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Feature Friday – Sarah Bond

The second-generation successor with a passion for jewelry design

My dad was more or less brought up in the jewelry business. His mother worked as the credit manager in the original Zales store in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas (The store where Zales started). As a little kid, he always enjoyed going downtown with his mom on Saturdays. He would read more…

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Zale’s Tales

Stanley gives an industry update, shedding light on lab-grown diamonds

As I’m writing this, I’ve been back from Las Vegas for only a few days, and I think I’m finally settling back into my regular routine. A week at JCK is not a soothing experience, and the fact that I barely ever make it outside seems to be the least read more…

A Super Heroic Pop Culture Creation

Abbi Duvall of Joshua’s Fine Jewelry creates a one-of-a-kind Wonder Woman design

Nathan George, General Manager of Joshua’s Fine Jewelry Abbi has been a friend of ours for several years. Over the years, my wife got to know her by working with her on church functions. I knew she would be an excellent employee. She had the right kind of people skills, read more…

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Feature Friday – Lou Meinerz

A day in the life of Matt Stuller’s right-hand lady

I graduated with a service and hospitality degree, which lends itself to working in hotels and restaurants. After working in that arena for over 10 years, I moved to Lafayette to take on a Marketing position. More specifically, I was the personal assistant to a local family. When the business read more…

JCK Las Vegas Wrap Up 2017

These products had jewelers placing the big bets

Every year thousands of retail jewelers flock to Las Vegas to shop the latest and greatest products and services from hundreds of vendors from all over the world. And much to our team’s delight, despite the fact the show moved from the weekend to the regular workweek, traffic seemed a read more…

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Feature Friday – David Konkle

The CAD master from Peter Franklin Jewelers

The owner of Peter Franklin, Peter F. Ball, had been good friends with my dad growing up. Around May 2010, I heard he needed help with CAD drawings to meet the demand for more custom pieces. Having prior CAD experience, I helped out and quickly realized how comfortable I was read more…

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Father’s Day Jewelry For The Family Man

Subtle suggestions for wardrobe sophistication

He’s the baron of BBQ, the leading lawn-mower, and the king of the castle. When something needs fixing, he’s the man. Dads hold a special place in our families and our hearts. This Father’s Day, coach your customers on the importance of presenting Dad with something special. Sure there’s always read more…

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Sell With A Story: Famous Pearls

Pearls form inside a mollusk, a combination of the mineral Aragonite and a protein called conchiolin. This protein is the organic building block of the mollusk shell. We feel pearls are alive when we see their inner glow and iridescent nacre. Frequent wear rehydrates them and helps to maintain an read more…

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Feature Friday – Candace Ledet

The gracious, goal-seeking Team Stuller associate

Nearly 10 years ago, I was working at Kohl’s and attending the University of Louisiana here in Lafayette. In my search for another job, a friend told me about Stuller and mentioned they were hiring. I came to pick up an application, filled it out and brought it back the read more…