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Here’s the Answer to June’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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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

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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

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Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IA

Dan Deans
Asurion
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

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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
1 800 EMERALD
Victoria BC, Canada

Cheryl Schmitt-Sur
Gemtopia
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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While I May Be Mistaken For Diamond, I Am My Own Stone

Right down to my occasionally radioactive core.

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I CAN’T TELL YOU how many times I’ve been mistaken as this or that girl’s best friend (even by experienced jewelers). But no, despite my terrific luster and fire, I am not the Eternal One. I am my own stone, right down to my occasionally radioactive core. To bring out the best in me, especially in a colored form, it’s usually necessary to give me a shot of heat. As a blue stone I am known as Starlite, as a yellow one Hyacinth, as a pale gray one Jargoon. And as a brilliant clear stone that sparkles and dazzles and looks like I belong in an engagement ring … I am just me.

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Here’s the Answer to August’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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MORE THAN A FEW entrants mentioned a hunger and desire to win this month’s Gem Quiz, but emerging from the blizzard of bad puns — which we may have encouraged with our original clue — was our grand winner, Jennefer Blostein, from Park City Jewelers in Park City, UT. Well done, Jennefer, and well down to all the other smart jewelers who deduced the answer – Apatite!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs Fine Jewelry & Custom Design
Plymouth, MN

Duane Aldrich
York, PA

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Madelynn Benedict
Swierenga Jewelers
Caledonia, MI

Briana Burgess
Richters Jewelry & Design Studio
Londonderry, NH

Heather Burleson
Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers
Lexington, KY

Magan Byron
T.K. Anderson Designs
Athens, GA

Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Shelbi Conover
Gunderson’s Jewelers
Sioux Falls, SD

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

Haley Cummings
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Doren Daigle
Hannon Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Elena Davis
Towne Square Jewelers
Charleston, IL

Tania De Luna
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Arlene Ehrlinspiel
Egon Ehrlinspiel
East Syracuse, NY

Alison Fahland
Expert Appraisals
Makawao, HI

Kat Favelson
Kezzo
Forest Hills, NY

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jennifer Fisher
Gold Creations
Brookfield, WI

Gregory Fliegauf
Fliegauf Jewelers
Washington, NJ

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN
Tampa, FL

Birgitta Frisk
Adla Stenar
Stockholm

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Christina Grande
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Erica Greve
Kizer Cummings Jewelers.
Lawrence, KS

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

John Hayes
Goodman’s Jewewers
Madison, WI

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths,
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson & Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg , PA

Jordan Hensley
Woodard’s Diamonds & Design
Tullahoma, TN

Todd Huebner
Josephs Jewelers
Des Moines, IA

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Estelle Jowell
Beard Fine Jewelers
Lufkin, TX

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Arron Leneir Jones
Tammy’s Jewelry
Waynesville, NC

Karin Libutti
Huntington, NY

Nadia Lorr
Steve Quick Jeweler
Chicago, IL

Amy Klug
Diamonds & Gold
Green Bay, WI

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Edwin La Rosa
Ayen’s
Clifton, NJ

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Robin Laughlin
Wiford Jeweler Inc.
Sidney, OH

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Brenda Logue
Brenda G
Leakey, TX

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Milnerton, Cape Town

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Jennifer MacLeod
Perry’s Diamond and Estate Jewelry
Charlotte, NC

Laura Mae
Maejean Vintage
Landisville, PA

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jona McCauley
B & B Jewelers

Huntsville, AL
Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Paula Morgan
Travelwares
Hollywood, FL

Babs Noelle
Alara Jewelry
Bozeman, MT

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Kaitlyn O’Neill
N.L. Shaw and Co.
Mystic, CT

Oscar Ortiz
Oscar’s Design & Jewelry
Miami, FL

Amy Pereda
Gemma’s Jewelers
Eastvale, CA

Andi Redmon
Ellis Jewelers
Frankfort, IN

Cait Russell
Libutti Diamond Jewelers
Huntington, NY

Tracey Simmons
Gregory Jewelers
Morganton, NC

Noel Slack
G. Allan Jewelers
Minneapolis, MN

Candy Smith
Weaver’s Apparel & Fine Jewelry
Brewton, AL

Katie Soule
Springer’s Jewelers
Portland, ME

Jackson Steventon
JES Jewelers
Hereford, AZ

Jennifer Sullivan
G. J. Inc.
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Diane Thielker
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Monica Walker
Hamilton Jewelers
Princeton, NJ

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, CA

Thomas Wiggins
Werkheiser Jewelers
Bethlehem, PA

Tim Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Sherry Yarnal
YJ, Inc
Castro Valley, CA

Carla Ann Yeager
Diamond Works
Calabash, NC

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

Stephanie Zampier
Alexander’s Jewelry
Shrewsbury, PA

Erika Zelinski
Gold Creations
Brookfield, WI

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Olivine? Peridot? Beryl? No … I Am The Deceiver

Consider this a test of your knowledge of the Mohs scale.

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I SHOULDN’T HAVE TO say more than I’m the defining mineral for 5 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and the hands of 20,000 knowing jewelers should reach for the sky … but then I’d have to stop talking about myself and I am a fascinating character — one with a real hunger to be all things to all people. I’m used to clean up nuclear waste, to fluoridate water, and to manufacture fertilizer. I am in your teeth and bones and while I am only infrequently used as a gemstone, I have been mistaken for much more valuable minerals such as olivine, peridot and beryl. Hence the Greek origins of my name — I am the deceiver.
Who am I?

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