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The popularity of immersive technology like virtual reality headsets and augmented reality mobile games is a clear indication that the next wave of high-tech experiences is no longer in some far-off, sci-fi future—it’s here and now. For jewelers, the constant pace of technological change can be...

Martha C. White | January 18, 2017
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WHO, WHAT, WEARABLE Garmin Fenix Chronos Serious athletes have always loved Garmin, and for good reason. The smart tech developer makes some of the best fitness trackers on the market. Garmin’s newest GPS sports watch, the Fenix Chronos, is as high-tech as its predecessors, but looks more...

Emili Vesilind | January 11, 2017

Feminine Wearables Fitbit may be the world’s best-selling wearable brand, but women wanting to break out of the sporty-rubber-strap rut now have more feminine-feeling devices to choose from. Ringly recently debuted a smart notifier bracelet that echoes the design of its original ring (the...

JCK Magazine | November 21, 2016
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WHO, WHAT, WEARABLE TAG Heuer Connected A direct (and formidable) competitor to the Apple Watch, the titanium-bezeled Connected, made in collaboration with Intel and Google, boasts 4G of memory—so users can download dozens of apps to tailor their watch-wearing experience. What we liked:...

Emili Vesilind | November 21, 2016

“Pinterest is not a social media network,” insists Anna Bennett, a well-known Pinterest expert. Of course, the online platform, whose users “pin” links and images to virtual bulletin boards, has social elements—users can share and comment on pins, and follow and be followed by others.  But...

Emili Vesilind | November 21, 2016
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WHO, WHAT, WEARABLE NFC Ring Now you can pay for your morning coffee with a gentle, Jedi-like wave of your hand. The NFC Ring is billed as the first-ever payment-enabled ring, and allows wearers to pay for goods and services using NFC (near field communication)—the same contactless payment...

Emili Vesilind | October 1, 2016

Diamonds and gemstones may be rare, but podcasts covering those subjects are even rarer. Look on iTunes for podcasts that cover technology and you’ll find hundreds. But hunt for jewelry-related podcasts and you’ll come across only a handful. Podcasting has exploded in recent years: According to...

Rob Bates | July 13, 2016
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Best Gemstone Trend: Iridescence Designers are besotted with the delicate shimmer of opals and moonstones, both of which featured prominently in a slew of collections that debuted during market week. Sutra, Dallas Prince, and Davani all showcased new jewels set with Ethiopian opals, while Arya...

JCK Magazine | July 12, 2016
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WHO, WHAT, WEARABLE WiseWear Calder Iris Apfel, the nonagenarian New York City style icon, is famous for brick-red lipstick, huge eyeglasses, and stacks and stacks of bold bracelets. Lately those stacks have included a wearable—a smart bracelet from fashion tech brand WiseWear, which tapped...

Emili Vesilind | July 12, 2016

Multimillion-dollar businesses have been built on the premise that only graphic designers and web architects have the know-how to design, build, and manage professional websites.  Yet given enough time, technology simplifies even the most complicated jobs. And when it comes to creating...

Emili Vesilind | July 12, 2016
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