About the Author: Erika Happe

Erika Happe
Fine Jewelry Product Manager
I've been with Stuller since 2014 • Born & raised in the home of the St. Louis Cardinals • Proud University of Dayton Flyer • Top bucket list item: step foot on every continent • I’d be lost without my Havanese & Great Dane puppies • If it involves pizza, French fries, or ice cream…count me in!

Erika Happe's Posts

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Trend Alert: Bezel Set Jewelry

Find maximum security with this charming setting style

Bezel set jewelry has been around for a while. It’s one of the oldest techniques for attaching stones to jewelry and the process hasn’t changed much over time. The design is simple: metal is soldered over the gemstone to secure it in place. In fact, that’s what makes bezel set read more…

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5 Push Present Jewelry Suggestions For New Mothers

After a labor of love, gift new mothers with a precious memento

Mothers don’t get enough credit. Sure there’s Mother’s Day, or “Little Christmas” as some jewelry professionals call it, but moms deserve constant recognition. Think about it: they’re our go-to advisors, our silent (and persistent) supporters, and our loving shoulders to cry on. Heck, just imagine how many times you’ve actually read more…

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Trend Alert: Classic Pearls with Contemporary Twists

Incorporate these fashionable spins into an original style

Of all the gems, classic pearls are perhaps the most mysterious. Because they’re abundant today, it’s hard for us to imagine natural pearls as uncommon, particularly those of any size. But in fact, pearls are so rare that for millennia they were the most coveted gems. So much so that read more…

13 Suggestions For Wedding Day Wear

Up and coming trends for the 2017 wedding season

Wedding season 2017 is in full swing. And according to our friends at The Knot, brides are branching out when it comes to their down-the-aisle accessories. While some trends may seem a bit “out there”, The Knot confirms we’ll be seeing a lot more of these in wedding jewelry to come. read more…

Disengaged Dudes

The ultimate guy's guide to wedding bands

It is likely that the bride-to-be in your store has been planning her special day for a while now, perhaps even since she was a young girl. More often than not, she has a good idea of the type of engagement ring she’s going after. She’ll bring along clippings from a magazine read more…

More Band For Your Buck

Breaking down the current trends in bands

“The circle of the wedding band is a symbol of eternity. The circle has no beginning or end and is, therefore, a symbol of infinity.” (“The Symbolism of Wedding Bands” – Diamond Source) In my opinion, bands are the most important part of a couple’s special day. The gift that read more…

It’s All About the Bands!

Stackables and how to wear them

As one of our favorite seasons [Bridal Season] approaches, we’re gearing up to help our customers solve those perfect bridal equations. And this season we’ve noticed that it’s all about the bands – how many, what color, with stones, without, etc. In the equations below, you’ll find a sneak peak of exciting read more…