Stuller Exclusive: Tools Designed In-House

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of tools we use in our processes.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of tools we use in our processes.

Stuller’s passionate and dedicated research and development (R&D) team is committed to providing top-of-the-line solutions that enhance and optimize the day-to-day processes of bench jewelers. We also support and bring new value to Stuller’s processes through innovation, automation, manufacturing support and improvement, and mentoring and training.

In Stuller Labs, we continuously research and test new, innovative ideas to improve our manufacturing processes and provide the best tools for bench jewelers. Many tools and work solutions that we use in our processes were developed in-house including the Stuller Bur™.

The Stuller Bur

Every seasoned bench jeweler understands the significance of a bur as a crucial tool of the trade that’s used daily. For novice or aspiring jewelers, a bur is a tool utilized in stone setting to create a precise seat for the stone. It is essential for the seat to be accurately cut to ensure the stone is firmly secure in the setting. Investing in a top-notch bur that offers consistent and precise results can greatly enhance your work in the jewelry industry.

The Stuller Bur is a one-of-a-kind tool developed by Stuller Labs and manufactured by Dedeco exclusively for Stuller. This bur is available in a wide range of sizes and sets. It is CNC-manufactured for sharper, even fluting, and every size and degree of our Stuller Bur assortment is built for long-lasting precision and unmatched consistency with every cut.

Mike Melvin has been with Stuller for 42 years.

David DeMoia has been with Stuller for 23 years.

R&D Senior Process Engineer David DeMoia and I were equally involved in designing the Stuller Bur. We created it because we saw the need for a better bur. Ultimately, the real prize for all of us working in R&D is when we go online and see the comments of how excited stone setters are about this bur. We love meeting bench jewelers that are teaching stone setting classes at their own schools — all utilizing the Stuller Bur. That’s the true reward for everyone on the Research and Development team.

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Celebrate National Worship of Tools Day

For bench jewelers, National Worship of Tools Day, held annually on March 11, is a day to celebrate and honor the tools you use to create your intricate and beautiful pieces of jewelry.

We encourage you to take the time this Monday to clean and sharpen your tools, organize your workspaces, and show gratitude for the tools that help bring your creative visions to life. Celebrate this day by reflecting on the craftsmanship and skill that goes into jewelry making and the importance of having well-maintained tools to work with.

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Learn more about the Stuller Bur™ by checking out this previous article: Three Facts About The Stuller Bur.