Stucki Jewelers gets “Coolest Store in America” recognition for its cigar humidor

Build a humidor and they will come. And they have. The creativity and innovation of cigar and jewelry pairing has awarded James Arbaugh and Stucki Jewelers the title of “Best of the Best Jewelry Stores” in America. The recognition comes from a national trade magazine that recognizes one store a month in the jewelry industry […]

Exclusive: Big plans for iconic Nevada County Bank building in downtown Grass Valley

The iconic Nevada County Bank building in downtown Grass Valley has sold, and the new owners have imaginative plans for the historic building, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned. The new owners are longtime locals Craig Hamilton and Lore Reynolds-Hamilton. The husband-and-wife team have a knack for renovating historic residences and commercial buildings in our area […]

Stucki Jewelers opening foothills’ biggest premium cigar humidor

“There’s something about having a great bottle of wine and a great cigar. Nothing compares to it.” — D.L. HUGHLEY CIGAR SMOKING BECAME POPULAR WITH the masses in the 1870s and is now a popular pastime. Global cigar sales are expected to surge to 19.9 billion “sticks” annually by 2020, and the United States is […]

Stucki Jewelers: A model for Main Street

MOM AND POP STORES ARE THE “economic engine” for the foothills and Sierra. But they face many challenges: big box stores, Amazon.com and population declines. On the other hand, independent businesses that provide unique products or services will continue to thrive, experts say. Fine jewelry retailers are a prime example. The reasons are multifold: Jewelry—an […]

Stucki: Free jewelry if it snows

Our region’s local stores offer exceptional shopping experiences. One of the best is Stucki Jewelry in historic Grass Valley, the oldest continually operating jewelry store in the foothills. Owners James and Nicole Arbaugh have come up with an innovative program called “Free If It Snows.” Now in its eighth year, the store offers a chance […]

Nevada County natives return home to start new businesses

THE LURE OF THE BIG CITY IS costly to communities in the foothills. The talented young people often move away. “Bring them home” campaigns seek to persuade natives to come home for local careers—no easy task given the lack of jobs, relatively low pay and high cost of living (also known as the foothills’ “pine […]

“Free if it snows” and “Spring bling tour” to Europe at Stucki Jewelers

Stucki Jewelers of Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continuously operating jewelry store, is 5,400 miles from Antwerp, Belgium, the world’s diamond capitol. But typically twice a year, owners James and Nicole Arbaugh travel to Antwerp to hand-select precious gems for their customers, accepting preorders. James is a graduate gemologist, and the trip exemplifies the store’s […]

Stucki Jewelers: Free jewelry if it snows on Christmas

“I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.” — Bing Crosby. Imagine receiving free jewelry if it snows on Christmas Day. The crooner himself surely would have applauded that. For the fifth straight year, Stucki Jewelers of downtown Grass Valley, the region’s oldest continually operating jewelry store, is offering a “free if it snows” promotion for Christmas. […]

Stucki Jewelers: Innovative, with a storied history

WHEN YOU’RE SHOPPING for fine jewelry— for a wedding, anniversary or other special occasion—we’re big believers in the “buy local, shop local” mantra. A trusted family jeweler is a prudent choice, and the foothills—built on multi-generational “mom and pop” stores—have some stalwarts. One example: Roper’s Jewelry in Auburn, founded by Ralph Roper in 1956 and […]

Free jewelry from innovative marketing deal @Stucki Jewelers in Grass Valley

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