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Feature Friday – Beau Vallot

The ultimate team player with a #CADCAMcan-do attitude

While I was studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, part of the curriculum was geared toward CAD design. This truly piqued my interest and made an impression on me. Then, believe it or not, there was a job fair for the students and Stuller was participating. read more…

A Ring Fit For Royalty

David Bernard designs an engagement ring fit for his queen

While my wife, Marisa, is not descended from any royal family, she is royalty’s greatest fangirl. She is enamored with all the glamor and mystery that royals represent. As I fell for Marisa, I was attracted to a certain grace and warmth to her presence. In my eyes, these qualities read more…

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Let’s Celebrate World Emoji Day!

Execs weigh in on their favorites

Today marks the 4th annual World Emoji Day, celebrating the explosion in use of those little characters that have virtually changed the way we communicate with one another. Fun fact: Did you know that July 17th was chosen as emoji day because it’s the date the calendar emoji always shows? read more…

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8 Ways to Wear Pantone’s Moody Blooms Palette

Pairing gemstone jewelry with summertime swatches

Summer’s sweltering heat invites lighter clothing with bare arms and shoulders. And jewelry gets layered on to create summer’s snazzy style. Now is the time to push the bright colors and dazzling flashes in your cases. The dazzling summer shades in Pantone’s Moody Blooms palette play well with Greenery, Pantone’s read more…

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Keeping Things Pinteresting

How to make sure your Pinterest boards aren’t bored!

According to Pinterest, there are 10 billion recommendations served every day. 10 billion. That’s overwhelming. As members of the jewelry world, we know we have to maintain an active Pinterest presence to keep up. The platform lends itself well (arguably better than the rest) to our industry’s visual elements. But read more…

Party Like It’s 1985!

Bold trends from the 1980s are back in style

Remember the 80s? How could you forget! Think back to your wild hair days. You likely sported teased curls, Aqua-net bangs, or even a side pony-tail with a hot pink scrunchie, am I right? Whether it was Michael Jackson or Madonna, you were probably listening to some cool tunes on your Walkman cassette read more…

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Feature Friday – Bernard Jewelers

The store centered on family, fashion, and fine quality

At 18 years old and right out of high school, Bernard Mecherkany began apprenticing for a jeweler in the Jewelers Building in Boston. He loved the work and decided to pursue it further. In 1989, Bernard became acquainted with Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a large town just outside of Boston, through a read more…

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5 Things I Learned At Bridge

Industry overview, business planning tips, and more

Newly inducted into Team Stuller, I began in May 2017 as a Customer Ambassador where I help to maintain and foster relationships with our valued customers. Since my start, I’ve leapt headfirst into learning all there is to know about jewelers and their business. So fortunately, attending Bridge sessions alongside read more…

Sell With a Story – Famous Opals

In the world of opals, Australia is the supreme ruler. Exaggerating? I don’t think so. About 90% of gem quality opals come from the continents two opal-rich areas: Coober Pedy in South Australia, the world’s largest source of gem quality opals, and Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, home to the read more…

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Feature Friday – Morgan Bares

The beach-lovin' bridal product manager

I’ve been working within the jewelry industry since I was 19. While I was in college in Jackson, Mississippi, I worked at a retail jewelry store managing the in-store and marketing promotions. My connection with Stuller traces back many years, starting at three years of age. Maren Rosen’s mom was read more…