About the Author: Sam Larson

Sam Larson
Gemstones Director
I started with Stuller in 2019 • I've been in the jewelry industry for 20 years •  Love baking, passionfruit, gemstones, mascara, and everyday adventures • Mama Bear • Bug-obsessed pretend photographer • Hoarder of stationary and colored pens • Tetrachromat • Believer that tea is best served with whipped cream

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Sell With a Story: Earth to Market™ Gemstones

Stones with a known origin are making waves in our industry

What Are Earth to Market™ Gems?  Stuller’s Earth to Market gemstones are gemstones of known origin, a significant initiative for us. We have undertaken it because it’s good for you, our customers, good for your customers who will increasingly want this information, and good for the industry.  Benefits of Earth to Market Gems  Help read more…

True Colors: Explore New Colored Moissanite

Brilliant colored Moissanite options to make any piece pop

In Radiant Color We’ve watched as Moissanite has grown up, from its fledgling grayish hue to its full bloom as a lab-created colorless gemstone with across-the-room sparkle. This journey has been a wonder, and along the way, many customers have become enthralled by Moissanite’s beauty and price. It lets them read more…

Sell With a Story: All Things Green

Green gemstones to help you feel the luck of the Irish

Is it really March already? The calendar says so, and that can only mean we Northern Hemisphere dwellers will soon be welcoming in spring and packing up our winter wardrobes. But March means more than just spring — it also means St. Patrick’s Day is on the way! Wednesday, March read more…

Sell With a Story: Color Pairings That Pop

Check out these eye-catching color pairings

Think back to the stones that have dominated jewelry center pieces for years past. If you’re like many, you probably immediately thought of the big four stones: diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. No one can deny their beauty, but as customers’ tastes evolved, beauty alone isn’t enough. They want something read more…

Bicolor and Color Change Gemstones for the Colorful Enthusiast

Be amazed with unique bicolor and color change gemstones

Gemstones are all beautiful in their own special and unique ways, but there are some that just have a way of catching the eye. Bicolor and color change gemstones are scientific marvels that intrigue you with their color diversity. Want to impress your customers with these fascinating gems? Let’s dive read more…

Sell With a Story: Aquamarine

Aquamarine has long been considered a divisive stone; you either love them or love to hate them. With its unique color — non-replicable in nature — Aquamarine could be the enigma we all seek. Historical Background Adopted as March’s birthstone in 1912, Aquamarine has had varied uses throughout the centuries. read more…

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Sell With a Story: Black Opal

Learn all about mysterious, moody black opal

A sunset, tropical waters, watercolor paintings, Holi color clouds, the galaxy. You might be asking, “What do these have in common?” If you have ever seen an opal, you likely already know. Considered one of the most colorful stones available within the industry, opals show many colors all in one read more…

Sell With a Story: Fancy Colored Sapphires

Explore up and coming and popular sapphire colors!

Did you know that Sapphire comes in every color of the rainbow, except red? Every. Single. Color. Plus a few. Fancy colored Sapphires are all the extraordinary colors outside of traditional blue, colorless, and black. Today, we are going to explore some of the up-and-coming colors as well as some read more…

Sell With a Story: Imperial Topaz

Discover what makes Imperial Topaz such a coveted stone

Topaz crystals are impressive. Some of the largest specimens can weigh hundreds of pounds. The largest faceted stone in the world just happens to be a Topaz: The El-Dorado Topaz weighs in at 31,000 carats (13.6 pounds) and is currently housed in Spain. Imperial topaz represents less than ½ of read more…

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Sell With a Story: Red, White, and Blue Stones

There are few color combinations as iconic to the United States of America as red, white, and blue. Creating a color collection as classic as little pinwheels this time of year is super easy with many gemstone options in a plethora of shades encompassing red, white, and blue. Below we read more…

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