Robert Spasiano
Roco’s Fine Jewelry
Bakersfield, CA

Kristi Stewart
Elite Jewelry
Jasper, GA

Scott Schlagenhauff
Kansas City, MO

Krystal Shiklanian
Radiant Fine Jewelry
Plymouth, MI

Kanwar Singh
Kanwar Creations
San Diego, CA

Supriya Singh
Jens Hansen Gold and Silversmith
Nelson, WI

Mona Somma
Greenwich, CT

Jim Springer
Dunkelberger’s Fine Jewelry
Kutztown, PA

Tami St. Germain
Day’s Jewelers
Nashua, NH

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Tim Wilson
Ben Bridge Jeweler
Portland, OR

Monica Wiseman
Sybille Gallery
Bronxville, NY

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

Dan Zieher
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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