Rings – Throughout History

The history of rings traces its roots back throughout the ages. From the tombs of Ur to Egyptian temples, rings have often been a symbol of status and authority. In this article, we are going to look at a couple of styles of rings and how their intricate designs and craftsmanship influence modern designs today.

The Simple Wedding Band – A Display of Never-Ending Love

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A simple wedding band can be traced back to many source cultures; however one stands out in particular when discussing rings: Egyptian Roots. There are many examples of rings representing the concept of immortality in Egyptian Jewelry. One of these examples is the Ouroboros. This was a symbol of the cycle of life, and these bands were often gifted to lovers in Egypt. Greeks adopted this practice, thus evolving into the wedding band we see today. Much like the Ouroboros, a wedding band represents a never-ending cycle of love and commitment to a union.

When gifting, giving, and shipping bands like these, it’s important to consider a safe mode of transport. Below are 3 jewelry box options that would be a great compliment to a wedding band.

A Statement Stone – A Symbol of Authority and Protection

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Egyptian and Greek rings tended to be more simplistic jewelry. English jewelry was the opposite. English jewelry of the 1100’s had elaborate gemstones and settings. This was mainly due to the belief that gemstones contained otherworldly powers, giving the wearer insight, protection or knowledge. Inscriptions also became very popular around that time as well, French inscriptions being the preferred choice.

We can still see this preference in today’s rings both in engagement rings and casual rings. Large statement stones sometimes need a light source to show their true beauty and colors. Here are 3 boxes we recommend pairing with your jewelry arrangement/proposal to add to the uniquity of your piece.

Non-Traditional Rings – Unique Materials

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We have explored the more traditionally made rings, but what about the more unique rings and their roots? Rings have been made with metals tracing back as far as Egypt, but nonconventional materials can be traced back even further. Recently, archaeologists discovered bone jewelry dating back 150,000 years. It’s true, rings made from stone, bone and shell can trace their origins to prehistoric times. However, these unique jewelry materials can also be seen in Chinese Traditional rings. Some of these oriental rings were made of wood, bone, but more often Jade (a cherished stone of that time). Much like the Egyptians, Greeks, and English, these rings were seen as signs of status, wealth and power.

Today wooden rings, or metal rings with a wooden inlay are very popular. Considering this preference traces back 150,000 years, this comes as no surprise. Why not pair these rings up with a box that emphasizes this natural earthy feel? Below are 3 excellent recommendations for your natural wooden jewelry.

As anyone can see, jewelry has a long history of significance to many cultures. So, the next time you open a jewelry box, and there you see a pendant from a loved one, know this: That gemstone has 150,000 years behind that design. Something to reflect on this Thursday morning.

Your Next Jewelry Organizer

Explore Organizers

Jewelry Organizers are a great solution to storing and organizing your collection. They also provide a great method of traveling when paired with a traveling bag. These organizers come in a variety of sizes and styles, from short personal-use sizes to large display style that can be used on a counter top at a store front. There are many great reasons to explore the use of organizers for your personal and business uses, let’s explore those reasons.

Liners fit comfortably in organizer drawers

Organization

It should go without saying, but organization is a vital aspect of managing your personal and business jewelry pieces. It helps keep your jewelry organized and easy to find. Many of these organizers even come with label holders, making your maintenance easy and quick.  You can use different drawers and dividers to separate your rings, earrings, necklaces, and other pieces, and pair these up with a wide variety of tray inserts. These inserts are exchangeable and affordable, making upkeep an affordable investment.

Liners can accommodate a wide variety of gems and jewelry

Protection

Jewelry organizers also help protect your jewelry from damage and tarnishing. Having jewelry pieces scattered across countertops or bunched up in show cases can lead to a tangled hassle. However, when coupled with an appropriate insert and a tough outer organizer, your pieces are kept safe from this common hazard. They can keep your jewelry from immediate moisture and other elements that can cause it to degrade or become discolored, especially when paired with anti-tarnish squares. Many jewelry tray liners also have padding which can help prevent scratches and other types of dings and dents.

Add a natural effect with a burlap liner

Style and Function

When choosing an organizer, it’s important to consider the size and style of your collection, as well as your personal tastes. Do you need a small, portable organizer for traveling purposes, or a larger one for storing and displaying your jewelry at your store? Do you prefer a traditional natural burlap liner, or a more modern leatherette pad? These are all excellent questions to consider when reviewing/purchasing your first jewelry organizer.

Conclusion

No matter what your needs and preferences are, there is sure to be an organizer and liner combination that is perfect for you. Whether you are looking for a practical solution for organizing and protecting your jewelry, or a traveling for a show, there are plenty of options and combinations available at Gems On Display to suit your needs, tastes, and budget.

Cotton Filled Jewelry Boxes

With the holiday season getting kicked off, many business owners enjoy presenting their consumers with quality packaging to show that they care. One great way to do this is with cotton filled boxes, they are a very popular economical packaging solution that works with a wide variety of small gift items and jewelry. Gems on Display is happy to present you with 22 different color options along with 8 different sizes per cotton filled box. In this blog we are going to talk about the 8 different sizes and their use per size.

Size #10

Measuring 1-7/8″ x 1-1/4″ x 5/8″ making size a perfect gift box for small rings, earrings, beads and charms. A two-piece thick cardboard gift box with cotton cut perfectly to size. One of the best options available for gifting small items.

Size #11


Measuring 2-1/8″ x 1-5/8″ x 3/4″ making the size #11 a great choice for gift and packaging beads, charms, rings, and earrings. The swirl black cotton filled boxes are shown in the picture above, which is a great option for adding an extra element of quality to your cotton filled boxes.

Size #21

Measuring at 2-5/8″ x 1-1/2″ x 1″ making this another great option for small gift packaging. The perfect size for earrings, rings, pins, pendants and many other gift options. Available for printing, allowing you to add your logo and brand your cotton filled boxes.

Size #32

Measuring 3-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ x 1″ making size #32 one of the more popular sizes available in cotton filled boxes. Working great with a variety of items from rings, earrings, pendants, pins to many other small gift items. The versatility of this size makes for a great box for a wide variety of companies.

Size #33

This is the most popular size in the cotton filled box collection measuring 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x 1″. This item will work great for bracelets, bangles, pendants and many other items. We are able to make custom inserts for this size along with the other sizes that will allow our customers to have box that works perfectly for the item they are selling.

Size #34

Very similar to the size #33, this item measures 3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ x2″. The extra inch in height is made to account for watches and thicker bracelets. The cotton is setup perfectly to help secure your taller items in this box, allowing you to gift your items safely.

Size #53

Getting into our larger sizes of cotton filled boxes, we start with the size #53 measuring
5-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ x 7/8″. This is the ideal size for necklaces, chains, pendants, or larger gift items like playing cards or trading cards. Available for branding allowing you to add your own customization to each box.

Size #75

The largest size we offer in the cotton filled box. Very similar to the #53 as far as the layout of the box goes. This item measures 7-1/8″ x 5-1/8″ x 1-1/8″ which makes it the ideal size for necklaces and chains.

Size #82

The size #82 measuring 8″ x 2″ x 1″. The longest of our cotton filled box collection, this item is perfect for watches, bracelets, pens and many other items up to 8″ long. Long cotton insert securing your item from side to side.

Conclusion

At Gems on Display we offer the best selection of cotton filled boxes from just about every color on the spectrum to just about any size you are looking for. We are able to add your logo and brand your boxes in full color and single color. If you do not see a size you are looking for please contact us today and we are able to have this size manufactured. Contact us at 419-830-3104 with any questions. Thank you for reading!

Branded Boxes vs Non-Branded Boxes

Custom Jewelry Boxes are King

  • There are many ways of approaching custom printed products. When you are looking to get your more brand recognition for your company or products, you can break down two major factors branded vs non-branded.
  • So many companies are dedicating efforts to advertise their jewelry packaging. What jewelers are looking for is a connection to their customer, while also in hopes of reaching new customers. In this article we are going to talk through the difference of branded and non-branded packaging and how it can give you an advantage in your shop.

What’s Branded Packaging?

  • Branded jewelry boxes is basically your company displaying a message that your customers want to see. This message will usually display what your jewelry shop is about or show your brands image. When you are branding your jewelry boxes you are showing your customers essentially a portable ad on your packaging. This message should be easy to understand and push your brand in an efficient manner.
  • For example purposes please view the photo above. With branded content there is no attempt to hide the purpose of your information. If the person viewing your custom products does not understand the message, your custom printed products did not compel in the way you wanted it to. Make sure when you are branding your items you are showing your colors, logo, image and slogan. You want to display everything on your jewelry boxes that makes your brand so great.

Non-Branded Boxes

  • Non branded boxes might contain a small reference to you and your company, but generally speaking the packaging outside of the color does not have a relation to your products or company. When using non printed cotton filled boxes for example, while you are still supporting your brand with the quality of boxes. You are not actively promoting your business outside of your shop. Your brand may be mentioned on the jewelry packaging, but it is not the primary focus. Non-Branded jewelry gift boxes tend to be less in price than branded packaging, while serving the same purpose of protecting the good.

Conclusion

  • Both branded and non-branded items will have a major factor for your company. While non-branded items may be more affordable, it will have not have the same affect on your company. Branding your jewelry packaging or displays will give your company a competitive advantage over your peers. This will create brand recognition, brand awareness, and brand loyalty. If you are interested in having custom jewelry packaging or custom jewelry displays contact us today at Gems on Display.

Best Ways to Display Jewelry for Sale

As a jewelry shop I am sure you know just how important it is to showcase your jewelry in a way that will capture your customers attention. Jewelry that is thrown into a storage bin with a for sale sign slapped on it will not have the optimal chance of selling. This is why it is so important for you to allow each piece to have its own display stand or jewelry holder. Displaying multiple styles of jewelry in the same area is a great way for your customers to view necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, etc all at the same time. This will create great contrast in your store. In this article we will talk about a few simple ways to bring out thew full potential in your jewelry store.

  • Color / Theme: Make sure your jewelry displays not only match the brand of your store. But they also present your jewelry in the best possible way, you can do this by matching the best material for your jewelry whether this would be with leatherette, velvet, linen or burlap displays. Then another important part is color of displays, you want to pick a color that is going to make your jewelry pop off from the customers perspective.
  • Add a few display cases to your store. Setting up jewelry display cases is a great idea, because it will not only protect your jewelry from dust or fingerprints. Not every piece of jewelry needs to be in the open, if you are selling high priced items it is best to have them protected at all times.
  • Use lights! This can be a very simply addition to your shop if you are adding lights to the cases or the ceilings. Adding lights can really help show off the jewelry to the customer in the brightest way possible.
  • Use the correct style of display, rather than laying your pieces along a display pad or a tray. Use a jewelry necklace bust or a ring stand to show the right items at the right time for your customers.
  • Adding artwork to your store, this is a great way for your customers to relate as to how the piece will be looking once they have made the purchase.

5 Packaging Ideas For Your Jewelry Shop

Packaging is a stable for the jewelry industry. The color of your boxes, material, shape and design all play a major role in the presentation of your items to the customer. In Today’s blog we are going to talk about 5 packaging lines Gems on Display has to offer.

Cotton Filled Boxes

Cotton Filled Boxes

  • Gems on Display has one of the best collections of cotton filled gift boxes to offer. with a variety of different sizes available in bulk along with a color selection to your choice.
  • This item is a very cost effective way to package your products, while also providing your items with great protective.
  • We specialize in added custom artwork to this item allowing you to brand your cotton filled boxes with your logo.
Black Velvet Jewelry Boxes

Black Velvet Jewelry Boxes

  • Also a great cost effective way to package your items. The black velvet series has inserts that will work for a majority of jewelers. This is a metal packing box with a velvet finish, the metal interior creates a strong and sturdy box for you to use and protect your jewelry.
  • This item also comes with a white 2-piece packer box adding an extra step of protection for your jewelry.
Paper Slider Boxes

Black & White Slider Boxes

  • Available in 6 different styles for jewelry packaging, allowing to protect and pack all of your jewelry needs.
  • Each style of black and white is available for printing, allowing you to brand your jewelry packaging with your logo.
  • Item is sold in bulk quantities allowing you to save on cost per box, while also providing your customers & jewelry with a well structured box.
Navy Leatherette

Navy Leatherette Boxes

  • Luxurious and stylish the navy leatherette series is a perfect way to package your jewelry. Thick and well constructed box, making it a perfect fit to make a lasting image in your customers hands.
  • Available 8 different sizes, allowing you to match your packaging line with the same series for each style of jewelry.
  • Black packer box is included with this item, giving your box and jewelry extra protection in transit.
  • Available for printing, allowing you to add your logo the inside or outside of this item.
Piano Finish Jewelry Boxes

Black Gloss Wood Boxes

  • Truly a step of above all outsider boxes, beautiful black gloss finish with a strong structured wood box. Making it hard to find a better constructed jewelry box. Also available in Red Rosewood.
  • 5 different styles available, allowing you to packaged your jewelry in a line that is going to bring your customers back for more.
  • Available for printing, allowing us to add your logo to the outside of this box and create a custom product that your customers will love.
  • This box comes with a 2 piece packer, making sure the quality product has extra protection.

Conclusion

  • At Gems on Display, we offer a bulk variety of jewelry boxes that will work for great for your store. Please take a look at the link below. If you do not see the items you are needing for your store or shop. Please contact us at either 419-830-3104 or michael@gemsondisplay.com Thank you for your time and have a great day!
  • https://www.gemsondisplay.com/jewelry-boxes-cl35

Great Ideas for Stickers

Just about everywhere you look there are some form of stickers or labels, whether this is on the bottle you are drinking out of or the laptop cover you have at home. So what makes stickers so great?? How can I make my own personal stickers?? Can I use my stickers to market my brand or company? In this article we are going to talk about all of these and how you can use stickers in both a personal setting and business setting.

What Makes Stickers Great??

Design: The best part about having stickers, is that it shows your personality. You can show this through the style, shape, and size.

One of the most popular spots that you will see a personal sticker is on cars and bumper stickers. A majority of this item you will see are this persons favorite sports team, which political party they side with, quotes from a movie, student driver, or maybe there is an infant on board. With the car stickers being outside a majority of the time, this will meant that you need a heavy duty sticker to withstand the weather. This is why you’ll want a vinyl sticker with strong adhesive.

If you are like me, then you will have a absurd amount of stickers on your laptop case or cover. I personally do not know why I put so many stickers on my laptop, but this is a great way to add character to your technology. The best sticker for a laptop would be a kiss-cut sticker, this is very similar to a die-cut sticker. The kiss cut is easier to peel off, which makes them easy for laptops, phones, tablets, etc.

Conclusion

As you are aware stickers and labels are everywhere you look in modern day life. Producing high quality stickers and labels for your brand can really help you make a push in awareness. At Gems on Display we specialize in personalization and are more than willing to make your stickers or labels perfect for your personal life or business. Take a look at the link below to view our entire selection.

https://www.gemsondisplay.com/labels—stickers-cl503

Tips on Buying Gemstones

It is hard not to fall in love with a gorgeous gemstone, this could be an item you are looking to make into a piece of jewelry or a stone used for decorative beauty. No matter the use gemstones will always have a overwhelming presence.

Basic Tips for Quality Gemstones

  1. Look into the item: The number of gemstones for sale is hard to count. It is one of the many great things about the industry is the variety available. Which is why it is great idea to do your research and make sure you know what you are buying.
  2. Trust in the seller you are working with: Similar to the jewelry industry many people have reputable sellers that they trust when buying jewelry. This is no different, go into a shop with plenty of questions about the item. It is always great when a seller has just as much knowledge about the item as you do.
  3. Take your time: There is no rush in purchasing gemstones. When you are in the buying process sometimes it can get exciting and you will want to make a purchase right away. Take your time with this and look over the gemstone for any imperfections or anything that may need repaired. It does not hurt to bring your own jewelry loupe of microscope to get a further inspection on the item.
  4. Try to get insurance or a guarantee: It always a great sign you are working with reputable sellers when they offer a guarantee on their items. This will often mean the seller trust in the items they are selling.
  5. Price Check; It doesn’t hurt to shop around and see if you are buying this item at market price. Check online, go to different stores, ask experts in the industry for an appraisal. This is a great way to make sure you are paying a fair price on your item.

Conclusion

  • With these buying tips provided you will have a great base in making an accurate honest purchase. Contact us with any questions you may have, but make sure to always enjoy the process of finding new beautiful gemstones.

History of the Jewelry Box

Jewelry packaging or boxing has dated back far before my time or even your time. The first known concept of a jewelry box dates back to ancient Egypt. You might wonder what was the purpose of these boxes? Well the Egyptians had a very similar use for them as we do organization, storage, & protection.

While in today’s society we refer to our jewelry boxes as chest or cases, in Egypt these pieces were referred to in terms of “Jewelry Casket”. You may think that a casket sounds large but this item is slightly smaller then a chest and it would be sitting atop of a stand.

Until the Victorian era, owning jewelry was known as a luxury. When you owned enough jewelry that you were requiring storage, you would have considered to be royalty in the ancient times. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution when jewelry started to by more economical for mass groups. With the price of jewelry coming less expensive, this meant more people would require jewelry packaging and storage units. Unlike the “Jewelry Caskets” or “Chests” used in Egypt, jewelry storage boxes became much smaller and more accessible for a dresser storage or bathroom storage in the modern day.

Over time the jewelry storage box will continue to grow and evolve, but we can remain certain that the values will stay the same storage, organization and protection. Take a look at the link below to view some of our modern jewelry storage units.

https://www.gemsondisplay.com/organizers-pl97