Gem of a Book
Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide is a useful new text from DK and the Smithsonian. The book is bursting with easy-to-understand, gorgeously illustrated features on any gemstone you could possibly need to look up. dk.com/us/Smithsonian.
Tags, You're It
Arch Crown’s new TT380 thermal transfer computer tags have a 50 percent thinner tail than the previous model, making it even easier to tag small, difficult pieces of jewelry. The thin, lightweight tags can withstand ultrasonic cleaning without the text or bar code rubbing off, archcrown.com.
Star Gems’ Custom Studio app allows retailers to display inventory digitally in store on a large touch-screen, making it possible for retailers to show their customers thousands of items without needing to have that inventory currently on site. customstudiousa.com.
for touch-screen, $275, one-time fee plus $75 per month for the app
Instant Photo Pro
Kassoy Pro Photo Studios are designed specifically for jewelry, making it easy to capture professional-grade images of jewelry that won’t require advanced photo editing. The Pro Photo Studio pictured here is the midrange model. kassoy.com.
This malachite patterned Jonathan Adler vase exudes that gem-inspired atmosphere without being yet another piece of decor that looks like a diamond. jonathanadler.com.
This article originally appeared in the February 2017 edition of INSTORE.