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October 17, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
LVMH watch division president Jean-Claude Biver has changed his tune on smartwatches and now says his company is looking at linkups to produce its own connected timepiece.“There are some talks...
New Bracelet Charges Your Smartphone
August 21, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Q Designs has developed a unisex bracelet that can charge smartphones and other electronics.The QBracelet will retail for $99 and is available in polished and matted silver as well as polished gold,...
Discover the Best New Technology in the Jewelry Industry
July 14, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
“Half of keeping my business fresh is making sure my equipment is of-the-moment,” said independent jewelry appraiser Ben Gordon, while shopping the aisles for new machinery, tools, packaging, and...
June 10, 2014
By Jennifer Heebner, Senior Editor
The 28th Annual Santa Fe Symposium, sponsored by Rio Grande, took place May 18–21 in Albuquerque, N.M., and now 23 papers from presenters—on topics ranging from bench myths to developing a harder...
June 1, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The cyber currency bitcoin is seeing increasing adoption, said a May 31 panel on “Bitcoin and the Jewelry Industry: What You Need to Know.”“In terms of the world’s economic system, bitcoin is...
How the Jewelry Industry Is Battling Credit Card Fraud—and What You Can Do
May 28, 2014
By Cathleen McCarthy
Credit card breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, and Michael’s last year sent shock waves through the public, after hackers installed malware on point-of-sale (POS) terminals at all three chains...
May 27, 2014
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a diamond mine looks like?As unlikely as it sounds, you can satisfy that curiosity at the LUXURY show, which opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday and runs...
Online Updating: 10 Ways to Streamline Your Digital Presence
April 27, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
In retail, the accessibility and appeal of your online presence is just as important as the allure of your brick-and-mortar locations. Data firm Forrester Research predicts online spending will...
Funny Money? Making Sense of Bitcoin
March 28, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
With so much of our life (communications, music, media, and more) residing in cyberspace, it seems fitting that money would eventually go digital. Bitcoin, rolled out in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto (his...
Forget Facebook: Why Retailers Need to Know About Social Networks Like Snapchat
March 28, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
As a modern jewelry retailer, you’re probably already utilizing the A-list social media sites—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram—to promote your store. But if luring millennials is...
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