Alternative Metals


A Rhodium Report

The Mohs Scale

Photo Courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America

Diamonds & Look Alikes

November 2021

October 2021

Seeds of Change: New Jewelry Designs, Lab-Grown Diamonds, New Web-based Partners

The jewelry piece of your dreams is only as far away as your imagination. During the CoVID shutdown, Joseph, the Designer, attended a CAD jewelry design class by Zoom. You can design a one of a kind jewelry piece and in four hours you can try on a prototype. Yes, Sturm Bros’ will print you a plastic model of your design. Zoom & in person appointments are available. Setting an appointment is easy: stop by, call 816-848-5005 or schedule by Facebook.

Lab grown diamonds are really diamonds. A diamond grown in a lab starts with a “seed”. A very thin slice from an earth-mined diamond is used to start or seed the diamond growing process. The photo to the right shows a tray of diamond seeds. Lab grown diamonds are laser engraved to distinguish them from their natural counterparts. Just like earth-mined diamonds, no two LG diamonds are alike. Color and clarity are random mimicking the variety found in nature. Advantages for you the buyer: 1. Lab-grown diamonds are diamonds, so they are just as breath-taking and durable. 2. Because these beauties are grown in a lab by skilled technician the footprint is small and the wages are competitive. 3. Points 1 and 2 mean the price of LG diamonds is about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of it’s earth mined counterpart.

The Men’s Jewelry Micro-site, INOX, is live on Sturm Bros’ web page, under the shop online tab. You can by him a gift from anywhere you have WiFi. The gift can be shipped to your door or his. Reasons to buy for him:
*Just because.
*Update his look.
*Mark an occasion, such as a birthday, a promotion, an anniversary
*A tonic for a really bad week.   *He’s loved.

Exceptional Jewelry brings national attention to Excelsior Springs, MO

Sturm Brothers’ invited to InStore Magazine’s On-line Jewelry Week. The Sturm Bros.’ staff were asked to join with David Geller, renowned jeweler & author, to present, “Safe Repair Take-in Procedures in this New Normal & what Profit Opportunities it Brings.” Mr. Geller & Sturm Bros’ staff will discuss CoVID reopening policies and procedures. David, a successful custom jeweler, will also be discussing the Sturm Bros.’ unique market niche, heirloom custom jewelry. Sturm Bros’ specializes in remaking the jewelry pieces you inherit into an item you’ll be proud to wear and cherish for your lifetime. Sturm Bros.’is honored to shine a national spotlight on Excelsior Springs, MO.

New York Times best selling author, Jennifer L. Scott broadcasting, on her YouTube channel, The Daily Connoisseur. Click Jennifer’s photo to view the YouTube with a Sturm Bros.’ shout out.

Can you believe it? We couldn’t believe our ears when we heard Jennifer L. Scott give an elevator pitch for Sturm Bros’ in her May Connoisseur Reviews. Jennifer is the New York Times best selling author of the Madame Chic Series and Connoisseur Kids. Jennifer’s books are sold around the globe, as these have been translated into numerous languages. The Sturm Mother has read the three books in the Madame Chic series, faithfully follows Jennifer’s blog, & is a member of her Elegant Connoisseurs on YouTube. These exquisite stories can be found in our own Excelsior Springs, MO Mid-Continent Public Library, most book sellers and at Jennifer’s website, . During the Connoisseur Review, Jennifer reviews a few items she’s found immensely useful during the past weeks. As May is typically wedding season, she was discussing wedding rings and options for creating a ring of your dreams. This lead to her giving a pitch for Excelsior Springs’ own Sturm Brothers’ Custom Design & Fine Jewelry.

Online Gem Event. Seeing the Globe & it’s treasures from the comfort of your living room.

International Gem Hunter & Philanthropist, David Artinian, co-hosted an exclusive Gem Event with Sturm Bros.’ on Thursday, May 28th. Guests received an email Zoom invitation and participated an interactive gemstone display. David shared gems, stories and videos about gemstone mining & cutting. David describes his style of gemstone selling as “Farm to Table” since he goes to the source himself. Interested in a personal gem appointment with Sturm Bros & Artinian Gems, call Sturm Bros @ 816-848-5005 or set an appointment on FB.