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Stuller announces 2016 Annual Bench Jeweler Workshop

Introducing the Battle of the Benches Competition

Lafayette, LA (03 November 2015) – Stuller reveals a revamped 2016 Bench Jeweler Workshop itinerary including a new, live competition on the showroom floor held at their global headquarters in Lafayette, LA April 1st – 3rd, 2016.

“We’ve taken this year’s event to a new level,” says Tammy Kidder, vice president of merchandising. “Not only is Workshop a great opportunity for jewelers from around the country to come together to share tips, and learn from each other and industry professionals, but we’re also adding some friendly competition to the mix.”

Four exceptional bench jewelers will be selected (from a pool of qualified candidates) to compete in the first ever Stuller Battle of the Benches Competition. For these four, travel expenses (up to $500), complimentary event registration, and complimentary lodging during the event will be provided. A panel of experts will choose the four finalists and a fifth alternate prior to the start of Workshop.

“It’s a real-time design contest that will be held on the Workshop floor,” says Kidder. “Contestants will receive the exact same materials, tools, guidelines, and challenges.”

The two-day event will also play host to a number of hands-on demonstrations and educational seminars including, but not limited to:

– Diamond Market (new)

– Digital Technology (new)

– Visual Merchandising (new)

– Jewelry Photography (new)

– Platinum (updated)

– Polishing and Plating (updated)

Learn more or register for the workshop at and for more information on the Battle of the Benches competition visit

In 1970, Matthew Stuller founded Stuller, Inc. Headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana; the prime manufacturer provides a wide range of goods and services for jewelry professionals worldwide. Stuller’s core product categories include: bridal jewelry, wedding bands, fine jewelry, mountings, diamonds, gemstones, findings, metals, tools, packaging, and digital solutions.