Fire Opal – Mined in America – Holding Fire in Your Hand.

You can hold “fire” in the palm of your hand and not be burned.  If you hold a Lake County, Fire Opal, that is. Fire opal is a hottest opal in the gem market.   It isn’t your grandmother’s gemstone. Lake County Fire Opal™ comes…

What’s in a name? Gemstone Shapes and Cuts

Did you know?  Gemstone’s shape isn’t the same as a gemstone’s cut.  Really? Really.   These are gemstone shapes. 1.  round, 2. oval, 3. marquise,or navett , 4.  emerald  and  5.  pear, tear drop or pendeloque. Let’s name a gemstone.  Most gemstones have two…

It’s Rainin’ Men . . . . ‘s Jewelry, Hallelujah!

Men’s fashion designer jewelry has arrived in the showcases @ Sturm Brothers’. INOX creates accented stainless steel jewelry.  Collectible, stack-able, and functional, these pieces are built for the rugged demands of every day wear.  Each is an original design of wearable art with a…

Phoenix 2019- Laughing and Learning

  Before the sun was up, the Sturm Bros.’ Design Team, was in the air and on our way to Phoenix,AZ. Twice a year, we attend the Independent Jewelers Organization Conference, to keep our motivation high, our skills sharp and our showcases full of…

Just our kinda of Chocolate – Chocolate colored gems – Smoky Quartz

Downtown Excelsior Springs, MO merchants are gearing up for the 2019 Chocolate Tour.  400 ticket holding chocolate lovers will fill downtown eating, drinking, smelling and completely basking in the glory that is chocolate.  At Sturm Bros.’ we love chocolate too, chocolate colored gems that…

Sturm Bros.’ does Slow Fashion

Slow Fashion is a little sister of the Slow Food Movement.  Both movements have similar premises, encouraging consumers to buy better quality less often, with an eye towards ethical production. Slow Fashion is at the center of Sturm Bros.’ creative process and business model….

Fall Fashion Trends – Tassels

Tassels are returning on the Fall Fashion scene. Last year the tassels were metal and generally on a long chain.  This year tassels are making appearances on handbags, keys chains, earrings and necklaces.  The featured leather tassels are in 3 lengths and 6 different…

Yellow Diamonds…What makes these special?

Rare:                       1 in 10,000 is the rate of occurrence of a natural colored diamond.  You have a 1 in 3,000 chance of being struck by lightening in the United State and shark attack occurrence…

Second Fridays at Sturm Bros.’

Second Fridays bring the opportunity to enjoy the talents of artists and musicians in the beautiful downtown historic district of Excelsior Springs. Initiated by the Downtown Excelsior Partnership, local businesses have partnered together to bring an evening of fun that includes food specials, wine…