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Feature Friday – Bernard Jewelers

The store centered on family, fashion, and fine quality

At 18 years old and right out of high school, Bernard Mecherkany began apprenticing for a jeweler in the Jewelers Building in Boston. He loved the work and decided to pursue it further. In 1989, Bernard became acquainted with Tewksbury, Massachusetts, a large town just outside of Boston, through a read more…

4 New CounterSketch Features to Boost Custom Design

Find out how the new CounterSketch update will benefit your business

Whether you’re a polished power-user or a starter to the software, the custom design capabilities using CounterSketch® are undeniable. And on July 11, 2017 all customers in good standing will receive a CounterSketch update with new features and functionalities. With significant changes to the software on the horizon, CounterSketch Academy will be available at no charge to existing customers read more…

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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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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…

The Countdown to JCK Las Vegas Begins!

Talisman Collection's Andrea Riso shares her JCK excitement

In 11 days (and counting), the industry’s premier U.S. trade show event – JCK Las Vegas – kicks off. The show promises rising trends, current styles, and the newest tools and technology. Once again this year, Stuller will be housed in one 2,800 square feet area in Booths B60046 and read more…

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Feature Friday – Alex Maryaskin

The award-winning hand fabricator

I started in the jewelry business after doing restoration work to a 2000-year-old church. I was tasked with repairing a filigree box, in addition to a few more items after finishing that job. This is where my love of jewelry stemmed. In the Ukraine, you have to spend two years read more…

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Feature Friday – Mona Stott

The deliverer of budgeted, quality jewelry tailored to taste

Years ago, I managed a local retail clothing when the management of a neighboring jewelry chain had a headhunter approach me. Terrified, I repeatedly refused, for I knew nothing about jewelry. However, they persisted, assuming I was playing hardball for the purpose of salary negotiation. Eventually, I gave in and read more…

Selling the Story of Custom Design

Tips to drive traffic to your store

Offering customized jewelry is no longer an exception, it’s expected. With The Knot reporting that 45% of grooms customize the engagement ring, how do you communicate that a visit to your store means getting the perfect personalized ring? Step 1 – make sure your website tells your custom design story. 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…

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