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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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…

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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