Elevate Your Bridal Packaging This Wedding Season

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When helping a customer create the perfect engagement moment, choosing the ring is just the beginning. Help them remember you forever with the perfect packaging as the finishing touch. 

As the wedding industry comes back to life post-pandemic, you will want to be prepared. Offering the perfect packaging for your customers keeps your brand top of mind and provides a complete solution for their engagement ring purchase. The newly released Packaging and Displays 2021-2022 brochure is your resource for taking your packaging efforts to the next level and giving a bride that extra special something. 

View the new Packaging and Displays 2021-2022 brochure today!

Merchandised Collections 

Forming a cohesive brand for your jewelry business does not have to be stressful or overwhelming. It can be as simple as coordinating your packaging to reflect your logo and colors. Providing a variety will guarantee that you will stand out against your competition. 

If you browse through the pages of Packaging and Displays 2021-2022, you will notice that we have merchandised our new and existing collections together. We did this to show how different collections can be combined in a cohesive manner and make your brand pop. For example, when you start with our new Walnut Wood Collection, pairing it with the dark green offerings in our popular Eva Collection will create an elevated packaging ensemble for your customers to choose from. 

New collections that are joining our bestselling favorites include: 

Walnut Wood Collection Parker Collection

LED Collection Madison Collection

One to Give, One to Keep 

Ring boxes are packaging pieces that are long treasured and help keep a bride’s most precious possession safe forever. But, standard ring boxes are sometimes hard to hide in a pocket before a surprise proposal. 

Our solution is our mini-engagement ring box (61-1120). This low-profile box is an easy upsell and easily fits into any pocket until the big moment. Available in an array of standard neutral color options, mini-engagement ring boxes fit perfectly with any of our packaging collections to support your brand. 

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Build Your Brand 

Do not pass up the opportunity to make sure your customers walk away with a physical reminder of you. Stuller’s Custom Imprinting Service makes your brand a part of their story.

Use hot foil stamping or digital imprinting to customize your packaging options by adding your logo. Choose the color, placement, and quantity of the items at an accessible price point well-worth the investment. To see what imprinting options are available with each collection, look for the hot foil stamping and digital imprinting icons in both the brochure and on Stuller.com. 

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The Perfect Takeaway 

Ring boxes and jewelry packaging are not the only upsell options you will find in Packaging and Displays 2021-2022. Pouches, travel cases, jewelry clutches, and jewelry cleaner make for excellent gifts for bridesmaids and mother of the bride. Each of these pieces also comes with additional opportunities to incorporate your logo and branding so your business continues to stay top of mind. 

By incorporating these options with the various collections provided in Packaging and Displays 2021-2022, you will provide your customers with a comprehensive and holistic shopping experience as they make the journey from “Will you?” to “I do!” 




LOOK BOOK: Celebrate the Class of 2021

Graduation marks the end of something special for many students, but it can also be the start of something great. We want to make sure that you have items they can cherish as a constant reminder of the accomplishment.    

Every year when graduation season approaches, friends and loved ones start thinking about gifts. A card with “Congrats, Grad!” written on the inside and a few wrinkled-up bills just doesn’t cut it. These grads succeeded through COVID-19 and the everyday stresses of academic life on top of their shoulders. I may be biased, being a recent graduate myself, but these students deserve the very best! We want to offer you many different and deeply personal items that will scream “Congratulations” from the rooftops!  

Make it Unique!  

Graduation rings and bands are often the first pieces of jewelry to be thought of as a token of memorabilia. Many students that have walked across the graduation stage and left behind the college they loved want a ring to symbolize their precious time there. Bands are a great way to show off their school spirit and document their interests while completing their degree. However, many class rings can be bulky, oversized, and impersonal. Especially whenever the graduating class is larger than the average size. Stuller offers several options that can be personalized, such as our Octagon Signet Ring (9874). Add school letters, the graduation year, and any other significant symbols. This ring comes in an assortment of colors and finishes.

Graduation Octagon Signet Ring

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Pearls of Wisdom  

When it comes to classic graduation jewelry, another common gift is traditional pearls. Whether that’s a pearl necklace, bracelet, or even earrings, pearls are timeless and will grow with your graduate as they grow through their life. A pearl is also seen as a symbolic item given to individuals who have gained wisdom through experience. How perfect of a gift for a recent graduate? Pearls are also considered a classic and chic option whenever it comes to everyday wear. Whether they are going to lunch, an extravagant date, or an important job, the confidence of graduation pearls adorning them may be all the courage they need. Our freshwater cultured pearl huggies (688758) are the perfect piece for that very occasion. This piece features five identically sized cultured pearls layered down the hoops. The earrings are varying in different qualities of gold, one of which is sure to represent your graduate’s style.  

Graduation Freshwater Cultured Pearl Huggies

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Deeply Personal  

If pearl earrings and rings aren’t your graduate’s thing, Stuller offers many other options that may be more their style. For instance, a personalized pair of cuff links may be the more subtle route your graduate might take when it comes to commemorating their years in school. Stuller can easily engrave their initials and year of graduation onto the cuff links. This way, it can be a simplistic yet detailed method of expression towards the school spirit discussed. Our Engravable Round Cuff Links (L101) could be the perfect option. Offered in an array of sizes, finishes, and metal qualities, they are sure to put a smile on their face.  

Graduation Cuff Links

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Graduation is a celebration that grads look forward to at the end of high school or college. It is the end of an era for them and another journey that’s just getting started. Make this commencement season extraordinary with the help of Stuller to pick out that perfect piece of jewelry. 




Finding Inspiration: Custom Jewelry Made With Trims

Sparks of creativity can result in beautiful pieces of jewelry that customers will enjoy for years to come. But customized pieces do not have to be extravagant or sizable. Sometimes the most unique pieces are simply the tiniest displays of personalization. Have you thought of creating your own line of personalized jewelry made using trims? Let’s explore this concept in this month’s edition of Finding Inspiration.

Finding Inspiration is a campaign to inspire the inner designer in every jeweler and provide a spark of creativity in artisans throughout the jewelry industry. We are always amazed at the phenomenal work that Stuller customers do with our findings and want to share that creativity with our community. Let’s dive into the world of trims and how they can be used to craft a line of jewelry.

Trims: Variety Provides Options

These versatile findings provide many options when considering developing a line of jewelry. They can be soldered to various other findings — such as shanks, jump rings, bails, and posts — to create rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and more! Stuller offers a wide variety of trims to give you options. Browse hundreds of our trims on Stuller.com and start creating today!

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From Trims to Fine Jewelry

Members of our fine jewelry and findings teams often collaborate to develop new pieces to offer our customers.

“Findings is a never-ending puzzle,” says Emily Hargroder, Findings Product Manager. “It’s all about having the perfect connecting pieces to fill the gaps. Our team is always talking to customers and studying finished jewelry pieces to discover what findings are missing in our line. Our job is to create components that make designing as easy as possible for our jewelers.”

See how our teams came together to combine trims with other findings to create popular pieces of fine jewelry.

Custom Laser Cut Designs Program

Can’t find the trim you’re looking for in our product line? Create your own laser cut trims using our Custom Laser Cut Designs Program! This is a quick, consistent service that provides you with the perfect way to explore your creativity, create a line of jewelry unique to your store, or offer personalization. Get started designing today by emailing CustomLaserDesigns@Stuller.com or call 800-877-7777, ext. 3631.

Share Your Inspiration

Have you thought of a line of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, or rings you want to develop? Share it with us on social media! We are always looking to see great pieces of creativity made using our findings. If you want a chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Finding Inspiration, post your piece(s) online using the hashtag #stullerfindings and tagging us @stullerinc.


Check out our recent Finding Inspiration blog posts for more design pieces with Stuller findings.

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A Stuller Ring Story: Paula and Keith

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

Every couple is different and so is their journey to “I do.” Sometimes a couple finds each other in the most unlikely of places and at a time when they least expect it. For tools & supplies technical specialist Paula, her perfect match was a coworker of more than 20 years, but it was quite the journey to get there. Follow along on a story that epitomizes the saying, “Love is patient.” 

This is Paula and Keith’s ring story. 

New Beginnings 

Paula began her career at Stuller in 1995 in the stone setting department as a specialist. Within her first few years at Stuller, she experienced personal ups and downs, which ended with a divorce after 16 years of marriage. While not an experience anyone would want to go through, she looked forward to a new beginning and focused on supporting her children. 

At the time Paula had started at Stuller, Keith had already been with the company for three years and was a master stone setter. They worked together in the stone setting department for a few years and became friends. As time passed and their friendship grew, Keith decided to take things to the next level and asked Paula on a date. Having already been married and divorced, Paula was hesitant at first, but knew the Keith was a good man and decided to pursue the opportunity. 

Paula’s Perfect Ring 

As Paula would say, she loves “bling.” She told Keith that if she ever did get married again, she would want to “do it big.” 

With his connections in Stuller’s CAD/CAM team, Keith took a yellow gold Stuller mounting (now discontinued) that featured baguette diamond accents. In addition to the baguette accent stones, he filled in areas between those stones with round diamond accents. Then, he added a platinum setting complete with a marquise diamond. Keith is a certified gemologist and was very picky about what stones he wanted in Paula’s rings. With a service we now call Special Orders, Keith was able to source the perfect marquise diamond in the clarity and quality he wanted. 

Paula got Keith’s wedding ring and provided him with options. She chose three options from the catalog and told him to pick two. She wanted to make sure he would like the ring, but still wanted an element of surprise. He picked his two options, and she chose a simple two-tone band made with yellow and white gold to match the style of her ring. She also had their wedding date inscribed on the inside of the band. 

Five years after they were married, Keith also had matching bands made for Paula to go on either side of her engagement ring. Paula is a fan of having two bands accompanying an engagement ring. With the help of some friends in CAD/CAM services, Keith was able to get Paula’s ring under the guise of they wanted to practice making an imprint with her ring. What actually happened was Keith soldered two bands onto the ring and gifted her the complete ring for Christmas that year with Paula’s children.

The Journey from “Yes” to “I Do” 

A Holiday Proposal 

As you can imagine, things progressed very well for Paula and Keith. While Paula was enjoying their time together as they became serious about their relationship, Keith is the type of man that knows what he wants and made his intentions clear. In 1999, Paula was under the impression she was getting a watch for Christmas from Keith. However, while opening gifts with his family, she opened a watch box to no watch. 

She looked at him and whispered, “It’s empty.” He smiled and told her, “Look again real good.” 

Paula removed the watch collar from the box and laying there was the beautiful ring Keith had designed and customized just for her. She excitedly accepted his proposal. 

Patience is a Virtue 

While she was incredibly happy to be engaged to Keith, she wasn’t quite ready to get married again and Keith was a patient man. Every six months after their engagement, Keith would ask her, “Are you ready to get married?” Each time she replied, “Not yet.” Unphased, Keith would accept that answer and prepare to ask again in another six months. 

This six-month routine repeated itself for over three years. While many would be shocked to hear a story like this, Paula and Keith were not in a rush. They had each other and that was enough. That is, until Paula came to a personal realization. 

A True, South Louisiana Wedding 

In March 2003, Paula was at her bench in her new role in the modeling department. The thought came to her, “That’s a good man I have. He’s taken ‘no’ every six months and still treats me like a queen and puts me on a pedestal.” 

On her break that day, she walked up to his office in stone setting. She told him that she knew it was not his usual check in time, but she was now ready to get married. He replied with a simple “okay” and went back to work. As she walked back to her bench from his office, she was a little confused at how nonchalantly he responded. In fact, she turned around and went back to his office to talk to him about how he felt about the wedding, but he was gone. 

Confused and slightly anxious at Keith’s sudden departure from work, she went home at the end of the day wondering what he was up to. As she walked in the house, she saw Keith sitting in the living room and on a table was a marriage license ready for them to get married that upcoming weekend. 

Within three days, Keith and their families were able to coordinate a wedding true to their southern Louisiana roots. Complete with their families, they celebrated the next stage of their lives with a crawfish boil at their home and the rest is history. Paula and Keith remain happily married to this day and still work at Stuller along with several members of their family. 

A Stuller Happily Ever After 

The beautiful thing about love is that it can be unexpected and find us when we least expect it. Paula and Keith’s story is one with a long winding journey, but also with the happy ending they both deserve. The fact that their Stuller family was able to be along for the ride the entire way made it all the better. 


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Heather and Cody

Marci and Josh




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!




Finding Inspiration: A Custom Designed Mother’s Pendant

As jewelers, we have the opportunity to provide our customers with something completely unique and meaningful – something they will enjoy and cherish for a lifetime. Being with customers for great milestones and commemorative occasions is truly something special. Elizabeth Parker with Curt Parker Jewelers recently had the opportunity to share her experience of crafting a one-of-a-kind piece for a customer that takes those special moments and allows them to be with the customer forever.

Finding Inspiration is a campaign to inspire the inner designer within every jeweler and provide a spark of creativity for artisans throughout the jewelry industry. We are always in awe of what our customers are doing with Stuller findings and how they make unique pieces of jewelry. In this installation of Finding Inspiration, we take a look at the piece made by Curt Parker Jewelers and the story behind such a beautiful piece of art.

Curt Parker Jewelers: The Beginning

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Elizabeth Parker and her husband Curt have been in the jewelry business together since 1976; however, this was not always their profession. When they got married, Curt was a design engineer and Elizabeth was a college professor. Shortly after their wedding, Curt decided he wanted to switch careers and become a trade jeweler. Elizabeth supported this decision, and it didn’t take long for her to join him in this new endeavor.

Although a teacher by trade at the time, Elizabeth was no stranger to jewelry design.

“I had started designing jewelry when I was 10 years old. I would make pieces and go door to door in my neighborhood selling them,” Elizabeth said.

Throughout her schooling, she had intentions to pursue an art degree when the time came to go to college. However, fear of not being able to support herself on a career in art pushed her to choose teaching. But as you can see, Elizabeth is an example of how our dreams sometimes have a way of coming back to us unexpectedly.

In the beginning, Curt and Elizabeth operated their jewelry business out of the basement of their home for 8 years before establishing their first brick and mortar location. After 20 years they moved into a larger free-standing location in St. Louis, Missouri, where they remain today.

“We have been doing almost all of our finding work with Stuller since our beginning,” Elizabeth added. “We do a lot of work with findings where we will take the basic pieces, like a basket setting, and create an unusual or different top that is unique to us.”

They have been Stuller customers for more than 35 years and are recipients of 13 national and international awards for jewelry design.

Close to a Mother’s Heart

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For the specific piece we are highlighting, it all began with a custom request from a loving mother. In January of this year, a customer met with Elizabeth for her assistance in making a mother’s piece to commemorate the love she has for her family. She wanted the piece to include the birthstones of her husband, herself, her son, her daughter, and her daughter-in-law. Other than that detail, she left a large part of the design work up to Elizabeth.

From there, Elizabeth got to work. Because the customer is a gardener, she used a flower as inspiration for this piece. The final piece resembles a top-down view of a blooming flower in a pot where the stones are the petals.

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The stones include 9x6mm oval-cut Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst, Rhodalite Garnet, and a 7mm Japanese Akoya Pearl. The stones are set on a 14K white gold pear-shaped setting with a scroll design (1904). The piece also included four setting strips (1061) set with 1.5 carats of diamonds. The bail (184) was added to connect the pendant to a chain. All metal was finished in rhodium plating solution (45-4142) to reduce tarnishing.

The findings used in this piece perfectly complemented the stones and design. For example, if you look closely at the settings used to hold the stone (1904), the scroll design resembles a flower. Even the tiniest details in the findings used in a piece can bring the whole piece together.

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“We have developed our findings assortment over the years to include a wide variety of offerings so that jewelers and designers like Elizabeth are able to provide their customers with the piece of their dreams,” says Molly Kowalski, Stuller findings product manager. “In a custom piece, everything should feel cohesive in the design. The findings used set the foundation so make sure you have exactly what you need. Don’t forget that our team is here to help!”

Elizabeth’s Helping Hand

Elizabeth worked diligently to provide her customer with a piece to keep her family close to her heart. Along the way, Stuller was with her to help with any obstacles that came up.

“The biggest challenge was finding stones that fit a color palette,” she said.

Coordinating five gemstones of differing colors can be quite the challenge. However, Stuller’s Special Order Services worked with Elizabeth to hand-select stones in hues that complemented each other.

In the end, Elizabeth created a beautiful pendant her customer was thrilled with and is sure to wear with pride. Elizabeth was also careful to design the pendant with space to include future expansions to the family. Her customer’s family story is not yet complete, and Elizabeth will be there to assist her in telling that future tale.

Work Inspired

Stories like Elizabeth’s is a large part of why Stuller continues our work today. A jeweler can provide a customer with something that truly touches the heart, and we want to be there every step of the way. From unique pieces to finished solutions, Stuller stands ready to assist jewelers at a moment’s notice however you may need us. Get started learning about the products and services we offer by visiting Stuller.com.

Share Your Inspiration

Did this month’s feature of Curt Parker Jewelers inspire you? Do you have a similar story you’d like to share with us? Join our community of artisans and jewelers using Stuller findings to craft unique pieces for their customers by posting pictures of your jewelry on social media using #stullerfindings and tagging us @stullerinc. Inspire others and share your creativity. Join us again next month for another installment of Finding Inspiration.


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Submit-a-Sketch: A Stuller Customization Solution

Some of you have visited our facility here in Lafayette, Louisiana. The manufacturing plant alone measures one-third of a mile. Inside this massive structure, we have many large rooms/working areas, and one of these belongs to our CAD Team.

With low lights and quiet voices, the designers spread throughout the room work on their three computer screens. I like to think of our CAD room as an incubator for your business. Throughout the day, the team receives your designs in a variety of forms: a sketch, design file, resin or wax, or instructions to modify modified 3C design, and transform it into whatever you request, whether it’s complete manufacturing or a resin you can cast.

As custom design continues to drive the jewelry industry, it can power your growth. Our CAD/CAM Services help you achieve your goals. Customers have told us using these services is equal to adding several members to their team.

Submit-a-Sketch

Submit-a-Sketch is one of our most popular options, continuing to grow at a remarkable pace. It lets you upload a sketch or image and, in two to five days, we get back to you with a render and quote for customer approval.

The beauty of it is, you work very closely with a CAD team member to achieve exactly what your customer wants. And once you receive your customer’s approval, we can handle the manufacturing with expert finishing, stone setting, and polishing, then send it to you ready for your customer.

Track Your Projects

When you submit your sketch or image, you can easily track its progress through our CAD/CAM process by going to the My Projects tab. Depending on what stage the project is at, you can resubmit it with an edit. Be sure to follow the resubmission by updating your designer at CAD/CAM’s direct line 800-527-5057.

Text Notifications

You can also organize your custom jobs and view quotes on your smartphone by signing up to get status updates by text. Go to your My Profile tab on the CAD/CAM page and update your preferences.

Your Customization Partners

For Submit-a-Sketch or any of our other services, the CAD/CAM team is here to help no matter the level you require — whether it’s designing, prototyping, casting, setting, or finishing. We work with you every step of the way, going back and forth until your vision becomes a reality.

From start to finish, you can trust in our expertise and quality.


Want to learn more about Stuller’s CAD/CAM Services and what customization services we offer? Check out these recent blog posts.

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Finding Inspiration: Modified Shanks and Settings

As a jeweler, one of the most important things you can do is provide your customer with a piece that is unique and catered to their specific style. As we kick off Stuller’s March Bridal Madness, we wanted to spark your inspiration with how we have curated our findings collections to include modifications on similar styles so you can find exactly what you need for your customer. Customization is key when creating one-of-a-kind engagement rings. Giving your customer that customization factor is made so much easier when you have options.

Finding Inspiration seeks inspire the designer in every jeweler and connects the pieces that bring out the creativity in artisans and designers throughout the jewelry industry. We want to help you create unique and personalized pieces for your customer using Stuller findings. By looking at the variations within our shanks and settings, you are one step away from building your own branded line of engagement rings.

Modifications of a Simple Shank

What do we mean when talking about these modifications and variations within the findings line? Let’s begin with a simple diamond accented peg shank (SH447). There is so much you can do with this ring, such as adding a preferred setting and pairing it with the perfect band. But before we look at those finishing touches, decide if that shank is what you want.

If you like the simple and classic design of the accented shank, but are looking for a different profile or detail, there are options. The findings line carries variations of this design in rope (SH861), milgrain (SH858), knife edge (SH859), flat (SH870), and half-round (SH810). We are making it easy for jewelers to offer customization by developing product with the same geometry but slight design modifications to fit different customers’ wants and needs.

Modifications of a Simple Setting

Now that you’ve thought about what kind of shank you want to start with, consider what settings fit the design preferences of your customer. Just like the shanks, we are expanding upon our best-selling settings to include more shapes, sizes, and new design elements.

Keeping with a simple design, begin with a sculptural-inspired peg setting (28487). We have developed other settings based on this sculptural design to include a claw prong version (29228), a version with a gallery rail (2000475), a claw prong and gallery rail version (2000340), and a version with an accented gallery rail (2000365).

By mixing and matching these styles, you can not only create a personalized piece, but potentially your own branded line of engagement rings! There is so much more you can do with findings to modify similar styles and create something new. Get started at Stuller.com/Findings!

Piece by Piece™

If you’re interested in bringing your customer into the customization process, Stuller offers the perfect prototype selling system for you to integrate in your business. Piece by Piece – formerly referred to as the Magnetic Ring Builder – is Stuller’s interactive settings and shanks ring builder. Help your customer build their ring using magnetic settings and shanks that easily create the perfect match. Expansions to Piece by Piece are coming soon in April 2021 to provide even more combinations and options.

For more information on Piece by Piece, visit our website at Stuller.com/PieceByPiece.

Your Customization Partner

We want to be your resource and partner for all your customization needs. From providing you with the materials you need to tools that serve, you can count on us to help you make every piece something your customer will cherish.

Share Your Inspiration

We are inspired by the community of craftsmen, designers, bench jewelers, and artisans that help build the jewelry industry. Your creativity is worth sharing and we want to help. Share on social media how you have used Stuller findings to craft unique solutions and one-of-a-kind pieces for your customers. Be sure to tag us on Instagram @stullerinc and use the hashtag #stullerfindings for your change to be featured in a future edition of Finding Inspiration.


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Kicking Off March Bridal Madness 2021

Get excited for the 9th Annual March Bridal Madness contest! Show off your favorite custom-designed engagement ring or wedding band that has been modified from a Stuller style. The grand prize is $1,000 Stuller account credit as well as a highlighted design feature on all of Stuller’s social platforms.

2019 March Bridal Madness Champion Katelynne Eslick Winning Ring
2019 March Bridal Madness Winner

How to Enter and Win

Interested in participating? It’s as easy as submitting a picture or sketch of a ring custom-made by Stuller.

  1. “Like” Stuller, Inc. on Facebook, agreeing to abide by the official contest rules.
  2. From March 1-12, email a high-resolution image of your best engagement ring or wedding band or wedding band design to contest@stuller.com.
    • The design must be a piece that has been modified from an existing Stuller style.
    • We accept renders, photos, and hand-drawn images in these formats: JPG, TIF, PDF, and PNG.
    • Please include designer name, store name and location, and Stuller style number that has been modified. IMPORTANT: The design or image submitted must not violate any third-party copyright protections.
  3. On March 15, we will post all entries to Facebook fan voting, which lasts until March 31 at 9:00 a.m. CDT. We encourage you to share your entry any way you would like.
  4. On April 1, we will announce the top three fan favorites and a panel of experts will conduct final judging.
  5. On April 12, we will announce a winner on Stuller’s Facebook page.

See official March Bridal Madness contest rules here.

2020 March Bridal Madness Champion

Meet Michael Nashef

Michael is the owner of Intersecting Hearts in Portage, Michigan. He discovered his love of design when he was 14, beginning with leatherwork and expanding to woodwork and jewelry. So much is his love for design that one of his favorite design symbols – the heart – played a strong role in the name of his business.

“The concept of Intersecting Hearts was born from that idea of two overlapping hearts because to me, that creates a symbolism of the harmonies two people bring to a relationship. Just like my wife and I, every couple has their own story, and I wanted to be able to represent that with a unique, simple design.”


Learn About Michael’s Winning Piece

Michael’s piece was created for a customer that wanted to use a genuine purple sapphire with a wide band. Using a sapphire he purchased from Stuller as the center stone, he took his own ring design and added two bands set with diamonds on either side to make the piece wider.

This Art Deco-inspired ring has a special place in his heart as his store’s Intersecting Hearts symbol is nestled between the scrollwork containing small side diamonds. In a sense, Michael placed a piece of himself in this design. To learn more about Michael and his design, view our feature from last year’s March Bridal Madness contest here. You can also check out last year’s entries on our Facebook page.

To learn more about Michael and his design, view our feature from last year’s March Bridal Madness contest here.




How to Customize Bridal Jewelry With Modify a Style

As one of the top proposal dates of the year, Valentine’s Day is an important time of the year for the jewelry industry. With custom-designed jewelry only growing more popular, offering customization as one of your services is a guaranteed way to boost sales and build your reputation as your area’s go-to jeweler for all things custom.

But if you think you need to buy expensive equipment to offer customization, we have great news: Stuller’s Modify a Style service makes it easy for you to offer customized engagement rings to any customer. Available through our CAD/CAM Services team, Modify a Style is your solution to any custom request.

Start With the Basics

Your journey starts with a flexible 3C design on the Stuller website.

These designs, marked out with the light blue 3C badge, indicate that a specific style is a flexible 3C design. What this means is you can change the center stone shape, center stone size, ring size, and metal quality of that chosen style. Almost immediately, the on-screen render will update to reflect your changes.

For example, if you have a solitaire-style ring and want to change the center from a five-millimeter round diamond to a seven-millimeter round morganite, you can make the switch and rapidly get a new visual — right before your customer’s eyes.

But what if those options aren’t enough to achieve their dream ring? What if they need something a little extra special?

Enter: Modify a Style

When you want to customize a flexible 3C design beyond the options you see online, Stuller’s CAD/CAM Services can make those changes for you. With Modify a Style, you choose an existing style and request that our CAD/CAM team make the changes to your specifications. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Click Modify This Style beneath the product’s image on the left side of your screen.
  2. Grab the product’s SKU number and visit the Modify a Style form directly here.

Endless Possibilities

From needing a special setting for a customer’s unusual stone to wanting to change up the details on an existing flexible 3C design, the customization possibilities are truly endless with Modify a Style.

You’ll receive a quote and a render within 48 hours (two business days). Once we have your approval, our expert team of manufacturers and designers will get to work on your jewelry, working back and forth with you each step of the process until the ring is perfect.

Whether you want the final piece delivered to you set, unset, or semi-set and unfinished or perfectly polished, Stuller’s CAD/CAM Services work for you to make any bridal dream come true.

Other CAD/CAM Services

Journey of a Ring Jewelry CAD and Modeling Wax

In addition to Modify a Style, Stuller offers three other ways you can customize with our CAD/CAM experts:

  • Submit a Model lets you send in a resin or wax model. CAD/CAM Services will take care of the casting so that you don’t have to.
  • Submit a CAD Model lets you send in a render that Stuller will then grow as a wax or resin, then cast if you desire.
  • Submit a Sketch enables you to send in an image or drawing. Our design team will do the CAD work for you, and once approved, we can take care of manufacturing — from start to finish, all in one place.

Browse our flexible 3C bridal styles on Stuller.com.


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