302 Design Spotlight: Mobile Earrings

Have you peeked inside this month’s Elle, Marie Claire, or Harper’s Bazaar magazines? You may have seen one of our fave looks from the Utility Collection, these fun and flexible mobile earrings.

Modern Movement

From brunch with the girls to a night out on the town, a cocktail dinner, or a weekend spent at home, the mobile earrings are versatile enough to be worn anywhere and for anything.

Your customers can wear this playful and luxurious style as a solitary statement piece or wear it paired with a complementary #NeckMess. With a single whip of their head, they’ll steal a second glance from everyone around.

302 Fine Jewelry Mobile Earrings

Behind the Design

Collaboration is at the heart of 302 Fine Jewelry. Our in-house fashion experts and design team frequently meet up to discuss new and existing designs, and this is how the mobile earrings were brought to life.

Our jewelry team identified a need within the Utility Collection for a head-turning, movable style. After weeks of browsing, picking, and crafting a prototype from Stuller’s wide assortment of jewelry findings, the 302 design team got to work creating the fully functional earrings.

302 Fine Jewelry Mobile Earrings

Now this design has proven itself a standout style both inside and outside of Stuller. Grab your pair today in one of five metal qualities (silver, platinum, and 14-karat white, rose, and yellow gold) to have them ready for your fashion-savvy customers.


Want to know more about 302 Fine Jewelry?

Read our previous entry to discover three reasons to become a 302 partner, or start shopping the collections on our website.




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See the Leading 2019 Emmy Award Jewelry Trends Here

Celebs arrived in droves to the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards held on September 22nd in Los Angeles. Game of Thrones, This is Us, and Chernobyl were among the top winning shows this year. But the purple carpet hosted the actual winners of the night. Like Zendaya, for example, who stole the show in her emerald gown. And Kim Kardashian’s chunky layered diamond necklaces? We approve!

 

Here are a few of the leading 2019 Emmy Award Jewelry Trends.

Dazzling Drop Earrings

 

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There’s no better place to make a statement. We noticed lots of show-stopping ear candy, especially waterfall and chandelier earrings on the purple carpet. The ladies were drop-dead gorgeous in their drop earrings. You can easily replicate this look in your store with simple chain earrings. Or, take it a step further with diamond-studded dangles.

 

Pops of Pink

 

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Pink seems to be a mainstay for award shows. We saw tons of pink and red dresses. This serves as a helpful reminder that these two colors — when paired together — look great all year round. Mix and match Rhodolite Garnet, Pink Sapphire, Tourmaline, Ruby, and Morganite to tell dashing ombre color stories.

 

Alternative Gemstones

 

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Actress Jameela Jamil donned turquoise, while Emilia Clarke sported a hefty pair of Opal drop earrings. These were some of our favorite 2019 Emmy Award jewelry trends. It reminds us how today’s consumers seek alternate gemstones like those mentioned above. Plus, they’re typically lower in price, so you can appeal to a younger audience while drawing more foot traffic!

A Bounty of Bows

 

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Big floppy bows were another booming trend on the purple carpet this year. Countless celebs had gowns with bows and long flowy accents. How will you loop this trend into your product selection? One thing’s for sure: the holiday season promises a bounty of ribbon and bows ahead!

 

Soft Blue Hues

 

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Who had the blues on the purple carpet? Regina King, that’s who! We saw many shades, from soft baby blue to deep navy. Blue gemstones are the perfect 2019 Emmy Award jewelry trends because you probably already have them in your showcases. Simply pull your blue stones together to feature a curated Emmy Award jewelry collection!

 


Which Emmy Award jewelry trends were your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!




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13 New Releases From Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019

Put on your walking shoes — it’s time to visit Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019! North America’s largest tradeshow, JCK Las Vegas boasts all the latest trends, tools, and technology under one roof. Our best advice: wander purposefully. Before arriving, draw up a solid gameplan of the areas you’d like to scope out. Remember, it’s easy to veer off course amid the hustle and bustle.

Have questions? Our brightest experts are staffing the show to shed light on all Stuller has to offer. Swing by to see Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019 at Booth 13089 and lower level ETS 58055.

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Here are 13 exciting new releases to explore from Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019.

 

For the Digital Designers . . .

1. INTRODUCING CounterSketch® Streaming

Gemvision, a Stuller company, is unveiling a brand new way to design. Now, CounterSketch® users can subscribe to a monthly subscription option for the best-selling CAD software. The new CounterSketch Streaming service can be accessed from any Mac or Windows PC, anywhere. This cloud-based version allows users to:

  • Share real-time work sessions with customers remotely.
  • Obtain unlimited free access to online training.
  • Receive software updates automatically.

2. MatrixGold®

This year, we are proud to announce the next iteration of MatrixGold. Expect even more powerful new features like dynamic Booleans, parametric history, a library of content to use as a starting point with standard jewelry designs, and the ability to build your own model library. All in all, MatrixGold will bring efficiency to your design process.

3. New Gemstone Shopping Experience on Stuller.com

Have you noticed new enhancements to Stuller.com lately? Our diamonds shopping experience was updated earlier this year. And now, we’re debuting an all-new gemstone shopping experience on Stuller.com. Updates include:

  • Shopping pages for serialized gemstones with advanced filters and all-new visuals.
  • Comparison tools on shopping pages to compare multiple gemstones using 360° videos and key specifications.
Stuller at JCK Las Vegas MatrixGold Essentials Software Release

For the Fine Jewelry Fanatics . . .

4. A New Designer Bridal Collection

Visit Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019 to see our brand-new designer bridal collection including:

  • Must-have styles for today’s bride.
  • A refresh on traditional bridal styles.
  • Beautiful design features like updated halos, special finishes, scattered accents, and much more.

5. New Selling Systems

Stuller’s selling solutions allow business owners to display prototype and live product in their cases, backed by thousands of next-day delivery options. This year we’ve added three new selling solutions:

Religious Jewelry – This set features best-selling metal and diamond cross necklaces, rings, and earrings (live product).

Birthstone Crosses – We’ve added best-selling petite cross necklaces in a full genuine birthstone selection. The selling system comes in live 14K yellow gold necklaces at an attractive price point and ready to sell.

Personalization – Here you’ll find prototype selling solutions displaying engravable and initial jewelry. These can be ordered for next-day delivery to customer specifications.

6. New Men’s Fashion Assortment

For the first time in many years, the Stuller booth will host a men’s jewelry area. Stop by to shop new trendy watch straps, men’s jewelry and accessories, and of course— our newest men’s wedding bands.

Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019 Unique Mens Wedding Bands

For Those Scouting New Stones . . .

7. New Pink and Blue Lab-Grown Melee

To meet growing demand, we are expanding our lab-grown diamond assortment to include melee sizes. We’ve also added pink and blue lab-grown melee to our assortment. These stones are offered in round diamonds only, ranging from 0.08 carats to 0.33 carats (2.8–4.4 mm) in size, and in four colors: blue, coral pink, peach, and lavender pink. Shop lab-grown melee diamonds here on Stuller.com.

8. Stuller’s Diamond Screening

As a major supplier, we are compelled to protect our supply chain, the jeweler’s reputation, and their customer’s confidence. Therefore, Stuller upholds a zero-tolerance policy for undisclosed lab-grown diamonds (UDLGs) through various internal operations.

  • Stuller Gemological Lab™ is an in-house diamond screening lab run by a full-time Graduate Gemologist with advanced instrumentation used by laboratories around the world.
  • Also, Stuller has a strategic services arrangement with GIA® via an in-house entity staffed by GIA specialists who use GIA’s proprietary technology to perform their work. GIA’s equipment screens round melee diamonds in sizes 0.005ct through 0.24ct. After screening, their technology sorts the stones by GIA color grade range.

For more on our screening stance visit Stuller.com/DiamondScreening.

9. New Gemstone Colors and Sizes

Our extensive gemstone assortment is expanding with new exciting colors and stone types! We now offer moonstones from Burma, Sri Lanka, and Africa, as well as pariaba tourmaline, apatite, and garnets in every color of the rainbow.

You’ll love the gemstone presentation this year, too. In the Stuller booth, we address gemstone origins, location, and ethics surrounding gemstone mining.

10. Rose Cut Moissanite

We’ve added new rose cut moissanite in an effort to expand existing moissanite selection. These include marquise shapes, cushion shapes, ovals, and pear shapes. Learn more about rose cut moissanite here.

Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019 Moissanite Rose Cut Gemstones

For the Benchies and Builders . . .

11. The New Magnetic Ring Builder

The new Magnetic Ring Builder allows customers to mix and match different heads and shanks to create their own personal designs. Whether a striking fashion statement or an exquisite engagement ring, this countertop design center has something for everyone. Use this new prototype solution to simulate over 800 finished ring combinations right on the jeweler’s showroom floor.

12. Battle of the Benches® — The Winner’s Circle

The fourth annual Battle of the Benches competition was held this past March during Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop. Over the course of two days, four contestants competed in several different challenges before the overall winner, Evgenii Fedko of Fedko Jewelry, took home the title.

13. New Tools and Equipment

From our tried and tested hand tools to laser welders and digital diamond and gemstone testers, we’re bringing the best products for you to demo. Here are a few notable newbies:

DiaTrue CS Scanner (29-3021) – Detects CVD & HPHT lab-grown diamonds, can also see CZ, Moissanite, and even CZ coated with CVD. This scanner also identifies stones on small jewelry like rings, unmounted diamonds, and melee parcels.

Ultra-Quiet Oil Free 15 Gallon Air Compressor (14-5036) Automatic desiccant air-drying system with drain and automatic tank drain.

RS Globus LTD Basic Set for use with Micro Ball Vise (26-4221)Made for stone setters and engravers by a master stone setter, this all-new Globus work-holding set adds multi-angle options to the micro ball vise and boosts efficiency.

Direct Flow Stand Up Enclosed Polishing System (47-8000) The Arbe floor model polishing system is an exclusive line of Super Flow Enclosed Polishing Hoods. The Super Flow Polishing System is designed to outperform any other enclosed polishing system that is available on the market. The Arbe exclusive Super Flow totally enclosed hoods are designed to properly direct air flow, as well as maximize dust collection and filtration.

Visit Stuller.com/JCKLasVegas to learn more about Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2019


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The 2019 MET Gala Jewelry Trends: Our Official Style Report

The 2019 MET Gala was a major success. The invite-only affair is held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Anna Wintour, Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, coordinates the event while this year’s co-chairs were Harry Styles, Serena Williams, Lady Gaga, and Alessandro Michele.

Camp: Notes on Fashion

The theme this year was Camp: Notes on Fashion. It embraced—

  • Extravagance
  • Out-of-the-box fashion
  • Being extraordinary
  • Over-the-top flamboyance
  • Excess
  • Exaggeration 

Luckily for us, this gave way for a stunning run on the red carpet. Not only did the A-listers wear incredible jewelry, but most had jewels fused right into their ensembles (see Bella Hadid).

 

Here’s a recap of our favorite 2019 MET Gala jewelry trends and how they can translate into sales.

 

Harry Styles • 8 Rings

 

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In line with the more-is-more theme, Harry Styles wore a handful of rings . . . literally. He also donned a single pearl drop earring by Gucci. His look exuded individuality. And with Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to push personalized signet rings.

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Lady Gaga • Tiffany Butterfly Necklace

 

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Lady Gaga IS camp fashion. The international pop star has been pulling over-the-top red carpet stunts for years now. This year was no different. She changed her outfit four times in a matter of minutes. And as the face of Tiffany & Co., Lady Gaga sported nearly $2 million worth of jewelry. Her show-stopping butterfly diamond necklace featured dozens of oval diamonds— a big trend in the jewelry scene. Offer stacked oval stones similar to those shown below.

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Ryan Murphy • Studded in Pearls

 

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Ryan Murphy’s ensemble reportedly weighed over 100 pounds and was inspired by Liberace’s flamboyant looks. He was draped in a cloak of pearls and he looked amazing! Yet again, we’re reminded that pearl fashion is a mainstay on the red carpet. Take a hint from Ryan and stock daring pearl designs in your store.

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Thalía • Sunburst Diamond Earrings

 

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Thalía radiated positive vibes on the red carpet this year. Her sunburst earrings and matching ring really completed her costume. Let sun rays invigorate your inventory, beaming new life into your on-trend jewelry selection.

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Emily Blunt • Gold Leaf Grandeur

 

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Emily Blunt looked like a gold-plated statuette. A gold-leafed goddess. Her style seemed to be baroque-inspired and we’re totally here for it. After all, gold is gorgeous and still very much in style.

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Bella Hadid • Gemstones Galore

 

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Bella Hadid wore one of our favorite 2019 MET Gala jewelry trends — gemstones galore! She stacked chunky gemstone bracelets on each arm. She also had enormous stones sewn into her gown. Bella embodied the epitome of gemstone fashion, a style that is simple to replicate in your store.

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Lily Collins • Extravagant Emeralds

 

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May is the month for emeralds. And Lilly Collins wore this Cartier emerald necklace and matching emeralds with style and grace. She channeled her inner Priscilla Presley persona and absolutely owned the red carpet. It seemed like emeralds were everywhere and stuck out as one of the top 2019 MET Gala jewelry trends.

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Elle Fanning • Gemstone Halo Rings

 

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Elle Fanning also rocked a handful of beautiful gemstone rings. They were all halo-style with various gemstone colors, types, and shapes on each finger. Gemstone fashion really stole the show as one of the top 2019 MET Gala jewelry trends. Try offering unique gemstone rings like those shown below as fashion accessories, right-hand rings, or even contemporary engagements.

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What were your 2019 MET Gala jewelry trends? Share them with us in the comments below!




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See the Winning 2019 Oscar Award Jewelry Trends Here

Which 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends from the red carpet did you like best? 

 

On February 24th, the 91st annual Academy Awards aired from Hollywood. For the first time since 1989, the show had no host. Yet, everything went off without a hitch!

As expected, the stars brought their A-game this year. The fashion was mostly reserved, allowing jewelry to shine brightly under the spotlight. Much like the GRAMMY Awards earlier this year, pink and rose tones were the night’s biggest colors. Countless celebs — Kacey Musgraves, Angela Bassett, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Paulson, Jennifer Hudson, and yes, even Jason Mamoa — wore some shade of rosy pink on the red carpet. It seems that Millennial Pink won’t go down without a fight!

 

Here are a few of the leading 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends.

Gaga Over The Tiffany Diamond

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All eyes were on Lady Gaga! She channeled major Audrey Hepburn vibes in a nostalgic Alexander McQueen gown and timeless updo. But it was her stunning necklace that caught the most attention. Gaga donned The Tiffany Diamond, a 128.54-carat yellow diamond owned by Tiffany & Co. The stone was discovered by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1877. The fabulous yellow diamond was last worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 as she promoted her feature film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One of the largest yellow diamonds in the world, the necklace is estimated to be worth over $30 million.

Plenty of Pink

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Once again, pink made a splash on the red carpet. The rosy shade made the stars glow so graciously. Angela Bassett looked incredible in her bright pink gown, while Jason Mamoa stole the show in his light pink velvet suit. It seems pink is here to stay, so load up on your morganite, pink sapphire, and topaz. And to match this top 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trend, mix pink gemstones with opal accents to create an ultra-feminine splash!

 

Layers of Diamonds

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Do you know what pairs well with diamonds? More diamonds. You’re allowed to stack all the sparkle your heart desires when walking the red carpet. It seems Charlize Theron got the memo. Just look at those chunky diamond necklaces complete with diamond, blue sapphire, and emerald earrings. Keep this 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trend alive with diamond cluster bands and pendants.

 

Geometric Jewelry Trends

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One of the lesser-noticed 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends was geometric shapes and designs. Take Emma Stone’s dress, for example. And did you see SZA’s honeycomb-esque diamond choker? What about Amy Adams’ shapely diamond pendant? Keep the sharp angles coming in your gemstone and jewelry designs. Here are four ways to wear this season’s sharpest geometric jewelry trends. 

 

Bold Diamond Bracelets

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Wristwear is hardly ever a bad idea, especially on the red carpet. Take Serena Williams’ stacked diamond bracelets, for example. Did you notice Chris Evans’ all-black timepiece and Montblanc cufflinks? Whether it’s leather watchbands or gemstone cuffs, take some time to revisit your wristwear selection.


So, what’d you think about the 2019 Oscar Award jewelry trends from the red carpet this year? Let us know in the comments below.




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2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions by Stuller’s Top Trend Experts

Our world is driven by color. From Tiffany’s iconic robin egg blue to Coca Cola’s bold crimson, colors are ubiquitous in branding and business. Colors are also at the forefront of the jewelry industry, too. Gemstones nearly sell themselves thanks to their vivacity and saturation. Metal fashion is driven by bright white, yellow, and rosy tones. Even diamonds are graded by their color (or lack thereof). So, it’s no wonder why we’re anxiously waiting for the Pantone Color Institute to announce their choice for the 2019 Color of the Year.

We’re confident we’ll have the jewelry and gemstones to match whatever color Pantone throws our way. Are you excited for the newest color craze? We sure are!

 

Here are a few of Stuller’s top trend experts sharing their 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions—

Pantone’s Aspen Gold

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Aspen Gold

“My 2019 Pantone Color of the Year prediction favors a bright, saturated yellow marigold. Its sunny tone exudes bursts of bright energy, health, and overall optimism. Pantone’s Aspen Gold has a citrusy undertone that feels organic and from the earth. I’ve also noticed this soft shade in countless 2019 runway shows.”  Emily Graffagnino, Gemstones Director

Soft Yellow Gemstones

CitrineSpessartite GarnetYellow SapphireYellow Diamonds

Pantone’s Evergreen

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Evergreen

“Deep Emerald Green is everywhere— from home décor and accessories to high fashion. In fact, deep green even eclipsed pop culture this year with a key emerald featured as the major plot point in the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians. I’m betting on Pantone’s Evergreen since it pairs well as a sophisticated accent to neutral tones like cream, white, gold, and soft pink.”  Alix Gonsoulin, Executive Director of Product Development

Deep Green Gemstones

EmeraldTourmalineMalachiteTsavorite GarnetJadeRainforest Topaz

Pantone’s Pink Peacock

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Pink Peacock

“Super-saturated Pink Peacock fuchsia starred in many head-to-toe ensembles on the spring 2019 runways. This statement-making pink boasts cool purple undertones that layer well with warmer red and gold accents. Plus, pink has been hot this year! The Pink Legacy Diamond shattered price per carat sales records for colored diamonds. Also, Lady Gaga has been sporting a large Pink Sapphire center engagement ring. With all this exposure, Pantone’s Pink Peacock remains my top 2019 Color of the Year prediction.” — Emily Bute, Creative Design Director

Fuchsia Gemstones

Rhodolite GarnetPink TourmalinePink SapphirePink Diamond

Pantone’s Princess Blue

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Princess Blue

“The 2019 Color of the Year is a lot of FUN in home décor and clothes. But for longer lasting products like jewelry, I think it’s a tough trend to follow for credence. That said, I’d prefer to see blue as the 2019 pick. Blue is timeless. It’s the color of natural beauty like the ocean, the sky, and twinkling eyes. Blue gemstones can easily support Pantone’s Princess Blue. However, there’s much speculation about gold and orange for the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year. Well, here’s the good news: orange and blue look great together when applied to a fantastic NFL sports team— the Denver Broncos!” — Ashley Brown, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Bold Blue Gemstones

SapphireBlue TopazLapisTanzaniteZircon

Pantone’s Mango Mojito

2019 Pantone Color of the Year Predictions Mango Mojito

“No matter how vivid or muted, Pantone’s Mango Mojito is sure to compliment the earthy undertone palette seen across countless fashion weeks. With geometric-inspired designs still thriving within the fine jewelry world, I anticipate this trend to keep its momentum in 2019. While we have seen a literal play on open symmetrical styles this year, plan to see this trend carry over into next year with an elevated approach. Expect stones in various shapes and sizes pieced together to create colored geometric patterns. Imagine ombre color schemes — from earth tones to reds, pinks, greens, and blues — paired with complementary shades of yellow to complete each color story.” — Blaire Hovis, Fine Jewelry Director

Rich Golden Gemstones

Mexican Fire OpalPoppy TopazHoney TopazCitrine

 


What are your 2019 Pantone Color of the Year predictions? Let us know in the comments below! Then, find more of our favorite Pantone trends here.

 




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A Puppy Proposal to Celebrate National Dog Day

What happens when one of your employees wants to get married? You’ve likely dealt with this scenario once or twice before, so we all know how this scheme pans out. Coworkers join forces to investigate her ring preferences. Pinterest pages are painstakingly analyzed. The subtle interrogation begins. “What do you think of this ring? Emerald or Princess cut? I love this ring box, don’t you?”

In honor of National Dog Day on August 26th, we’re featuring Erica Geoffroy, Stuller’s Content Specialist, and her tail-wagging engagement tale. Spoiler alert: it involves her dog Pistache, a few crafty coworkers, and a customized Stuller engagement ring.

 

It all started in November 2017, when Grant (Erica’s now-fiancé) reached out to her coworkers about creating a custom engagement ring. He had a hint of what she liked, but like most guys, needed extra help with the details. Luckily, with a little calculated teamwork, Erica’s cohorts were able to subtly probe her. The survey began: “What kind of metal do you prefer? Four prongs or six?” Since Erica loves rings and stones, these trick questions never seemed out of the ordinary.

Meet Erica Geoffroy and Grant Fleming

Puppy Proposal Erica and Grant Fleming

The ultimate setup

One December day, Erica’s fiancé was invited to Stuller’s Diamond Department to select the perfect stone. He met with Blaine Latiolais, Stuller’s in-house diamond expert, to pick a winner. He examined five different stones, each with different color and clarity combinations. But how could Grant be certain he’d make the right decision? After all, as a Stuller employee, Erica insisted she had a keen eye for diamond details. Her heart was set on a G VS2 stone, and she wouldn’t settle for less. But could she even spot the difference?

Coincidentally, Stuller was in the midst of its Diamond Days of December Campaign— an initiative to promote Stuller Diamonds every day of the month on Instagram. So the team devised a fool-proof plan! They lured Erica into the diamond department to look at those same five diamonds Grant examined earlier in the day, pretending to gather shots for social media.

Puppy Proposal 5 Diamonds

In a playful exercise, the team gave Erica a loupe and tasked her with finding the G VS2 stone. “Is this the one?” “No.” “How about this one?” “Nope!” She was bamboozled. So the fateful question remained, “If, just if, you had to choose one of these diamonds as your own, which would it be?” Low and behold, Erica chose a 1.51-carat H SI1 stone. She had no idea that she’d just selected the diamond of her dreams.

Finding the right setting

Now that her diamond was chosen, it was time to find the right setting. The team realized Erica had an affinity for gold for its timeless appeal. Yet, she wanted a platinum head for maximum security. Through sly questioning, Erica expressed her attraction to the ring on the right in the photo below. It was a perfect fit! A 14-karat yellow gold band with a 6-prong platinum head. At last, Erica’s dream ring was complete. And the best part— she had no idea.

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Erica’s engagement ring (140309L:9183:P) pictured on right

A puppy proposal

The only thing closer to Erica’s heart than Grant is her precious pooch named Pistache (French for pistachio, pronounced pee-STAHSH). A ten-year-old boxer, Pistache was Erica’s best friend long before she and Grant started dating. And since Pistache is like a child to her, Grant knew he had to incorporate him into his proposal.

Starting when he was young, Pistache’s specialty involved posing for photos with various objects on his nose. His restraint and discipline is remarkable! He even has his own Instagram page: @pistache_on_things. And once, he was even featured on National Geographic’s Animals Doing Things special hosted by Howie Mandel. So naturally, Grant saw this as the perfect way to include Pistache in their special moment.

On Valentine’s Day, as Grant prepared to leave for a work trip, he knew he had to pop the question first. That night, he cooked dinner, bought flowers, and gifted Erica with a few special presents. The night seemed like a typical Valentine’s Day celebration.

Then, while packing up, Grant planted the ring on Pistache’s nose. “Erica, can you help me out here,” he called from another room. As she entered, Erica found a stunning engagement ring balanced on Pistache’s nose, with Grant down on one knee. And the rest is history!


All thanks to Team Stuller, Erica got her dream ring and the perfect puppy proposal! Don’t forget to hug your furry friends extra tight today. And if your dog has a cool talent like Pistache, let us know in the comments below!

Happy National Dog Day from all of us at Stuller. Find more tales about our four-legged friends here.




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9 Things to Expect from Stuller at JCK Las Vegas 2018

It’s that time of year again — JCK Las Vegas kicks off today! This year’s tradeshow promises rising trends, current styles, and the newest tools and technology. So brace yourself and pace yourself. Develop a game plan and know exactly what you’re searching for this year. Time flies when you’re on the hunt and it’s easy to get distracted. We hope you packed your walking shoes and don’t forget to drink lots of water on your desert excursion. Visit Stuller at JCK Las Vegas this year at Booth: B60046 & B62046.

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Here are nine exciting items to explore from Stuller at JCK Las Vegas this year

 

Selling Solutions

1. ever&ever® Wedding Bands

ever&ever®, Stuller’s turnkey bridal solution, celebrates its third anniversary this year at JCK Las Vegas. So to celebrate, we’ve added wedding bands to the ever&ever lineup. These superior quality prototype samples will join our existing bridal designs, bringing flexibility to the entire bridal set. Expect Stuller’s top-notch marketing collateral, modular displays, multiple metals and customization options to ride along with this new wedding band program. Drop by to see Stuller at JCK Las Vegas and check out all ever&ever has to offer.

2. 302™ Fine Jewelry Brand

We’re introducing 302 — Stuller’s newest fine jewelry brand. With five expertly curated collections and over three hundred different jewelry styles, 302 will electrify your inventory and dazzle your customers. Within 302, you’ll discover five distinct personality collections — the Sage, Ruler, Rebel, Explorer, and Innocent. These carefully curated collections deliver trendy designs at ideal price points. Explore the 302™ Fine Jewelry collection here.

3. Stackable Rings Collection

Visit Stuller at JCK Las Vegas to build your own 16-piece stackable rings collection. With nearly 100 options available in 14k gold, this solution is fully customizable and filled with new and best-selling bridal and fine jewelry stackable rings.

 

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4. Charles & Colvard Moissanite

Charles & Colvard, the original creator of lab-grown moissanite, delivers a brilliant, environmentally and socially responsible product at an extraordinary value. Forever One™, their premium moissanite, is the epitome of created moissanite. Read more about Charles & Colvard’s Forever One™ Moissanite here.

Last year, Charles & Colvard introduced Exotic Gems to consumers. Exotic Gems offer fine jewelry enthusiasts the unprecedented opportunity to create the dramatic custom designs they’ve wanted for their collections. These grand Forever One™ gems are guaranteed to be colorless or near colorless. They range from six to 15.5 carats diamond equivalent weight and are available in a wide range of shapes like round brilliant, cushion, emerald, hearts & arrows, oval, elongated oval, pear and radiant cuts. Stop by to special order Charles & Colvard Exotic Gems from Stuller at JCK Las Vegas.

5. Diamond Screening

Expect lab-grown diamonds to be a hot topic at JCK Las Vegas this year, especially since De Beers just announced their new line of lab-grown diamonds. This reaffirms the importance of diamond screening and highlights the importance of integrity and transparency. We’ll have diamond screening tools available like Presidium®, GIA® iD100™ Gem Tester, and many more, along with details about GIA’s Melee Analysis Service located within Stuller’s headquarters.

6. Award-Winning Designs

The spectacular pieces forged during this year’s Battle of the Benches® competition at Stuller’s 2018 Bench Jeweler Workshop will be on display at JCK Las Vegas. Along with these beauties, our winning AGTA Spectrum designs will be on display as well.

 

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7. B&D Lasers

Our recent acquisition of laser equipment company B&D Sales makes Stuller the leading supplier of laser equipment in the U.S. This enables us to offer a more comprehensive selection of laser welders, engravers, and cutters, with budget-friendly options available as well. Stop by our booth to toy with these new lasers, speak with a vendor representative, or watch our live laser demonstrations.

8. Open Grow Resins

We’re introducing Stuller Open Grow Resins, specifically designed for compatibility with a full range of open source DHP and SLA 3D printers. These new resins will offer exceptional resolution and performance, paving the way to new creative horizons.

9. New CounterSketch® Features

CounterSketch is now available in eight different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Greek). Our new CounterSketch update allows jewelers to import available 3C styles to CounterSketch directly from Stuller.com. Other new features include new design stack options, improved filter accuracy, and revised slider names.


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The Bypass Ring: A Recurring Trend

What is a Bypass Ring?

Bypass Ring – A ring that coils around the finger, with the ends of the band passing each other on top. In some designs, the ends are completed with pavé or channel set diamonds. Others have larger diamonds set on or between the ends — Diamond Council of America


It’s a style that has been around since at least the 1830s, but most of us have probably never noticed the elegant, yet twisted style wrapped around our friend’s finger until the last couple of years when the bypass ring became a growing trend.

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Past Bypass Rings

The bypass ring became popular during the Victorian era. This style was given as an engagement ring, symbolizing two souls coming together as one. The popularity of the two different colored stones during that era also added to the symbolization of union and togetherness.

One of the most famous bypass rings dates back to the 1950s. John F. Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier with a beautiful diamond and emerald bypass ring tapered with baguettes. The design by Van Cleef & Arpels is still replicated to this day. The ring can be seen in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston.

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Present-day Styles

And while the bypass ring is still given as an engagement ring today, we’re also seeing it become a fashion trend as well. The curves and twists of a bypass ring give it an elegant look, while still sleek and contemporary. You can have two stones that bypass each other or a single stone intercepted by converging shanks. Choose from simple, contemporary, fancy, and elaborate styles below.

“I think the above pieces will continue to be a huge hit. They’re a great mix of the minimalist/negative space trend and bypass ring style,” says Blaire Hovis, Fine Jewelry Director.

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Future Bypass Ring Designs

The introduction of custom design solutions like Matrix® and CounterSketch® has greatly expanded the possibilities for bypass styles in the future. With tools that allow you to choose, change, or create anything you can dream, the sky’s the limit!

“Two-stone jewelry is also very popular. I see 2018 full of two-stone bypass rings, earrings and pendants,” Blaire reports.


Searching for more trends? Check out our latest vintage-inspired jewelry — it’s all the rage!




Bienvenue à Lafayette! [Welcome to Lafayette]

Are you heading to Cajun country for a Stuller event this year? If you’re on your way to our headquarters here in Lafayette, Louisiana, you may be asking yourself all the typical travel questions: What should I pack? Where can I eat? What is there to do when I’m not at Stuller? No worries, we’re here to help!

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What to pack

While a small part of the country experiences snow — yes, snow — on the first day of spring, temperatures in Lafayette stay in the mid-70s. As we head into the summer months, prepare for heat and humidity. So feel free to pull out those short-sleeve shirts, shorts, and flip flops! You may even encounter a pop-up afternoon shower (rubber boots, anyone?) Even our autumn months can remain a bit warm well into late-October.

What to eat

Lafayette Jumbalaya Food Crawfish

If this is your first time to Louisiana, prepare for a culinary delight! We highly suggest stopping at a restaurant (or two or more) that serves boiled crawfish anytime between January and June. While most out-of-towners run in the other direction, give crawfish a try. Don’t be afraid to pinch the tail and try a few! If you prefer a less hands-on approach to eating, give some of our other local restaurants a try. We recommend Blue Dog Café, Bon Temps GrillPop’s Poboys, or Johnson’s Boucaniere, just to name a few. After all, you are in the tastiest town in the South! Want to dine and dance? Visit Randol’s Seafood Restaurant for Cajun music and dancing. Or visit six restaurants and get your local history fix in one fun trip by taking a ride on the Cajun Food Tour (rated #1 by TripAdvisor).

What to do

Cajuns love music, fun, food, and family! This attitude is summed up in five words: Laissez les bon temps roulez! Yes, we love to let the good times roll in Lafayette, and there’s always something to do around town – whether it’s a festival or live music event! Check out Lafayette Travel for upcoming events, along with everything there is to know about visiting our sweet little city!

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Stuller’s own Chris DeRouen playing the accordion

And if you aren’t into the music scene, there are still plenty other things to do like tour local historical sites, get up close to some Louisiana swamp life, visit some of our local breweries, tour the Tabasco plant, or check out a sports game featuring the University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns! Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to have a good time.

For more things to do in Lafayette, visit LafayetteTravel.com

We can’t wait to see you, cher!


Have you ever been to Cajun Country? What do you recommend for other visitors to the area? Share your experiences in the comments section below!