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Fresh Styles and New Favorites Come to Modern Brilliance®

Our team spends months researching and understanding fashion trends. We always want to know what’s popular and what’s coming next so that we can provide jewelers with the styles they need. With the holiday selling season quickly approaching, our goal was to bring styles that are essential as consumers are searching for the perfect gift or self-purchase. We are excited to release these additions to our Modern Brilliance Collection — Stuller’s line of lab-grown diamond bridal and fine jewelry.

Before we dive into those updates, let’s explore what makes offering lab-grown diamond jewelry a necessity.

Offer Attainable Luxury

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You already know the appeal a diamond can have on a consumer. These gorgeous stones are highly sought for their value, beauty, and durability. But consumers across the generations are wanting to wear diamond jewelry with higher carat total weights while at an accessible price point.

Lab-grown diamonds answer that desire. Having the same chemical, physical, and optical properties of natural diamonds while being set at a price point 30%-40% lower than their natural counterparts, lab-grown diamond jewelry provides more consumers with the luxury of diamonds. Lab-grown diamond jewelry is perfect for the holidays. You can offer everyday essentials as the perfect holiday gift for a loved one or provide even more options for the young couple looking to start their lives together ahead of a holiday proposal.

Now that we’ve covered why you should consider expanding your lab-grown diamond jewelry offerings, let’s talk about our new styles.

New in Fine Jewelry

The theme for this season’s product expansion is core and essential styles. Many of our most popular natural diamond styles are now being offered with lab-grown diamonds as well as in expanded carat total weights. You will also see new stone shape options for our popular stud earrings, such as marquise and emerald. Finally, in response to the thriving pearl trend within the fashion industry, we also have brought in new styles that incorporate cultured pearls with lab-grown diamonds.

Our shining star this season that we are excited to offer is a lab-grown alternative to our popular diamond line necklace (688853). With a carat total weight of 6.75, this 16 inch necklace shows a timeless classic style that is perfect for all occasions.

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Styles featured:

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Speaking of popular styles, we are equally excited about the new lab-grown diamond styles brought to the Modern Brilliance® x 302® Fine Jewelry Collection. 302 Fine Jewelry is Stuller’s curated and award-winning line of fine jewelry crafted for the woman looking to tell her story. This collection within 302 Fine Jewelry showcases the most popular fine jewelry styles set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds. We are consistently adding styles into this line to ensure you always have access to what is trending with your customers.

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New in Bridal

Our bridal team has been hard at work following the trend of lab-grown diamonds within the wedding industry. The focus in this latest expansion was to offer the core product styles that consumers often seek in lab-grown diamonds. We have also taken our best-selling styles set with natural diamond accents and provided options with lab-grown alternatives.

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Within eternity and anniversary styles, you will now see new stone shape options, such as square, marquise, and emerald.

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Prepare for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, we are eager to help you prepare by offering exactly what your customers are looking for and the resources to make the sale. The lab-grown diamond jewelry within Modern Brilliance serves as the perfect sparkle to add to your offering this holiday season. Whether as a gift or a self-purchase, lab-grown diamond styles are sure to bring big smiles and wonderful memories to your customers.

Shop Modern Brilliance styles today.




The 2021 INSTORE Design Awards

Stuller is happy to announce the winners of this year’s 6th annual INSTORE Design Awards. We are so excited to honor these Stuller designers for their hard work and imagination! Our designers were eager to show off the designs that they have been working on during the pandemic.

Let the Stars Align

In the category of Personalized Jewelry, Stuller won 2nd place with our 14K Yellow Amethyst & Diamond Sagittarius Zodiac Constellation Necklace (87512:152:P).

14k yellow amethyst and diamond sagittarius zodiac constellation necklace design

This piece was inspired by the Sun Signs’ constellations and utilized Zodiac birthstones instead of the more traditionally used month birthstones. The featured stones have beautiful color and deep personal meaning, with sparkling dotted diamonds scattered with pierced details. This piece is a very modern, clean geometric take on zodiac jewelry with a clipped corner, dog tag style look.

Classic Meets Modern

For Pearl Jewelry Under $5,000, we placed 1st with our 14K Yellow Cultured Seed Pearl Hoop Earrings (87392:100:P).

14k yellow cultured seed pearl hoop earring design

These earrings are fantastic little pearl hoops as well as a twist on a classic work by stationing the pearls along the outer edges of the earrings.

Lab-Grown Luxury

Stuller won both 1st and 2nd place in the category Laboratory-Created Diamond or Gemstone Jewelry. In 1st place was our 14K White Bezel-Set Graduated Lab-Grown Diamond Earrings (653632:LG604:P).

14k white bezel-set graduated lab-grown diamond earring design

Our design team loves coming up with designs that are mindful of current trends but will stand the test of time. For these earrings, we used a graduating set of our simple bezel settings, set with brilliant lab-grown diamonds that will be sure to turn heads! These elongated diamond-linked earrings have a fluid tapered design that beautifully articulates when worn.

In 2nd place was our 14K White Lab-Grown Diamond Graduated 16″ Necklace (653717:LG101:P).

This piece is an essential yet modern layering necklace. This necklace may be a simple look, but it packs a punch while staying within budget. Our team loves designing styles that utilize the benefits of its stones. With a high carat weight item like this, it is the perfect use for beautiful lab-grown diamonds.

For a Love That Lasts

In the category of Best Engagement/Wedding Jewelry Under $5,000, Stuller was awarded 2nd place with our 14K Yellow 6.5 mm Round Diamond Halo-Style Engagement Ring (124477:137:P).

14k yellow round diamond halo-style engagement ring design

This is a romantic halo engagement ring that our design team loved creating. The oversized proportions of the accents make this piece a modern standout bridal engagement ring while also including an antique feeling. Placing the prongs along the outermost edges gives the halo a delicate look while keeping the stones protected. We enjoy the design challenges in coming up with new halo layouts, as once you layer in stone size, cut, and prong positioning, the creative possibilities are endless! We love playing with all the different looks and combinations that we can create when using fancy accents and stone layouts for a very antique-inspired look.

Look to the Stars

Stuller placed 3rd in Best Necklace Under $5,000 with our 14K Yellow Diamond Moon Phase Bar Necklace (87526:108:P).

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We wanted to create a personal and simplistic piece that tells the story for our 302® Fine Jewelry line. This piece was inspired by all of the celestial, zodiac, and natural motifs we see happening in the fashion and design world. We love using negative space as a design detail, and the diamond accents elevate this piece to feel truly special.

For the Modern Man

In Alternative Materials Jewelry, Stuller won 2nd place with our Black & 18K Yellow Tungsten Grooved Band With Hammer Finish (TAR52125).

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This is a contemporary take on a classic band in a popular black and hammered finish with Black PVD and a gold highlight. The off-center groove helps to accentuate the flat band’s proportions by making this a very modern look. This band was designed with a hip groom in mind for those who aren’t looking for the standard half-round band.

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Stuller won 1st place in Best Bracelet over $5,000 with the 14K White Diamond Curb Bracelet (BRC822:601:P).

14k white diamond curb bracelet design

This standout bracelet was designed to have a fluid movement and a concealed clasp, with diamond accents along with the oversized curb chain links. The bracelet was intended to move with the wearer while catching the perfect light at any angle. A fabulous bracelet to wear alone or nest well with any well-curated wrist stack.

A Touch of Color

For Best Earring Under $5,000 category, Stuller placed 3rd with the 14K Yellow Multi-Gemstone & 1/5 CTW Diamond Hoop Earrings (87445110:P).

14k yellow multi-gemstone and diamond hoop earrings

These fun-loving earrings were designed to have a stacked look when worn. The stones have pops of gemstone color with rich blue sapphires and bright aquas, making them an eclectic layering look for any hoop enthusiast. 

Warm and Rosy

And for the last category, Best Price Point Under $500, Stuller won 2nd place with our 14K Rose Diamond Huggies (653650:602:P).

14k rose diamond huggie earrings

These sweet, huggie hoops are a fresh take on a classic from our design team. The geometric cuts of the baguette diamonds shine beautifully when worn by adding interest to the standard diamond-hinged hoop. We were excited to see baguettes being layered in all sorts of stackable styles recently and wanted to add some great new hoops to the modern “earscape” trend!

We are once again so proud of our designers for their incredible talent and creative insight. Make sure to check out the other winning pieces at INSTORE.




Fiery Moissanite: A Perfect Choice for Bridal Designs

Moissanite for Bridal

One look at the pristine brilliance of Moissanite makes it easy to understand its growing popularity for engagement rings, anniversary and eternity bands, and men’s bands. This gorgeous, lab-grown gem offers more than its across-the-room sparkle. Its high durability (9.25 on the Mohs scale) and affordability make it increasingly attractive to couples who want new choices for their bridal rings.

Think Big 

Couples vary in how much they want to spend on an engagement ring, reflecting their priorities. Today, many want a larger stone without breaking the bank to buy it. Others seek an “eco-friendly” gem and still others choose to save for a down payment on a house, extensive travel, and other personal commitments. Moissanite makes all these priorities attainable. We offer Charles & Colvard Forever One and Stuller Moissanite in many shapes and sizes. Both come in a range of melee sizes so customers can delight in elegant accents to their heart’s content. 

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Cost-Effective 

Diamonds — natural and lab-grown — claim much of the bridal market, but they face competition from Moissanite. In 2017, Pinterest searches for Moissanite engagement rings rose by 297%, and the trend continues. A one-carat natural diamond will cost a minimum of 5K to 6K (approximate retail) and even more if the couple wants a larger stone. A DEF 6.5 mm Moissanite — the equivalent of 1 CT — costs a fraction of a comparable diamond, retailing for up to $810 triple key for a Hearts & Arrows cut. Larger stones from 7.5 to 8 mm DEF, approximately a 2 CT stone, retail from approximately $975 to $1,800 at triple key. A natural diamond in that size would cost thousands more, at significantly less than triple key.

Environmentally Conscious 

Some environmentally conscious customers feel attracted to Moissanite because it’s lab-grown, not taken from the earth. Moissanite developed this way out of necessity. In the late 19th century, Henri Moissan discovered tiny crystals of natural Moissanite in a meteorite crater. Since then, no one has found this sparkling stone in sizes and colors suitable for jewelry. The race began to grow it in a lab and it took close to 100 years. So, when Charles & Colvard first created Moissanite in 1993, it was an impressive achievement though the stone was not colorless. The company persisted, and in 2015, they introduced their crowning glory, Forever One™, available in DEF and GHI. This fired up Moissanite’s bridal breakthrough. Today, we carry colorless and near-colorless Forever One by Charles & Colvard and Stuller Moissanite in a host of shapes to tempt any bride.

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Tell Moissanite’s Story 

To learn more about Moissanite, visit Stuller.com/MoissaniteBenefits or read our Sell With a Story blog post on Moissanite.

With this information, you’ll be ready to suggest it for the many beautiful styles in Bridal 2021-2022 and on Stuller.com/Bridal.




Ten Facts About the 2021-2022 Bridal Catalog

Stuller is excited to release Bridal 2021-2022 — an all-in-one resource for helping each couple start the next chapter of their love story. Within its pages, you can find everything from engagement rings to wedding bands covering styles from classic to contemporary. Our hope is that this 792-page catalog is a jeweler’s go-to source for bridal products. 



Rescheduled Dreams Are Coming True 

At the beginning of 2021, we proclaimed this year to be Stuller’s Year of the Wedding™. We did this in preparation for the increase in activity we knew the wedding industry would be experiencing this year. With couples finally getting the chance to say “I do” after a year of the unexpected, Stuller stands proud to be your bridal business partner. 

We look forward to helping you grow your business and helping couples have their rescheduled dreams come true using the contents of Bridal 2021-2022

Catalog Highlights 

With so many exciting things coming your way in this new catalog, we wanted to give you insider information on what to expect. Here are ten facts about Bridal 2021-2022 to keep in mind when using your catalog.

  1. This is the first bridal catalog to be released since 2018. It features a reduced page count, enhanced education materials, and updated visual imagery. 
  1. More than 800 NEW series are featured, making up 34% of the catalog. 
  1. Bridal 2021-2022 offers a wide selection of on-trend, diamond-accented engagement rings. See pages 321-524. 
  1. Look for 3C badges throughout this catalog to identify items that can be easily and quickly customized with their flexible designs. 
  1. Modern Brilliance® includes semi-set engagement rings and fully set eternity and anniversary bands set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds. These on-trend styles feature exceptional quality at a value consumers will appreciate. See pages 553 and 662. 
  1. ever&ever® is a complete bridal program featuring high-quality, customizable prototype rings — each a flexible 3C design. Learn more on page 88. 
  1. Keep an eye out for this popular trend! Celtic-inspired designs are increasing in popularity in bridal design. These can be found on pages 51, 370-371, 686, 733, 735, 745, and 751. 
  1. For the groom, Stuller offers a variety of classic wedding bands with many personalized options. See pages 710-730. 
  1. DID YOU KNOW? This is the first catalog to feature tantalum, which is durable, strong, crack resistant, and the only contemporary metal with the ability to add a custom finish. See page 763. 
  1. Fun Fact: According to a survey from The Knot, the average amount spent on an engagement ring in the United States is $5,500.

You can view digital PDFs from the catalog at Stuller.com/BridalCatalog

Send Us Your Selfie 

stuller bridal selfie contest

To celebrate the launch of Bridal 2021-2022, we are giving away a $1,000 Stuller account credit for use on any of our bridal products. The prize will be awarded to a randomly chosen customer who has posted a selfie of themselves with their bridal catalog on Facebook or Instagram and has an account in good standing. We will announce the winner on August 2, 2021 in Stuller’s Instagram stories (@stullerinc). 

To enter: 

  1. Take a selfie or group selfie with your copy of Bridal 2021-2022
  1. From July 16 to July 30, submit your entry by posting the photo to Facebook or Instagram using #YearOfTheWedding or by sending the picture to contest@stuller.com

Click here to view the official contest rules.

Happy Selling!




A Stuller Ring Story: Robert and Derek

Year of the Wedding - Rob & Derrick

Continuing our celebration of Stuller’s Year of the Wedding™, we are highlighting stunning rings and the Stuller associates who wear them.

Love happens in its own time and rarely when we expect. Sometimes there’s a movie-quality meet-cute and other times it develops among friends. Either way, love is something distinct to every couple and something to celebrate.

For Stuller employees, Robert and Derek, their story evolved over several years and is as unique as the bands they’ve chosen for themselves. Let’s look at their journey, their rings, and the story that brought them here.

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The Perfect Combo

Robert and Derek both came to Lafayette from out of town to be closer to family. Robert began working at Raising Canes — a staple fast food restaurant in Louisiana — where he met Derek in 2011. They worked together for a while without saying a word to each other. Eventually, their mutual work friends helped spark a connection that led to more.

Derek took Robert on their first date to the movies in celebration of his birthday. While they don’t remember the movie they saw all these years later, Robert’s most distinct memory is that they were running late to the movie. Derek’s major pet peeve is running late so Robert was amused by watching him stress over being late to the movie previews.

Their first date was on June 15, which became a significant date for both of them. To this day, it is the date they celebrate their anniversary and the date they chose to get married years after. Before we get to those details, let’s talk about the rings.

Interesting and Unique

These are the qualities Robert and Derek were looking for when they chose their rings. Looking at both of their bands, you can tell there are special features that carry special meaning.

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Derek is a fan of unusual materials and preferred inlay styles seen in the contemporary metal bands. The original ring he chose was a black titanium coin-edge band with a dark wood inlay (51955). However, after a few years, Derek chose to upgrade his ring to a tungsten band with a meteorite and wood inlay (TAR51920). As a fan of sci-fi, Derek was really attracted to the idea of having meteorite and other interesting materials incorporated into his wedding band.

Robert also enjoys an inlay style with interesting materials but preferred a classic path as opposed to contemporary. He chose a 14K yellow gold band with square channel-set Alexandrite (123133). The channel-set stones gave him the inlay style he liked, but in a classic metal option. Being that Robert was born in June, he always loved his birthstone, Alexandrite. Along with it being his birth month, anniversary month, and Pride month, he felt that the stone perfectly represented the significance of the time.

On the inside of Robert’s band is an engraving of their anniversary in Roman numerals as a further reminder of a day he holds close.

Redefining Tradition

Over time, Robert and Derek moved from the fast-food industry to the jewelry industry with jobs at Stuller. Robert currently works as a product manager in the findings and metals department and Derek works in tools and central supply operations.

For the first few years of their relationships, they spoke casually about the future, but nothing substantial as they could not get married in Louisiana at the time. In June 2015, those conversations began to become more serious with the nation-wide recognition of same-sex marriage. In January 2018, they decided to get married on their upcoming anniversary on June 15, 2018.

While the decision was a big one, there was no elaborate proposal that set the gears in motion. “We discussed it like grown-ups, and it was very boring,” Robert jokes. Neither had ever expected a big proposal throughout their relationship so it really came down to simply a conversation of finally being ready for the next step.

When it came to rings, they took their rings into their own hands. “Getting what we wanted was more important than the surprise,” they explained. With there being no real tradition to follow, Robert and Derek are perfectly happy setting their own traditions.

They enjoyed an intimate wedding celebration surrounded by friends and family. Stuller photography studio coordinator and close friend Carson Webb even officiated the ceremony. It was the perfect day, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.

Celebrating Unique Tastes

Just as there are many types of love, there are different types of preferences when it comes to wedding bands. From simple to extravagant, Stuller offers a variety of options like the ones Robert and Derek chose. Explore our men’s wedding band selection on our website and help your customers celebrate their one-of-a-kind love.




Introducing AXIS™ Wedding Bands

We are reaching the halfway point in Stuller’s Year of the Wedding™, but we are just getting started. Stuller is happy to launch a new select line of premium, machined wedding bands: AXIS™. Created with style and strength, AXIS wedding bands are perfect for men who embrace confidence and commitment. We are happy to bring this new product line to the market as more and more consumers are looking for options in high-quality wedding bands. 

“While all Stuller wedding bands are created with quality in mind, AXIS is special not only because of the machine creation, but also because of the striking designs and textures that stand out as works of art,” says Stuller wedding bands product manager Nicole McWhorter. 

Shop Axis Wedding Bands.

Built to Last 

There are two traits that set AXIS wedding bands apart from other rings: durability and precision. These machined bands are cold drawn, which creates a tighter grain structure than their cast counterparts. The cold drawing process eliminates internal defects like porosity and fortifies the structure of the ring, making rings that are best suited for day-to-day wear. 

Once the ring blank is made, it is machined to the exact shape, size, and design needed. This allows each ring to be made to order with complete consistency every time, providing you with the quality you can depend on. 

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Manufactured for Style

McWhorter believes AXIS also provides jewelers with the opportunity to incorporate education into the selling process. “AXIS is a valuable tool for jewelers to educate the consumers about the process of machine bands and how this process provides them with the purchase of a lifetime,” she says. 

Let’s take a deeper look into the manufacturing process to better understand how these bands achieve this level of quality, beginning with the cold drawing process. The pipes used in these bands are continuously cast and passed through a series of dies that have not been preheated. From there, the pipes are drawn down onto rods that maintain a near finger size. Finally, the ring blanks are machined down to your exact size, shape, and design needs.

AXIS wedding bands

All AXIS bands are manufactured in our Lafayette, Louisiana facility, which means you can expect your order in-hand quickly. Made with SCS-certified 100% recycled metals, you have a wide range of options when it comes to metal quality and color. Enjoy quality with the convenience of choice. 

An Heirloom Worth Cherishing 

These superior quality wedding bands take everything you love about a classic band and add a touch of modern elegance. Confident and bold men will proudly wear this statement ring with pride as a symbol of his commitment for years to come. 

Learn more about AXIS wedding bands at Stuller.com/AXIS.




Tie the Knot with ever&ever®

If you look at this season’s issue of The Knot — one of the nation’s most prominent wedding industry publications — you will see a familiar brand showcasing pieces you know and love. We have recently begun an advertising partnership between The Knot and our comprehensive bridal selling solution ever&ever®. 

“The Knot Magazine has strong consumer rapport and a substantial footprint in the wedding industry,” says Randi Bourg, Stuller’s director of marketing strategy and operations. “Couple that with Stuller’s constant drive to deliver the best in product assortment and quality and you have a natural partnership that makes perfect sense.” 

You can expect to see the ever&ever® brand continue to make an appearance within this publication throughout the rest of 2021, introducing a unique advertising opportunity for our ever&ever® retail partners. 

Crafted For Everlasting Love 

The advertisement itself features a stunning image of a popular accented halo-style engagement ring (124443) with matching band (124444). These rings are accompanied by a half round stepped edge wedding band (HRE8.5).

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While all of our ever&ever® designs complement any metal quality, we kicked off this campaign highlighting the durability and strength of rings made with platinum in collaboration with our partnership with Platinum Guild International. 

Senior director of bridal Alex Stuller explains the demand for platinum. “Platinum is naturally white and will never fade or change color over time. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, has a weighty feel, and holds diamonds and gemstones more securely than any other metal. People appreciate platinum due to its strength and rarity, which makes its value long-lasting,” Stuller explains. 

She further describes platinum as a metal that is perfect to be passed down through generations. “Even if you’re unsure about everything else in life you know platinum is going to last forever,” she said. “We take this precious metal and make it into an heirloom.” 

How does this benefit our retail partners? 

This advertising campaign provides several benefits to our ever&ever® retail partners. Primarily, the greatest benefit is the increased brand awareness. 

“Exposure in publications like The Knot develop brand awareness and desire. These advertisements put ever&ever® in the spotlight and drive foot traffic into ever&ever® retailers. We create demand through these publications and our retail partners take it to the finish line to make the bride and groom’s dreams come true,” says Stuller. 

In anticipation of increased demand for this brand, we are supplying our retail partners with marketing materials to help display the connection between their inventory and the major wedding publication feature. Retail partners can access these digital and print materials on the Marketing Asset Library

Create Your Own Story 

ever&ever® celebrates every bride and groom taking control of their narrative by building the rings of their dreams. Our retail partners play a key role in helping them tell that story. 

You can shop the advertised styles and more on our website right now. Start building your customers’ dream rings at Stuller.com/ShopEverAndEver




Meet Brittany Pata: The 2021 March Bridal Madness Champion

The 2021 winner of our annual March Bridal Madness contest is Brittany Pata, a custom jewelry designer at Zachary’s Jewelers in Annapolis, MD!

I had the honor of speaking with Brittany and asking her some questions about her design journey, as well as her personal life! Learn more about Brittany and her winning March Bridal Madness design below.

Congratulations, Brittany, on being crowned the 12th annual March Bridal Madness champion! Before we get into the design, tell us a little bit about yourself!

I got married in May 2019 to my husband, Nick. Nick is a D.C. Firefighter who also volunteers in his spare time. We have two dogs, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Husky. We are a fun outdoorsy family, but we also just love to snuggle up on the couch with the pups and watch a movie.

A little about my background. I went to Florida State University (Go Seminoles!) and graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design. I have always been very artistic and my ability to draw and paint was an amazing gift I was given. When I was in grade school, I actually won a few art contests and dreamed about one day becoming a muralist, but fell into graphic design and loved it. After graduating, I realized there was something huge missing from my life and my career, and that was people. Sitting behind a computer designing just wasn’t enough for me.

That’s so interesting! How did your background get you into the jewelry industry?

This is a really good story! My mom is a philanthropist and has been on the Hospice Gala board for many years, and three years ago asked me if I would help volunteer at their annual Hospice Gala Event. When I got there, employees from Zachary’s Jewelers were there giving away a big-ticket item they were donating, and they needed help selling the raffle tickets. I stepped in, and Evangeline, the owner’s sister, and Constance, who is our COO, were impressed with the way I was selling and handling the raffle ticket purchases and told me that if they had a position open at the store, I would be the first person they called. Not even 6 months later I get a call for an interview, and the rest is history!

That’s an awesome story. I can tell you are passionate about what you do! Tell me, what is the story behind the winning design?

A young man came in and wanted to propose to his girlfriend, and luckily had acquired a beautiful family stone, a round brilliant diamond. Even though I have only been in jewelry for a couple years, I have always been able to see people well, and this young man was the first young man I had sat with that I could feel the loved he felt for her just seeping from every part of him. I could tell this young man truly just could not wait to start his life with her.

He wanted to create something special, so we landed on doing a fun and unique starburst halo style setting, and I was able to send him a few ideas using different shaped diamonds in different patterns, and he chose the winning design that you see here! He put all his trust in me, and together with Zachary’s Jewelers, we created a beautiful one-of-a-kind setting that she absolutely adores! When I handed the finished piece to my customer, we both teared up and it was such a beautiful moment.

It’s truly wonderful, the moments jewelers get to experience with customers, especially for occasions of this magnitude! Did you have any inspiration for the design?

A couple weeks prior to meeting my customer, Stuller had some website banners showcasing their new starburst style halo rings, and the ring I designed pulled some characteristics from one of those styles! When he came in and said he wanted to do something a little playful and fun, I knew exactly the direction to go based on the inspiration I had seen from visiting the Stuller website.

I think the starburst-style rings are becoming really popular, and rightfully so. They are beautiful! Can you tell me about the design process of this ring?

The process started off by me as the designer coming up with different drawn ideas to showcase his family’s stone. I have attached a photo of this. Then he chose the one he liked best, and after the estimate was approved, the CAD render images were sent to him for approval. He was very excited to move onto the next step!

After that, we met once more for me to show him the WAX, which we created for him to look at and approve before the ring went to casting and setting. He ended up being thrilled with the wax and loved every step of the process. When the finished product was completed, I took it outside, like I always do for all my custom designs, and took a few nicely lit images and videos of the ring to send to him with a text saying, “It’s HERE! And it’s Beautiful!”.

I’m sure he LOVED it, I know I did. You just might have to design my engagement ring! Outside of work, what are some of your interests or hobbies?

I am an avid dog lover, Peloton Spinner, scuba-diver, Netflix binger, sunset lover, crafter, and boat day enthusiast. I also love having a cocktail downtown Annapolis with friends on a warm summer day.

Thanks so much for sharing Brittany! We here at Stuller are so thrilled with your design. We are sure you made one lucky lady very happy. Be sure to check out Zachary’s Jewelers if you’re in the Annapolis area, and be sure to keep up with them on their Facebook and Instagram.

Additionally, follow Brittany’s personal design page on Instagram here to keep up with her journey in the industry as a jewelry designer.


Want to learn about last year’s March Bridal Madness winner? Check out our feature of the 2020 champion here!




Something Old, Something New: Repurposing Stones for Engagement Rings

Everyone has heard of the adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” on a bride’s wedding day to bring good luck. Today we are going to focus on the first half of the saying so that your brides will feel special with a little something old and newly incorporated into their engagement ring. Let’s dive into the topic of repurposing stones.

Love That Lasts Generations 

A bride will always make her wedding day her own and each bride is different. You will see personal touches in every detail from decorations to vows. They find a way to showcase the things that are most important to them, such as family. 

One of the oldest traditions in the wedding industry is the act of passing meaningful family items down to the next generation. Jewelry pieces, such as engagement rings, travel through generations from mother to daughter, grandmother to granddaughter, aunt to niece, etc. 

Due to their strength and value, jewelry set with diamonds are favored to be gifted to a younger family member because they can withstand generations of everyday jewelry wear and will always maintain their value. These pieces are certainly something that should be kept in the family. 

While diamond rings are often passed on to younger family members, less often do you see the entire ring being used as an engagement ring. Setting style popularity changes over time and women in different generations have varied tastes. Enter the jeweler. 

Solutions for Jewelers 

As a jeweler, you are integral to making sure a repurposed stone is used in a new ring properly. While brides may have an idea of the kind of ring they want to use with their stone, it’s important they know whether or not the stone fits the style and shape of the mounting. Your expertise will help guide them to the perfect ring to honor a precious family heirloom. 

Stuller provides several options to help you with this task. From making it easy to find semi-set mountings to custom design options, there is a solution for every jeweler and every ring. 

ever&ever® Selling Solution 

ever&ever® is a complete bridal program featuring high-quality, customizable prototype rings — each a flexible 3C design. While the primary function of ever&ever® is to provide your customers with an in-case customizable ring experience, some Stuller customers are using the selection a different way. 

Because the ever&ever® system features some of our best on-trend bridal designs, it is a great place to start when finding a setting that your customer would love to pair with their stone! Every ever&ever® ring can be ordered semi-set so you can place the repurposed stone in yourself. 

Provide your customer with the best style options for their stone size and make sure to use Stuller.com/everandever to help narrow down your options by inputting the stone size and shape. 

Advanced Mountings Search 

If you have the stone size and shape but want to narrow down your selection of mountings that fit, use our Advanced Mountings Search. You can find the Advanced Mounting Search by clicking the featured blue button at the top of our website or visit Stuller.com/SearchByStone

Narrow down your options by selecting the stone shape, dimensions, the metal color you’d like, and product type (select rings). From there, you will only see options that fit the stone the bride is providing. Further organize your search by bestsellers, newness, and price to find the perfect mounting. 

CAD/CAM Services 

If you’d rather create a completely customized design option, our CAD/CAM Services is here to help. Submit a sketch, CAD design created with MatrixGold® or other CAD-based software, or even a wax or resin model. From there, our team will get to work crafting your unique piece to fit your customer’s stone. When it comes to repurposing stones, CAD/CAM Services provides the most flexible and custom solutions.

Learn to Modify a Style with CAD/CAM Services in a recent blog post.

Matching Services 

Not only is it important to find a mounting that fits the stone, but it’s also important for you to consider any accent or companion stones being incorporated into the piece. Stuller’s Matching Services for diamonds and gemstones is there to help you find the perfect stones to complement your customer’s diamond. To get started, contact our team at 800-877-7777, ext. 5. 

Your Custom Jewelry Partner 

A wedding is always an exciting occasion, and we want to be there for you as you help the happy couple. It’s important for you to know that when dealing with repurposing stones, you have many options available to you and Stuller wants to help. If you ever need to know what options available to you are best, feel free to contact us at 800-877-7777. 




New Shapes and Shine Come To Modern Brilliance

Modern Brilliance® provides the finest in quality lab-grown diamond bridal and fine jewelry. This collection of lab-grown luxury goes beyond traditional jewelry options to offer brilliant looks at fantastic price points. From earrings and necklaces to bracelets and rings, Modern Brilliance provides on-trend and eye-catching styles that are sure to make anyone smile.

Stuller is excited to reveal several additions to its Modern Brilliance collection. These additions bring new products and new ways to interact with this unique line of jewelry. Enjoy these highlights of the latest launch and explore these new features on our website at Stuller.com/ModernBrilliance.

Stone Shape Expansion

Joining our round shape styles are the new straight baguette styles. Enjoy this new lab-grown diamond shape in both bridal and fine jewelry.

Top Bridal Picks

Our team has selected the best-selling and trending eternity and anniversary bands, contour bands, and ring guards. These products are available in both round and straight baguette lab-grown diamonds.

New Products

We are excited to now offer huggies in three new sizes along with additional trending ear studs, line bracelets, and stackable rings all set with lab-grown diamonds.

Everything You Need in One Place

Our Modern Brilliance page on Stuller.com provides easy access to lab-grown diamond jewelry styles; product spotlights within bridal, jewelry, and 302® Fine Jewelry; and educational resources for lab-grown diamonds.


Learn more about recent news regarding the 302 Fine Jewelry x Modern Brilliance Collaboration and how lab-grown jewelry is being featured by major fashion publications this year on our blog.

Lab-Grown Luxury Turns Heads in the Fashion World