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Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz

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Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz

We travelled back to the dark ages of jewelry last month with a gem that was central to the mourning jewelry of the Victorian age. The correct answer, as provided by Valerie Duermeyer of Gentilcore Jewelers in Pittsburgh, PA, was – jet! Well done, Valerie, who snags this month’s Gem Geek t-shirt. And congratulations also to all our other honorable mentions who sent in the right answer. A new Gem Quiz will go online soon at Be sure to look out for it!

Honorable Mentions

Cynthia Allen
Pave’ Fine Jewelry
Oakland, CA

Tom Blair
MJ Christensen Diamonds
Las Vegas, NV

Dan Bogue
New Rochelle, NY

James Bowien
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN


Mellisa Cash
Italian By Association
Okmulgee, OK

Francine Fantuzzo
Fort Myers, FL

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Anne Henderson
Henderson & Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Todd Huebner
Josephs Jewelers
Des Moines, IA

Jean Jung
Gold Dreams
Fairfax, CA


Suzanne Kluh
Kluh Jewelers
Lacey, WA

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Laura Mae
Maejean Vintage
Lancaster PA

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Lori Moyer
Lori Moyer Designs
State College, PA

Elycia Norton
VAEL Designs
East Windsor, NJ


Roger Pauling
Lapidary Arts
Plano, TX

Brette Peters
Dixon Jewellers
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Brenda Reichel
Carats & Karats
Honolulu, HI

Alexander Rysman
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Kate Shay
Scott & Company Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Laura Stanley
Laura Stanley Personal Jeweler
Little Rock, AR

Apryl Thunberg
Alexander Zachary
Mooresville, NC

Tracy Wilke
G. H. Wilke & Co.
San Gabriel, CA

Carolyn Yost
Carolyn Yost Estate Jewelry
Stonington, CT

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It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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