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Heidi Lowe’s Unexpected Good Fortune

Focusing on business and education during COVID-19

We feature Heidi Lowe in the new ftb on education, which is out now. During her 30 years as a jeweler in Rehoboth, Delaware, she has divided her time among custom jewelry for her clients, creating her own designs, and teaching jewelry classes both at her studio and universities. With read more…

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Doug Meadows Goes the Distance

The Atlanta store owner shares his story of training jewelers in Zambia

In late February 2019, Doug Meadows left the comfort of his Atlanta store far behind and traveled to Lusaka, Zambia. He’s there to teach a class of eager pupils, a group of young women ranging in age from 18 to 30. This was no ordinary class and not just because read more…

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Dianna Rae’s Creative Haven

Using educational experiences to build meaningful customer relationships

In 2014, Dianna Rae opened Dianna Rae Jewelry in Lafayette, Louisiana, and it soon became the city’s custom design mecca. Its custom made interior is an airy, light-filled space that exudes her welcoming presence. And the cases feature stunning custom designs by Dianna and the store’s other two designers. Custom Creation  read more…

Beyond the Glass Feature: Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry

In Seattle, Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry has made sustainability an important facet of business

Valerie Madison of Seattle-based Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry didn’t plan on entering the jewelry industry. In college, she pursued environmental science due to her deep love and respect for Earth, but along the way, she started making jewelry between classes and on weekends. “I had a knack for it and read more…

Beyond the Glass Feature: Dana’s Goldsmithing

How Canadian jeweler Dana Smith rediscovered her passion after more than 25 years of business

Dana Smith of Dana’s Goldsmithing had a successful business and committed customers. Yet leading up to 2018, she faced a creative and business crisis that led her to reimagine her store. Why? Let’s take a look at her reasoning.   Realizing Her Vision Dana sat down to identify the core reasons read more…

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Meet Andrew Elawar and His Latest Jewelry Venture: Chrysella

See how the law student turned jeweler runs two thriving businesses

Although I grew up around it, I wanted absolutely nothing to do with the family business. As a little kid, it was the very last place on earth that I wanted to be. While all of my friends were doing fun and festive things, I dreadfully spent every summer and read more…

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Feature Friday: Learn the History of Day’s Jewelers in New England

Read about the hundred-year history of Day's Jewelers

In 1914, Day’s Jewelers was started on the back of a dream. Captain Harry Davidson opened the first Day’s store on Congress Street in Portland, ME, after his ill health forced him to retire from a life at sea. His goal was to build a company that could stand the read more…

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Break from Tradition: Offer Creative Ring Box Options to your Customers

See how this husband and wife duo creates these unique and personal mementos

Ring boxes often get the short end. While hours of consideration and effort goes into a single ring design, sometimes the ring box becomes an afterthought. But a creative ring box can result in a complete and memorable proposal. And who knows, it may even help to seal the deal! It’s more read more…

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Learn How Chase Colwell Revitalized His Business with CounterSketch

Thanks to CounterSketch, this store experienced its best summer sales in over forty years

My family has run The Jewelry Store in Bryan, Texas for forty-three years in the same location. Back then, when my grandmother called in orders to Stuller, Matt Stuller answered the phone . . . or so I’ve been told. I was raised in this store— from crawling on the read more…

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Off the Beaten Path: Miniature Guitars by Rob Gwynne

See how this ingenious jeweler creates such intricate designs; it's no small task!

Rock ‘n’ roll and Stuller This combination probably seems like a strange pairing. Perhaps even a contradiction. But, while Stuller is known as the everything-you-could-need supplier to many, not everyone uses our offerings solely for jewelry. Sometimes a jeweler diverges from the traditional and explores a more unusual path. Meet Rob Gwynne Robert “Rob” read more…

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