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Here’s the Answer to July’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




Here’s the Answer to July’s Gem Quiz

MARYANNA CAPOZZOLI FROM Trinity Jewelers in Trinity, FL, was the winner of our July Gem Quiz, correctly identifying that most intriguing of all gemstones — amber. Congratulations, Maryanna, and well done to all our honorable mentions, who also provided the right answer. We’ll be posting a new Gem Quiz soon. Watch this space!

Shari Altman
B&E Jewelers & Gemologists
Southampton, PA

Kate Baker
Kate Baker Designs
Lorton, VA

Andrea Bazil-Lopez
Oro Valley, AZ

Zoe Beatty
E. B. Horn
Boston, MA

Ola Biele
Atlantic City Jewelry
Bayville, NJ

Lana Blevins
Futer Bros. Jewelers
York, PA

David Blitt
Troy Shoppe Jewellers
Calgary, AB

Daniel Bogue
New Rochelle, NY

James Bowien
Bob Richards Jewelers

Cathy Brennan
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart , IN

Kimberly Comalli
Warren Jewellers
Lancaster, PA

Sherri Cribbs
Riddle’s Jewelry
Rapid City, SD

Katelyn Daski
Leitzel’s Jewelry
Myerstown, PA

Sandie Downs
Sandie’s Jewelers
Emmet, AR

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Staci Elster
Staci Elster, GG
Maplewood, NJ

Charles H Ganske
Personal Jeweler
Urbandale, IA

Shannon Gilley
Ware Jewelers
Auburn, AL

Justine Green
Warren Jewellers
Lancaster, PA

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Gia Hilgefort
Sather’s Leading Jewelers
Fort Collins, CO

Erik A. Jens
Luxury Fintech
Miami, FL

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Creta Lyn Ferrin
Salado Creek Jewelers
Salado, TX

Talesha McClasky
Hurst Gold and Silver
Hurst, TX

Andrea Mattei
Judith Ansteth Jewelers
Chicago, IL

Nina Mahl
Be On Park Fine Jewelry
Winter Park, FL

Betty Methvin
Whitlock Jewelry Store
Eufaula, AL

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Terri Mort
The Jewelry Exchange of Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD

Eileen O’Brien
Shoppes at Riddle
Media, PA

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, Al

Phyllis Painter
Designer Jewels
Houston, TX

Monica Panek
Murduffs Jewelry
Florence, MA

Rebekah Reitz
Laney’s Diamonds & Jewelry
Williamsburg, VA

Kellan Robinson
Kesslers Diamonds
Milwaukee, WI

Cait Russell
Starflower Jewelry
Huntington, NY

Karen Schmitt
Centralia, IL

Leslie Schwab
Aras Jewelers
Rockville, MD

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Randy Stricklin
Bartolos Jewelry Design
Oklahoma City, OK

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Robin Taylor
SJ Custom Jewelry
Newport, OR

Apryl Thunberg
Alexander Zachary
Mooresville, NC

Jane Tvenge
Jayandee Services
St Paul, MN

Rena VanderHeide
Rena Jrs
Phila, PA

Irma Verhoeven
Trinity Jewelers
Greenville, NC

Joslyn Walker
Daniel J. Reynolds, Jeweler
Cedar Springs, MI

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, CA

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs

Dan Zieher
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI


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