I have no experience with WinJewel, but I have tried other programs
and achieved similar results as those already described to you. I
use, and have used for the last nine years, MYOB. It is not written
specifically for the jewelry store, but with a little imagination,
it will handle everything from Point of Sale, through Inventory
Control, to your General ledger. It has five types of invoicing
available in the release I’m using (which is two levels down) which
are Service, Time Billing, Item, Professional, and Miscellaneous.
It has a lot of flexibility. There are a lot of things I don’t like
about it, but overall, I dislike it less than others I have tried.
Their support is available for a price, a steep one I might add, but
other than fixing “I would like” items I really haven’t needed it.
But, for a couple hundred price tag, you can’t beat it. You can go
to their site and download a trial version. They are at MYOB.com.
I have no finical interest in the company other than the several
hundred dollars I have spent with them for upgrades over the years
that I have used them. I did look at some of the $5000 plus
packages though and found that they offered little, if anything, for
their additional cost that was not included in MYOB. MYOB was the
only, less than $5K, program that had a usable inventory control
module. Oh yes, MYOB is retailing for around $200 now. (My first
version cost me $49.95).