About the Author: Shawn Albert

Shawn Albert
Tools Product Manager
I've been with Stuller since 1995 • Stuller's resident watch battery changer • Never miss a workout • Never met a car that was too fast • Favorite meal: Protein • Avid Ragin Cajun Football Supporter.

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How to Maximize Your Gold Recovery Returns

How everyday bench work can yield extra profit

Dust in your store can reap unexpected rewards. In day-to-day activities like buffing, polishing, grinding, and so on, fine metal dust spreads around your workspace. Collecting this accumulation of dust and precious metal amounts to a considerable return that can put money back in your pocket. Here are a few easy read more…

Celebrate National Worship of Tools Day

Follow these tips to keep your bench tools in pristine condition

If you’ve paid attention to your calendar and love obscure holidays, you may be ahead of the pack and know what today is. But if you don’t know, it’s March 11, which means today is one pretty fantastic day: National Worship of Tools Day!   While we love to splurge on new bench read more…

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Tumbling Media for Jewelry: Finding the Right One

You’ve heard of tumbling media for finishing jewelry; you’ve probably even used it. But there are many kinds, and each one has characteristics that make it better suited for one type of project, finish, or tumbler. This handy guide, featured in From the Bench’s Repair Issue, will help you make read more…

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10 Jewelry-Making Tools for Efficiency In Your Workspace

Make your holiday a tad less hectic with new tools and technology at your bench

You’ve briefed yourself on your game plan, you’ve started stocking your bench, and you’re gearing up for the approaching customer tidal wave. The holiday season is on the horizon and it’s time to prepare your workspace for the slew of jewelry it’ll be seeing.   Here are 10 jewelry-making tools for efficiency to read more…

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Here’s the Official 2019 Bench Jeweler Workshop Wrap-Up

The 2019 Bench Jeweler Workshop was a major success! A bench jeweler’s paradise, our two-day workshop hosted over 150 participants for a weekend of learning, training, and networking. Jewelers were able to explore our tools and technology while meeting fellow craftsmen from around the globe. This year’s event was held over two days read more…

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Meet the 2019 Battle of the Benches Competitors

Introducing the jewelers set to compete at this year's Bench Jeweler Workshop

Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop begins Friday, March 22 where our 2019 Battle of the Benches competition will take place. This live-action competition features challengers going head-to-head to claim their bench jeweler glory. Don’t miss the action!   Still not convinced you should attend Bench Jeweler Workshop? Here are five reasons why it’s worth the trip: read more…

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Wow Your Customers With These Watch Polishing Tips

Take extra time that your competitors don’t to make those watches pop

“Wow! My watch looks great!”   Don’t you just love to hear those words from your customer after you deliver their watch repair? A customer’s first impression of the services you’ve rendered often sets the tone for the rest of the season. A great looking polished and refined case and read more…

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The Complete Guide to Operating Your New GemCam

Introducing new imaging technology to view and sell your diamonds and gemstones

We know that sometimes selling loose diamonds and gemstones can be challenging for jewelers. After all, customers aren’t quite as adept at viewing stones through a loupe. The new GemCam™ Imaging System is sure to aid gemstone buyers on the road, master jewelers in their store, hobbyists, and everyone in between. Stuller read more…

3 Simple Steps to Achieve Perfect Jewelry Polishing

From bench jeweler to storefront salesman — anyone can do it in three easy stages

If you have the typical shop, chances are pretty good that you have a multitude of people using jewelry buffs and polishing compounds with somewhat reckless abandon. Without proper organization, often the wrong compound is used on the wrong buff, and then you’re left with a pile of contaminated shop read more…

Engraving Machine Mash Up

What will work best for your store?

An art practiced since ancient times, engraving is a popular way to personalize a piece of jewelry. And there are many ways to do so – a special message, a finish, a unique pattern, and many more. If you’ve been thinking about offering some form of engraving in your store, read more…

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