Ultimate Gray + Illuminating: Pantone 2021 Color of the Year

“A marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

— Pantone® Color Institute

Color of the Year 2021: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating

In December, the color aficionados at the Pantone® Color Institute announced not one — but two — picks for Color of the Year: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating.

As we emerge from a one-of-a-kind year and enter one shrouded in uncertainty, Ultimate Gray + Illuminating provides the traits we all need. The former symbolizes resilience and stability. The latter offers hopefulness and gratitude.

Practical but at the same time optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating is one of strength and positivity. Such qualities will see us through these challenging times while keeping us focused on the brighter future to come.

Gemstone Inspiration

In the coming year, expect Ultimate Gray + Illuminatingto be everywhere: runway fashion, appliances, interior design, and more. You name it, they’ll be there! 

One way you can get with the trend is by designing jewelry or merchandising your cases with gemstones that represent Ultimate Gray + Illuminating. These are some of our favorites:

Yellow Sapphire

Durable, classic, stunning: three words that best sum up sapphire. We offer yellow sapphire in our calibrated collection and in Stuller Notable Gems™. With their Illuminating-yellow color, Stuller’s yellow sapphire is the sunshine we need to remain in high spirits all year.

Chatham Gemstones with Pantone Yellow Sapphire

Yellow Garnet

Although most associated with red, garnet comes in every color of the rainbow. This is great news for Pantone’s Illuminating because Stuller offers matched pairs of yellow garnet in Stuller Notable Gems. And since these luminous beauties are all untreated, their Illuminating-yellow shine is completely au naturel!

Gray Spinel

With a cool, mysterious hue, gray spinel is the Ultimate Gray gemstone we all need as a reminder to stay calm and collected during turbulent times. We offer gray spinel in our calibrated collection and in Stuller Notable Gems.

Speckled Quartz

In addition to being a great representative of Ultimate Gray, Stuller’s speckled quartz has a traceable origin, offering peace of mind to you and your customers. After being mined and cut in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, these stones arrive at our headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana. You can find speckled quartz in our Earth to Market™ assortment.

Sell with a Story Speckled Quartz Variety

Browse our full range of Color of the Year-inspired gemstones and discover complementary gemstone combinations here.

As people look for energy, clarity, and hope, these colors capture feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. With jewelry and gemstones inspired by Ultimate Gray + Illuminating, your customers can take these good vibes with them wherever they go.




Everything to Never Forget: Valentine’s Day 2021

Despite last year feeling like it was put on fast forward and everything in our lives changed at triple speed, one thing hasn’t changed: our collective desire to show, share, and celebrate love. And what better way to do that than with beautiful jewelry for Valentine’s Day?

From on-trend looks to classic styles that transcend time, Stuller is your partner for the designated day of love. For your customers, this celebration should be memorable and beautiful. For you, it should be effortless.

Huggies and Kisses

Huggies make for a sweet and stylish Valentine’s Day gift. We offer them in a range of metal qualities, sizes, and styles, including these ultra-popular huggies that feature a dangling letter:

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Combining the personalization trend with huggies? We love it — and so do shoppers!

Stacked With Affection

A set of stackable rings is a gift your customers will treasure forever, and we’re proud to stock a selection that hits on all the classic looks and major trends. 

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Whether your customers are celebrating a new milestone together or just another great Valentine’s Day with the one they love most, there’s a stylish stackable for everyone.

I + U = <3

Personalization remains as popular as ever, but it’s taken on a new meaning and level of importance in the past year as individuals seek things that are comfortable and familiar. With initials, birthstones, and hearts, you can help couples tell their love story in a meaningful, heartfelt way.

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Cutoff Dates

Custom imprinting is a great way to leave a lasting impression with each customer. If you’re interested in this service, keep in mind a few points: 

  • Our lead time is 15–20 business days for repeat custom imprinting customers.
  • There is an additional wait of seven business days for new customers to get samples. The standard lead time starts upon approval of the samples.
  • These times exclude custom-imprinted jewelry cleaner, cloths, euro totes, and kraft totes.

Our cutoff dates for personalized jewelry are as follows:

  • Monogram: January 31, 2021
  • Engraving and Stone Setting: February 3, 2021
  • Engraving Only: February 8, 2021

You can shop the full Valentine’s Day assortment online or view our interactive Valentine’s Day gift guideEverything to Never Forget.

Next-Day Delivery

This year’s big day falls on a Sunday, so the importance of getting your shopping done early is heavier. But with our next-day delivery on a massive in-stock inventory, we’ll make sure you have what you need just in time for early and last-minute shoppers alike.

With Stuller by your side, you’ll easily and quickly get the perfect gift for each customer and their special someone.

Shopping tip: On Stuller.com product pages, click Ready to Ship to see only in-stock products.

Cheers to the season of love!




Stuller Celebrates America Recycles Day 2020

Since the 1960s, the United States has vastly improved efforts to recycle more. Recycling doesn’t just save space in landfills. Among many other benefits, it also saves energy, eliminates the demand for virgin materials, and reduces ocean pollution. But although we’ve made significant strides in the fight against waste, we still have a great distance to go.

The good news is that each of us can do our part to help, starting with today: America Recycles Day.

A Greener, Cleaner World

In 1997, the National Recycling Coalition established November 15 as America Recycles Day. This is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. As to why we should all care, the numbers speak for themselves:

  • In 2017, 267.8 million tons of waste were generated in the United States. Only 94.2 million tons of that amount were recycled or composted.
  • Containers and packaging made up 29.9% of that waste — more than 80 million tons.
  • Durable goods (products that don’t need to be purchased often) made up 21%, and nondurable goods (products that require frequent purchasing) made up 19%.

Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Now, each year, we celebrate all things recycling: how to do so properly, how to commit to it, and how to take the #BeRecycled pledge. This pledge is built on three things all of us can do:

  1. Learn what materials are collected for recycling in your community.
  2. Act within the next month to reduce your waste, recycle more, and buy products made with recycled content.
  3. Encourage at least one friend or family member to take the pledge, too.

From small everyday habits to large lifestyle changes, everyone can do something to make the world a tidier place.

Sustainability at Stuller

Stuller takes sustainability, ethics, and transparency seriously. You can read more in-depth about our efforts on the Stuller website.

From the recycled precious metals we offer you to the batteries and bulbs used in our daily operations, recycling is a priority at our corporate headquarters.

One change we made was installing water refilling stations for associates. We did this because more than 60 million plastic water bottles flood American waterways and landfills.* And that’s not each year. That’s each day!

Watch the video below to see the other things we do to uphold our commitment to ethical sourcing and environmental sustainability.

What You Can Do

The easiest way to observe America Recycles Day is to be mindful of what you throw away and to commit to recycling more. Here are some low-effort ways you can get started:

  • Take the Keep America Beautiful #BeRecycled pledge, then spread awareness on social media with #AmericaRecyclesDay.
  • Learn what is and isn’t recyclable. The EPA has a list that outlines common recyclables.
  • Educate your customers about recycling old jewelry and how they can reuse stones and metal in a new piece.
  • Donate unwanted clothing and household textiles.
  • Bring your own bag to the store, or decline a bag if you can.
  • Take part in a recycling event or community cleanup in your area.
  • Buy recycled goods when you can.

Whether you’re at home or at work, you can do your part to reduce, reuse, and recycle — and to leave the future a little greener for future generations.

*Down the Drain: Plastic Water Bottles Should No Longer Be a Wasted Resource


Learn more about Stuller’s commitment to sustainability in a blog we published earlier this year on Earth Day.

Earth Day 2020 and Stuller’s Commitment to Sustainability




Cursed Diamonds and Gemstones: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

Last year, we covered gemstone superstitions — and that blog post has been trending online ever since. This year, just in time for the scariest day of the year, we’re going to dive into the fearsome folklore surrounding some (in)famous and cursed diamonds and gemstones.

Sinister Beauty: The Hope Diamond

No list of spooky stones is complete without the Hope Diamond. Known for its exceptional size, color, and history, the Hope Diamond is a hugely impressive stone.

Oh, and it’s cursed. Allegedly.

When Harry Winston donated the diamond to the Smithsonian Museum, many thought the country was doomed. Some individuals even urged President Eisenhower to reject the gift. How could such a remarkable diamond have such dark energy?

Well, it’s what Marie Antoinette was wearing when she was beheaded. And it was reportedly stolen from a statue of the Hindu goddess Sita. The origins of the curse vary, but people agree on one thing: that it is one cursed diamond. Take these examples of the rumored peril that has come to people who have been in possession of the Hope Diamond:

  • After stealing the diamond from Sita’s statue, the thief is said to have been killed by wild dogs.
  • Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey lost his throne.
  • Collector Philip Henry Hope’s family went broke, requiring the stone be sold to recoup losses, and his grandson died completely broke.
  • Evalyn Walsh McLean lost two of her children, and her husband was later committed to an asylum.

That’s just a sampling of tales, and while most are flat-out lies and the curse is exaggerated, who wants to take a chance? Best to leave it at the Smithsonian.

Men, Beware: The Koh-i-Noor

If you’re going to wear the 105.6-carat Koh-i-Noor Diamond, you better not be a man.

As the curse goes, “He who owns this diamond will own the world but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God or woman can wear it with impunity.” But those threatening words haven’t swayed people from wearing the Koh-i-Noor.

Believed to have been mined in India’s Kollur Mine in the twelfth century, the Koh-i-Noor has a long, bloody history. Here is but a sample of the misfortunes that have befallen the Koh-i-Noor’s owners:

  • Mughal emperor Babur lost his son to exile.
  • A later ruler, Shah Jahan, famous for building the Taj Mahal, spent the end of his days in prison — imprisoned by his own son, Aurangzeb.
  • Nadir Shah was assassinated.
  • Each of Nadir Shah’s successors were dethroned.

After centuries of poisonings, assassinations, civil wars, and invasions, the Koh-i-Noor eventually ended up with the British monarchy, where it sits today among the British Crown Jewels. However, this is not without controversy — the Indian government would like its diamond returned.

The Regent Diamond

The 140.64-carat Regent Diamond has a cruel, bloody history. Most known for decorating Napoleon Bonaparte’s sword, the Regent Diamond was stolen from India’s now-defunct Kollur Mine.

A slave hid the diamond in an open wound in his leg, then boarded a ship bound for Europe. The ship’s captain learned of the diamond and its whereabouts, so he murdered the slave. Afterward, the captain sold the diamond to an Indian merchant, and thus the curse began.

When the Crown Jewels of France were stolen in 1792, the Regent Diamond was among them. Napoleon got the stone in 1801, and Marie Antoinette had it later. And we all know what happened to her and Louis XVI.

Today, the Regent Diamond is displayed at the Louvre.

There are more cursed diamonds out there: the Sancy Diamond, the Taylor-Burton Diamond, and many more. But if you thought gemstones were safe, think again.

The Great Imposter: The Black Prince’s Ruby

Why impostor? Well, the Black Prince’s Ruby isn’t a ruby. Weighing in at a whopping 170 carats, it’s an irregularly cut cabochon spinel — and despite its impostor status, the Black Prince’s Ruby holds a position of high regard. Today, it’s set in the center of the Imperial State Crown of England.

Believed to have been mined in Badakhshan (today known as Tajikistan), the Black Prince’s Ruby first appears on record in the fourteenth century. Don Pedro the Cruel, ruler of Seville, Spain, plundered the gem from the Moors.

Then the Black Prince himself, Edward of Woodstock, had the stone, where it acquired its name. King Henry V had the gem next, having it set in his battle helmet beside real rubies, truly making this red spinel an impostor.

When King Charles I committed treason, he lost more than the stone, and the Black Prince’s Ruby passed from the British royal line to an unknown buyer. Charles II regained the stone later, but Colonel Thomas Blood nearly succeeded in stealing it during a 1671 heist.

The Delhi Purple Sapphire

The purported powers of sapphire include enlightenment, peace, and healing, yet devastation and despair have awaited all who’ve dared cross the Delhi Purple Sapphire.

Perhaps, that’s because there’s another impostor among us. But rather than a spinel masquerading as a ruby, this time, it’s an amethyst. No wonder the owners of the Delhi Purple Sapphire didn’t get to enjoy any of sapphire’s magical powers — they never had one to begin with!

Looted from the Temple of Indra during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Delhi Purple Sapphire is a gem allegedly cursed through thievery, by the Hindu god of war and weather. When the amethyst was taken from the temple, the ancient deity cast a curse upon the stone.

Afterward, the Delhi Purple Sapphire ended up in England, where it spelled trouble for all who owned it, from financial ruin to health problems galore, bad luck, and more.

Author Edward Heron-Allen sealed the gemstone inside a box and had it locked in a bank vault. Later, he gifted the stone to the Natural History Museum, with one stipulation: the box not be opened until three years after his death.

The Perilous Pearl: La Peregrina

La Peregrina, Spanish for “The Wanderer,” is a 50.56-carat pearl that originated from the Panama coastline in the sixteenth century. The then-administrator of the Panama colony gifted the pearl to Philip II, who subsequently gifted it to Queen Mary I of England.

Is Queen Mary I’s name familiar? If so, you may know her for her reign of terror that earned her the moniker Bloody Mary. She was rarely seen without La Peregrina — especially at executions. No doubt this pear-shaped pearl absorbed vile, violent energy.

The curse of La Peregrina is purported to be that of ruining the love lives of all who wear it:

  • King Philip II lived abroad for most of his marriage to Queen Mary I.
  • After Mary’s death, Philip proposed to her sister, who refused him.
  • Centuries later, Richard Burton purchased the stone for Elizabeth Taylor—who had seven marriages throughout her life. Richard was two of those.

As of 2011, La Peregrina belongs to an anonymous collector, who paid a whopping $11 million for the stone.

The Stolen Sapphire: The Star of India

As the world’s largest gem-quality blue star sapphire, the 563-carat Star of India is quite the coveted gemstone. So coveted, in fact, that on October 29, 1964, three thieves broke into the American Museum of Natural History in New York. They raided the gem hall, making off with millions of dollars’ worth of stolen gemstones — including the Star of India.

As the story goes, the display’s alarm batteries were dead. And the ill fortune went even further:

  • There was no security guard.
  • The windows were open.
  • The stone wasn’t even insured.

The thieves climbed in through the window and made off like the bandits they were.

Luckily, the Star of India was recovered not long after in the most unusual of places: a bus station locker in Miami, Florida. Not all the gemstones stolen with it were nearly as fortunate, however. Today, the Star of India is back at the American Museum of Natural History.

Hopefully, they’ve hired someone to regularly check the alarm system.

What’s the Verdict?

Are these stones truly cursed? We reached out to countless clairvoyants for confirmation, but they refuse to go on the record with a definitive answer.

But these tales do have some things in common: the stones were acquired through less-than-honorable means or have a bloody history. Perhaps, then, the curse is nothing more than a cautionary tale: don’t take what isn’t yours, and treat everyone with the kindness with which you want to be treated.

Certified Curse-Free Stones

We’re not daring enough to own any sinister stones — but we are daring enough to stock one of the industry’s largest diamond and gemstone selections. We offer more than 70 types of gemstones and diamonds in every size, shape, and color imaginable.

And don’t worry — we certify that all Stuller Diamonds™ and Stuller Gemstones™ were legitimately acquired and are thus curse free.


Enjoyed learning about the world’s most cursed diamonds and gemstones? Read our previous Halloween-themed posts regarding gemstone and jewelry superstitions.

5 Gemstone Superstitions and How to Use Them to Sell More Stones

6 Jewelry Superstitions and How to Use them to Your Advantage




#302onYou: Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays

As you gear up for the demands of the holidays, Stuller is here for you. With our in-stock product assortment, next-day delivery, services, and resources, we’re doing all we can to keep this selling season merry and bright for you.

One of those resources is this week’s installment of our Holiday Learning Series. Let’s dive into week two!



#302onYou: Gifts for the Holidays

Holiday shopping may look a little different this year, but there’s at least one thing that remains true: people ARE buying jewelry — for themselves, for their family, and for their friends. In a year like this, success has a new level of importance.

And, we have just what you need to achieve that success.

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Meet 302® Fine Jewelry

This consumer-facing line of fine jewelry contains the fashion styles your customers want. With an average wholesale price of $250 and collections that hit on major industry trends, these pieces are holiday movers that will put you and your customers in the holiday spirit.

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Shine in Style

In times of uncertainty, we look to things that bring us comfort and a sense of security. For jewelry, that means easy, everyday styles they can wear for years to come. The Essentials Collection contains some of these classic looks.

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Within this collection, we’re seeing some styles moving particularly quickly:

  • Gold hoops are a staple style that make for an easy add-on sale. Since the current trend is to wear multiples for an #EarParty, we offer hoops up to 30 millimeters.
  • Stackable rings are still ALL the rage — especially dainty, minimalist rings. And one thing is extra certain: customers want a lot of them. The more, the merrier!
  • Gemstones are hotter than ever. Micro-bezel studs are popular for stacking up the ear, and dome rings are great when worn alone or as the focal point of a stack.

Another collection that makes for fantastic holiday gifts is Modern Brilliance®. Customers still want diamonds, and with Modern Brilliance, they can get on-trend and classic designs set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds.

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Discover all the collections of 302 Fine Jewelry on Stuller.com

Partner With 302

We do all we can to drive consumers to our brand partners and create opportunities for them to sell.

  • In September, 302 Fine Jewelry made its fashion debut in three major fashion magazines: Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire.
  • At 302FineJewelry.com, customers can browse the collections, discover their next favorite look, and then find a 302 retailer to purchase those styles from.
  • Partners have exclusive access to marketing materials that make selling a breeze: inspirational photography and videos, a calendar with ready-to-go social media posts, and more.
  • With the branded hashtag #302onYou, customers can find you on social media.

Extended Holiday Hours

The holidays can bring a lot of stress, so we’re here to take some of that stress away. When you’re in a holiday quandary, we’re here to help.

Our customer experience team is currently available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central. On the Saturdays leading up to Christmas Eve, we’ll be here for you from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central.


For a more in-depth look at 302 Fine Jewelry, watch Senior Director of Fine Jewelry Emily Graffagnino’s presentation during our Facebook Live Holiday Learning Series — and join us next week to find holiday inspiration with Findings Director Alissa Talbot!

Additional Reading

Designing Your Holiday Experience

3 Reasons to Partner With 302 Fine Jewelry




All That Shimmers: Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021

Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021

As personalization continues to lead our industry, Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021 gives you all you need to quickly find that special stone within one of the industry’s widest selections. With 130 pages, this catalog features Stuller’s comprehensive assortment of diamonds and gemstones: beloved classics, on-trend favorites, and many new colorful options.

And in this latest installment, we’re doing things a bit differently.

Here are 5 cool updates in Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021

1. Beautiful New Look

This reimagined edition of our classic catalog is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. With its gorgeous new look, we’re sure you and your customers will love this catalog as much as we do. And, it will become your go-to resource for all things diamonds and gemstones.

2. New Products

Completely new to this catalog are Stuller Notable Gems™ and Stuller Diamonds® with grading reports. These two beautiful collections have their own chapter, setting the stage for a vast array of sparkling, stunning stones to come.

Dive in to discover a unique shape, cut, or color you may not have known we supply, such as fancy-color sapphires, multicolor tourmaline, salt-and-pepper diamonds, and so much more.

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3. Improved Navigation

We strive to make each new catalog better than the last, and this one is no exception.

You can look forward to a variety of navigational and other visual changes, starting with the beautiful, easily shoppable product pages and photography. From stone stock to services, you’ll discover everything you need within these six chapters.

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4. Sourcing Map

Chapter six hosts a medley of cool and useful reference materials, and one of the things we’re most excited about is our sourcing map! You can see the global destinations our in-house experts visit to source only the best stones for you and your customers.

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5. Gemstone Color Wheel

Our gemstone color wheel offers you a quick, at-a-glance comparison of various gemstones. With this handy reference, you can help your customers visualize the differences between gemstones of similar colors. Or, show them which colors would pair well.


The above is just a sampling of what awaits you in Diamonds & Gemstones 2020-2021. With discrete pricing, a references section that offers perforated pages, and captivating imagery, this catalog release is one of our most exciting of the year. And to build on that excitement, we’re running another catalog contest!

Color With Stuller

Show us your photo faves!

  1. From September 8 through October 9, 2020, take an image of your favorite photo from the new catalog.
  2. Submit that image to our Facebook or Instagram pages with the hashtags #HowIStuller and #ColorWithStuller. You can also email entries to Contest@Stuller.com.
  3. We will randomly select two winners to receive a $250 Stuller account credit toward the purchase of a diamond or gemstone!

Note: Winners must have a Stuller account in good standing and will be contacted via phone or email no later than October 14, 2020.


Flip through the pages in your copy, or browse the individual chapters online. You’ll be dazzled and delighted by what you unearth within!

Learn more about Diamonds and Gemstones 2020­-2021 on the Stuller website.




Lights, Camera, Jewelry: Happy World Photography Day

Every year, on August 19, we celebrate all things photography: the art, the craft, the science, and the history of this beloved medium.

As an industry, we have much to thank photography for. After all, perfectly captured jewelry photos can drive unprecedented traffic to your store or site, help you tell your brand’s story, land you a spotlight on a prestigious website, and more.

For this year’s celebration, we’re diving briefly into the history of World Photography Day and then highlighting a few Stuller products that will make jewelry photography a breeze for you.

Why August 19?

In 1837, Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicéphore Niépce changed the world with the invention of the daguerreotype, the first publicly available photographic process. Two years later, the French Academy of Sciences unveiled this new invention to the world.

Although others would go on to improve photo processes of the time — such as Thomas Sutton, who took the first color photograph in 1861 — it’s Nicéphore Niépce whom history now knows as the Father of Photography.

Okay, but back to the question: why August 19?

Because August 19, 1839, was when the French Academy of Sciences gifted the daguerreotype to the rest of the world. In 2010, when World Photography Day was established, August 19 was fitting.

Happy 183rd birthday, photography!

Enhance Your Jewelry Photos

Simply put, photography is integral to industry success. Even if you’re not big on the social media scene, you probably need to take shots of your jewelry for something: appraisals, inventory, repair take-ins, custom job updates, and more.

The good news? Jewelry photography doesn’t have to be your forté, because Stuller makes it easy for any jeweler to up their photo game. When you have a split second to catch someone’s eye, make it count with some of our favorite Stuller-tried-and-tested products:

GemLightbox

Capture ready-to-share, studio-quality images using nothing more than a smartphone with the GemLightbox. With the accompanying phone app, you can edit and upload your photos for use anywhere. All you have to do is place your jewelry inside, point, and shoot.

The result? Beautiful jewelry photos on consistent white backgrounds.

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GemLightbox Turntable

Get an up-close, 360-degree view at your jewelry with this turntable system, designed specifically to work with the GemLightbox.

The floating arm gives you complete control over adjusting the camera into any desired position, which makes it a breeze to work under.

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GemLightbox Aerial Turntable

Shoot photos and videos of hanging earrings, pendants, chains, and watches with the Aerial Turntable. This easy-to-set-up product is a plug-and-play solution that was designed to work inside the GemLightbox.

Gone are the days of photographing jewelry lying down at unflattering angles!

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Gemax Pro-II Digital Microscope — A Stuller Exclusive!

Show customers the raw, crisp beauty of your jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones with the Gemax Pro-II.

This digital microscope makes it easy for you to do a variety of tasks:

  • capture images to download for your files, printing, or social media
  • see girdle inscriptions and engravings for appraisals and customers
  • connect with a USB to enlarge images on a computer or TV monitor

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In the age of Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, having amazing visuals is the key to standing out and growing your platform. So, take some time today to learn a new thing about jewelry photography, invest in some new equipment, and get snapping away!

Need a place to get started?

Check out our three-part series on how to master jewelry photography:

And, if you want more great content watch Stuller photographer, Daniel Maldonado, in this one-hour webinar. Here, he discusses how to use a window as your source for natural light, the best surfaces to use, how he shoots gemstones, and more!




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How Stuller’s CAD/CAM Services Makes Custom More Efficient

Whether it’s because you don’t have the equipment, the capacity, the know-how, or even just the desire, taking a jewelry design from your mind to something wearable can be immensely challenging. From sketch to CAD to model to cast piece and finishing, custom design is an intensive, all-hands-on-deck process.

But you don’t have to do it all by yourself — because Stuller’s CAD/CAM Services has your back and offers a variety of services for any design or manufacturing level you need.

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4 Ways CAD/CAM Services Helps You

1. Submit a Resin/Wax Model

When you submit a wax or resin model, our team will cast the piece so that you don’t have to. Within one business day of receiving your model, we’ll get back to you with a quote.

Alternatively, if you prefer to do the 3D printing yourself, you can send us a resin to cast as a semi-polished tumbled casting.

2. Submit a CAD File

Send us your CAD file, and we’ll do the heavy lifting.

Similarly to the above, when you submit your CAD file, our team will cast the piece and grow the wax or resin as well. From there, we can manufacture it to completion.

3. Modify a Style

See a Stuller style that you like but need a modification? Through Modify a Style, you can request our CAD team make the changes to your specifications.

We can modify any Stuller design that has a CAD file, which will help you keep less live inventory in your store. You’ll receive a quote and render within 24 hours.

4. Submit a Sketch

Submit a Sketch enables you to send in an image or drawing, and our CAD team will do the work for you. Once approved, we will take care of manufacturing all in one place.

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Center Stone Scan

Stuller is always working to raise the bar in creating and executing custom orders. We offer a complimentary 3D scan when you use one of our diamonds or gemstones for CAD/CAM orders. Processing orders can be done same day.

 

Easily Track Your Jobs

Once a project has been submitted, you can easily track the progress happening at our global headquarters. Head to the My Projects tab for a look at the progress. There, you can also resubmit jobs.

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SMS Notifications

Did you know Stuller offers easy ways to organize your custom jobs and view quotes from your mobile device?

Through SMS text notifications, you can get status updates on the jobs you submit to our team. Check the boxes in the My Profile section of the CAD/CAM page to update your preferences. 

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The CAD/CAM team is here for you no matter the level of help you require — whether it’s designing, prototyping, casting, setting, or finishing. We work with you every step of the way, going back and forth until your vision becomes reality.

From start to finish, you can trust in our expertise and quality.

For more on all of the options CAD/CAM Services offers, check out our 2020 Custom Solutions Guide.


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New Styles Added to Modern Brilliance® Collection

First released last fall, Modern Brilliance® is a curated collection set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds.   The pieces include earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets and are available in 14K white, yellow, and rose gold. This summer, we are excited to include new additions to the collections.  

We spoke with Product Manager Alisse Gregson about the collection as a whole as well as some new pieces recently added to the offering. 

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Alisse, tell us a little about Modern Brilliance®.

Modern Brilliance is a curated collection of both essential and on-trend fine jewelry and bridal jewelry set with lab-grown diamonds. This collection goes beyond traditional jewelry options to offer brilliant looks at an affordable price.

What about our collection makes it better than other lab-grown diamond collections?

The Modern Brilliance Collection sets itself apart from other competitors by offering a more expansive assortment of lab-grown diamond jewelry. It is a curated collection that offers a range of finished fine jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, as well as bridal styles, including semi-set engagement rings, and fully set eternity and anniversary bands, and ring enhancers. All of which are available in 14K white, yellow and rose gold.

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Are there any price benefits for shopping the collection?

This varies, but lab-grown diamonds cost less than natural diamonds. Depending on size and quality, the styles within this collection can range between 30-40% less than a comparable item set with a mined diamond.

Why a lab-grown collection?

With the ever-growing popularity of lab-grown jewelry in the industry, coupled alongside the current economic climate, consumers will not be rushing back to purchase expensive jewelry right away. Therefore, the need for affordably priced diamond jewelry is more relevant than ever. Our mission is to simply offer essential, in-demand lab-grown diamond jewelry at accessible price points.

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How does it work? Is there a buy-in?

There is no buy-in or minimum required to purchase this collection. It is simply to offer in-demand lab-grown jewelry at accessible price points for customers who are looking to save money and explore all options.

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So what’s new with the collection this summer, Alisse?

As we mentioned earlier, the collection now includes a bridal assortment, and we are excited to add these new pieces! Modern Brilliance’s Bridal collection includes semi-set engagement rings along with fully set eternity and anniversary bands, and ring enhancers.  You can check out the bridal assortment of the collection here.

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Take a look at a few of the stacking options you’ll find in the collection.

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Click here for a look at our blog post introducing the collection.


What are you favorite new pieces from Modern Brilliance? Let us know in the comments below!




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Buzzing Over Jewelry for World Bee Day 2020

Fewer things are as vital to our everyday life than the bee. You may not think much about these fuzzy insects, but bees (and other pollinators, such as bats, butterflies, and hummingbirds) are the key to biodiversity and the vast majority of global food production. Without pollinators, the quality and the quantity of our food would go down.

That’s why, on May 20 of every year, we celebrate World Bee Day!

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What is World Bee Day?

Since its establishment in 2014, World Bee Day focuses on the importance of pollinators, particularly the noble honey bee, and why we should protect and preserve them. For instance, did you know that

  • …nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowers depend, whether entirely or partly, on pollinators?
  • …more than 75% of the world’s food crop and 35% of agricultural land depend on pollinators?
  • …pollinators contribute to agricultural biodiversity, which increases the quality and diversity of our food?

Source: World Bee Day, United Nations

Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite bee-inspired jewelry as well as where you can go to learn more about World Bee Day.

Generate Buzz With Bee Jewelry

Just as the bee buzzes from flower to flower, the jewelry space is abuzz with bee baubles.

These pieces are perfect for sparking conversation about pollinators and why we should #SaveTheBees. Featuring bee-themed jewelry on your social media is an easy way to generate buzz about your store and World Bee Day. 

From custom metal stampings to fine jewelry, Stuller has a variety of best-selling, bee-inspired jewelry for you to offer customers:

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Shop our full assortment of bee-inspired jewelry.


Bee Engaged With World Bee Day

Want to do your part to help pollinators survive and do what they do best? Here are some ideas:

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  • Donate to charities and research groups dedicated to the preservation of bees.
  • Visit your local beekeepers to learn more about their work — and buy raw honey. It tastes great and contains all the nutrients that pasteurized store-bought honey lacks.
  • Set up a pollinator-friendly habitat in your yard, garden, or other outdoor area. A good place to start is with nectar-bearing flowers and shrubs. An even easier thing you can do is make a bee water fountain.
  • Use pesticides (if you must) that do not harm pollinators. Spray them when there’s no wind, and do so when bees are inactive: during the early morning or late night.
  • Spread awareness on social media with the hashtag #WorldBeeDay.

Learn all there is to know, such as events, news, and what you can do to help at the official World Bee Day 2020 site