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On the Road Again!

Coming soon to a city near you

2017 brings another year of exciting events and tradeshows. This gives us invaluable opportunities to meet with you across the country to hear your successes and share insights. Every month this year holds a chance for you to engage with us one-on-one, whether at tradeshows or our global headquarters and read more…

Feature Friday – Don Brown

The passionate jeweler with a focus on family

At the age of 17, I answered an ad in the local newspaper for an apprentice watchmaker/bench jeweler position. That was only 49 short years ago. By 1978, I had become a partner in the store. Everyone knew me as Don, and I liked the design aspect of the business, read more…

Instagram For Beginners

Just in time tips for Valentine's Day

In our last social media blog, we promised a follow-up, so here we are— back for Round 2. Less than a month away from Valentine’s Day (one of the biggest days of a jeweler’s year), we’ve decided to focus on the upcoming holiday and how you can use Instagram to read more…

Trend Alert: Metal Minimalism

Simple designs that leave lasting impressions

For thousands of years, we’ve treasured silver and gold. They are beautiful and, most importantly, rare. Their burnished sheen entices the eye and holds our attention. And the enduring value of these precious metal enhances their appeal. No matter the case, bare metal is beautiful. That’s why we were so delighted read more…

Feature Friday – Jennifer Tausch

A driver of strategy and design

My career to date has allowed me to wear many hats and learn from some of the best practitioners in the design industry. I have expertise in branding with a specialty in design strategy, graphic design, creative problem-solving, and brand thinking. My passions include facilitating new processes, developing training modules, read more…

Organize Your Bench

Suggestions to help optimize your working space

An organized shop is a more efficient one. How much time do you waste daily looking for tools? If you don’t think you do, log your actions for a day. Are you surprised? You can completely control misplaced tools by assigning each a designated space. Now label the location so read more…

Good Looks From the Golden Globes

6 trends from the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Last night, the 74th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, broadcasted live from Beverly Hills and was viewed by an audience of over 20 million. The first big award show of the year featured an abundance of A-List celebrities flaunting beautiful gowns, stylish hair and makeup and of course, read more…

Feature Friday: Evan Silbert

A journey from the Caribbean to customization

Fifteen years ago, while completing my bachelor’s degree in television production, I worked a number of sales jobs. I always took a lot of pride in what I did and had a hard time when coworkers fell short of my expectations. Maybe I just liked things done my way! An read more…

Sell With a Story: Historic Sapphires

This year, we’ll take a look at historic jewels and their owners. Together they have created many fascinating stories. Great gemstones have been gifts of love, greed, alliance, extravagance and debt. For most, we know little about how they emerged from the earth. Thousands of anonymous miners worked the far-flung read more…

Feature Friday – Taylor Burgess

Taylor talks about her unwavering focus on the customer

I grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana but moved away to Dallas to attend the Art Institute for Fashion Design. I always had a love for art and creating things so after one year in general art studies, I decided to enter into fashion design. While in school, I worked for read more…

By The Numbers

A review of our 2016 blog polls

What a year! Can you believe we’re already counting down to 2017? Since its inception two years ago, this blog has featured over 300 posts, gained countless dedicated subscribers and attracted thousands of viewers from artisan jewelers to JCK News. What’s more is that we’ve been able to interact directly with you, read more…

Purpose Built

Michael Bartlett designs a high-performance engagement ring

What makes something high-performance? Is it purely based on function? Or could aesthetics contribute to such a title? What could looks have to do with performance? When done right, it’s the nature of successful design. I come from a background in industrial design, the classical term for what most know read more…

Feature Friday – Adam Foster

The traditional yet contemporary craftsman

I studied metalsmithing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When I finished, I just wanted to return home to St. Louis, Missouri and work for another jeweler. However, when I could not find a job, I started my own company. And so the saga of Adam Foster read more…

Doing Some Last Minute Shopping?

Browse our list of top treasures for the holiday

Ready or not, Christmas arrives in five days! Don’t hit the panic button just yet. Though fast approaching, we’ve got you covered on those last minute holiday gifts. Give us a call; we’ll be open now until Friday from 8:00 am – 6:30 pm CST. Here’s our full holiday schedule and details. read more…

Feature Friday – Sandy Hebert

Our innovative model manager

I was 21 years old and working fast food and cashier jobs. Someone mentioned that Stuller Settings was a good place to work with great benefits and weekends off. I thought it would be a more stable place to work, so I applied for employment. I was interviewed, tried out read more…