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From JCK Magazine
January 5, 2015
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy SwarovskiThe Slake Bracelet and Activity Tracking Crystal, part of the Swarovski Shine collectionSwarovski will unveil its first wearables collection, called Swarovski Shine, today...
Why Google+ Is Good for Small Businesses
December 29, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
People like to joke that Google+ is a pale imitation of Facebook. But Google didn’t debut the network in 2011 just to give users a place to post cat pics and birthday greetings. It created Google+,...
December 11, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Jewelry and 3-D printing are already cozy bedfellows. Big and small brands have embraced the DIY technology, and smart retailers are integrating industrial-grade printers into their back-room ...
November 19, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
The Apple Watch, which will be unleashed on the world in early 2015, may be the wearable du jour—but tech’s other big leaguers aren’t exactly conceding defeat when it comes to shilling...
5 Smartwatches That Are Not the Apple Watch
October 28, 2014
By JCK Staff
In the wake of Apple’s ­announcement that it is producing its first watch, the watch and ­fashion industries are taking a ­serious look at the category.1. TAG Heuer announced it is developing a...
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 9, 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...
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