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Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




OUR MYSTERY GEMSTONE in June may be lacking in some areas (crystals and clarity, for a start) but it surely makes up for it with a mad riot of colors. The non-traditional nature of the stone wasn’t enough to throw off Craig Ishii of Van Drake Jewelers in West Saint Paul, MN, who correctly identified our gem as boulder opal. Well done, Craig, who scores this month’s Gem Geek t-shirt. And congratulations also to all our Honorary Mentions listed below, who can bathe in their shared glory as members of our Smart Class of June.

Honorary Mentions

Joseph Busuito
WP Diamonds
New York, NY

Kim Comalli
Warren Jewellers
Lancaster, PA

Karen Coyle
Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Doren Daigle Jr.
Hannon Gemologists & Master Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Emily Denler
Jones Bros
Peoria, IA

Emily Draus
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Dena Forte
Qurate Retail Group
Tampa, FL

Sandy Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

CJ Grad
Caffray Jewellers
Hinsdale, IL

Dave Griffon
Griffon Jewelers
Bellville, OH

Jean Graham
J.C. Grant Company
Milledgeville, GA

Alek Herl
Bauble Patch Jewelers
Comstock Park, MI

Carolyn Hines
Hines Goldsmiths
Jackson, WY

Dwight (DK) Huntington
DK Jewelry
Eureka, KS

Denise Huynh
Tondens Jewelers
Houston, TX

Tony Jackson
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Chris Jensen
C3 Designs
South Milwaukee, WI

Natalya Johnson
Seattle Diamonds
Seattle, WA

Laurie Kennedy-Duran
King Jewelers
Chula Vista, CA

Marc Knobloch
Aron Knobloch Inc.
New York, NY

Cindy Lardie
Becky Thatcher Designs
Traverse City, Leland and Glen Arbor, MI

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewelry Evaluator
Cape Town, South Africa

Tiffany Maes
Ring’s True
Carrboro, NC

Andrea Mattei
Judith Ansteth Jewlers
Chicago, IL

Stephanie McLeish
Michael Agnello Jewelers
St Clair Shores, MI

Barbara Miller
Omaha, NE

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Susan Molinar
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CN

Theresa Peregoy
Classic Facets
Boulder, CO

Rebekah Reitz
Laney’s Diamonds & Jewelry
Williamsburg, VA

Nate Reynolds
Vierks Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Irene Schrowang
Schneiders jewelers
Kingston, NY

Julia Scott
Johannes Hunter Jewelers
Colorado Springs, CO

Janet Sewell
Cronier’s Fine Jewelry,
Montgomery, AL

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Katrina Sustachek
Rasmussen Diamonds
Racine, WI

Melissa Troiano
Meira T Designs
Fort Lee, NJ

Deborah Vattelana
R. Bruce Carson Jewelers
Hagerstown, MD

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA




Moving Up — Not Out — with Wilkerson

Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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