What’s New – Catalogs

Overnight Mountings has released ?Inspirations,? a 12-page, full-color supplement to its catalog. The supplement contains hundreds of styles never seen before as well as the company?s first line of complete finished jewelry. The program offers machine-set/die-struck diamond wedding bands in .25-ct., .50-ct., and 1-ct. total weights in 14k yellow and white gold for overnight delivery in sizes 4 to 8, including half sizes. Among the items available are engagement rings in white gold with yellow accents, engraved merchandise, and European-influenced ?designer cutout? shanks. Overnight Mountings, 21-21 44th Dr., Long Island City, NY 11101; (888) 731-1111 or (718) 472-1212, fax (888) 222-2121 or (718) 784-2200.

Silber?s Inc. has released its largest catalog to date, ?The Golden Wardrobe,? 52 pages long. Items featured include choker and bracelet sets, earrings, pendants, and basic chains ranging in cost from $5 to $2,000. Among the collections offered are hand-braided gold, polished bold gold, two-tone and white gold, men?s jewelry, and platinum jewelry. The catalog is being supported with a marketing package including point-of-purchase displays and fliers. Silber?s Inc., 6222 Richmond Ave., Suite 720, Houston, TX 77057; (800) 833-8079 or (713) 784-6226, fax (800) 813-1419 or (713) 784-0396.

New England Sterling has released a baby gifts brochure. New sterling silver products include a tooth fairy box; a first-keepsake box; a bunny rattle; brush and comb sets; and a collection of rattles with spinning footballs, baseballs, and other sports balls. All are hand-crafted in .925 sterling silver. New England Sterling, Customer Service Department, 45 Elm St., North Attleboro, MA 02760; (800) 447-5552 or (508) 695-8485.

Roxter Lighting?s Residential & Commercial Lighting Catalog includes accent lights, table and desk lamps, specialty lamps, and wall and ceiling fixtures. The company?s product line features high-intensity lighting for both standard and low-voltage applications. Roxter Lighting, 10-11 40th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101; (718) 392-5060, fax (718) 392-9811.

Sunstone Inc. offers a four-page catalog featuring sterling silver jewelry accented with 14k and 18k gold, all exclusively designed by Sunstone. Many of the pieces have genuine stones, including amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, and iolite. Sunstone Inc., 2022 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202-1017; (800) 323-5436 or (847) 328-6194, fax (847) 328-6194.

Quality Gold of Cincinnati is distributing its 1999-2000 catalog, featuring 572 pages and more than 30,000 items. The new catalog is triple keystone and designed to be used on the jewelry counter. Charms offered include collegiate and professional sports, Michael Anthony, American Charm, Winston Cup Series, House of Collections, Sesame Street, and Looney Tunes. Also featured are gold chains, fancy bracelets and earrings, diamond jewelry, coin jewelry, sterling silver, white gold jewelry, omega slides, and medical alert jewelry. Overnight delivery is available; there is no minimum order requirement. Quality Gold of Cincinnati, 500 Quality Blvd., Fairfield, OH 45014; (800) 354-9833.

The nonprofit National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources offers a free guide to donating problem inventory to charity. The publication offers solutions for dealing with production overruns, canceled orders, returns, discontinued merchandise, and slow sellers. Companies donating merchandise can earn a federal income-tax deduction that in some cases can total twice the cost of the donated products. Included in the guide are step-by-step instructions as well as a formula for calculating potential tax savings. National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources, 560 McClure St., Galesburg, IL 61401; (800) 562-0955, fax (309) 343-7316.

The Gemological Institute of America has published its International Gemological Symposium brochure, the guide to the third annual symposium taking place June 21-24 in San Diego. The brochure includes facts and figures about the symposium and outlines featured speakers, sessions, and social events. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the world summit on diamonds, colored stones, pearls, jewelry, and business. For a copy of the brochure, call GIA?s symposium hotline at (760) 603-4406 or visit www.gia.edu.

Gem Quality Institute of Los Angeles and Chicago has launched GQ Eye, a quarterly newsletter for the trade. Its mission is to help gemologists and jewelers keep informed of the latest developments at GQI and in the world of gemology. The first issue includes articles on chameleon diamonds, the new GQI clarity grading scale, and gemstone enhancements. The full-color newsletter is distributed free to members of the trade. Gem Quality Institute, 550 S. Hill St., Suite 1595, Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 622-2387, fax (213) 622-3138 and 5 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 1905, Chicago, IL 60603; (312) 920-1541, fax (312) 920-1547.

Orogem Corp. has released ?Basics by Orogem,? a full-color, 25-page catalog that includes more than 700 pairs of 14k gold leverback and stud earrings. It features triple key pricing and stone sizes 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.

Dardel Paris presents a new catalog in French, English, and German featuring boxes for jewelry, watches, and silverware. Dardel Paris, 11 bis. Rue des Campanules ? Lognes, 77437 Marne La Vallee Cedex 2, Paris, France; (33-1) 60 17 75 24, fax (33-1) 60 17 75 08.