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Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop: Registration Now Open

The event is taking place from March 22-23, featuring in-depth classes, product demonstrations, networking, and more.




Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop: Registration Now Open

(PRESS RELEASE) LAFAYETTE, LA — Bench Jeweler Workshop, a premier event for bench jewelers, will be held at Stuller’s global headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana, from March 22-23, 2024.

“Bench Jeweler Workshop is the ultimate experience for bench jewelers interested in keeping up with the latest technology and trends,” says Chris Leonard, director of tools. “Whether you’re a novice or expert, tailor your schedule to suit your individual interests and needs with a range of classes and product demonstrations to choose from.”

The two-day event will feature numerous classes and demos presented by Stuller and industry experts including:

  • Introduction to GRS Machines
  • Laser Engraving Essentials
  • Applying Special Finishes
  • Gem ID Tips and Tricks
  • Getting Started with Permanent Jewelry

Registration is also now open for Battle of the Benches®, a series of mini challenges that test the skills of exceptional bench jewelers. It will take place on the demonstration floor and will feature three different mini challenges over the two days.

The challenges include:

  • Stone Setting Challenge
  • Parts & Pieces Challenge
  • CAD Design Challenge

“A warm welcome awaits Stuller customers in Lafayette, where they’ll embark on an experience set to take their skills and businesses to the next level,” says Lauren Francez, director of events.


For more information on Bench Jeweler Workshop visit and to register for the Battle of the Benches visit:



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