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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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CounterSketch Update: New Curated Collections

New software feature provides better merchandising based on market

I am excited to introduce the newest feature to CounterSketch®: curated collections. This new feature gives the user autonomy to create the collections that they know will sell in their area. Currently, there are over 2,495 library models in CounterSketch. Never in the history of the software have we had read more…

4 New MatrixGold® Features for Spring

Enjoy our newest MatrixGold features for exploring your jewelry design creativity

It has been a successful year around the world with MatrixGold!  In the last year, MatrixGold’s new core and dynamic commands have provided a new way to design jewelry. It has been a pleasure to see our customers utilize the new functionalities of the software to speed up their production time. With MatrixGold being a read more…

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What’s the Best Metal for Men’s Wedding Bands?

DOWNLOAD this guy's guide to wedding bands to help inform your grooms-to-be

The bride-to-be in your store has probably been planning her special day for a while now — perhaps even since she was a young girl. More often than not, she has a good idea of the type of engagement ring she’s going after. She’ll bring along clippings from a magazine or share read more…

A High-Performance Engagement Story

Michael Bartlett explains his purposeful proposal

What makes a high-performance engagement? Is it purely based on function? Or could aesthetics contribute to such a title? What could looks have to do with performance? When done right, it’s the nature of successful design. Design I come from a background in industrial design, the classical term for what most read more…

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Meet Jonathan Smiddy – The Returning Competitor

Last year’s Battle of the Benches ® contestant returns

This year’s Battle of the Benches® competition is right around the corner, kicking off March 24th. Among the contestants is Jonathan Smiddy, a seasoned jewelsmith with over twenty-two years of experience under his belt. A bench jeweler at Robson’s Diamond Jewelers in Baytown, Texas, he spends his days repairing precious pieces read more…

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Meet Jyothi Forman – Battle of the Benches® Contestant

The driven jeweler from down under

Jyothi Forman is a jeweler at Georgies Fine Jewellery in Narooma, New South Wales, Australia. She specializes in hand fabricating custom jewelry. Jyothi, a blossoming 24 years old, grew up in a small regional town called Tanja and went to school in Bega, New South Wales. Outside of work, she loves read more…

Meet David Adamson – The Defending Champ

Winner of last year’s inaugural Battle of the Benches ® competition

Our first Battle of the Benches® competition played host to over 200 jewelers from around the country and three days of excitement, education and an exhilarating jewelry-making challenge. David Adamson came into the competition calm and collected. He was anxious, but not nervous. He was eager to participate and awaited read more…

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Feature Friday – Brandon Boudreaux

From the baseball diamond to custom designed rings

I started in my family’s jewelry business working Christmas and summers during college to learn the ropes. I always knew I wanted to become the 4th generation to lead Boudreaux’s Jewelers. In 2013, I came on full-time after playing NCAA baseball and graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans. After read more…

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