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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...
March 12, 2014
By Victoria Gomelsky, Editor-in-Chief
Despite reports of a slowdown in Chinese luxury spending, the mood at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, held March 5–9 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, was upbeat, as...
Twitter Ball: A 5-Point Tweet Sheet for Retailers
February 28, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Twitter, the social network famed for its focus on brevity, has long been considered a must for small businesses looking to promote their services. But as Twitter has exploded—it now has 500 million...
Bridal Jewelers, Do You Need a Mobile App?
February 2, 2014
By Martha C. White
After an initial burst of interest, many industry tech pros now are dismissive of mobile apps. If it’s an either-or question, investing in your website might be a better choice. But apps are still...
Tune In to TED Talks
February 2, 2014
By Emma Beck
If bringing in outside experts to train and motivate staffers is on your agenda, but costs are an obstacle, consider TED Talks. The international conferences—which are broken out into bite-size...
January 3, 2014
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Remember when we had “cell” phones and email accounts we accessed solely on our desktop? Virtual resources and smart gadgetry now play major roles in our daily lives—often from the palms of our hands...
The Best Products Found at the Equipment, Technology & Supplies Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas 2013
July 9, 2013
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Smart retailers know you can stock the most dazzling jewelry on the planet, but without top-of-the-line supplies, devices, and decor, your sales will never reach their true potential. Enter the...
The Latest in RFID’s Ongoing Evolution
May 18, 2013
By Emili Vesilind, Senior Editor
Nothing has changed the way jewelers do inventory in the past decade as profoundly as RFID (radio frequency identification). The wireless technology, which uses radio frequency electromagnetic...
5 of the Best Educational Programs for Aspiring Bench Jewelers
April 27, 2013
By Martha C. White
Learning the art of jewelry-making used to be a family affair. Children would grow up in the business and acquire the skills—metalsmithing, stone-setting, and casting—needed to be a craftsperson. But...
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