Gem Quiz Here’s the Answer to September’s Gem Quiz Lots of correct answers, but only one winner — Jerrod Nutt of Thacker Jewelry in Lubbock, TX. Published 2 years ago on October 10, 2018 By Chris Burslem Instore September 2018 Issue Share Tweet Yes, the answer was morganite! As this month’s winner Jerrod Nutt of Thacker Jewelry in Lubbock, TX, noted, the gemstone was named after JP Morgan to encourage him to finance the original mining operation in California. “What better way to butter someone up than naming a gem after them?” he commented. Several of the many, MANY jewelers who got the quiz correct expressed an ongoing love affair with the gem. Elizabeth Kranyak of Premier Gems in Calgary, AB, was more ambivalent on its staying power. “Still going strong in Calgary, it’s like a nasty cold that keeps coming back.” We know one thing: We have to make these quizzes tougher. Well done everyone who made it on to our Honor’s List. Stuart Adelman Artelle Designs Plymouth, MN Carol Adkins Gainesville Jewelry Gainesville, GA Shirley Alexander Layali Jewelry Nanaimo, BC Derrick Allen Graham Jewelers Wayzata, MN Allan Altman Altman Appraisals Dallas, GA Angelique Ayotte Grunos’s Diamonds Rockford, IL Shevvy Baker The Watch Shop. Louisville, KY Madelynn Benedict Swierenga Jewelers Caledonia, MI Dawn Berner Dawn’s Jewels Brooklyn Park, MN Lana Blevins Futer Bros. Jewelers York, PA Erin BonnRoyal JewelersFargo, ND Brenda Boyd Johannes Hunter Jewelers Colorado Springs, CO Chris BrownThurber’s JewelersWadsworth, OH Don Broyles Calvin Broyles Jewelers Hurricane, WV Mike Burnette Gem Shopping Network Nicole Byrd Howard’s Jewelry Center Parma Heights, OH Maureen CarlucciStucchi JewelersNatick, MA John Caruso Gemological Evaluation & Marketing Services, Inc. Danvers, MA Bryan Cavitt Images Jewelers, Inc Elkhart, IN Maria Cayse Grogan Jewelers by Lon Madison, AL Tiffany Nicole CrawfordMemphis TN Anna Crosby Starblaze Jewelers,Tucker, GA Dana Danford Megagem Anchorage, AK Jill Delong Ray Eldridge Jewelry Forsyth, IL Greg DeMark Greg DeMark JewelryLongmont, CO Forte Dena QVC/HSN St Petersburg, FL Robbin DockeryR.C. Wahl JewelersDes Plaines Katie Dye J. David Jewelry Broken Arrow, OK Michael Ellis Ellis Jewelers Frankfort, IN Rachel Ennari Murphy Jewelers Allentown , PA Charmaine Fair Larc Jewelers Glen Ellyn, IL Shanice Figueroa Altier Jewelers Coral Springs FL Linda Flondra Flondra Jewellers Ltd. Timmins, ON Charles Ganske Charles H. Ganske Personal Jeweler Urbandale, IA Ulises Garcia R&N Jewelers Margate, FL Steve Glazer Windsor Jewelers Charlotte, NC Hannah GoodmanHollis & Company JewelersMonroe, LA Aimee Hanna AlexanderVan Dyke and Lehnert Asheville, NC Jonathan Hart Karen’s Jewelers Oak ridge, TN Kim Hatchell Galloway & Moseley Sumter, SC Selma HeikkinenFairbank and Perry GoldsmithsConcord, MA David Hezlep Wallace-Burke Fine Jewelry Birmingham, Al Richard Hirsh Richard T Hirsh Jewelers Dallas, TX Alexandra Hopkins Milano Jewelers Pembroke Pines, FL Gary Hurdle Casa de Oro JewelersCorpus Christi, TX Michael Jakubowski Gem Fanatic Murdock, FL Marisa JannamanCottage Hill DiamondsElmhurst, IL Kathy Jenkins Bravo Jewellers Carlsbad, CA Tina Kadner Galinda’s Jewelry Encino, CA Kathy Keiser Mountz Jewelers Camp Hill, PA Kathy Kelehan K Kelehan Jewelry Los Angeles, CA Veronica Kelly Mulloys Fine jewelry Carlsbad, CA Inez Kennedy Garland Jewelers Renton, WA Nicole KingJewelers BenchKingwood, TX Amanda Kline Scott & Co. Fine Jewelers New Oxford, PA Kelly KnielingTreasure Hunt Irwin, PA Kimberly Kolnes Knowles Jewelry of Minot Minot, ND Ira Kramer Diamond Exchange of North Florida Tallahassee, FL Elizabeth KranyakPremier GemsCalgary, AB Karen Kuhn Arabesque Jewelers, Inc. High Ridge, MO Mike Kutulas Smythe & Cross Los Altos, CA Dennis LaFont LaFont’s JewelryAptos, CA Douglas Lantz MJ Harrington Jewelers Hanover, NH Rika LarsonCollector Fine JewelryFallbrook, CA MaryAnne LaRussa Futer Bros Jewelers Gettysburg, PA Robin LaughlinWiford JewelerSidney, OH Amanda LawrenceAbracadabra JewelryAnn Arbor, MI Jae C LehewS & S Diamonds and Fine JewelryNew Martinsville, WV Marissa Lockwood Austin’s Fine Jewelry & Ring Museum Las Cruces, NM Jennie Lukens Calhoun Jewelers Oley, PA Robert Lurie Robert Lurie Jewellery Evaluator Milnerton, Cape Town Western Province Kay MacIntyre First People’s Jewelers Denton, TX Rick Marciano Lee Perla New Milford, NJ Andrea Mattei Judith Ansteth Jewelers Chicago, IL Kristi McAfeeJewelers Bench Kingwood, TX Holly McHone Holly mcHone Jewelers Astoria, OR Patrick McNeill Garwood’s Jewelers Fort Collins, CO Elizabeth Menard Romm diamonds Brockton, MA Robert Merritt Reeds Jewelers Daytona Beach, FL Betty Methvin Whitlock Jewelry Store Eufaula, AL Chris Meyers Roemer Originals Saint Louis, MO Robert Mitchell Nord Jewelers Kalamazoo, MI Brenda Monn Jerry’s Occoquan Jewelers Occoquan, VA Joseph Montanari Montanari, Inc.Kansas City, MO Paula Morgan TravelWares Hollywood, FL Lori Moyer Moyer jewelersState College, PA Melissa NavarrazNavarra’s Jewelry and GiftsLake Charles, LA Jamie Norton Holliday Jewelry Klamath Falls, OR Logan Nye Holly McHone Jewelers Astoria, OR Lance Nygaard Lance Nygaard Gems Sioux Falls, SD Steffanie O’Sullivan Abbott Taylor Jewelers Tucson, AZ Kendra Ostrinski Ware Jewelers Opelika, Al Marisa Padin At Last Fine Jewelry Providence Forge, VA Phyllis Painter Phyllis Painter Designs Houston, TX C. Ivy Palmer Heart of the Home New Hope, PA Richard Pampillonia Pampillonia Jewelers Bethesda, MD Sarah Patty Ware Jewelers Spanish Fort, AL Roger Pauling Lapidary Arts Custom Jewelery Dallas, TX Theresa PeregoyClassic FacetsBoulder, CO PJ PeveyTraditional JewelersMcComb, MS Eric Phillips Carats by Eric Elk River, MN Bonnie Piccone VanScoy Jewelers of Wyomissing Wyomissing, PA Carol Pinks Kokkelers Inc.Bismarck, ND Kristen Poole Sondras Fine Jewelry Schenectady, NY Carmen PossArtistic Jewelry & Repair Inc.Russellville, AL Elizabeth Puckett Hillcrest Designer Jewelry Little Rock, AR Wes R. Your Jewelry Box Altoona, PA Brennan Richardson Richardson Jewelers Escanaba, MI Stephanie Robinson Marshall Granger Jewelers Cold Spring, KY Kellan Robinson Kesslers Diamonds Milwaukee, WI Mark Ruby SunSpirit Designs Loveland, CO Rick Sanders Sanders Jewelers Gainesville, FL Kathrin Schoenke KNS Platinum Solutions Walnut, CA Irene Schrowang Schneiders Jewelers Kingston, NY Lori Shifter St. Louis, MO Connie Skeen H. Watson Jewelers Chicago, IL Noel SlackG. Allan Jewelers Minneapolis, MN Erica SlatteryKnar JewelleryToronto, ON Katherine SpencerSpencer & Kuehn Fine Jewelry StudioMorgantown, WV Zach Spicer Athens Jewelers Mishawaka, IN Jackson Eric Steventon JES Jewelers Hereford, AZ Danessa Stewart-SwartzStewart’s of Wichita, Inc. Wichita, KS Chelsea Strawser Beverly’s JewelersPembroke Pines, FL Randy Stricklin Bartolos Jewelry Design Midwest City, OK Diane Thielker Romm Diamonds, Brockton, MA Bill Thurber Haring Jewelers Mansfield, OH Brianna TomasJürgens Fine JewelryNorth Bend, OR Valarei Van SickleRudnick JewelersSheboygan, Wi Deborah Vattelana R. Bruce Carson Jewelers Hagerstown, MD Michelle Wakal Roland’s Jewelry Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta George Ward Ward’s Jewelers Bonsall, CA Colleen WeimarKay Cameron JewelersSayville, NY Randy Wiese R.C. Wiese, Inc. Fort Wayne, IN Janet Williams Good Day Media San Marcos, CA Timothy Wilson Ben Bridge Jeweler Scottsdale, AZ Peter Witt Austin Fine Jewelry Austin, TX Tim Wright Simply Unique Jewelry Designs Yorktown, VA Ron Yates www.yatesjewelers.com Modesto, CA Robert Young Robert Young Jeweler Extraordinaire Belleair Bluffs, FL Related Topics: Gem Quiz click to Comment(Comment) Up Next This Lovely Green Gem Has a Feather-Like Appearance Don't Miss Gem Quiz: This Gemstone Is Having a Moment That Goes On and On Chris Burslem Chris Burslem is Group Managing Editor at SmartWork Media. Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. 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