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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…

Stuller Connect: What to expect from our Virtual Event

Virtual Event provides New Jewelry Offerings, Deals, and Giveaways

For the entire month of June, Stuller is bringing the trade show environment to you!  Stuller Connect is a virtual event that will offer new product launches, event specials, deals, giveaways, educational opportunities, and so much more.  Best of all, it’ll all be easily available and accessible on Stuller.com throughout June.    Here’s read more…

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Turn Your Extra Diamonds into Extra Cash

Use Clean Scrap Program to Send Unwanted Stones for Payment

We previously published a blog on our Metal Clean Scrap Program. During this time of uncertainty, it is so important for any and all businesses to make the most out of their inventory. So, today I want to take a minute to talk about diamond clean scrap — and how read more…

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Buzzing Over Jewelry for World Bee Day 2020

Be head of your hive with these trendy pieces

Fewer things are as vital to our everyday life than the bee. You may not think much about these fuzzy insects, but bees (and other pollinators, such as bats, butterflies, and hummingbirds) are the key to biodiversity and the vast majority of global food production. Without pollinators, the quality and the 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…

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Which Jewelry Cleaner Should I Use?

Offer these helpful add-ons to keep jewelry shining long after the sale

Think of when you went above and beyond for someone— or when someone went above and beyond for you. It’s always special to leave an interaction feeling like the other party was invested in your happiness and overall experience. And when our expectations are surpassed, the sentiment sticks long after. read more…

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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…

MatrixGold Customer Discusses His Experience

Kitchens discusses his successes through custom design

Roger Kitchens has seen the jewelry industry change quite a bit during his 40 years in the industry. He’s watched computer-aided design (CAD) become an industry norm and has implemented CAD software into his business so that he can offer custom design. To work on his designs, Roger has used read more…

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