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Feature Friday – Micah Harp

The Christian Warrior, custom jeweler, and focused family man

“Before every couples’ first home, first child, first anniversary, comes the ring he presents to her in a box with your logo on it.” – Micah Harp   I grew up in the jewelry industry. My grandfather started out doing watch repair in 1954, later opening his own jewelry store. read more…

Feature Friday – Brandon Hill

Meet Stuller's hard-working king of catalogs

“If you find something you’re interested in, get involved!” – Brandon Hill   As I prepared to finish college, I decided to sign up with a temp agency in an effort to give variety to my work experience. The very first place the agency sent me was the Distribution department read more…

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…

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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…

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Feature Friday – Lou Meinerz

A day in the life of Matt Stuller’s right-hand lady

I graduated with a service and hospitality degree, which lends itself to working in hotels and restaurants. After working in that arena for over 10 years, I moved to Lafayette to take on a Marketing position. More specifically, I was the personal assistant to a local family. When the business 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…

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Feature Friday – Candace Ledet

The gracious, goal-seeking Team Stuller associate

Nearly 10 years ago, I was working at Kohl’s and attending the University of Louisiana here in Lafayette. In my search for another job, a friend told me about Stuller and mentioned they were hiring. I came to pick up an application, filled it out and brought it back the read more…

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Feature Friday – Blake Dickler

The son of the jewelry repair specialists

Days off from school playing with the sales people, carrying dinners to the store, and of course, the annual holiday party: these are just a few of my memories growing up at Mitchell’s Jewelers, the store my parents run together. When my dad, Mitchell, entered the jewelry business in 1979 read more…

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Feature Friday – Chris Derouen

The accordion player and systems administrator

Before my journey here at Stuller, I worked in retail. Soon enough, I realized that wasn’t the best long-term career path for me. A family member of mine advised I submit an application to Stuller. I was attracted to the company itself, rather than the jewelry industry specifically when beginning 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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