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Ring Security Display


#1

Hope this isn’t too off topic! I was hoping someone out there could
give me some ideas of ways to safely display and secure rings when
selling @ a craft show. I usually use one of the glass lid displays
with foam inside which holds several rows of rings, but have had a lot
of pilferage lately; just can’t watch them all the time! Have tried
displays where customers have to ask to try the rings on, but they
don’t sell because they don’t ask! Any suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.

Marcia


#2
I was hoping someone out there could give me some ideas of ways to 
safely display and secure rings when  selling @ a craft show. 

Greetings;

There is a ring holder that secure the ring while the customer check
it. This product does not disturb the customer to actually try to
wear the ring, but make it difficult to steel it with the holder.

it is not an expensive holder, contact me off line and I would be
happy to offer you more details.

BTW - it is made in Thailand :))

Hanuman

Dr. E. Aspler
aspler@ganoksin.com
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online

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#3

A number of years ago I rented space in a studio with a family who
did quite a few shows. They had a ring display made that allowed
people to try on the rings but not walk off with them. Each ring was
attached by a couple feet of fishing line to a lead sinker weight.
The rings would actually reel themselves back into the display. Casual
theft attempts could be quite a surprise, and entertaining as well…


#4

Calculate the cost of the rings that are stolen. Divide this by the
number of peak hours for the show. Now estimate how much you are
willing to pay a part time assistant to handle ring sales, or to watch
over the rest of your booth while you sell rings. If the cost of an
assistant is less than the cost of rings stolen, then…And also
consider, if you do hire an assistant, you get added security during
set-up and tear-down, you can take a bathroom break, and browse the
other artist’s booths. Otherwise, it’s chain and padlock time.
Will Estavillo, www.natureshop-gallery.com


#5
Hope this isn't too off topic! I was hoping someone out there could
 give me some ideas of ways to safely display and secure rings when
 selling @ a craft show

You could take standard ring trays w/ foam inserts that have ring
slots in them and after you insert all of your rings, run a dowel
through all of them (I think some companies sell the trays/inserts
with dowels included). Now, this makes it hard for people to try on
the rings. So, you could have a good supply of those plastic ring
sizer sets around (I think Rio sells 'em in sets of 3 for cheap) and
suggest to your potential customers that they find out exactly what
size they are so you can pull out the perfect ring for them!
(security disguised as customer service!)

Keep your eyes open and talk to everyone that enters your booth.
Usually, if you act like you can see everything that’s going on, the
thieves go elsewhere.

Good luck with your show!
Marlo M.


#6

I didn’t write the original request but would be interested in the
product you mentioned here. Also I am opening a new shop in about 3
weeks and am interested in taking consignments from other artists.
Would it be all right if I posted this to your forum?..Charolette

Ms. Charolette’s Gold & Gem Specialties
Rob & Charolette Purviance Jr.
P.O. Box 1354
Guthrie, OK. 73044
fax #: 405-260-7601
@cameoblu


#7
         I was hoping someone out there could give me some ideas of
ways to safely display and secure rings when selling @ a craft show.
I usually use one of the glass lid displays with foam inside which
holds several rows of rings, but have had a lot of pilferage
lately; just can't watch them all the time! Have tried displays
where customers have to ask to try the rings on, but they don't sell
because they don't ask! Any  suggestions would be greatly

appreciated. Marcia

All, It took me a while to draw the Secure Ring Holder, uploaded to
the Orchid FTP server.

I added to the picture all the info you would need to understand what
I’m talking about, Contact me if you still have questions. hanuman

Dr. E. Aspler
aspler@ganoksin.com
Managing Director
Ganoksin Jewelry Co.,Ltd

Webmaster Ganoksin Online

ICQ # 258 49350


#8

I’ve actually seen this one in practice myself. I was at a show back
in February I think. The display looked like any other (standard ring
box with slits). When I went to pick up a ring to try on, the initial
shock of the weighted end was noticeable. I talked with the designer
about it and she’d developed this little trick for just the same
reason. Each ring was tied with fishing line (not sure what test
weight) then attached to a weight below. So yes, they reeled
themselves back in when done. She said that she hadn’t lost one yet.
My personal observations:

#1 Works best for a small display unless the rings are set up in
advance.

#2 The line didn’t affect my trying on of the ring.

#3 Need to make sure the ring is securely tied. Heat set or a really
sturdy knot.

#4 No real inconvience to the seller. Just snip the ring off the line
when the sale is made.

#5 If someone did try to cut the line, you (or other customers) would
probably notice them fooling with it.

#6 Make sure it’s a strong enough test weight or a good pull might
remove the ring.

#7 You could even add a cheap craft bell to each weight so that you’d
hear the ring being taken from the box.

Hope this helps.
Tee