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Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz

WITH THE GEM QUIZ, as in life, it helps to have some local knowledge. And that was the case of Lisa Tompkins, of Tompkins Jewellers in the Canadian province of Alberta, which also happens to be the site of the first major commercial production of September’s mystery stone – Ammolite. “Ammolite (the jewelry) and ammonite (the fossil) are found near my hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta. We have been recognized as one of the very first retailers of ammolite in the world,” she proudly notes. So, in addition to that recognition, Lisa can also add the title of Gem Quiz winner in September. Well done, Lisa, and all our Honorable Mentions below.

Honorary Mentions

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

Caroline Berrettini
New England Gem Lab
West Hartford, CT

Kathy Bobb
Lily & Co.
Sanibel, FL

Cathy Brennan
Sunset Hill Jewelers
West Chester, PA

Gail Carriere
Jessups of Melbourne
Melbourne, FL

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers, Inc
Elkhart, IN

Carey Ciaburri
Malloves Jewelers
Middletown, CT

Doren Daigle
Hannon Gemologists & Master Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Steven Dangler
Diamonds by Doron
Lakewood Ranch, FL

Jennifer Dixon
Golden Nonsense Jewelry Store
Tomball, TX

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Junesse Farley
McNulty Jewelers in Black Forest
Colorado Springs, CO

Helen Gaffrey
Walla Walla, WA

CJ Grad
Caffray Jewellers
Hinsdale, IL

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Susan Hardin
Hardin Jewelry
Banner Elk, NC

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Tony Jackson
Doland Jewelers
Dubuque, IA

Steve Jones
Steve Jones
Carefree, AZ

Bailey Keister
Windham Jewelers
Windham, ME

Sherry Kelley
Vince’s Jewelers
Traverse City, MI

Suzanne Kluh
Kluh Jewelers
Lacey, WA

Autumn Knight
Arizona Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Holly McHone
Astoria, OR

Tiffany Maes
Rings True
Carrboro, NC

Adam Anthony Manfredi
Best Value Jewelry and Pawn
Fort Pierce, FL

Elizabeth Menard
Romm Diamonds
Brockton Mass Bridgewater, MA

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Lori Moyer
L. Moyer Designs
State College, PA

Kendra Ostrinski
Michelson Jewelers
Paducah, KY

Monica Panek
Murduffs Jewelry
Florence, MA

Lindsay Panetta
Zen Diamond
Paramus, NJ

Brette Peters
Dixon Jewellers
Ottawa, Ontario

Victoria Rakus
Thomas James and Bechtold Jewelry
Sioux Falls, SD

Erin Renner
Erin Renner
Minot, ND

Irene Schrowang
Schneiders Jewelers
Kingston, NY

Julia Scott
Johannes Hunter Jewelers
Colorado Springs, CO

Janet Sewell
Cronier’s Fine Jewelry
Montgomery, AL

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Jeff Teel
Stuart Benjamin & Co.
San Diego, CA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Timothy Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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