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Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to the winner.




THE WINNER OF our September Gem Quiz was Shannon Sybrandt from Paige Barbee Jewelry in Nashville, TN, who correctly identified our mystery stone as DANBURITE. As Shannon noted, the gem takes its name from the small Connecticut town of Danbury, where it was discovered. Well done, Shannon, and also all our Honorable Mentions (especially the EIGHT from Connecticut, where jewelers obviously know their local gemstones).
A new Gem Quiz will be posted soon. Watch this space!

Elizabeth Adkins
Emeralds International LLC
Key West, FL

Greg Austin
Lee Ayers Jewelers
Stevens Point, WI

Kate Baker
Kate Baker Designs
Clifton, VA

Caroline Berrettini
New England Gem Lab
West Hartford, CT

Dan Bogue
New Rochelle, NY

Heather Burleson
Burleson Valuations
Lexington, KY

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Sherri Cribbs
Riddle’s Jewelry
Rapid City, SD

Tiffany Crist
Fred Meyer Jewelers
Springfield, OR

Astid Davis
Clearmont, WY

Howard W. Diamond
Fairfield Center Jewelers
Fairfield, CT

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Nick Flanary
The Jewelers Guild
St. Francis, WI

Sandy Gentilcore
Gentilcore Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

CJ Grad
Caffray jewellers
Hinsdale, IL

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers Inc
Oakridge, TN

Michael Jakubowski
Gem Fanatic
Port Charlotte, FL

Dennis Janofsky
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Autumn Knight
Arizona Watch & Jewelry Service
Tucson, AZ

Sam Koncki
Milwaukee, WI

Joseph Korona
korona Jewelry
Buffalo, NY

Linda Mills
Pineforest Jewelry
Houston, TX

Paula Morgan
Hollywood, FL

Mary Moses Kinney
Southport, CT

Mandy Mott
Becker’s Jewelers
Old Saybrook, CT

Lori Moyer
Moyer Designs
State College, PA

Linda Potichke
Linda Potichke Jewelry Design
Laguna Beach, CA

Pamela Rossi
PJ Rossi Jewelers
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL

Tami St Germain
Day’s Jewelers
Nashua, NH

Dan Scanlan
Jewelry By Designs
Woodbridge, VA

Kate Shay
Scott & Co Fine Jewelers
New Oxford, PA

Kelsie Sprague
Malloves Jewelers
Middletown, CT

Laura Stanley
Laura Stanley Personal Jeweler
Little Rock, AR

Brad Tranfield
New Milford, CT

Katie York
Holliday Jewelry
Medford, OR


Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.



It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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