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Trend Alert: Bezel Set Jewelry

Bezel set jewelry has been around for a while. It’s one of the oldest techniques for attaching stones to jewelry and the process hasn’t changed much over time. The design is simple: metal is soldered over the gemstone to secure it in place. In fact, that’s what makes bezel set jewelry so attractive today. With precious metal encircling the stone, this setting method affords more center stone security. Diamonds are better protected from daily dings when compared to prong-set heads. Bezel set jewelry is also a good idea for softer stones that are more susceptible to chips and scratches.

Since bezel heads have metal wrapped around the circumference of the stone, this setting type can make stones appear slightly larger, too. Not to mention they look fabulous! This unique design is springing up everywhere and is all the rage. If your bride-to-be is searching for a different style, suggest this setting! It’s simple, timeless, and offers maximum protection for her center stone.

See how Stuller has developed a way to create a secure bezel setting, utilizing the latest fusion technology to assemble any type of jewelry in a snap.

 

Here’s our new and best-selling bezel set jewelry suggestions.

Eye-Catching Earrings

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Men’s Bezel Bands

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Searching for more? Here’s a step-by-step guide to building a bezel set anniversary band.




Solitaires with a Twist

Think back to the 1965 Mustang, Coca-cola, Frank Sinatra, and Audrey Hepburn. All classics. These style icons have withstood the test of time, bringing nostalgia and happiness to our lives. These classics continue to inspire us with their multi-generational appeal. Likewise, solitaires are another timeless trend that has yet to fade away. Long a symbol of sophistication and grace, these timeless options have served as staple choices for decades, withstanding the test of time.

Why are solitaires a classic? They’re simple and refined. And there’s no better way to show off a gorgeous diamond than with a shank and mounting that directs onlookers to the center stone’s brilliance.

At a glance, each ring featured here shines as a solitaire. But closer inspection reveals their intricate design. With the engagements featured below, our design team set out to create styles that remained faithful to the solitaire’s proven aesthetic while incorporating fresh details that fashionable brides are sure to appreciate. Best of all, these special, subtle features don’t detract from the beauty of the diamond – they enhance it!

 

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From an overhead view, this style seems like a simple solitaire ring. But peer underneath the head for silky scrollwork and a hidden gem. Influenced by the Baroque period, this ring adds intricate beaded details to its classic form.


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With its subtle arches, this solitaire ring is robust, yet delicate. Small diamonds take discreet refuge in the bridge of this striking cathedral setting. Complete the look with sparkling yellow gold metal to usher the bride-to-be straight to the chapel.


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This ring features two fascinating twists. A six prong setting is an easy way to make any simple solitaire distinctive. This design goes further by detailing the bottom of each prong with a diamond-accented heart motif. Then the knife-edge shank adds depth and dimension that keeps the design simple, yet charming.


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This trendy two-tone solitaire gives a modern spin to a classic style. Its overall design offers a great balance between structure and elegance, perfect for the bride who prefers a contemporary style with an unexpected twist.

 

Luckily, our design team has been hard at work creating on-trend bands to complement these solitaires. In fact, ornate bands pair well with simple engagements, giving the bride-to-be a balanced look and presenting the perfect upsell opportunity. Find our newest bands here.


What’s your favorite spin on the classic solitaire design? Let us know in the comments below! And for more inspiration, check out five ways to rock the two-stone trend here.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on February 25, 2015 and has since been completely revamped for accuracy. 




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Trend Alert: Classic Pearls with Contemporary Twists

Of all the gems, classic pearls are perhaps the most mysterious. Because they’re abundant today, it’s hard for us to imagine natural pearls as uncommon, particularly those of any size. But in fact, pearls are so rare that for millennia they were the most coveted gems. So much so that the supply couldn’t meet the demands of kings and queens who prized them above all else.

Today, the beauty, appeal, and style of classic pearls — whether freshwater or saltwater — finds its way into almost every woman’s wardrobe. Subtle, luxurious pearls boast multiple personalities that suit the many customers who choose them. These wardrobe staples have resurfaced with contemporary twists to charm a new generation. JCK News declares new-age pearl designs as a defining trend of 2017 and beyond saying, “designers are pushing themselves to find an edgy way to wear these gemstones.” See how we spin classic pearls into the spotlight with these stylish designs.

 

A Modern Spin on Timeless Studs

Pearl studs are essential to any young woman’s wardrobe. If she owns nothing else, she likely has a pair of these simple, refined adornments. Take a step beyond classic studs with these fancy earrings featuring fresh details.

Make a Statement with Pearl Earrings

Again, JCK says bold statement earrings are all the rage. Try these pearl drop earrings or ear climbers that merge striking style with time-honored sophistication.

The Bypass Trend Featuring Classic Pearls

Bypass rings have been around since at least the 1830s, with their graceful, twisted design wrapping around the finger. The curves and twists surrounding classic pearls give these rings an elegant look, while staying modern and sleek.

Lateral Pearls

We’ve seen how popular pearl strands can be. Now take their linear arrangement and apply it to rings, necklaces, and bangles for a refreshing, trendy look.

 

How to Take Care of Pearls

What’s the best advice to give customers to keep their beautiful? Wear them frequently to enhance their luster and color. If you store them in a hot, airless environment, they can dry and crack. After each wearing, they should be wiped with a damp cloth to remove hairspray or other damaging chemicals.

 

 


Still can’t get enough pearls? Check out our Pearl Center for detailed info on everything you wanted to know about pearls. And don’t forget to share these stories with your customers. The more storytelling you can share with them, the better!




5 Ways to Rock the Two-Stone Trend

You’ve seen them on the runway, you’ve heard about their popularity, and now they’ve made a splash in our industry. The two-stone trend has become a customer favorite. We see double everywhere, even in the wedding scene. Aside from trendy engagement rings, two-stone rings hold great appeal as anniversary gifts and right-hand rings.

You may be wondering to yourself, “Can my customer even afford two stones in one ring?” If this fast-moving trend causes concern, fear not! We’ve consulted our Gemstone Product Manager Mandy Leblanc, who reassured us the great thing about the two-stone styles we’ve developed here at Stuller is that they are all flexible designs, allowing easy adjustment to stone size, type, and quality.

 

Iris Flower Inspiration

For example, take a look at this Iris flower-inspired look. The richness of purple Amethyst contrasts beautifully with the sunny Citrine, while the yellow gold adds a regal richness. These stones are also at a great price point. Who says elegance has to break the bank?

Melon Melding

Whether you’re in the mood for a floral motif or a juicy watermelon, these two colors fit the bill. We set the Pink Tourmaline and Peridot stones in white gold to make the bold colors pop. This unique style and color combination will definitely start a color-pairing conversation in your store.

 

A Rose-Colored Caramel Combo

Now, if you want something a little softer, try pairing Baby Pink Topaz and Smoky Quartz in a rose gold setting. Together, these two stones cast a warm glow of femininity to draw in the romantics.

Fire & Ice

Want a bolder look? Try Blue Sapphire and Ruby, the epitome of royalty and power. These two timeless classics will never go out of style and make perfect heirlooms. Setting them in white gold helps to offset their boldness. And if you’re not too sure of this look, try adding a personal touch, like a birthstone.

The Sunny Summer Setting

Pair Aquamarine with Yellow Sapphire in 14 karat yellow gold to create a ring with bright and sunny contrast. The golden Sapphire and pale Aquamarine will brighten up your day — and wardrobe.

 

The greatest thing about our two-stone rings is that they’re all flexible 3C designs letting you choose, change, and create the exact look your customer wants. Shop the 3C two-stone trend and check out our Pinterest page for more designs.


Has the two-stone trend taken your store by storm? Let us know what your customers are asking for in the comments section below!

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on October 14, 2015 and has since been completely revamped for accuracy. 




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As Seen on the Big Screen

Tonight tune into CBS at 9:00 pm CST for Stuller’s cameo appearance in NCIS: New Orleans!

Stuller old catalog television Stuller old catalog television This evening keep your eyes glued on NCIS: New Orleans for a glimpse of Stuller nostalgia. The agents are looking through old jewelry catalogs to track down a missing piece from a newly re-opened case. While there’s no guarantee you’ll recognize our catalogs, they’re included! Take the time to revel in our fifteen seconds of fame.

Whether you’re an avid television junkie or just an occasional viewer, you’re bound to notice the extravagant costume jewelry flaunted by actors on the telly. We’ve recently tuned in to identify which of our pieces match those on-screen creations. Here are a few styles similar to those seen on your favorite stars.

This Is Us – Crescent Moon Necklace

NBC’s family drama This Is Us chronicles the intricacies of raising a family, with many laughs and tears along the way. The critically acclaimed show has garnered two Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. One of them is Mandy Moore. Her character receives a crescent moon necklace from her on-screen husband. “I’m never going to take it off,” she says. True to her word, she wears the necklace for the remainder of the season. Turns out, we offer an identical crescent necklace to continue the cosmic trend!

Scandal – Station Necklaces & Studs

Kerry Washington plays everyone’s favorite public relations maven in ABC’s hit series Scandal. Her character, Olivia Pope, is a fierce crisis manager who defuses the nation’s most dramatic political tensions. Her style has captured an audience of millions while her fashionable wardrobe has become iconic, spawning exclusive clothing lines and much excitement about what she’ll wear next week. Often paired with her sophisticated coats and blazers are long, dangling station necklaces and elegant studs.


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– Vintage-Inspired Valuables

The constant fascination with English nobility continues with the acclaim of Downton Abbey. In fact, the show has become one of the most-watched drama series in the world. The characters are beautifully outfitted in early twentieth-century costume with sophisticated vintage jewelry to match. Below are a few of our favorite vintage-inspired pieces, with our entire collection found here.

Pretty Little Liars – Personalized Pendants

ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars is the series that keeps on thrilling. The mysterious character dubbed “A” preys upon a group of girls in a plot thickened with twists, turns, and jaw-droppers. The show’s young characters sport dark colored clothing and trendy contemporary jewelry. To counter the series, defy anonymity with this personalized pendant to let everyone know who’s the real “A.”

 

The Bachelor – Roses & Rings

America’s favorite television reality The Bachelor is the one we all love to hate. Its mix of cringeworthy sappiness has kept viewers on a group date for over twenty seasons, with no end in sight. While a rose from the show’s main man only promises a temporary future, our lacquered roses are sure to send a stronger, more resounding “I love you.” And of course, our vast selection of engagement rings offers ideally customizable styles for whichever lucky lady is deemed “here for the right reasons.”


Let us know if you see one of our catalogs on NCIS: New Orleans. Also, tell us which television show features your favorite wardrobe and jewelry styles below!




Trend Alert: Metal Minimalism

For thousands of years, we’ve treasured silver and gold. They are beautiful and, most importantly, rare. Their burnished sheen entices the eye and holds our attention. And the enduring value of these precious metal enhances their appeal. No matter the case, bare metal is beautiful. That’s why we were so delighted when JCK News declared minimalism a re-emerging trend for 2017.

This trend fully embodies the adage, “less is more,” celebrating a metal’s texture, form, and finish. Rather than boasting intricate pattern or fine detail, these pieces command attention through their elegant simplicity. Minimalism also wraps all our favorite elements together, combining geometry, negative space, symbolism, and fashion. To send a subtle, simple, and sophisticated message, choose these minimalist looks. They’ll carry you into 2017 and beyond with poise and panache. Below, see a few inspiring picks that portray this trend.

Charming Symbols

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 Refined Rings

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A Step Above Studs

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Cuffs With Class

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Do you absolutely love the minimalism trend? How have your customers received this style? Will this be the defining trend of 2017? Share your thoughts below!

 

Did you happen to watch the Golden Globes this year? Read more about the red carpet trends here. 




It’s Fall, Ya’ll

Football, pumpkins, and Halloween — fall is officially here! And while we have to wait a bit longer to enjoy cooler weather here in South Louisiana, that’s not stopping us from getting excited about fall fashions, colors, and motifs.

There are plenty of iconic fall elements that inspire jewelry this time of year — oranges and browns, the smell of pumpkin pie, fuzzy scarves, and of course the changing leaves. And as a jeweler, you must note these trends in order to stock your showcases with the right pieces to complement the necklines and silhouettes of the season ahead.

Leaves and nature aren’t just for fall; they’re a theme we’ve been seeing all year long. And we’ve taken these natural basics and translated them into our earring, ring, and neckwear designs. Beading, criss-cross styling, and soft petite motifs make these pieces fall must-haves.

RINGS

 

The cool tone of white gold mixed with brilliant diamond is always a winning combination and complement to any outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

Rose gold represents a warm yet playful mood in this piece. And the baby pink topaz accents add to the fun.

 

 

 

 

 

The simple wrap style creates bold visual interest on the finger.

 

 

 

 

EARRINGS

 

Ear climbers have been a power player this year and are a must have for the season. This modest, all-metal pair works great for day or evening wear.

 

 

 

 

The tiny diamonds give just the right amount of brilliance to these feminine, soft leaf earrings.

 

 

 

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Layering is always in style. The double look of the leaf elements in this piece gives the same vibe. And rich yellow gold adds to the autumn charm.

 

 

 

 

 

The open, airy design gives this pendant a “light-as-a-leaf” feel. And the brilliant emerald adds a pop of color.

 

 

 

Personally, I think these designs work because of their simplicity and versatility. Wear them as part of an ensemble or let each shine brightly on its own. Be bold and try mixing and matching metal colors, diamond or gemstone accents, and even design sizes to find the perfect fit for your personal style.

Other fall trends to note are yellow gold, bows and chain, pearls, long drop earrings, chokers, and mismatched earrings just to name a few.

Which fall trends are you most excited about? Hosting any fun, festive events for the season? Share with us in the comments below.

Items featured in cover image: leaf ear climbers, pearl earrings, leaf diamond ringleaf band, and metal leaf ring