Star Tech: Editor’s Letter, July–August 2014

If you asked me to choose one word to sum up this year’s jewelry week in Las Vegas, that would be easy: technology.Whether it was wearable, like the smart jewelry we saw at the LUXURY show’s Shark Tank competition; experiential, like the virtual reality tour of the Diavik diamond mine that Rio Tinto offered showgoers willing to try on its Oculus Rift headset; or intangible, like the CAD software that seems to make further inroads into the industry every week, the technology that ruled Vegas was remarkable for the sheer fact that it was everywhere—and much of it is now considered mainstream.Keep that in mind as you read “Best in Show,” our annual roundup of our favorite people, products, and encounters at JCK Las Vegas (including the above-mentioned Shark Tank and Oculus experiences). Technology, as you’ll see, was the show’s running theme.Our JCK Las Vegas coverage continue

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