New Silent Auction Ideas for Displaying Your Jewelry

Auction volunteers looking for creative ways to display jewelry in the silent auction will appreciate this approach.

Most often I see necklaces draped over a box. Sometimes it’s the same box the piece will be packaged inside when sent home later with the winning bidder.

Boxes work well enough, but I recently spotted a couple of other silent auction ideas you could use for displays.

Anyone who has heard me speak knows that my background was working in corporate marketing and sales. I’m always pulling concepts from that realm into the auction. This latest inspiration is no exception. In a recent catalog, I spotted a couple of creative displays including a necklace in a large shell and a necklace draped around a vase.

Shells to showcase jewelry

If you check with your volunteers, surely one has a large scallop shell sitting in their home. A beautiful scallop shell is a lovely way to frame an elegant necklace or bracelet. Curl the necklace into the shell in a serpentine shape or put the clasp area of the necklace into the shell and let the piece randomly curl out from the shell towards the end of your silent auction table.

Similarly I’d bet a conch shell could also be an attractive base for your silent auction display. You could use the nubby and pointy parts of the shell to elevate a ring, bracelet, or other piece.

Using shells to present your jewelry would be especially apropos if your auction theme is related to the beach.

Vases to present valuables

Who doesn’t have a nice vase sitting at home? Let’s put it to work!

A tall vase will allow a long necklace to be displayed vertically. With a bit of tape to secure the necklace around the neck of the vase, your former flower vessel can now serve as a functional and pretty way to set off a long strand of pearls, stones, or glittery diamonds.

If your vase has a long, thin neck, slide a bracelet or a stretchy-banded ring over the top. This type of vase also serves to elevate the jewelry closer to your bidder’s eye-level.

Ultimately, we want to display your donated auction items in their best light. Your guests are visual creatures. When your items are attractively displayed, they look better and become more desirable. This translates into better bids for your items.

For photos of these silent auction ideas in action, visit the link below.

How to Pick The Best Retail Display Case For Your Retail Store or Restaurant

What are retail display cases?

Retail display cases are retail fixture displays that help you merchandise any item that you want locked up. They are useful if you intend to securely display merchandise while presenting in an appealing manner.

Alternatives to retail display case. What are my options?

Built-in display cases and modular shelving are alternatives to this type of display. Here are the pros and cons of these options. Built-in display cases will give you more flexibility when designing your store, but may cost more. Additionally, a local cabinet builder may not be able to reach the same level of design that a display case company has reached with their products. Modular glass shelving will definitely save you money, but doesn’t have the same security element as retail display cases.

Considerations when choosing the best retail display case for your store.

1. Are you going to stock the merchandise that you put in your display cases underneath your case or in the back of your store? Look at available storage options and make the case work for your application.

2. Will the display case match the d├ęcor of your store? It is free to choose colors from many Low pressure laminates. It usually only costs a small percent more to upgrade to a custom high pressure laminate. You can choose from virtually hundreds of different laminates to match your store.

3. Will the case you are getting help you secure your merchandise? Consider locks on the glass doors and the storage.

4. Will your merchandise need lights? Different types of merchandise need different types of lights. For instance, halogen lighting is usually used with jewelry. Florescent or ambient lighting may work for t-shirts. Food usually needs encapsulated lights to insure food safety.

Once your retail display case arrives.

There are a couple of different shipping considerations when receiving retail display cases. The first would be how much does your shipment weigh? Retail display cases usually weight between 100 and 500 lbs a piece. If you are ordering in bulk, you may need someone to help you get them inside and set them up.

I hope this article on retail display cases has helped you with questions about how to buy retail display cases. If you are looking for more info, please look us up.