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Here’s the Answer to March’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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LOTS AND LOTS of correct answers in March, but there could be only one winner and the jeweler to emerge victorious from the scrum and claim this month’s super-cool Gem Geek t-shirt was Tom Wiggins from Werkheiser Jewelers in Bethlehem, PA. Well done, Tom and everyone else who correctly answered bloodstone. We’ll have to try to give you a sterner test in future.

Honorary Mentions

Stuart Adelman
Artelle Designs
Plymouth, MN

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Lisa Anderson
Gemma Gallery
Pinehurst, NC

Kristi Andrist
The Jewelry Exchange
Enumclaw, WA

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JoAnn Baquera
La Masters of Fine Jewelry
Murrieta, CA

John Berry
Berry’s Jewelers
Corpus Christi, TX

Linda Bickel
Champagne Jewelers
Slidell LA

Jennefer Blostein
Park City Jewelers
Park City, UT

Chris Brown
Thurbers Jewelers
Wadsworth, OH

Marianne Bryan
One of a Kind Jewelry Inc
Spring Hill, FL

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Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Dan Deans
Asurion
Sterling, VA

JC Dumas
Goldworks Gallery
San Diego, CA

Shaun Duran
Kenny G & Company
Reno, NV

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Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Christine Edlund
Stuart Benjamin & Co.
San Diego, CA

Eileen Eichhorn
Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc.
Decatur, IL

Matt Ervin
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

David Fairclough
David Fairclough Jewelers
Toledo, OH

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

BJ Foremsn
Boris Litwin Jewelers
Cincinnati, OH

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN – Qurate Retail Group
Tampa, FL

Susan Francis
Jewels That Dance
Asheville, NC

Summer Friesen
Creative Goldsmiths
Langley, BC

Steve Gallagher
Marshall Granger Jewelers
Cold Spring, KY

Steven Glazer
Windsor Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Christina Grande
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Mitsuko Hashimoto
Shinjyujewelry Co.
Watsonville, CA

Romney Hayden
Celebrity Gems & Jewelry
San Diego, CA

Selma Heikkinen
Fair Bank and Perry
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Linda Horrell
Marbill Diamonds And Jewelry
Belle Vernon, PA

Gordon Huff
Huff’s Fine Jewelry Inc.
Fredericktown, OH

Marisa Imon
Amidon Jewelers
Keene, NH

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Victoria Kerkela
John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry
Vero Beach, FL

Nancy King
King’s Jewelry
Plymouth, IN

Robert Knupfer
Knupfer International Gems
New York, NY

David Kopelman
International Diamond Center
Tampa, FL

Natali Kragh
Stephen Isley Jewelry
Whitefish, MT

Ira Kramer
Diamond Exchange of North Florida
Tallahassee, FL

Mary Krasowski
Krasowski Jewelry
Salmon, ID

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

Klaus Kutter
A Jour Jewelry
Bristol, RI

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Hanover, NH

Rika Larson
Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Howard Leong
Golden Image Jewelers
Camarillo, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Connie Lovell
Woodard’s Diamonds and Design
Estill Springs, TN

Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Cape Town, Western Province, South Africa

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jennifer McCoy
McCoy Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Andrew Mendoza
Hurst Gold and Silver
Hurst, TX

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Jamie Norton
Holliday Jewelry
Klamath Falls, OR

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Kaitlyn ONeill
N.L. Shaw & Company
Mystic, CT

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, AL

Usman Parekh
Crown Jewelers
Norman, OK

Elizabeth Parker
Curt Parker Jewelers
St Louis, MO

Ann-Marie Partin
Huntington Fine Jewelers
Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Patty
Ware Jewelers
Spanish Fort, AL

Lindsay Petty
Diamonds & More Jewelers
Farmington, MO

Kara Pfleger
John E. Koller Jewelry Designs
Owasso, OK

Alain Planche
Direct Jewelry Outlet
Falls Church, VA

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

Brennan Richardson
Richardson Jewelers
Escanaba, MI

Aliya Riggs
Barry Peterson Jewelers
Hailey, ID

Joe Romano
Steelecroft Jewelers
Charlotte, NC

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Bopie Sackos
Bopies Diamonds and Fine Jewelry
Fayetteville, NC

Michael Salem
K. Martin Jeweler
Dodge City, KS

Karen Schmitt
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Daniel Schwieterman
Regard Jewelry
Austin, TX

Laura Sipe
JC Sipe Inc
Indianapolis, IN

Maggie Slifer
Bichsel Jewelry
Sedalia, MO

Rebecca Sorgen
Miner’s Den Jewelers
Warren, MI

David Stensrud
Gunderson’s
Sioux Fall,s SD

Sadie Stevens
Sullivan’s Jewelers
Melbourne, FL

David Stewart
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Marissa Stewart
Yates & Co Jewelers
Modesto, CA

Danessa Swartz
Stewart’s Jewelry
Wichita, KS

Jo Ann Tracy
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry
Metairie, LA

Allan Uyesugi
aa jewel box
Tustin, CA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Randy Wiese
R.C. Wiese, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN

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

Connie Wilson
Treiber & Straub Jewelers
Brookfield, WI

Tim Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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Gem Quiz

I Am Rare, Stunning and Contain a Gemological Mystery in My Core

I am California’s official gemstone (no Googling allowed!).

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I AM ONE OF the world’s rarest gemstones and one of gemology’s greatest mysteries — science has been unable to explain my color, nor has anyone been able to artificially reproduce my crystal structure. First found in California’s southern Mount Diablo range in 1906, I am today that state’s official gemstone. Shreve & Co., the famed San Francisco store, led the drive to market me as a jewelry stone but despite my stunning brilliance — my dispersion is only slightly less than that of a diamond — I have never caught on with consumers (I am a little soft and usually very small in gem quality samples). Nevertheless, I remain highly prized among collectors.

Who am I?

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Gem Quiz

Here’s the Answer to January’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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CARNELIAN WAS THE answer to our January Gem Quiz and Sally Davis from Vierk’s Fine Jewelry in Lafayette, IN, was our winner. Well done, Sally, a true gem lover with decades of experience in the industry. Here she proudly poses in her Jewelry Geek finery.

Well done too to all our Honorable Mentions who correctly identified the answer. We’ll have a new quiz posted soon.

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

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

John Bowen
Sierra-West Custom Jewelers
Orem, UT

John Bradshaw
John J. Bradshaw
Nashua, NH

Ronda Brummett
Celestial Jewelers
Acworth, GA

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Clayton Coker
Antiquarian Jewelers
Gulf Breeze, FL

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

Brendon Davis
Thomas A. Davis Jeweler
Holland, MI

Tania De Luna
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Karl Gomez
Jurgens Jewelers
North Bend, OR

Christina Grande
Richters Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson & Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

Jennifer Hornik Johnson,
G.G. Miller’s Jewelry
Bozeman, MT

Peter Indorf
Peter Indorf Designs
Melbourne, FL

McKae Johnson
Mark Jewellers
La Crosse, WI

Steve Jones
Old West Guns & Trading Co.
Carefree, AZ

Autumn Knight
AZ Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers, Inc.
High Ridge, MO

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Newport, NH

Nadia Lorr
Steve Quick Jeweler
Chicago, IL

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Milnerton, Cape Town, Western Province

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Nina Mahl
Be On Park Fine Jewelry
Winter Park, FL

Andrea Mattei
Judith Ansteth Jewelers
Chicago, IL

Jona McCauley

B & B Jewelers
Huntsville, AL

Amanda Moreno, C.G.
Moretti’s Fine Jewelry
San Antonio, TX

Jamie Norton
Holliday Jewelry
Klamath Falls , OR

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Steffanie O’Sullivan
Abbott Taylor Jewelers
Tucson, AZ

Theresia Oreskovic
Peter & Co Jewelers of Avon Lake
Avon Lake, OH

Kendra Ostrinski
Ware Jewelers
Opelika, AL

Monicac Panek
Murduffs Jewelry
Florence, MA

Elizabeth Parker
Curt Parker Jewelers
St Louis, MO

Brette Peters
Dixon Jewellers
Ottawa, Ontario

Cait Russell
Starflower Jewelry
Huntington Station, NY

Mike Schowalter
Miners Den Jewelers
Royal Oak, MI

Leslie Schwab
Aras Jewelers
Rockville, MD

Shelley Seemann
The Cedar Chest Fine Jewelry
Sanibel Island, FL

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Hakan Topuzyan
Unique Settings Of New York
Long Island City, New York

Alicia Winalski
Nyman Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

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This Former Luxury Gem Bathes in the Orange Glow of History

It’s said the prophet Mohammed wore a silver ring set with it.

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TODAY THE TERM “luxury goods” means Louis Vuitton handbags, Chanel No. 5 perfume and high-end jewelry, but there was a time when it meant frankincense and myrrh and me. This was especially the case in and around the old Muslim world, because of the way I could be carved and used as a seal. There is even a story that the prophet Mohammed wore a silver ring set with a seal carved from yours truly. Agate, aventurine, chrysophrase … I share numerous characteristics with my chalcedony brothers, but none bathes in the same deep orange glow of history as I do.

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