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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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Using Custom Design to Attract Media Attention

Tell your customization story with a little free help from media outlets

In an earlier post, Selling the Story of Custom Design, we talked about how your website can create a story. This time we’re focusing on telling your story using local media. In addition to creating visibility in your community, it generates free content that you can feature on your website, in read more…

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The Journey of a Ring: Jewelry Design and Development

Part 2: The room where it all begins

Follow the step-by-step journey of a ring: Part 1: The Journey of a Ring: Stuller Customer Care Center Part 2: The Journey of a Ring: Jewelry Design and Development Part 3: The Journey of a Ring: Jewelry CAD and Modeling Part 4: The Journey of a Ring: Explore Stuller’s Fulfillment Area Part 5: The read more…

Feature Friday – Don Brown

The passionate jeweler with a focus on family

At the age of 17, I answered an ad in the local newspaper for an apprentice watchmaker/bench jeweler position. That was only 49 short years ago. By 1978, I had become a partner in the store. Everyone knew me as Don, and I liked the design aspect of the business, read more…

Feature Friday – Jennifer Tausch

A driver of strategy and design

My career to date has allowed me to wear many hats and learn from some of the best practitioners in the design industry. I have expertise in branding with a specialty in design strategy, graphic design, creative problem-solving, and brand thinking. My passions include facilitating new processes, developing training modules, read more…

Feature Friday – Adam Foster

The traditional yet contemporary craftsman

I studied metalsmithing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. When I finished, I just wanted to return home to St. Louis, Missouri and work for another jeweler. However, when I could not find a job, I started my own company. And so the saga of Adam Foster read more…

My Workshop Experience – Oscar Noel Garcia

Co-owner of Old Mine Jewelers shares his Workshop story

I am Oscar “Noel” Garcia, co-owner with my father, Oscar Garcia, of Old Mine Jewelers in San Antonio, Texas. Beginning in Mexico, my family has been in the jewelry industry for three generations. Combined, we have 60 years of experience. Our business has grown from a successful neighborhood store, to read more…

Feature Friday – Teva Dekel

From fashion design to jewelry design

My earliest memories of jewelry were accompanying my stepfather (who dealt mainly in fine estate jewelry) to auctions and estate sales. He would have me dig through the boxes looking for the quality marks and gemstones. I always loved the designs, color combinations, and silhouettes of the jewels that I read more…

Hot Holiday Trends

Our top picks for holiday gift giving

Give the gift of fashionable accessories this holiday season. Among the many fun and exciting designs available, there are a few unique styles that really stood out to me this year. Here are four trends that I absolutely love this season:   Rubies Red, a classic Christmas color, is showing its read more…

Feature Friday – Linda Kozloff-Turner

The Design Diva

I would love to just design, design, design! It’s what I am really good at. In addition, I custom manufacture and manage the business. My husband works with me, and we do a lot of the daily management ourselves including cleaning and merchandising. My favorite part of the jewelry business read more…

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