What’s New – Catalogs

Arch Crown Inc. has published its 1999 tag and label catalog featuring many new products, including a variety of merchandising tools for pricing, promotions, and name recognition. Arch Crown Inc. 177 Main St., West Orange, NJ 07052; (800) 526-8353 or (973) 731-6300, fax (973) 731-2228.

Contact East Inc. has released a 292-page catalog of items for jewelers, watchmakers, and hobbyists. Offered are precision hand tools, inspection equipment, cleaning supplies, adhesives, multipurpose tools, test equipment, soldering irons, and more. All products are guaranteed; same-day shipping is available. Contact East Inc., 335 Willow St., North Andover, MA 01845; (978) 682-2000, fax (978) 688-7829.

Cas-Ker Co. has introduced its new crystal, crown, and stem case reference catalog. It contains more than 68,000 listings for Bulova, Citizen, and Hattori case numbers. Cas-Ker Co., 2121 Spring Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45214; (800) 487-0408 or (513) 241-7073, fax (800) 487-5848.

Variety Gem Co. has released a brochure featuring its new Luxury collection of 18k white and yellow gold and platinum jewelry enhanced with invisibly set diamonds and precious stones. The six-page brochure can be customized with retailer’s logo and address. All merchandise is manufactured in the United States. Variety Gem Co., 11 W. 46th St., Third Floor, New York, NY 10036; (800) 735-GEMS or (212) 921-1820, fax (212) 921-1834.

Orogem Corp. has issued “Basics by Orogem,” a full-color, 25-page catalog featuring more than 700 pairs of 14k gold leverback and stud earrings. It has triple key pricing and an index; stone sizes are listed underneath each design. Orogem Corp., 607 S. Hill St., Suite 451, Los Angeles, CA 90014-1776; (800) 627-0277 or (213) 629-8245, fax (213) 629-0814, www.orogem.com.

West Tech Inc. has produced a new newsletter, “The Silver Lining,” for those in the metal finishing trades. The newsletter informs platers about industry news and offers problem-solving tips from other platers, new products, and suggestions for saving money without compromising quality. Robert Audette, the publisher, has more than 30 years’ experience in electroplating and a master of science degree in chemistry. West Tech Inc., 750 Shames Dr., Westbury, NY 11590; (800) 906-5338.

B.A.W. Jewelry Manufacturing Inc. has issued a new catalog featuring bangles, earrings, and rings. B.A.W. Jewelry Manufacturing Inc., 42 W. 48th St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036; (800) 366-9676 or (212) 382-1929, fax (212) 382-2213.

Troy Findings Inc. has issued a 166-page findings catalog offering an extensive line of platinum, white gold, and yellow gold jewelry findings as well as sheet stock and solders. Troy Findings Inc., 76 Bowery, New York, NY 10013; (800) 221-8014 or (212) 431-6470, fax (212) 941-6569, www.troyfindings.com.

Platinum Guild International has produced brochures that are available to jewelry outlets throughout the world. One brochure, suitable for display on a jeweler’s counter, describes the unique qualities of platinum and its history and origins. A second leaflet explains platinum’s strength, purity, and rarity and can be folded concertina-style to fit in a small box. The brochures can be customized with company and address and are avaiable in British and American English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Those who order at least 100 copies will receive, at no extra charge, a counter display and two signs for a platinum window display. For information, contact Platinum Guild International, (949) 760-8279, fax (949) 760-8780, e-mail: pgiusa@earthlink.net.