1 Wedding season is in full swing and a schedule crammed with festive fall events isn’t far behind. Sending guests home with a little token of appreciation is good form at any time of year and the Stripes Galore favor boxes from Hortense B. Hewitt are unisex, elegant and always appropriate. Stock up now to get a jump on the holiday season. hbhwedding.com.
PRICE: $11.45(package of 25)
2Updating the look of your store or office is hardly child’s play, but the whimsical light fixtures from Andrew Neyer make it seem that way. The designer’s Yoyo Light pendant lamp resembles the children’s toy, right down to the cotton cord that attaches to the ceiling. Available in orange, white or black, it’s a contemporary design for the young at heart.andrewneyer.com.
3 Information — whether it’s about a looming anniversary or a favorite wish list item — will convert a one-time visitor into a long-term customer. Software system Client Book CRM stores and organizes all those priceless details and makes it easy to act on them. The program permits users to track leads, email clients and create marketing campaigns in one place. To cultivate its own roster of prospective clients Client Book CRM offers a free, 30-day trial of the system.clientbookcrm.com
PRICE: from $15/month
SEE THE LIGHT
4 Sometimes the right lighting is the only thing that separates frameworthy photos from the ones that get deleted forever. And it’s even more critical for jewelry photography. The Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM lens wasn’t created specifically for shooting gems but it’s embedded with flashes that help show them to their best advantage by illuminating close-up subjects, improving color accuracy and heightening an image’s depth and dimension. shop.usa.canon.com.
SHINY & NEW
5Gifts presented in little jewelry boxes automatically attract rapt attention. LED jewelry boxes from Jewelry Pak are extra entrancing. Their contents are bathed in a bright spotlight. When propped open, they’ll shine a point of light onto the jewels tucked inside and make already brilliant pieces sparkle with more intensity. The clever containers are available for rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings.jpius.com.
PRICE: from $5.00 each