A roundup of JCK‘s top stories from the past week.
A 239.2 ct. rough diamond has been recovered from the Karowe mine in Botswana.
The price of gold will sink down to $1,300 an ounce in the coming years, according to a report from the Australian government’s Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics.
J.C. Penney’s new initiatives may not be enough to stop its ongoing slide in sales and profits, the company warned in its latest financial filing.
Pandora has signed a new intellectual property deal with Trollbeads covering the designs of glass charms.
If you want to log into Google, then you’d better put a ring on it—at least that may be the case in the future if the company moves away from typed passwords.
In the latest indication that electronic companies are targeting the watch business, Samsung, the South Korean brand that has emerged as a fierce competitor to Apple in the smartphone market, reportedly also plans to introduce a smartwatch.
Helzberg and Swarovski are among the “The 100 Best Retailers to Work for in 2012,” according to TheRetailLife.com.
In what observers are calling a swipe at Amazon Marketplace, eBay has taken the rare step of lowering the majority of its fees for sellers.
This industry has often admitted that there is no functional use to just about all the items we sell. Could that change?
A quick-response, or QR, code is a mystery to many. But “the little box with the squiggly lines,” as one user describes it, is how jewelers on the cutting edge are connecting with customers.Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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