About the Author: Elizabeth Raffel

Elizabeth Raffel
Senior Copywriter, Marketing
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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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…

Kicking Off the Holiday Bridal Season

Dive into this season's holiday bridal styles and trends

Ready or not, the holidays are here. Christmas is just 44 days away and we are ready to ship you everything you need to deliver on every customer’s biggest wish. And with holiday romance in the air, what could be more on target than holiday engagements? This is the fourth read more…

Creative Journey in a White/Space

The story behind Khadijah Fulton and her White/Space

Khadijah Fulton, owner and designer of White/Space, has had a busy six months. On the one hand, the small group of manufacturing artisans that helped her with large orders and busy seasons had to close for California’s stay-at-home order. She found herself filling all orders from her successful e-commerce business. read more…

Women’s Equality Day: 100 Years and Counting

The jewelry industry has many women business owners, executives, jewelers, and designers. And over the past 50 years, women have created a place for themselves in the diamond business — once the strict purview of men. Here at Stuller, women make up 68% of our workforce. Our 11-person Leadership Team read more…

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Elevate your mood with these jewelry trends

This year, life has thrown a wrench in our paths, and most of us have had our share of fears and anxieties nibbling away at our days. We try to stay positive, but this can prove challenging. How can we feel better and happier? Look no further than your fingers, read more…

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Lab-Grown Diamonds: Let’s be completely clear, Part 1

Transparency is key in maintaining integrity in the industry

As Lab-Grown Diamond (LGD) sales continue to grow with no end in sight, complete transparency — for you and us — has never been more important. None of us want to damage trust by selling a LGD as a Natural Diamond or a natural as a Lab-Grown diamond. LGDs are read more…

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Heidi Lowe’s Unexpected Good Fortune

Focusing on business and education during COVID-19

We feature Heidi Lowe in the new ftb on education, which is out now. During her 30 years as a jeweler in Rehoboth, Delaware, she has divided her time among custom jewelry for her clients, creating her own designs, and teaching jewelry classes both at her studio and universities. With read more…

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Doug Meadows Goes the Distance

The Atlanta store owner shares his story of training jewelers in Zambia

In late February 2019, Doug Meadows left the comfort of his Atlanta store far behind and traveled to Lusaka, Zambia. He’s there to teach a class of eager pupils, a group of young women ranging in age from 18 to 30. This was no ordinary class and not just because read more…

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Dianna Rae’s Creative Haven

Using educational experiences to build meaningful customer relationships

In 2014, Dianna Rae opened Dianna Rae Jewelry in Lafayette, Louisiana, and it soon became the city’s custom design mecca. Its custom made interior is an airy, light-filled space that exudes her welcoming presence. And the cases feature stunning custom designs by Dianna and the store’s other two designers. Custom Creation  read more…

Beyond the Glass Feature: Dana’s Goldsmithing

How Canadian jeweler Dana Smith rediscovered her passion after more than 25 years of business

Dana Smith of Dana’s Goldsmithing had a successful business and committed customers. Yet leading up to 2018, she faced a creative and business crisis that led her to reimagine her store. Why? Let’s take a look at her reasoning.   Realizing Her Vision Dana sat down to identify the core reasons read more…

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