Fashion, statements, and expression. These are all terms that define jewelry. But our favorite gems are not immune to being damaged by accidents, improper care, or simply the ravages of time. We have all seen them: ‘Tooth paste for your silvers’, ‘lemon juice for your gold.’ The list of DYI jewelry maintenance is endless. But what works for those specialty jewelry? You can ensure that your jewelry lasts longer–perhaps even a lifetime!–by avoiding the following all-too-common jewelry myths which can actually damage or even irreparably destroy your favorite pieces.
Myth#1: DIY Storage Units
One of the most common mistakes people make with their jewelry is simply tossing it on a box or drawer without a second thought. One DYI project is converting an old box into a storage unit. But is this an effective and efficient way of storing jewelry? Let’s look at a couple of examples found here. These are VERY cute ideas! However, many of these projects can lead to tangles and scratches, just to name two problems. Most of these also leave precious metals open to air, which often leads to oxidation. You need to purchase special jewelry packaging and other display solutions which will keep necklaces from getting tangled, rings from getting scratched, and fine metals from oxidizing. Jewelry packaging comes in many shapes and sizes so be sure to research the best type before you buy. Here are some GREAT solutions Gems On Display offers for jewelry storage and counter displays.
Myth#2: Using DIY cleaning methods on fine jewelry
The DIY myths do not stop at mere storage either, most likely you have come across many do-it-yourself jewelry cleaning solutions such as using dish soap, toothpaste. Here is an example of a DIY cleaner. The basic ingredients include: vinegar and oils. Vinegar should NEVER be applied to fine metals or pearls. Vinegar is an acid that erodes away metals and removes finishes. This is a very HARSH method of cleaning. Your metals may shine for a day or two, but oxidation WILL yield its ugly head. Costume jewelry would fair the worst with this cleaning method, as acids erode the finish. A better alternative is sticking to a gentle cleaning solution. We offer many options as far as jewelry cleaner is concerned such as Realm Jewelry cleaner. This is easy on fine jewelry and gems, and even includes a brush for those hard to reach nooks. Follow this gentle cleaner up with a polishing cloth, and any piece will be restored to its original beauty.
It’s not enough to simply throw your jewelry in a box and call it a day—not only does that lead to problems like tangling, damage or even lost pieces, it simply looks messy and doesn’t lend itself well to an organized life. Jewelry that is displayed in an organized manner not only looks better but prevents damage to your pieces.
If you’ve been following our emails, you’ve seen the price changes we’ve been making in recent weeks. We are very excited about these lower prices and wanted to share with you why we’re doing this and what it means for you.
It has always been the goal of Gems on Display to assist you in every way possible as you take your company to the next level. Whether that has been through jewelry displays, packaging, custom logo printing, or all of the above, our commitment to you has remained unchanged. Providing you with excellent customer service, high quality products and affordable prices is important to us.
After some thought, we’ve decided that we can serve you best by re-evaluating our pricing and making reductions wherever we are able. It won’t happen all at once, but we’re going through our inventory piece by piece to see where we can make things more affordable for you.
We’ll also be continuing our offer of free shipping for orders over $75 and flat rate shipping for orders under $75. * It may appear that some of our competitors have lower product costs, but you’ll find that when you add in their shipping costs, your total order cost will be higher than anticipated. We don’t think this is fair to you, which is why we’re lowering prices and keeping our shipping simple. We want your total order cost to be as affordable as possible.
One final note, we haven’t changed products or suppliers. The only time we do that is when we’re able to offer you a better product or value. These price reductions are for the same products you know and love. (Spoiler alert: some of these price cuts are as high as 45%!)
President, Gems on Display
This popular jewelry storage organizer has a new, lower price!
*Offers only valid in the 48 contiguous states.
By adding your custom printing, you can change average into unique! Don’t have a logo, but you still want to add a splash of color? We can help! Just call in with a logo/design request and let one of our graphic’s designers help you from there. Our capabilities are extremely varied and diverse. From cotton filled boxes to tags to displays- add a dash of marketing and branding to your entire store!
Here are a couple of options available:
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1. Upload your Logo
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4. Add Special Requests
5. Agree to the Terms and Conditions
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As summer is winding down and fall is almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season that is rapidly approaching! It’s time to get ahead on holiday planning, and we know one of the big things on that to-do list is getting your packaging products lined up and ready to go. Let’s take a look at the packaging products we have to offer, and some of the most popular choices for holiday gift packaging.
Choosing the right merchandise bag is important. You want something that reflects your branding well, but that also reflects the fact that it is the holiday season. We offer a selection that ranges from paper merchandise bags to high end gift bags–all in a wide variety of colors and styles.
Choose a tissue paper that complements your gift bag of choice! The addition of tissue paper really makes purchasing special for your customers. Even if the purchased item isn’t for them, they will feel like they are getting a gift. Also, with the addition of tissue paper, they have a ready-to-gift item. Being able to have the gift wrapping already taken care of means a lot to holiday shoppers.
Along the same lines as tissue paper, a bow really makes your packaging special during the holidays. Browse through our selection for bow and bag pairing options to find the color combo that matches your branding!
Last, but certainly not least, jewelry boxes are very important! From gold and silver cotton filled boxes, to the luxury wood boxes, we have you covered. One of our most popular options for holiday shopping is the Magnetic Ribbon Box Series. This series has three color options, including a red and white option that is perfect for the holiday season. These high quality paper boxes already come with a ribbon and bow, making them the perfect choice for an instant gift.
It’s that time of year again! The hustle and bustle of making jewelry, packing it up, traveling to shows and setting up your booth or display table. One of the best time-tested ways to travel to shows is with a carrying case full of jewelry trays and tray liners. However, it can take time to find the right case, choose the trays, and then pick out the liners. Our Carrying Case Kit (available for a limited time) takes the guesswork out of shopping for a carrying case and saves you time! Here are the details…
The case is our largest water-resistant canvas case that has wheels for easy transportation, a pull-out handle, and space for 17 1″ trays. The 91-4A is a side-loading case has a dual zipper to make placing trays in the case a breeze. This case also folds down compactly for easy storage.
The Trays & Liners:
Here’s the real time-saving part of the Kit–it comes with (17) of our popular TY-0011-BK 1″ plastic stackable jewelry trays and (17) assorted tray liners. The included inserts are as follows: (2) 96-07 (BK), (2) 96-08 (BK), (2) 96-10 (BK), (2) 96-18 (BK), (2) 96-24 (BK), (2) 96-50 (BK), (2) 93-1 (BK), (2) 92-72E BK, (1) 68-H-BK. All your jewelry needs will be covered with this assortment of liners!
Travel Tip: Worried about your jewelry staying safely in place during travel? Our foam ring liner (item 97-72E) doubles as a protector when placed over your jewelry! Learn all about it in our Jewelry Show Tip video on YouTube!
Jewelry not included.
When you’re traveling to shows all summer, you need a display that makes traveling and setting up as easy as possible. After all, the less time you spend setting up, the more time you can spend selling. In addition to necklace easels, we have a couple of options for traveling necklace busts that are also great choices for displaying on the road. What travels light, pack nearly flat, and makes your life easer?
The Traveling Necklace Bust!
This bust has a pop-out back.
Packs almost flat for easy traveling.
And it doesn’t stop there. Try a combo traveling bust to display jewelry sets! Showing your customers pairing options in one place is a great way to get a bigger sale.
The traveling necklace bust is also available in several other options, including a tall necklace display.
Need a display with less height? Another fabulous options for traveling is this pop-up necklace display, which packs flat and pops up to create a low profile bust. It works well for choker-style necklaces or thicker beaded necklaces.
What’s your favorite traveling necklace display? Browse more necklace bust options.
What’s the difference between a bust and an easel? Is one necklace display better than the other? Which one will work best for YOUR products? There are quite a few questions to ask when putting together a presentation for your necklaces! We think it’s time you had some answers–at least about the difference between these two great necklace display styles.
Here’s the deal:
Necklace busts work best for heavier jewelry or thicker necklaces or for displaying that isn’t going to be moved around a lot (such as a jewelry table in a store). Since the busts tend to weigh more than the easels, they’re often used for display tables in stores, or more elaborate and involved displays at art and craft shows (shows that last for several days). Unlike easels, busts are freestanding and do not pack flat. Although they are bulkier, they can hold heavier jewelry and have a very elegant, classic display look.
Necklace easels are more lightweight, and work well for traveling to shows. They’re also a great way to display chains with pendants, but might not be the best option for heavy necklaces. Easels will also work on a display table, as they are easy to arrange and don’t really take up much room. As the name implies, necklace easels have an easel back, which usually lies flat against the display when not standing up. The easel back is pulled away from the display and secured by another piece of the display that fits into the easel portion to keep the display upright.
Side view of a necklace easel.
So there you have it! Busts and easels are great ways to display necklaces, but the right one for you depends on your jewelry style, as well as where and how you’ll be displaying.
With Valentine’s Day this week, we can’t stop dreaming in pink and red and purple–and we haven’t even shared our favorites with you yet! Although Valentine’s Day makes us think of pink, purple, and red jewelry packaging more than the rest of the year, we’re hardly limited to using these colors for just this month! We think these picks are perfect all year around.
PINK PICK: This hot pink glossy tote bag won’t go wrong any time of the year! Pair with tissue paper for a packaging look that begs to be remembered.
RED: This heart-shaped necklace box couldn’t be better for a romantic gift any time of the year! It’s perfect for that elegant pendant you’re displaying. Simply place the pendant in the center of the insert, secure the chain with the tabs, and place any excess chain in the bottom of the box. Nothing says “love” better than a heart-shaped box.
PURPLE: It’s hard to pick our favorite purple product, but we’re going to have to go with our lavender flora satin ribbon. Tie a bow on top of any package with this help of this 5/8″ wide satin ribbon.
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12 Days of Deals–Day Twelve
Buy an Aluminum Jewelry Tray and get a FREE Liner!
The details: This elegant aluminum tray comes with a free gemstone liner today! Buy one AL831K at regular cost and receive an 83-2M(WH) for free! (That’s a value of $5.15 for free!) The aluminum tray liner comes with a glass lid and a clasp for secure viewing and displaying. Free liner is white foam with 36 acrylic gem jars. Ideal for display gems, beads, charms, and lockets.
Aluminum Tray (liner pictured not included):
(Cover image courtesy of samarttiw at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)