Placing a tag on every piece of jewelry is a constant in every jewelry tracking application, in another word, every jewelry needs to be tagged. But the method of reading the tags will change depending on the setup and how do you want manage your business. Basically, there are two solutions, you can choose a handheld reader or a fixed reader with shelf antennas under the jewelry.
Handheld RFID Readers
If you have all your inventory on the showroom floor, perform a quick sweep of the inventory by waving the handheld reader from side to side capturing all the tags. To get an accurate inventory check, bring the handheld reader within a few inches of each tag. You need a base count of inventory for your baseline number, but this is a pretty fast and easy method to track your jewelry.
RFID Handheld Reader
Fixed RFID Readers
If you need a constant inventory check, you can setup a fixed reader and shelf antennas. Once you have the shelf antenna installed, the tagged jewelry would be placed on top. When a piece of jewelry is removed, the reader immediately detects the change and removes the jewelry from the inventory count. This is a real-time method of tracking your jewelry inventory. If you are simply showing jewelry and take a piece of the shelf antenna, the system will detect the removal, but will add the item back into inventory as soon as the piece is returned to its original position.
Fixed RFID Reader with Shelf Antennas