About the Author: Stanley Zale

Stanley Zale
Diamonds & Gemstones Vice President
I've been with Stuller since 2006 • Grew up on Long Island • Life-long, and long-suffering Mets, Jets and Knicks fan • Graduate of Ithaca College in upstate NY • Majored in political science • I love listening to Dylan, the Dead, Tom Petty, and opera • I’m undefeated in Trivial Pursuit • “90% of life is just showing up.” ~ Allan Stewart Konigsberg.

Stanley Zale's Posts

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Zale’s Tales: JCK Las Vegas 2019 Wrap-Up

Stanley Zale shares his observations from this year's JCK trade show

It was great being back at the Sands Expo Center. If my memory serves me right, it’s been since 2010 that the show was last there. It took about half a day to become re-acclimated, but after that, it was like being home. That is if your home is full read more…

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Zale’s Tales: JCK Las Vegas 2018

Stanley examines trending topics discussed at JCK Las Vegas 2018

As I write this, I’m still recovering from JCK. It’s amazing how in a week’s time we can go from feeling excited about the upcoming show to wanting nothing more than to get out of Vegas and head home. Besides the primary mission of seeing our customers, there was a read more…

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Stuller Welcomes On-site GIA Melee Analysis Service

Independently operated inside Stuller's Global Headquarters

GIA (Gemological Institute of America®) brought its gemological expertise right here inside Stuller’s facilities in Lafayette, Louisiana. Thanks to a pioneering strategic service arrangement, Stuller will begin offering melee screened by the GIA Melee Analysis Service for diamond parcels coming through the building. GIA staff will screen melee on-site as read more…

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Zale’s Tales: 2018 Diamond Outlook

Stanley discusses Bitcoin, Meghan Markle, and more in his 2018 diamond outlook

I’m writing this as I reflect on 2017, catch my breath, and prepare for an exciting year. The 2018 diamond outlook is bright. And while change is constant, it’s the pace of change that continues to accelerate. 2017 in review The big story of 2017 has been undisclosed lab-grown diamonds (ULGD’s) read more…

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Zale’s Tales: Lab-Grown Diamonds

Stanley gives an industry update, shedding light on lab-grown diamonds

As I’m writing this, I’ve been back from Las Vegas for only a few days, and I think I’m finally settling back into my regular routine. A week at JCK is not a soothing experience, and the fact that I barely ever make it outside seems to be the least read more…

A “Real is Rare” Reaction

Thoughts on the DPA's contemporary diamond campaign

The Diamond Producers Association, or DPA, represents a union of the world’s leading diamond distributors. “Our mission is to protect and promote the integrity and reputation of diamonds – and to celebrate them – in all shapes, colors, and sizes,” says the DPA. Their newest campaign, titled Real is Rare. read more…

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Zale’s Tales: Diamond Cutting

Diamond cutting, old and new

I started learning about diamonds and diamond cutting as a teenager, working in the old Zale New York office at 450 W 33rd St. Because Zale was a DTC Sightholder, from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s, we were fully engaged as diamond manufacturers. My Early Diamond Cutting Days In read more…

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Zale’s Tales: Lab-Grown Diamond History

The low down on lab-grown

It’s been a busy last couple of months! First, there was all the prep for the JCK Las Vegas Show, followed by the event itself. Then, back to Lafayette for another great Bridge event immediately after. And in between, I managed to squeeze in my high school reunion in Great read more…

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Zale’s Tales: Family and Friendships

The jewelry industry: where friendships last a lifetime

Family and Friendships This month would have been my Grandparents 90th wedding anniversary. They’ve both been gone now for about 20 years. The jewelry journey that MB Zale took, beginning in Shereshov Russia in 1901 (today it’s in Belarus) that took him to northwest Texas, and then all around the read more…

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Zale’s Tales: A Short Biography

A short story for a busy time

I know we are all very busy this time of the year, so I’ll keep this edition short. A Little About Me I’m the third generation in the jewelry business and grew up in a culture that revolved around the jeweler’s annual calendar— The New York Show at the Hilton and read more…

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