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2017 Bench Jeweler Workshop Wrap-Up

A weekend of enlightening education and exciting competition

This past weekend, Stuller opened its doors to over 200 jewelers for its Bench Jeweler Workshop. Attendees sat through a multitude of classes touching topics from stone grading and identification, digital technology, product demonstrations and training, and all things in between. Factory tours throughout the weekend gave a glimpse of read more…

FF Blog Associate Deirdre Collette

Feature Friday – Deirdre Collette

The dedicated employee with the last name nickname

Meet Deirdre Collette Can you believe that I am in my 32nd year of working at Stuller? In 1985, my sister worked for Stuller and called to see if I wanted to fill in for a week, due to the team being short-handed. I agreed. When I mentioned it to read more…

Pantone Spring Palette

Pantone®-Inspired Springtime Jewlery

Pair gemstone jewelry with the shades of the season

As birds chirp, the flowers bloom. Today marks the first day of spring, the seasonal awakening and lively resurgence. After a long, cold winter, welcome brightly colored stones and springtime jewelry back into your showcases. To suggest fashionable choices, we consulted Pantone’s Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report. It sets a read more…

Feature Friday – Brett Weiler

The guy with the cool store and friendly dog

Someone once told me, “If you pick a job you love to do, you never really have to go to work.” I’m fortunate to have that luxury. I get to wake up and fulfill my passion each and every day. My store is a one-man show. I never wanted an read more…

Claim your love with Claddagh Ring

Claim Your Love With A Claddagh Ring

How to wear this Irish emblem of romantic identity

Legend Has It With St. Patty’s Day so near, let’s look at an Irish jewelry tradition, the Claddagh Ring. It traces its humble origin to Claddagh, a small sea-faring village in western Ireland. Said to be the oldest fishing community on the island, Claddagh sits on the banks of Galway read more…

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Meet Jonathan Smiddy – The Returning Competitor

Last year’s Battle of the Benches ® contestant returns

This year’s Battle of the Benches® competition is right around the corner, kicking off March 24th. Among the contestants is Jonathan Smiddy, a seasoned jewelsmith with over twenty-two years of experience under his belt. A bench jeweler at Robson’s Diamond Jewelers in Baytown, Texas, he spends his days repairing precious pieces read more…

FF Blog Associate Patty Leger

Feature Friday – Patty Leger

The avid angler and outdoorswoman

My story begins working part-time for a local Winn Dixie supermarket. I wanted a full-time position but learned I’d have to relocate to get a more permanent spot. A friend of mine worked here at Stuller, and she told me to apply because they were hiring Christmastime help. I applied 28 read more…

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Meet Jyothi Forman – Battle of the Benches® Contestant

The driven jeweler from down under

Jyothi Forman is a jeweler at Georgies Fine Jewellery in Narooma, New South Wales, Australia. She specializes in hand fabricating custom jewelry. Jyothi, a blossoming 24 years old, grew up in a small regional town called Tanja and went to school in Bega, New South Wales. Outside of work, she loves read more…

The Reigning March Bridal Madness Champion

Meet John Patrick: Last year's contest winner

Are you excited about this year’s March Bridal Madness contest? The rules of the game are simple: “Like” Stuller on Facebook. Submit an image of your custom designed engagement ring or wedding band. The picture with the most fan votes moves on to final judging. The stakes are high! The read more…