About the Author: Stanley Zale

Stanley Zale
Diamonds & Gemstones Vice President
I've been with Stuller since 2006 • Grew up on Long Island • Life-long, and long-suffering Mets, Jets and Knicks fan • Graduate of Ithaca College in upstate NY • Majored in political science • I love listening to Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty, and opera • I’m undefeated in Trivial Pursuit • “90% of life is just showing up.” ~ Allan Stewart Konigsberg.

Stanley Zale's Posts

Zale's Tales

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 “Real is Rare” Reaction

Thoughts on the DPA's contemporary diamond campaign

The Diamond Producers Association, or DPA, represents a union of the world’s leading diamond distributors. “Our mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds – and to celebrate them – in all shapes, colors, and sizes,” says the DPA. Their newest campaign, titled Real is Rare. read more…

Zale’s Tales

Diamond cutting, old and new

I started learning about diamonds as a teenager, working in the old Zale New York office at 450 W 33rd St. Because Zale was a DTC Sightholder, from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, we were fully engaged as diamond manufacturers. In the New York office, we received the rough read more…

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Zale’s Tales

The low down on lab grown

It’s been a busy last couple of months! First, there was all the prep for the JCK Las Vegas Show, followed by the event itself. Then, back to Lafayette for another great Bridge event immediately after. And in between, I managed to squeeze in my high school reunion in Great read more…

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Zale’s Tales

The jewelry industry; where friendships last a lifetime

This month would have been my Grandparents 90th wedding anniversary. They’ve both been gone now for about 20 years.  The jewelry journey that MB Zale took which began in Shereshov Russia in 1901 (today it’s in Belarus) that took him to northwest Texas, and then all around the world many read more…

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ZALE’S TALES

A short story for a busy time

I know we are all very busy this time of the year, so I’ll keep this edition short. I’m the third generation in the jewelry business and grew up in a culture that revolved around the jeweler’s annual calendar. The New York Show at the Hilton and Sheraton twice a year, read more…

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Zale’s Tales

Stanley brings simplicity to a complex world

The diamond business is a lot of fun.  Yes, it has its challenges – like the last two years, for example – but it gives each of us a chance to be a part of something rare and beautiful. And it’s a pretty cool world that we get to occupy read more…

Remembering Our Resilience

Stanley Zale reflects on the events - and the lessons - of September 11.

September has become a difficult time of the year for Americans. I can’t believe that it’s been 14 years since that terrible day, a day that frankly began as a beautiful, sunny day in New York. I worked in an office on the 48th floor, the top floor, of the read more…

Zale's Tales

Zale’s Tales

Follow Stanley Zale's adventures in the exciting world of diamonds

While I consider myself very young, I have to admit that I’ve been involved in the diamond business for nearly 40 years.  In that time I’ve had the pleasure of seeing some amazing diamonds.  When I look back at everything that transpired in that time, even I have a hard read more…