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Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.




Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz
This month’s winner was Christl Karlsson, from Torgny & Co. in Westlake Village, CA, who correctly answered “iolite”.

OUR WINNER LAST month was Christl Karlsson from Torgny & Co. in Westlake Village, CA, who correctly answered “iolite”. “Being of Viking decent I hope I have done my heritage proud,” Christl said in reference to our clue about seafaring Norsemen using the gemstone to help them navigate. Well done, Christl, who gets a Gem Geek t-shirt for her intellectual raiding of INSTORE’s shores, as well as to all our honorable mentions below, who also guessed correctly. Keep an eye out for July’s Gem Quiz. It will be posted soon.

Honorable Mentions

Dorothy Bahnweg
Mountz Carlisle
Carlisle, PA

Andrea Bazil-Lopez
Sheffield’s Diamonds
Oro Valley, AZ

Madelynn Benedict
Swierenga Jewelers
Caledonia, MI

Jeffery Bergman
Primagem Bangkok
Bangrak, Bangkok

Jennefer Blostein
Park City Jewelers
Park City, UT


Katie Brown
Aurora Borealis
Casper , WY

Bill Brundage
Bill Brundage Jewelers
Louisville, KY

Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Haley Cummings
J David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Doren Daigle
Hannon Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA


Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IA

Dan Deans
Sterling, VA

Gina Dionne
Mann’s Jewelers
San Jose, CA

Patrick DuFrayne
Warwick Jewelers
Exton, PA

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Mary Ehlers
The Nugget
Alexandria VA


Eileen Eichhorn
Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc.
Decatur, IN

Wynn Fabbri
Newstar Jewelers
Joliet, IL

Charles Ganske
Charles H Ganske Personal Jeweler LLC
Urbandale IA

Roman Girenko
Gantmonds Co.
Los Angeles, CA

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers Inc
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Mary Lynn Heaston
San Antonio, TX

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
Concord, MA

Donaji D. Hicks
Lolli’s Jewelry
Cape Coral, FL

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co
Mechanicsburg, PA

Lynn Jackson
Burkett’s Emporium
Nederland, TX

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Amy Klug
Diamonds & Gold
Green Bay, WI

Robert Knupfer
Knupfer International Gems, Inc.
New York, NY

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

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

Samantha Kwiatkowski
Straith’s Jewelry
Centralia, IL

Douglas Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Newport, NH

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros
York, PA

Jarilyn Lim
Mission Jewelry
Carmel, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Brenda Logue
Brenda G
Leakey, TX

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, South Africa

Jessica Martello
Fast Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair
Rochester, NY

Suann Mason
Lake Country Jewelers
Pewaukee WI

Clint McCoy
Tidwell Jewelers of Greenwood
Greenwood, SC

Julee Morris
Stambaugh Jewelers
Defiance, OH

Jim Morton
Metamorphosis Jewelry
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Cara Olson
Stambaugh Jewelers
Defiance, OH

Chuck Pollak
Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repair
Victor, NY

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, AL

Stephanie Rendle
Victoria BC, Canada

Cheryl Schmitt-Sur
Corrales, NM

Tracey Simmons
Gregory Jewelers
Morganton, NC

Zack Smith
Gemco International
Minneapolis, MN

Rebecca Sorgen
Miner’s Den Jewelers
Royal Oak Warren MI

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northvill, MI

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, CA

T Wheeless
Tidewater Treecrafters
Chesapeake, VA

David Wyatt
Master Creations
Phoenix, AZ

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



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