November 12, 2020: Today, I:

  1. helped with a FB live post
  2. decided on the paper weight of our Christmas flyer and requested an estimate.
  3. prepared an estimate for custom work & contacted the customer
  4. submitted a photo charm. The charm was a sterling silver paw print with a photo of a beautiful black & white cat.
  5. Put stickers on our new shopping bags

November 11, 2020 Today I:

  1. Balanced the store check register
  2. Prepared an out of state repair for shipping
  3. Tracked down a customer’s watch repair. We had assisted an elderly couple with a repair of a watch brand that we don’t carry. The couple didn’t have internet so I have been following the repair process and calling them with updates.
  4. Paid bills
  5. Sampled paper for our Christmas flyers.

November 5, 2020, Today I:

answered an email order request, changed two ink cartridges in the printer (staining my index fingernail blue) rearranged the watch display case, called the newspapers to get a count for inserting the Christmas flyers in the Black Friday editions (we’ll need 12,000 flyers), left the flyer count with the printer, and loaded the breakroom dishwasher.

November 3, 2020: Today, I

1. brainstormed ideas for our holiday tree display. The solution – our jeweler will print very large versions of our custom jewelry pieces. 2. priced 6 new watches & displayed and 3. vacuumed the leaves from the showroom floor. 🙂 fall has arrived

~ Sturm Mother

October 27, 2020, today I:

1000 Ring Pops. That’s how a jeweler celebrates Halloween.

learned a staff member has kidney stones & will need a few days off, balanced the check register, filled out the quarterly 941 paperwork, emailed 2 clock catalogs to a customer and helped our receptionist put Halloween stickers on 500 of the 1000 ring pops.

— the Sturm Mother

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, www.jenniferlscott.com . 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.