What’s New – Business Services

The Insurance Replacement Checklist, a laminated, pocket-sized card, assists jewelry stores in obtaining all the critical information needed to properly handle a replacement claim. The reverse side of the checklist contains diamond color and clarity grading and terminology information. Absolute Brilliance Inc., 580 Fifth Ave., Suite 1810, New York, NY 10036; (800) 309-0040 or (212) 768-4747, fax (212) 869-9078.

ShopControl Pro version 4.1, the latest release of Windows-based manufacturing software developed specifically for the jewelry industry, includes the following features: item master, imaging, bill of materials, routing, costing, customer-specific pricing, inventory tracking (castings, diamonds, colored stones, finished goods), sales order entry/invoicing, purchasing, bar coding, job bags, memos, and diamond parcel management. MPI Systems Inc., 503 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897; (203) 762-2260, fax (203) 762-9263, www.mpisystemsinc.com.

Independent retailer applications are now being taken for the 1999-2000 Harmon Catalog and Program, both for subscriptions and to reserve territorial exclusivity. The new program will offer an individualized catalog, television and radio spots, newspaper ad slicks, countertop catalog display, and personalized catalog Web site. For the 1999-2000 program, retailers have more choice and image identity for their store’s catalog and ad materials. Harmon Catalog, 807 Third Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37210; (800) 423-6793, fax (615) 256-3464, www.harmoncatalog.com.