We know it happens. You make beautiful jewelry, and lots of people want it. But not everyone wants to pay for it, so you have to protect it.
In 2013, three major jewelry heists hit Cannes, France, site of the famed film festival. The most staggering one—and the most expensive in history—totaled $136M. It involved a gun, a briefcase, and a holdup, all at the Carlton Hotel, which happens to be a featured site in Hitchcock’s film To Catch a Thief. That film, ironically, is about a retired jewelry thief.
But theft is preventable. The largest heist that almost happened was The Millennium Dome Raid. It was attempted in southeast London in 2000. Scotland Yard suspected a gang had their eye on upwards of $500M in jewelry and gems on display at the Millennium Dome, including coveted blue diamonds and the 203-carat Millennium Star, considered to be the most perfect diamond in the world. The police replaced the gemstones with fakes and pounced on the thieves as they were literally inches away from their treasure. It was the biggest operation in the history of the police squad and would have been the largest heist, jewelry or otherwise, in history.
We at Rio Grande would prefer that you never have to deal with theft, so we carry a number of displays that lock down in one way or another. We suggest the Acrylic Lockable Lighted Showcase. With two key locks securing an acrylic cover, it is a secured display. At just under 15” cubed, it easily fits on a counter-top or display stand. The lighting itself is almost reason enough to purchase this showcase. It accentuates your pieces, and its black base provides an elegant backdrop for your fine work.
Another option to increase your peace of mind is the Secure Rings Display System. This Rio product keeps each ring safe with a security cord, while allowing your customers to easily examine and try on your rings. Depending on your needs, you may choose the full-size tray with 72 ring slots, or a half-size for 36 rings.
This system does not include the tray it sits in, or the Velour-Flocked Insert that goes on top of it. You can choose from various sizes and depths for the tray, and various sizes and colors for your insert. But, once you have all three parts, this will become your easy-travelling, secure companion to tradeshows or a great addition to your jewelry store counters. And don’t miss it’s many reviews: it’s been called a “life-saver,” “innovative,” and more!
If you have questions about our products and how they can help to protect and secure your jewelry, drop us a line! We’ll continue to bring you product updates so you can choose what’s best for you, whether you travel with your jewelry or have a boutique or jewelry store. Questions and comments are welcome here at The Studio.