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Feature Friday – Russell Brown

The inventive goldsmith with a passion for creating

“My biggest tip to those in our industry: take pride in what you create.” – Russell Brown   At the age of 15, Russell Brown started in the jewelry industry with his father. In the early 80s, Brown’s dad bought jewelry from a family friend and began selling the gold at read more…

Post-Sales tips

Be a Timeless Bride (With a Trendy Twist)

7 unique engagement ring styles that command attention

Today’s brides want to make an individual fashion statement. But, it doesn’t mean that they want to venture too far from the beaten path when it comes to picking an engagement ring. Subtle details like small adjustments or hidden elements are just the right touches to make a ring unique read more…

Feature Friday – Dianna Rae High

The Southern Custom Queen

I started in the jewelry business when I married my husband in 1984. He grew up in a family jewelry store and my father-in-law inspired me to get into the business.  Many years later, I still love to be on the sales floor! Being a part of the most special read more…

Feature Friday – Elizabeth Raffel

The life-long writer

When I was 5, my father gave me a hardbound black book with lined pages. I think it was an appointment calendar with hours marked along the side of each page. Instantly, it became my most treasured possession, a magical space for all my dearest thoughts and dreams. Soon after, read more…

A Gemvision Narrative – The Pirate Ship Ring

Shipwrecks, an octopus battle, and more

Working in Gemvision technical support, we get our fair share of requests to create designs. Although technical support is not a distribution?, we are an education and support system for our users. Often times, we will get requests for designs that really stand out, and we always remember that one read more…

Meet Craig Farley

Battle of the Benches contestant

An artist at heart, Craig Farley’s specialty is working with customers and translating their ideas into purposeful pieces. His passion is creating future heirlooms for people who are looking for something personal and meaningful. His career as a bench jeweler began 22 years ago. He started as a polisher at read more…

MEET JONATHAN SMIDDY

Battle of the Benches contestant

A graduate from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology, Jonathan Smiddy knew he wanted to be a bench jeweler right after high school when he took an interest in Indian handy crafts. Today, Jonathan has twenty-one years of jewelry experience under his belt and is a bench jeweler at Acori read more…

Meet Patrick Dobbs

Battle of the Benches contestant

A 27-year jewelry design vet, Patrick Dobbs works for Dianna Rae Jewelry in Lafayette, LA. Growing up in West Texas, his passion for jewelry began when a teacher offered him a job making belt buckles. It was this teacher who encouraged Patrick to pursue a career in the jewelry industry. Today, read more…

High Fashion. High Concept. Highly Creative.

Take a look at Stuller’s PGI entries for JCK

Congratulations to Travis Withers, a member of Stuller’s award-winning jewelry design team who won Best in Show at this year’s Platinum Innovation Awards at JCK 2015. This year Stuller’s design team submitted several designs ranging from a mix of bridal and fashion. But there can only be one winner, and read more…

Where Creativity and Inspiration Meet: Part Two

An interview with Chuck Bowman, Stuller's Senior Product Designer

In part one of this two-part series, I talked to Chuck Bowman, Stuller’s Senior Product Designer, about how he got his start in the jewelry industry and what his job entails. Today, Chuck shares his design process, sources of inspiration, and tips for bench craftsmen and jewelry designers. When you are read more…

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