About the Author: Elizabeth Raffel

Elizabeth Raffel
Staff Writer
I've been with Stuller since 2013 • Primarily read books on physics and other sciences • Was blown away by 'Breaking Bad' • I believe no woman can have too many boots or too much jewelry • Been writing professionally longer than I care to admit • Studied tailoring after college.

Elizabeth Raffel's Posts

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GIFT GUIDE: On-Trend Family Jewelry for Mom

Celebrate Mother's Day this year with trending and popular pieces

Can we really call Family Jewelry on-trend? Not that many years ago, family jewelry was a Mother’s Day bestseller, but it was not exactly the latest style. Most designs had been around for years, if not decades. But over a period of years, Family Jewelry has emerged like a butterfly read more…

Submit-a-Sketch: A Stuller Customization Solution

Learn how Stuller makes your customization projects easier through Submit-a-Sketch

Some of you have visited our facility here in Lafayette, Louisiana. The manufacturing plant alone measures one-third of a mile. Inside this massive structure, we have many large rooms/working areas, and one of these belongs to our CAD Team. With low lights and quiet voices, the designers spread throughout the read more…

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Stuller

Celebrating women during March Is Me month with Stuller and the Women's Jewelry Association.

Each year on March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day, recognizing all that women bring to us individually and in society. After all, none of us would be here without them! On this day and throughout the month of March, we encourage women to celebrate themselves with jewelry. They may read more…

Seek Your Center With Stuller’s Religious Lookbook

A glimpse at our religious lookbook - Centered in Faith

If there was ever a need for calm and contemplation, it is now. We’ve all had our fill of icy gray days — even here in the South, where we’ve experienced more than our usual share of wintry weather. And we’ve all had the ongoing stresses and anxiety caused by read more…

Into the Mystic: Harwell Godfrey Jewelry

A glimpse into Lauren Harwell Godfrey's wearable works of art

Lauren Harwell Godfrey follows her passions and imagination where they lead. Her life has been shaped by changes in direction, constant learning, and a series of successful pursuits. Today, as a well-known jewelry designer in the San Francisco Bay area, she creates mesmerizing designs of mystic beauty and vision. They express her love of color with distinctive gemstones, inlay, and enamel. This unique flair has brought her to the attention of numerous fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, read more…

Jason Chandler Brings Estate Piece Back To Life

Memorable repair leads to life-long treasure

When is a repair more than a repair?  Many jewelers measure it by the challenges involved. This can be particularly true when repairing antique jewelry. Lance Campbell, Lang’s Antiques jeweler, finds himself replacing 100- to 150-year-old design elements assuring that they blend seamlessly. Or the challenge can be sizing a diamond-accented read more…

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Sell With a Story: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road

Explore the history of gold and beautiful gemstones that complement this precious metal

As a child watching The Wizard of Oz in years, I was too mesmerized by the wonder of Dorothy finding herself in a magical new world to take in all the details. Emerald City? That I understood. Ditto for her Ruby Slippers. But yellow bricks? Only years later, watching the read more…

The Big 3: Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphire Reign Supreme in the World of Gemstones

Unique stories about the three most iconic gemstones in our collection.

Year-round, Sapphires, Rubies, and Emeralds are the most sought-after gemstones. Treasured for their rich, brilliant hues, they have fascinated and bewitched all who lay eyes on them. Is it any wonder we designate them as the Big Three? And during the holiday season, the demand for these breathtaking stones grows read more…

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Tips for Small Business Saturday

Advice on how to get your product into the hands of eager shoppers on Small Business Saturday

Any other year, this would be a straightforward post about making the most of this once-a-year celebration. You could be planning a store event to attract customers with holiday cookie trays, mulled cider, bowls of salted nuts, and other festive foods. But this is 2020. Let’s step back and assess read more…

Merry Metals: Prepare Now for the January Repair Rush

Get ahead during the holidays and learn about Stuller's metals offerings

Are we really just 37 days from Christmas? There’s no doubt about it. And as each passing day unwinds ever faster, Stuller will get you what you need just in time.   So far in our Facebook Live series, we’ve talked about jewelry, bridal, and findings. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about fabricated metals with Kurt Jagneaux. He’s one of our metals gurus who happens to be Executive Director read more…

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