This piercing instrument is designed to work gently and quietly to allow jewelers to deliver the gentlest piercing experience possible. Easy to use, the tool operates with just a firm, smooth squeeze of the handle. Although not included in the kit, each pair of piercing earrings designed for use with this instrument is delivered in a self-contained cassette; each earring is individually packaged in a sealed, sterile cartridge. To use, simply load the cartridge into the instrument. After piercing, the push-button ejection system allows users to pop the cartridge out, disposing of it neatly, cleanly, and without having to touch it. The system is intended only for use on the ear lobe and edge areas. Rio Grande, 7500 Bluewater Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121; 1-800-545-6566; fax 800-965-2329; e-mail email@example.com; riogrande.com.
Suitable for use by anyone in a jewelry store, the RingRescue Ring Remover is designed to remove rings from swollen fingers without damaging the ring. Developed by a team of medical doctors and engineers, the device can be slipped onto the swollen finger and inflated. After several minutes, the device should be removed and a lubricant spray applied to the finger before attempting to remove the ring using twisting and rocking motions. Gesswein Co., 201 Hancock Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605; 1-203-366-5400; fax 366-3953; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; gesswein.com.
Ideal for closing a sale without using expensive stones, this diamond seller tool features six stainless steel arms that can hold stones in sizes from 0.25 to 2 carats. Each arm is marked with size and carat weight, and they can be folded so the tool can be packed into a compact leather case when not in use. Sellers are available to accommodate round, emerald, marquise, oval, pear, princess, and cushion-cut stones. Contact: Stuller Inc., 302 Rue Louis XIV, Lafayette, LA 70508; 1-800-877-7777; fax 800-444-4741; e-mail email@example.com; stuller.com.