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Stanley Zale

President | Zale Advisors LLC

Stanley Zale has over 40 years of experience in the Diamond business. He began learning diamonds as a teenager at the old Zale NY office @ 450 W 33rd St. first as a sawyer, from where he learned how to plan rough diamonds.

He spent several years working in, and then leading, Zale’s rough diamond buying, cutting and production operation in the days when they were a DTC Sightholder. 

He then spent nearly a decade working for legendary Diamantaire Louis Glick before moving on to his most recent position as Vice President of Diamond and Gemstones for Stuller.

Stanley led Stuller’s loose Diamond and Gemstones businesses for 17 years and was on Stuller’s industry compliance team. Most significant among his many accomplishments at Stuller was his developing and implementing Stuller’s industry-leading undisclosed-lab-grown-diamond screening and detection program. This includes GIA operating a branch of its Melee Analysis Service within Stuller’s global headquarters. 

Stanley currently serves on the board of the Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association and has previously been a member of the Executive Board of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee and the Jewelers Security Alliance. He is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York and the 24 Karat Club Southeast US.

Stanley is currently president of Zale Advisors LLC, a consulting business with an emphasis on supply chain transparency and helping the jewelry industry move forward in a relevant manner that benefits all participants at the various stages of the supply chain. 

This great industry has done so much for me and my family and this is how I see a way for me to give back, by doing this work.