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Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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WOW! FINALLY MADE the big time,” was how Bruce Goodheart responded to the news he had won our September Gem Quiz (correct answer: Zircon). The co-owner of Goodheart’s Jewelry in Overland Park, KS, said he’d been “trying for years.” Enjoy the t-shirt, Bruce! We’d also like to suggest our Honorary Mentions take encouragement from Bruce’s victory and keep going if you still haven’t won despite numerous attempts.

Congratulations everyone who deduced the correct answer.

Honorary Mentions

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

Duane Aldrich
Aldrich Custom Crafts
York, PA

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

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Andrea Bazil-Lopez
Sheffield’s Diamonds
Oro Valley, AZ

Stan Beckman
Beckman Jewelers
Ottawa, OH

Lara Bergseth
Idar, Victoria, BC

Michael Brothman
Designs by Flora
Dallas, TX

Emily Bukucuyan
Pico Jewelry
New York, NY

Briana Burgess
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

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Stephanie Cairns
Tapper’s
Troy, MI

Maureen Carlucci
Stucchi Jewelers
Natick, MA

Diana Castillo
Wedding Ring Originals
New York, NY

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers, Inc
Elkhart, IN

Sam Chiafullo
Hamilton Jewelers
Princeton, NJ

Megan Conner
Orin Jewelers
Garden City, KS

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Tony Conway
Aras Jewelers
Rockville, MD

Haley Cummings
J David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Jim Cunningham
West View Jewelers
Pittsburgh, PA

Doren Daigle
Hannon Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Dana Danford
Megagem
Anchorage, AK

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, LA

Jeffrey Debs
Jeffrey Debs Jeweler Gemologist
Philadelphia, PA

Evan Dorcas
Fort Knox Jewelers
Central Valley, NY

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Tulsa, OK

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, MD

Christina Grande
Richters Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson and Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg, PA

David Hermann
Fine Jewelry Appraisals
Longwood, FL

Dianna Rae High
Dianna Rae Jewelry
Lafayette, LA

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

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

Jennifer Jorgensen
Studio 2015 Jewelers
Woodstock, IL

Elizabeth Jowell
Beard Fine Jewelers
Lufkin, TX

Carli Karin
Libutti
Huntington, VA

Ella Khazhmetova
Kenny G & Company
Reno, NV

Nadia Lorr
Steve Quick Jeweler
Chicago, IL

Amy Klug
Diamonds & Gold
Green Bay, WI

Rosanne Kroen
Rosanne’s Diamonds & Gold
South Bend, IN

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Samantha Kwiatkowski
Straith’s Jewelers
Centralia, IL

Doug Lantz
MJ Harrington Jewelers
Newport, NH

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Connie Lovell
Woodard’s Diamond and Design
Tullahoma, TN

Jennifer MacLeod

Nina Mahl
Diamond Graduate, GIA
Winter Park, FL

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Tara Morgan
The Laughing Dog Gallery
Vero Beach, FL

Kelli Mayfield
Wirt’s Jewelers N.
Little Rock, AS

Betty Methvin
Whitlock Jewelry Store
Eufaula, AL

Christine Meyers
Roemer Originals
St Charles, MO

Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Paula Morgan
TravelWares
Hollywood, FL

Melinda Nolan
Roemer Originals
St Charles, MO

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Lance Nygaard
Lance Nygaard Gems
Sioux Falls, SD

Matt ODesky
Austin Diamond Toom
Austin, TX

Robert Orlando
Roberto Coin Inc – Montage Deer Valley
Park City, UT

Steffanie O’Sullivan
Abbott Taylor Jewelers
Tucson, AZ

Kristin Owens

Mucklow’s Fine Jewelry
Peachtree City, GA

Elizabeth Parker Curt
Parker Jewelers
St Louis, MO

Yosef Poplack
Gem Wave Inc.
New York

Paul Pytlinski
Glitter On Gravois
Saint Louis, MO

Barbara Raia Curto
BRC Coins & Jewelry
Barnagat, NJ

Scott Richardson
After Midnight Jewelers
South Burlington, VT

Mark Ruby
SunSpirit Designs
Loveland, CO

Cait Russell
Libutti Diamond Jewelers
Huntington, NY

Dorothy Sawyer
M Mazzoni Jewelers
Farmington, MI

Tracey Simmons
Gregory Jewelers
Morganton, N.C.

Candy Smith
Weaver’s Apparel & Fine Jewelry
Brewton, Al

Erica Sanchez-Hawkins
Sanchez Hawkins Fine Jewelers
Lake Havasu City, AZ

Melanie Snare
Quality Jewellers
Toronto, Ontario

Jennifer Sullivan
Goodman’s Jewelers
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Doreen M. Vashlishan
Werkheiser Jewelers/Versant
Bethlehem, PA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Fallbook, CA

George Ward
Ward’s Jewelers
Bonsall, CA

Janet Williams
Good Day Media
San Marcos, CA

Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media.

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“Poor Man’s Alexandrite” They Call Me, But I Am Rich In History And Beauty

My name is based on my original homeland.

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THINK BULLFIGHTING, FLAMENCO and certain Moorish-influenced architectural styles and you’re likely to think of greater Spain. But you should actually be thinking of my original homeland, from which I take my name, and which served as their cultural cradle. “Poor man’s alexandrite” they sometimes call me, but it depends on what you mean by poor, I say, because I am rich in history and rich in beauty. And when cutters succeed in bringing out the best of my pleochroism I am unlike any other gem — full of earthy color play and distinct personality. Olé!

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While I May Be Mistaken For Diamond, I Am My Own Stone

Right down to my occasionally radioactive core.

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I CAN’T TELL YOU how many times I’ve been mistaken as this or that girl’s best friend (even by experienced jewelers). But no, despite my terrific luster and fire, I am not the Eternal One. I am my own stone, right down to my occasionally radioactive core. To bring out the best in me, especially in a colored form, it’s usually necessary to give me a shot of heat. As a blue stone I am known as Starlite, as a yellow one Hyacinth, as a pale gray one Jargoon. And as a brilliant clear stone that sparkles and dazzles and looks like I belong in an engagement ring … I am just me.

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Here’s the Answer to August’s Gem Quiz

And congratulations to our winner.

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MORE THAN A FEW entrants mentioned a hunger and desire to win this month’s Gem Quiz, but emerging from the blizzard of bad puns — which we may have encouraged with our original clue — was our grand winner, Jennefer Blostein, from Park City Jewelers in Park City, UT. Well done, Jennefer, and well down to all the other smart jewelers who deduced the answer – Apatite!

HONORABLE MENTIONS

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

Duane Aldrich
York, PA

Derrick Allen
Graham Jewelers
Wayzata, MN

Madelynn Benedict
Swierenga Jewelers
Caledonia, MI

Briana Burgess
Richters Jewelry & Design Studio
Londonderry, NH

Heather Burleson
Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers
Lexington, KY

Magan Byron
T.K. Anderson Designs
Athens, GA

Stephanie Cairns
Precision Jewelers
Roseville, MI

Bryan Cavitt
Images Jewelers
Elkhart, IN

Shelbi Conover
Gunderson’s Jewelers
Sioux Falls, SD

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

Haley Cummings
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Doren Daigle
Hannon Jewelers
Baton Rouge, LA

Sally Davis
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Elena Davis
Towne Square Jewelers
Charleston, IL

Tania De Luna
Vierk’s Fine Jewelry
Lafayette, IN

Katie Dye
J. David Jewelry
Broken Arrow, OK

Arlene Ehrlinspiel
Egon Ehrlinspiel
East Syracuse, NY

Alison Fahland
Expert Appraisals
Makawao, HI

Kat Favelson
Kezzo
Forest Hills, NY

Damianne Felton
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jennifer Fisher
Gold Creations
Brookfield, WI

Gregory Fliegauf
Fliegauf Jewelers
Washington, NJ

Dena Forte
QVC/HSN
Tampa, FL

Birgitta Frisk
Adla Stenar
Stockholm

Steve Glazer
Bob Richards Jewelers
Germantown, TN

Bruce Goodheart
Goodheart’s Jewelry
Overland Park, KS

Christina Grande
Richter’s Jewelry
Londonderry, NH

Erica Greve
Kizer Cummings Jewelers.
Lawrence, KS

Jonathan Hart
Karen’s Jewelers
Oak Ridge, TN

Kim Hatchell
Galloway & Moseley
Sumter, SC

John Hayes
Goodman’s Jewewers
Madison, WI

Selma Heikkinen
Fairbank and Perry Goldsmiths,
Concord, MA

Anne Henderson
Henderson & Co Jewelers
Mechanicsburg , PA

Jordan Hensley
Woodard’s Diamonds & Design
Tullahoma, TN

Todd Huebner
Josephs Jewelers
Des Moines, IA

Kathy Jenkins
Bravo Jewellers
Carlsbad, CA

Estelle Jowell
Beard Fine Jewelers
Lufkin, TX

Rika Larson
The Collector Fine Jewelry
Fallbrook, CA

Arron Leneir Jones
Tammy’s Jewelry
Waynesville, NC

Karin Libutti
Huntington, NY

Nadia Lorr
Steve Quick Jeweler
Chicago, IL

Amy Klug
Diamonds & Gold
Green Bay, WI

Karen Kuhn
Arabesque Jewelers
High Ridge, MO

Edwin La Rosa
Ayen’s
Clifton, NJ

MaryAnne LaRussa
Futer Bros Jewelers
York, PA

Robin Laughlin
Wiford Jeweler Inc.
Sidney, OH

Troy Lob
Liberty Diamonds
Irvine, CA

Brenda Logue
Brenda G
Leakey, TX

Robert Lurie
Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator
Milnerton, Cape Town

Lisa Lyons
Clarkson Jewelers
Ellisville, MO

Jennifer MacLeod
Perry’s Diamond and Estate Jewelry
Charlotte, NC

Laura Mae
Maejean Vintage
Landisville, PA

Lisa Marturano
Quality Gem
Bethel, CT

Jona McCauley
B & B Jewelers

Huntsville, AL
Robert Mitchell
Nord Jewelers
Kalamazoo, MI

Paula Morgan
Travelwares
Hollywood, FL

Babs Noelle
Alara Jewelry
Bozeman, MT

Logan Nye
Holly McHone Jewelers
Astoria, OR

Kaitlyn O’Neill
N.L. Shaw and Co.
Mystic, CT

Oscar Ortiz
Oscar’s Design & Jewelry
Miami, FL

Amy Pereda
Gemma’s Jewelers
Eastvale, CA

Andi Redmon
Ellis Jewelers
Frankfort, IN

Cait Russell
Libutti Diamond Jewelers
Huntington, NY

Tracey Simmons
Gregory Jewelers
Morganton, NC

Noel Slack
G. Allan Jewelers
Minneapolis, MN

Candy Smith
Weaver’s Apparel & Fine Jewelry
Brewton, AL

Katie Soule
Springer’s Jewelers
Portland, ME

Jackson Steventon
JES Jewelers
Hereford, AZ

Jennifer Sullivan
G. J. Inc.
Madison, WI

Joshua Summers
Orin Jewelers
Northville, MI

Diane Thielker
Romm Diamonds
Brockton, MA

Monica Walker
Hamilton Jewelers
Princeton, NJ

Alex Weil
Martin’s Jewelry
Torrance, CA

Thomas Wiggins
Werkheiser Jewelers
Bethlehem, PA

Tim Wright
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs
Yorktown, VA

Sherry Yarnal
YJ, Inc
Castro Valley, CA

Carla Ann Yeager
Diamond Works
Calabash, NC

Robert Young
Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire
Belleair Bluffs, FL

Stephanie Zampier
Alexander’s Jewelry
Shrewsbury, PA

Erika Zelinski
Gold Creations
Brookfield, WI

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