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Sell With a Story: Tanzanite

Broader color variations offered from this classic gem

Everyone has a favorite gemstone, whether it’s classic blue, cheeky pink, sunny yellow, or icy white. Sell With a Story is here to help expand those horizons and turn even the most timid gemstone purveyor into a strong-selling, gemstone enthusiast. This time, I’m going to discuss the mineral zoisite and read more…

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GIA Melee Anaylsis Services Celebrates Second Anniversary at Stuller

Lab Independently operated inside Stuller's Global Headquarters

Congratulations to Stuller on its 2nd anniversary of hosting the GIA melee analysis laboratory service at their Lafayette, LA facility. GIA has evaluated more than 5.9 million melee stones for Stuller through this service, giving greater confidence to their customers and – ultimately – to jewelry consumers. “We are proud to have collaborated with Stuller for the read more…

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Sell With a Story: Speckled Quartz

Get to know one of the most unusual varieties of quartz: Speckled Quartz

I am so excited to introduce you to one of my favorite new stones: speckled quartz. I first saw this curious and unique material when I was at the Intergem show in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. Idar’s rich gem mining and cutting history continue with the addition of this otherwise overlooked variety read more…

Sell With a Story: Tourmaline Gemstones

Learn some basics about captivating, colorful tourmaline gemstones in this installment of Sell With a Story

Every design can benefit from a well-placed pop of color — and there’s perhaps no gemstone better suited for this than tourmaline. With its clean lines, elongated crystals, and range of colors, tourmaline gemstones are just what you need for eye-catching, vivid center stones. A more contemporary design might use read more…

Sell With a Story: Spinel Gemstones

Learn more about Spinel, a colorful, versatile gemstone, in this installment of Sell With a Story

GIA has said “Spinel is a good candidate for the title of ‘History’s Most Underappreciated Gem.’” And it could not be truer. Throughout history, Spinel has had a privileged yet unknown heyday. It appears in everything from the British Crown Jewels and the Austrian Imperial Crown, to the Russian coronation read more…

Classic Blue Jewelry Trends to Ring in 2020

From traditional styles to unconventional pairings, Classic Blue sets the tone for new trends

Last month, Pantone® announced Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. This shade represents a hope for stability and tranquility. This classic hue plays well with nearly every color on the spectrum. So, as your customers may lean toward traditional styles in 2020, use the color pairings below to meet their desire for Classic read more…

Sell With a Story: Tsavorite, Demantoid, and Mint Green Garnet

Learn more about the three green varieties of January’s birthstone, garnet.

What do pomegranates have to do with garnets? Garnet’s name comes from the Latin word granatum, meaning “pomegranate.” More specifically, garnet refers to the vibrant red seeds of the pomegranate fruit — but while Rhodolite and Mozambique garnet may be the most widely known shades, garnet actually comes in a read more…

Introducing Classic Blue: Pantone® 2020 Color of the Year

Classic Blue rings in a new decade to instill calm and confidence

Classic Blue: 2020 Color of the Year Last week, the color aficionados at the Pantone® Color Institute announced Classic Blue — a timeless, enduring hue — as the 2020 Color of the Year. This tranquil shade is suggestive of our desire for a dependable and stable foundation as we cross read more…

Swarovski Celebrates the 125th Company Anniversary

And marks the occasion with a kaleidoscope of colors and cuts

Objectively seen, life is always a kaleidoscope — a continually changing series of events, milestones, pleasures, and experiences that so resembles those colored cardboard tubes of delight, tucked into children’s Christmas stockings. The ones we hold up to the light, and twisted, only to be enthralled by the endless array of read more…

Sell With a Story: Blue Zircon Gemstones

Learn more about Blue Zircon, one of December’s three blue birthstones

Blue Zircon combines a gorgeous teal color with fiery brilliance akin to diamonds. In fact, for centuries, people confused colorless zircon with diamond. Shop Blue Zircon gemstones on Stuller.com Deceptive Appearances However, diamonds aren’t the only thing zircon gets confused with. Many consumers think zircon is the same gemstone as read more…

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