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A Stuller Ring Story: Mindi and Brad

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

Throughout this year, we have celebrated the beauty and uniqueness of engagement rings, wedding bands, and the stories behind them. Every ring, no matter the style, comes with a one-of-a-kind touch. While many stories involve custom rings with hand-picked details, how often do you get to choose the exact diamonds used in your own ring without even knowing it? 

For Stuller’s Diamond Buyer Specialist Mindi, that is exactly what happened when her husband Brad worked to get her an engagement ring, and she could not have been more surprised. Not only did Mindi match the diamonds in her original bridal set, but she also picked the diamond she wanted to feature in her upgraded ring before even choosing the mounting. 

Let’s dive into a tale all about beautiful diamonds specially picked by a diamond expert. This is Mindi and Brad’s story. 

Sparks Fly With Young Love 

Mindi met Brad at a bonfire in 2000 when they were in high school. Brad’s cousin was Mindi’s best friend, who helped make the initial introduction. There was immediate interest. In fact, when Brad needed to drive Mindi and her friend home that night, he made sure Mindi took the seat next to him. It did not take long for the two to begin dating and the future looked bright for these high school sweethearts. 

After high school in 2002, Mindi started a job at Stuller with our diamond fulfillment department. Working with diamonds, she quickly fell in love with the popular stone and knew what she liked. Her job was to fill orders and help customers find matching diamonds for their pieces. Little did she know, she would one day be matching her very own diamonds. 

A Match Made in Heaven 

Even though Brad and Mindi dated in high school, they began to seriously think about their future once they became financially independent and entered the workforce. Mindi had learned a lot in her short time at Stuller. She knew that when it was time, she was looking for fancy stone shapes and accent stones in her engagement ring. She took a mountings catalog home to show Brad and gave him a few options to choose from. 

He chose a two-toned 14K yellow and white gold flexible 3C design engagement ring mounting (69706) ready for an emerald-shape center stone and tapered baguette side stones. Getting the mounting was the easy part. The hard part was picking matching diamonds for the mountings without her knowing.

14K yellow and white gold bridal ring set

Mindi’s cousin Nanette was a manager in gemstone fulfillment, and she helped coordinate with Brad to get the diamonds for the ring. They had to be creative. They wanted Mindi to choose her own stones so they knew she would be happy with the quality of diamonds chosen. To do that, they had to put the order under someone else’s name so she would not piece together who the diamonds were for. Her manager helped as well by giving her the order and saying it was for a very picky customer. She chose the stones — a natural emerald-cut diamond accompanied by two natural tapered baguette diamonds equaling a ½ carat total weight — and was none the wiser to who the picky customer was until later. 

Popping the Question 

With the ring in hand, Brad planned to propose while they went on vacation in August 2003. Mindi loves roller coasters, so they decided to go to Astro World. Originally, Brad planned to propose in the theme park, but was worried security would ruin his plans as their bags were searched at the entrance. There came a moment as they were at their hotel and getting ready to go to the park that he could not wait any longer. He took the ring, got on his knee, and surprised Mindi with a question she had been waiting to eagerly accept. 

A Modern Upgrade 

Mindi and Brad’s wedding was in May 2004. After 17 years of marriage, Mindi was ready to upgrade her ring. She loves her original ring but realized she does not wear yellow gold as much as she used to. As a GIA®-certified Graduate Gemologist and now a professional diamond buyer for Stuller, she sees a large variety of diamonds and is always on the lookout for the perfect one for her. One day earlier this year, a beautiful 2.59 carat, VS2 clarity, E color, lab-grown, emerald-shape diamond crossed her desk, and she knew it was time. She bought the diamond then began searching for a mounting. Once she found a platinum emerald-shape diamond engagement ring mounting (122996:862:P) she liked, she worked with Stuller’s CAD/CAM department to modify the setting to fit the center stone size she wanted. 

Mindi was not the only one that wanted an upgrade. Brad’s original ring was a classic half-round 14K yellow band (IRL12:125310:P). He works with his hands a lot so found that he did not wear his ring as much. He began looking for other rings he could wear that could handle his lifestyle without scratching being a major concern. He liked the look of a couple of white contemporary metal bands so he chose a tungsten beveled-edge satin grooved band (TAR333) as well as a tungsten half round band (TAR022). He regularly switches his wedding bands out depending on his mood and the occasion. 

Platinum and tungsten bridal ring set

Rings With a Story 

As you can see from Mindi and Brad’s story, the unique facts and features about engagement rings and wedding bands are as one-of-a-kind as the couple themselves. There are pieces of their personalities set in these rings, which makes them priceless. Seventeen years of marriage is a wonderful milestone for this happy couple and there are many more years ahead to add to the story. Mindi’s next plan is to find a matching band to add to her upgraded engagement ring and we cannot wait to see it!  




Five Looks Inspired by the Stars of the 2021 Met Gala

Celebrities and notable figures from across the world gathered in New York City last night for the greatest night in fashion: the annual Met Gala. The Gala, chaired by Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, is a fundraiser to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. For decades, the Met Gala has been a night of high fashion, star-studded celebrity appearances, and bold statements — last night being no exception.

As a lover of celebrities and their fashion statements, you can imagine last night to be my personal version of the Super Bowl! Coming off of a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the stars of the red carpet did NOT disappoint. I teamed up with Taylor Beadle and Shelby Brignac from Stuller’s Fine Jewelry team to look for inspiration on the red carpet. Our goal was to pick jewelry pairings inspired by the stunning ensembles of our favorite celebrities. While we would have loved to feature all attendees, we picked a handful of icons we simply had to mention.

Here are our top 5 stars of the 2021 Met Gala and jewelry pairings we’d choose based on their outfits.

Anna Wintour

 
 
 
 
 
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A true fashion industry trailblazer and fixture, we would have seriously missed out if we didn’t give a callout to the chair of the Met Gala and Vogue editor-in-chief herself. First to arrive to greet her guests, Anna Wintour donned a colorful floral dress and we were instantly inspired.

Keeping with the floral motifs, we chose a pairing of Stuller’s new floral necklace (88067) and floral signet ring (57724) set in yellow gold. To add a pop of color, reflecting the vibrant flowers in her dress, we chose a gemstone line bracelet (651742) that comes in options with Blue Sapphire, Ruby, or Emerald.

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Billie Eilish

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If you’ve kept up with the rising career of Billie Eilish, another co-chair of the Met Gala, then you would have been absolutely shocked by her look last night. Known very well for her dark, punk, and baggy clothing fashion statements, last night was a departure in which she challenged herself to reach outside of her comfort zone. She absolutely glowed in a peach-nude gown with a massive train that trailed down the stairs of the red carpet behind her. When asked about her inspiration, she mentioned classic Hollywood stars, such as Marilyn Monroe.

This nod to classic style with a twist inspired us to do the same. We immediately would put together pieces from our new additions to the Modern Brilliance® collection where we have paired lab-grown diamonds with pearls. Our lab-grown diamond and cultured freshwater pearl earrings (688845), necklace (688847), and drop earrings (688846) are the perfect complement to styles where classic meets modern.

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Timothée Chalamet

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One of the co-chairs of the Met Gala event, Timothée Chalamet definitely did not disappoint. The American actor chose a more subtle black and white color palette for his ensemble, but it did not lack sophistication.

From his outfit, we were inspired to choose pieces that spoke to his monochromatic theme. Our diamond and Onyx negative space ring (688826), diamond and white enameled lock charm/pendant (688834), and black onyx pendant (88122) could all come together for a simple, yet elegant combination.

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Yara Shahidi

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American actress, model, and activist Yara Shahidi shined and sparkled on the red carpet. Her glittering ensemble not only caught the light, but it also caught your attention with its modern beauty.

This eye-catching look deserves jewelry that shines just as bright in on-trend fashion. New to our Modern Brilliance collection, our new 16 inch 6.75 carat lab-grown diamond line necklace (688853) would be a perfect statement piece. To complement the beautiful necklace, we would add a lab-grown diamond bezel-set ring (653703) and a straight baguette lab-grown diamond ring (688764).

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Eva Chen

 
 
 
 
 
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To round out the night’s picks, we’d like to recognize Instagram executive and children’s book author Eva Chen. Although not a well-known celebrity in the music or film industry like many of the other attendees, Chen reminds us that guests of the Met Gala span a variety of industries. She made her appearance in a gown with a pop of color that really inspired us.

The rainbow featured in Eva Chen’s gown inspired us to curate our own splash of color with new enameled styles recently added to 302® Fine Jewelry. Enameled heart earrings (688831), ring (688844), and bar earrings (688832) in red, white, and black options add color and intrigue to any look.

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A Night to Remember

With so many fabulous stars on the red carpet, it was nearly impossible to choose only five to feature. Honorable mentions could include several favorites, including Justin and Hailey Bieber, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello, and Kaia Gerber to name a few. After two years of virtual red carpets and socially distant events, seeing last night’s Met Gala truly made for a night to remember.




Ring Stacks for Every Style

Style says a lot about a personality. Whether you are sleek and professional, calm and casual, or loud and outspoken, there is a fashion choice out there for everyone. A popular trend in jewelry fashion that is here to stay is stackables. A carefully curated selection of ring stacks will tell the wearer’s story in more ways than just being fashion-forward. 

With so many combinations and styles out there, it can be overwhelming in helping your customer find the right set of stackables for them. This is why members from the Stuller bridal and 302® Fine Jewelry teams collaborated to create six curated collections of rings to fit a variety of personalities and styles. Help your customer tell their story with a ring stack made special for them. 

Minimalist Ring Stacks

Not everyone is into flashy and attention-grabbing jewelry, but some still want the chance to show off their individual taste or style. And just because a jewelry combination is minimalist does not mean that it can’t be interesting and surprising. For example, one of our team’s favorite baguette stackable rings (122887) comes in multiple gemstone options as well as in diamond. Another strong feature of minimalist ring stacks is that these pieces truly can go with anything, such as a dainty metal ring (52299). 

Encourage your customers to enhance their current stackable collection with these minimalist rings that are great for everyday wear and can easily transition to night. Shop minimalist ring stacks on our website now. 

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Traditionalist Ring Stacks

For the wearer that prefers the classics, traditionalist stackables are the perfect choice. These options include a mix of traditional rings – diamond, signet, pearl, and wedding bands. For example, our pearl stacking ring (653698) combines the classic gemstone with a thin band for a modern twist perfect for stacking. 

Your customers will love either wearing these rings by themselves on multiple fingers or stacked with smaller styles on the same finger. Shop traditionalist ring stacks on our website now. 

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Bold Ring Stacks

The bold wearer is not afraid to make a statement and catch the eyes of others. Chunky rings complement thinner shaped rings, different textures or various combinations of shapes, gemstones, and metals. For example, we see emerald as lush, untamed, and majestic. Our petite dome ring (72173) featuring an emerald is the perfect bold addition to a wearer’s ring stack story. A wedding ring can also be enhanced by curating a bold bridal stack with a 5-stone anniversary band (124303). 

Help your customers show their personality loud and proud with these bold statements. Shop bold ring stacks on our website now. 

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Trendsetter Ring Stacks

For those fashion-forward wearers, interesting geometric shapes and modern stone choices will certainly appeal to the trendy and modern jewelry lover. For example, we believe our chain ring (52078) is the perfect foundation to start a trendy stack or a little twist to add to your current stack. A rose-cut moissanite solitaire (124640) or any ring from our lab-grown diamond selections also offer economical and ethically sourced options that go beyond traditional styles. 

Give your customer the push they need to be the trendsetter in their friend group with these gorgeous styles. Shop trendsetter ring stacks on our website now. 

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Symbolic Ring Stacks 

Not only can stackables tell the story of a personality, they are also a great form of expression for a deeper, more spiritual meaning. Whether through faith, connections to the universe, or other personal stories, we carry a variety of symbolic pieces that can help tell that deeply individual and sacred story. For example, our evil eye stacking ring (72149), petite star ring (52235), moon phase ring (124741), and Celtic-inspired anniversary band (124221) all tell individual stories of belief and belonging. 

Let the stories told by these symbolic rings join the stories of your customers. Shop symbolic ring stacks on our website now. 

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Personalized Ring Stacks 

Jewelry is ultimately about telling your story. Help your customer reconnect with themselves by creating a ring stack with a special personal touch. Adding their birthstone to our new heart signet ring (72181) or providing a selection of dainty initial rings (51895) are both eye-catching and meaningful. Keep loved ones close with family rings set with birthstones that come in multiple stone shapes (72129). With so many options and possibilities, you can customize something unique and personal for anyone and everyone. 

Celebrate these personal connections with something completely new and unique. Shop personalized ring stacks on our website now. 

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Want more ring stack inspiration? Check out our previous blog post talking about this popular trend!

4 Stackable Ring Trends for Any Customer


Content by Brittney Garrett, Alisse Gregson, Taylor Beadle, and Laura Whitmire

Words by Taylor Dizor 




#302onYou: Jewelry Gifts for the Holidays

As you gear up for the demands of the holidays, Stuller is here for you. With our in-stock product assortment, next-day delivery, services, and resources, we’re doing all we can to keep this selling season merry and bright for you.

One of those resources is this week’s installment of our Holiday Learning Series. Let’s dive into week two!



#302onYou: Gifts for the Holidays

Holiday shopping may look a little different this year, but there’s at least one thing that remains true: people ARE buying jewelry — for themselves, for their family, and for their friends. In a year like this, success has a new level of importance.

And, we have just what you need to achieve that success.

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Meet 302® Fine Jewelry

This consumer-facing line of fine jewelry contains the fashion styles your customers want. With an average wholesale price of $250 and collections that hit on major industry trends, these pieces are holiday movers that will put you and your customers in the holiday spirit.

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Shine in Style

In times of uncertainty, we look to things that bring us comfort and a sense of security. For jewelry, that means easy, everyday styles they can wear for years to come. The Essentials Collection contains some of these classic looks.

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Within this collection, we’re seeing some styles moving particularly quickly:

  • Gold hoops are a staple style that make for an easy add-on sale. Since the current trend is to wear multiples for an #EarParty, we offer hoops up to 30 millimeters.
  • Stackable rings are still ALL the rage — especially dainty, minimalist rings. And one thing is extra certain: customers want a lot of them. The more, the merrier!
  • Gemstones are hotter than ever. Micro-bezel studs are popular for stacking up the ear, and dome rings are great when worn alone or as the focal point of a stack.

Another collection that makes for fantastic holiday gifts is Modern Brilliance®. Customers still want diamonds, and with Modern Brilliance, they can get on-trend and classic designs set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds.

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Discover all the collections of 302 Fine Jewelry on Stuller.com

Partner With 302

We do all we can to drive consumers to our brand partners and create opportunities for them to sell.

  • In September, 302 Fine Jewelry made its fashion debut in three major fashion magazines: Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and Marie Claire.
  • At 302FineJewelry.com, customers can browse the collections, discover their next favorite look, and then find a 302 retailer to purchase those styles from.
  • Partners have exclusive access to marketing materials that make selling a breeze: inspirational photography and videos, a calendar with ready-to-go social media posts, and more.
  • With the branded hashtag #302onYou, customers can find you on social media.

Extended Holiday Hours

The holidays can bring a lot of stress, so we’re here to take some of that stress away. When you’re in a holiday quandary, we’re here to help.

Our customer experience team is currently available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central. On the Saturdays leading up to Christmas Eve, we’ll be here for you from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Central.


For a more in-depth look at 302 Fine Jewelry, watch Senior Director of Fine Jewelry Emily Graffagnino’s presentation during our Facebook Live Holiday Learning Series — and join us next week to find holiday inspiration with Findings Director Alissa Talbot!

Additional Reading

Designing Your Holiday Experience

3 Reasons to Partner With 302 Fine Jewelry




Women’s Equality Day: 100 Years and Counting

The jewelry industry has many women business owners, executives, jewelers, and designers. And over the past 50 years, women have created a place for themselves in the diamond business — once the strict purview of men.

Here at Stuller, women make up 68% of our workforce. Our 11-person Leadership Team includes five women. I’m sure many of you can look at your businesses and see similar ratios. So it’s easy to overlook the fact that this wasn’t always the case in our industry or any other.

So, What Changed for Women?

After a hard fought battle that played out over decades, women won the right to vote 100 years ago today — August 26, 1920 — when Congress certified the 19th Amendment! This demonstration of women’s determination and persistence continues to pay off in our lives today through the women’s rights movement. We have a level of independence and autonomy that our great-great-great grandmothers could not have imagined. And the changes haven’t stopped as our lives keep evolving in new and exciting ways.

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Today, women build careers — many not previously open to them. They marry later, buy their own homes, and when they see a piece of jewelry they want, they don’t wait for anyone to buy it for them. Engagement rings are an exception, but even then, women are more likely to participate in the decision.

This growing trend towards self-purchasing is increasingly relevant to our industry, and this seems like the right moment to celebrate all that women bring to the jewelry business.

Stuller’s 68% female workforce includes several women product designers. They create jewelry that’s inspired not only by industry trends, but by their own life experiences. Here’s a small sampling of pieces from 302® Fine Jewelry, designed to help women express themselves.

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Interesting Facts About the 19th Amendment

from the National Women’s History Project

  • When did women begin the struggle for the right to vote? I had the mistaken impression it happened in the late 19th/early 20th century. In fact, the movement began in 1848 with a conference in Seneca Falls, NY. It took 72 years to achieve this goal.
  • Many of us know Susan B Anthony fought long and hard for the right to vote. But did you know that in 1872, Ms. Anthony defied the law and voted in her hometown, Rochester, New York? For this act of rebellion, she was arrested, tried, and fined. She refused to pay the fine, and the matter ended.
  • Did any states or territories give women the right to vote before the 19th Amendment? Yes, the Territory of Wyoming was first in 1869, followed by the Territory of Utah in 1870. The Territories of Washington and Montana followed in 1883 and 1887.
  • And last but not least, by how many votes did the 19th Amendment pass Congress? It passed by two in the Senate and 42 in the House.

Let’s celebrate this momentous achievement by congratulating women employees and customers on this exceptional day!




Lights, Camera, Jewelry: Happy World Photography Day

Every year, on August 19, we celebrate all things photography: the art, the craft, the science, and the history of this beloved medium.

As an industry, we have much to thank photography for. After all, perfectly captured jewelry photos can drive unprecedented traffic to your store or site, help you tell your brand’s story, land you a spotlight on a prestigious website, and more.

For this year’s celebration, we’re diving briefly into the history of World Photography Day and then highlighting a few Stuller products that will make jewelry photography a breeze for you.

Why August 19?

In 1837, Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicéphore Niépce changed the world with the invention of the daguerreotype, the first publicly available photographic process. Two years later, the French Academy of Sciences unveiled this new invention to the world.

Although others would go on to improve photo processes of the time — such as Thomas Sutton, who took the first color photograph in 1861 — it’s Nicéphore Niépce whom history now knows as the Father of Photography.

Okay, but back to the question: why August 19?

Because August 19, 1839, was when the French Academy of Sciences gifted the daguerreotype to the rest of the world. In 2010, when World Photography Day was established, August 19 was fitting.

Happy 183rd birthday, photography!

Enhance Your Jewelry Photos

Simply put, photography is integral to industry success. Even if you’re not big on the social media scene, you probably need to take shots of your jewelry for something: appraisals, inventory, repair take-ins, custom job updates, and more.

The good news? Jewelry photography doesn’t have to be your forté, because Stuller makes it easy for any jeweler to up their photo game. When you have a split second to catch someone’s eye, make it count with some of our favorite Stuller-tried-and-tested products:

GemLightbox

Capture ready-to-share, studio-quality images using nothing more than a smartphone with the GemLightbox. With the accompanying phone app, you can edit and upload your photos for use anywhere. All you have to do is place your jewelry inside, point, and shoot.

The result? Beautiful jewelry photos on consistent white backgrounds.

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GemLightbox Turntable

Get an up-close, 360-degree view at your jewelry with this turntable system, designed specifically to work with the GemLightbox.

The floating arm gives you complete control over adjusting the camera into any desired position, which makes it a breeze to work under.

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GemLightbox Aerial Turntable

Shoot photos and videos of hanging earrings, pendants, chains, and watches with the Aerial Turntable. This easy-to-set-up product is a plug-and-play solution that was designed to work inside the GemLightbox.

Gone are the days of photographing jewelry lying down at unflattering angles!

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Gemax Pro-II Digital Microscope — A Stuller Exclusive!

Show customers the raw, crisp beauty of your jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones with the Gemax Pro-II.

This digital microscope makes it easy for you to do a variety of tasks:

  • capture images to download for your files, printing, or social media
  • see girdle inscriptions and engravings for appraisals and customers
  • connect with a USB to enlarge images on a computer or TV monitor
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In the age of Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, having amazing visuals is the key to standing out and growing your platform. So, take some time today to learn a new thing about jewelry photography, invest in some new equipment, and get snapping away!

Need a place to get started?

Check out our three-part series on how to master jewelry photography:

And, if you want more great content watch Stuller photographer, Daniel Maldonado, in this one-hour webinar. Here, he discusses how to use a window as your source for natural light, the best surfaces to use, how he shoots gemstones, and more!




Elevate your mood with these jewelry trends

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This year, life has thrown a wrench in our paths, and most of us have had our share of fears and anxieties nibbling away at our days. We try to stay positive, but this can prove challenging. How can we feel better and happier? Look no further than your fingers, neck, and ears — and encourage your customers to do the same.

We can delight in mood-lifting jewelry. Color holds a powerful sway over our emotions, so choose colorful gemstones that calm or energize us, as the case may be. Then we look for a deeply felt symbol that reflects our source of strength. As our eyes return to these pieces during the day, we’ll remember that we can find joy in unexpected situations and that we can tap vast stores of strength.

Joyful Colors

Colorful gemstones may not be magic, but they have a magical effect on us. We love the sunny warmth of Citrine, Turquoise’s calm tranquility, and Amethyst’s alluring hues. Pair them with lusciously designed jewelry in 14K white, yellow and rose, and you’ll feel your happiness barometer rise with your smiles.

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Symbolic Touchstones

When we lose sight of the forest for the trees, spiritual and symbolic jewelry brings life back into perspective, boosting our patience and awareness. Whether it’s an Eastern belief, a celestial reminder, a treasured emotion, or symbol of protection, each can re-orient how we see our day, and remind us to reach out to others.

Eastern Belief

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52250* 87257*

Celestial Influence

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86843* 87331*

Treasured Emotion

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Symbol of Protection

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These options are just the tip of the iceberg of what you can offer.  Click here to check out more of our mood-elevating jewelry selection.

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Which of these pieces of jewelry brighten your day?  Let us know in the comments below!




New Styles Added to Modern Brilliance® Collection

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First released last fall, Modern Brilliance® is a curated collection set exclusively with lab-grown diamonds.   The pieces include earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets and are available in 14K white, yellow, and rose gold. This summer, we are excited to include new additions to the collections.  

We spoke with Product Manager Alisse Gregson about the collection as a whole as well as some new pieces recently added to the offering. 

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Alisse, tell us a little about Modern Brilliance®.

Modern Brilliance is a curated collection of both essential and on-trend fine jewelry and bridal jewelry set with lab-grown diamonds. This collection goes beyond traditional jewelry options to offer brilliant looks at an affordable price.

What about our collection makes it better than other lab-grown diamond collections?

The Modern Brilliance Collection sets itself apart from other competitors by offering a more expansive assortment of lab-grown diamond jewelry. It is a curated collection that offers a range of finished fine jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets, as well as bridal styles, including semi-set engagement rings, and fully set eternity and anniversary bands, and ring enhancers. All of which are available in 14K white, yellow and rose gold.

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Are there any price benefits for shopping the collection?

This varies, but lab-grown diamonds cost less than natural diamonds. Depending on size and quality, the styles within this collection can range between 30-40% less than a comparable item set with a mined diamond.

Why a lab-grown collection?

With the ever-growing popularity of lab-grown jewelry in the industry, coupled alongside the current economic climate, consumers will not be rushing back to purchase expensive jewelry right away. Therefore, the need for affordably priced diamond jewelry is more relevant than ever. Our mission is to simply offer essential, in-demand lab-grown diamond jewelry at accessible price points.

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How does it work? Is there a buy-in?

There is no buy-in or minimum required to purchase this collection. It is simply to offer in-demand lab-grown jewelry at accessible price points for customers who are looking to save money and explore all options.

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So what’s new with the collection this summer, Alisse?

As we mentioned earlier, the collection now includes a bridal assortment, and we are excited to add these new pieces! Modern Brilliance’s Bridal collection includes semi-set engagement rings along with fully set eternity and anniversary bands, and ring enhancers.  You can check out the bridal assortment of the collection here.

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Take a look at a few of the stacking options you’ll find in the collection.

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Click here for a look at our blog post introducing the collection.


What are you favorite new pieces from Modern Brilliance? Let us know in the comments below!




4 Special Occasions to Celebrate With Jewelry

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Whether your customers are celebrating a 75-year anniversary, a best friend’s birthday, or any other milestone, we offer a selection of jewelry to help them memorialize the most heartwarming moments in life. Our Celebrate lookbook features options for all of those important reasons to mark an occasion — from birthdays and graduations to friendships and weddings. 

Here’s a look at a few of those categories to spark inspiration for any special moment in your customers’ lives.

Birthdays and Friendship

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Friendship is one of the most celebrated and cherished gifts, and this year in particular, friendship has proven itself to be just that: a gift.

Let your customers know that jewelry is as great a gift for friends as it is for their partners and parents. Whether the occasion is a birthday or a major milestone — or even a “just because” — we have plenty of options to offer your customers.

Initial Earrings

Our initial earrings are available at a great price point, making them perfect for friendships and birthdays. Encourage your customer to purchase one for themselves and one for their friend to wear each other’s initial.

Engravable Jewelry

Another option is engravable jewelry, which can be customized with a special message in myriad fonts. A classic style making a major comeback is locket jewelry. Lockets are a touching, personalized gift for a mom, friend, or daughter. A special engraving and a picture inside is sure to bring a smile to their face every time they wear it.

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Motherhood

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Moms should be celebrated every day, not just on Mother’s Day. There are many opportunities to show Mom how she is loved and appreciated.

Treat her to a diamond engravable bar necklace, which your customer can engrave a memorable date, a child’s name, or “I love you” handwritten by her little one. She will cherish this piece of artwork and hold it close forever.

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Anniversary and Milestones

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Every year spent together is worth honoring and celebrating. Classic gifts, such as a tennis bracelet or diamond studs, never disappoint. Offering your customers price-pointed options are sure to wow as well.

Our best-selling interlocking circle necklace symbolizes everlasting love and is a style they can wear every day. Baguette diamond station necklaces are another on-trend, minimalist piece.

Your customer can choose the three-station or five-station to represent a third or fifth anniversary. Or allow your customers to make a customized option with one of our new 3C ring designs.

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For a complete look at the styles we’ve chosen to help you mark any occasion, click here.

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How do you like to celebrate the special people in your life? Let us know in the comments below!




Stuller Connect: What to expect from our Virtual Event

For the entire month of June, Stuller is bringing the trade show environment to you!  Stuller Connect is a virtual event that will offer new product launches, event specials, deals, giveaways, educational opportunities, and so much more.  Best of all, it’ll all be easily available and accessible on Stuller.com throughout June. 
 

Here’s a peek into what you can expect:

Modern Brilliance®

This collection features a variety of both essential fashion and on-trend styles set exclusively with Lab-Grown Diamonds.  Modern Brilliance now has even more–with recently added bridal and jewelry styles your customers are sure to love.
 
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Expanded Options for Findings

Our assortment of findings is available in more sizes, shapes, and qualities than ever.  For an added benefit, take advantage of Digital Goldsmith™ to offer simple, quick setting and shank configurations.  Pair with our best selling Magnetic Ring Builder to quickly match settings and shanks. 
 
Click the video below to learn more.
 
 
 
 

Stuller Diamonds®

Stuller continues to provide the ultimate in diamond confidence, quality, and selection.  During Stuller Connect, discover unique diamonds for your designs, including specialty colors, salt and pepper stones, and more.
 
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Stuller Gemstones™

Each stone has a unique story.  Through our newest assortment of Earth to Market™ gemstones, discover with the country of origin details you can pass on to your customer.  
 
Plus, our Notable Gems™ assortment is expanding. Check out our newest additions during Stuller Connect.
 
You can learn more about our Notable Gems assortment through our Sell with a Story series.
 
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Software

Looking to elevate your custom offering by adding or upgrading software?  Take advantage of up to 20% discounts on CounterSketch and MatrixGold. Plus, you’ll receive discounts on educational items with purchase.  

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Stuller Exclusive Tools 

Looking to add or replace items in your shop?  Check out our selection of tools items only available through Stuller, including Diamond Sellers and the new Gemax Microscope.
 
 
 
 
 

New Packaging and Displays

Now is the perfect time to refresh your cases or consider new ring boxes and totes.   Our new offering of packaging and displays are sure to inspire.  
 
Take a look at the video below to see how Stuller’s Custom Imprinting Services works to ensure you leave a lasting impression. 
 
 
 
 

Event Specials

Stuller Connect will offer show specials in every product category.  Take advantage for steals on selling systems, laser welders, and Charles & Colvard® Moissanite.  Limited quantities are available, so act fast! 

 

Learning and Lagniappe

Ask live questions and learn something new in our virtual learning series all month on our Facebook Page.  Topics range from bridal photography to driving web traffic.

Also check out our Video Center as our bench experts show you how our tools work and how they can benefit you.

Virtual Appointments

Starting June 1, you can sign up to schedule a virtual session on a variety of topics, from jewelry and tools to software and services.  Simply fill out the form on Stuller.com and a Stuller expert will contact you to schedule.

…and much more!

Each week, Stuller Connect will add fresh content that benefits you. Keep an eye out on Stuller.com and our social media pages all month for new featured items and giveaways we’ll be offering. 
 
 

What are you hoping to find during Stuller Connect? Let us know in the comments below!