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by Rose Marion,

Gem Profile Contest for
January 20, 2012

I know we promised a Gem Profile for today, and I apologize – there’s been a change of plans! We are nearly ready to head down to Tucson, Arizona – Dale’s been preparing for weeks, and with good reason – making kits for her classes at the TEP Gem & Mineral Show! – and we’ve been packing and planning around the clock, too. So please accept our apologies: we will be resuming the Gem Profiles, starting with Rose Quartz, when we return from Arizona, starting February 24. While we’re in Tucson, I’ll be bringing you updates each Friday (if not more often!) – and today, well, I thought it might be fun to do a little contest! How well have you been paying attention during the gem profiles? :) Click here to review our 34 Gem Profiles.

Gem Profile Contest: Name that Rock!

It’s pretty simple: Below are 8 pictures from Gem Profiles that we’ve published on the Blog. Simply leave a comment below identifying each stone in order, and you could win! (Don’t sweat it: If a stone is paintbrush jasper, we will accept "jasper.") The first 5 comments with the correct answers will each win a $10 gift certificate to Wire-Sculpture and 10% off all Tucson Jewelry Classes!

We have our winners! Here they are:

  1. Vivian
  2. N Irish
  3. Jeanne
  4. Dianne Courage
  5. Jana

Congratulations to our winners – be looking in your email inboxes for your prizes! Thank you to everyone who participated – we’ll have to do this again! :)

Still want to try your luck at identifying these stones? The answers are now at the very end of the post. Good luck, rockhounds!!!

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Think you know them all? Leave a comment listing what stone is pictured, in the order shown, and you could win a $10 gift certificate!


Have a Wire Jewelry Idea you’d like to share? Click Here to submit your idea. You could be featured on our Blog!

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Answers: 1-amber, 2-charoite, 3-rhodochrosite, 4-pyrite, 5-labradorite, 6-velvet peacock obsidian (tricky!), 7-lapis lazuli, 8-picture jasper. How’d you do?

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