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Here’s the Answer to May’s Gem Quiz

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Here’s the Answer to May’s Gem Quiz

SINCE ITS DISCOVERY in the Ural Mountains in the early 1830s, Phenakite has been known to trip up gemologists, and it is still quite often confused with quartz and even diamond. But INSTORE’s readers — with just the odd exception — were able to confidently identify this quite rare gemstone. Leading the knowing crowd was Katrina Sustachek of Rasmussen Diamonds in Racine, WI. Her name came out of the hat first and she gets to walk away with the grand prize – a Gem Geek t-shirt. Well done to everyone else too who submitted a correct answer. You get to walk away with your head held high.

Thanks everyone who entered. Watch this space. A new Gem Quiz will be posted soon.

Honorary Mentions

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

Jennefer Blostein
Park city jewelers
Park City, UT

Denis Boulle
de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry
Dallas, TX

Mike Burnette
Gem Shopping Network
Duluth, GA

Melbry Collins
Star Gems
Norcross, GA

Lisa-Marie Delgado
Gary J Long Jewelers
Stockton, CA

Tara Duncan
Blocher Jewelers
Ellwood City, PA

Rachel Ennari
Susan Bella Jewelry
Allentown, PA

Junesse Farley
McNulty Jewelers in Black Forest
Colorado Springs, CO

Charles Ganske
Charles H. Ganske Personal Jeweler
Urbandale, Iowa

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Daniel Guzick
Austin Diamond Room
Austin, TX

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Marcy Higashi
Louis Anthony Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Rachel Ingle
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Tony Jackson
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Arianna Key
Blue Ridge Diamond Center
Blue Ridge, GA

Suzanne Kluh
Kluh Jewelers
Lacey, WA

Autumn Knight
Arizona Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Cindy Lanoux
Pattons Fine Jewelry
Baton Rouge, LA

Aidan Long
William Jeffreys Fine Diamonds and Jewelry
Mechanicsville, VI

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Kiley Nash
Brinker’s Jewelers
Evansville, IN

Kendra Ostrinski
Michelson Jewelers
Paducah, KY

Valerie Ozinsky
Cazenovia Jewelry
Fayetteville, NY

Phyllis Painter
Phyllis Painter
Houston, TX

Amy Rausch
Mountz Jewelers
Carlisle, PA

Karen Schmitt
Straith’s Studio
Centrlia, IL

Irene Schrowang
Schneiders Jewelers
Kingston, NY

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Brian M Wilson
Royal Diadem Jewelers
Greensboro, NC

Dan Zieher
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI




She Wanted to Spend More Time with Her Kids. She Called Wilkerson.

Your children are precious. More precious than gold? Absolutely! Just ask Lesley Ann Davis, owner of Lesley Ann Jewels, an independent jewelry store that — until the end of 2023 — had quite a following in Houston, Texas. To spend more time with her four sons, all in high school, she decided to close her store. Luckily, she was familiar with Wilkerson and called them as soon as she knew she wanted to move on to bigger, better and more family-focused things. Was she happy with her decision? Yes, she was. Says Davis, “Any owner looking to make that life change, looking to retire, looking to close, looking for a pause in their career, I would recommend Wilkerson. Hands down!”

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