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Here’s the Answer to March’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




Here’s the Answer to March’s Gem Quiz

 our March Gem Quiz was chalcedony, whose ethereal beauty hints at something going on at the micro level and which has enraptured jewelry lovers going back thousands of years. Such charms, however, weren’t too distracting for Dan Scanlan of Jewelry By Designs in Woodbridge, VA, who correctly guessed the answer and claims the big prize — a Gem Geek t-shirt. Well done, Dan, and all our Honorable Mentions, who also provided the right answer. We’ll post a new Gem Quiz soon. Watch this space!

Honorary Mentions

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

Ron Alkalay
Jewelry Consultants
Marietta, GA

Zoe Beatty
E.B. Horn
Boston, MA

Jane Chaikowsky
Chaikowsky Jewelry Appraisals
Bethlehem, PA

Katelyn Daski
Leitzel’s Jewelry
Myerstown, PA

Sandy Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Kelsie Green
Philips Diamond Shop
Marion, IA

Seaton Green
Delray Beach, FL

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
Concord, MA

Natalya Johnson
Seattle Diamonds
Seattle, WA

Merle S. Koblenz
Koblenz & Co. Antique & Estate Jewelry
South Kent, CT

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Deb Lewandowski
Krieger Jewelers
Appleton, WI

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, Western Province

Laura McCaffrey
La OM Jewelry
Albany, NY

Paula Morgan
Hollywood, FL

Susan Oliver Heard
San Antonio, TX

Nate Reynolds
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Bonnie Rodriguez
Diamond Designs Unlimited
SW Lakewood, WA

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Cassidy Stringfellow
Hutchinson, KS

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, California

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Kathy Zaltas
Zaltas Gallery of Fine Jewelry
Mamaroneck, NY


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