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07/31/14

Jewelry e-commerce site BaubleBar raises $10M

Online fashion jewelry retailer BaubleBar has raised $10 million in a Series B financing round led by Burch Creative Capital, which is headed by retail and fashion veteran Christopher Burch.

07/18/14

LVMH, eBay reach settlement over fake goods

LVMH and eBay announced Thursday that they have come to an agreement in their long-running court battle over the sale of counterfeit goods on the online auction site. 

06/25/14

Target expands free shipping offers to consumers

After receiving shopper feedback that the previous policy was confusing, Target announced Monday that it will begin offering free standard shipping on nearly all orders over $50. 

05/22/14

Christie’s enters retail with online watch store

Christie’s is expanding its sales reach with the launch of an online retail boutique that will offer rare, vintage and luxury timepieces, the auction house said Wednesday.

04/30/14

Amazon now has store dedicated to wearable tech

Amazon.com Inc. announced Tuesday that an entire section of its website is now dedicated to wearable technology, allowing consumers to browse the latest gadgets and research devices, including smartwatches. 

04/30/14

Target hires new CIO, announces security updates

In the wake of its massive data breach, Target Corp. announced Tuesday the hiring of a new chief information officer, Bob DeRodes, who has served as an advisor to both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Justice Department. 

04/09/14

Loehmann’s coming back, but just online

Defunct discount chain Loehmann’s is slated to return to the retail scene next month but as an e-tailer only. 

04/08/14

Groupon makes a commitment to the wedding market

Marketing to consumers who are tying the knot, Groupon launched the “Wedding Shop” Monday, which sells engagement rings, wedding-day jewelry and other baubles associated with the big day at steeply discounted prices. 

04/02/14

Gemvara: What we learned from our pop-up shop

Online retailer Gemvara has decided not to open a permanent brick-and-mortar location after a temporary store designed to test the brand’s brick-and-mortar appeal didn’t attract many customers. 

04/01/14

Fabergé installs ‘digital mirror’ at Harrods

Fabergé has teamed with street style icon Miroslava Duma to launch a “digital mirror” at its nearly month-long in-store Easter promotion at Harrods department store in London. 

03/11/14

New site gives consumers jewelry insight

Two digital consultants have launched a website that explores the world of jewelry through the eyes of different players in the industry.

12/19/13

What was most Googled jewelry brand in 2013? Gucci

Google has released its Zeitgeist 2013 report on the top searches in the United States this year and Gucci leads the list of most-searched-for jewelry brands. 

12/18/13

Michael Hill now selling jewelry online

Retail chain Michael Hill International has launched four new interactive e-commerce sites in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States to support the brand’s expansion across major markets.

12/10/13

Blue Nile now displaying its rings in a store

Nordstrom is showcasing Blue Nile engagement rings and wedding bands at its flagship location in downtown Seattle, marking the first time the e-tailer’s pieces have been shown in a brick-and-mortar store.

12/05/13

Web roundup: Gurhan now selling online

A new e-commerce website, mobile applications and revamped websites are among the recent online developments in the jewelry industry.

12/04/13

This year’s Cyber Monday biggest ever, firms say

Online retail sales reached new highs on Cyber Monday, and purchases made via mobile devices played a big part in the increase, data collected on the day shows.  

11/26/13

Blue Nile banking on big deals this holiday season

Blue Nile will offer its largest discounts ever on diamond jewelry this holiday season, the 14-year-old company announced this week.

11/22/13

Kohl’s takes integrated approach to Black Friday

Kohl’s Department Stores is teaming up with Jennifer Lopez, one of its collection designers, to launch an on-air and online Black Friday campaign that will include a preview of the singer’s new branded line of fine jewelry.  

11/06/13

Consumers can ‘shop it’ wherever with Macy’s app

Macy’s will give mobile shoppers a hand this holiday season when it introduces an application that will allow users to request information on and purchase items from Macy’s Star Gifts wherever they may see them: on a billboard or in a magazine or catalog.

10/31/13

Kohls.com now selling moissanite

Off-price department store chain Kohl’s has partnered with Charles & Colvard to sell the company’s Forever Brilliant line of moissanite jewelry on its website. 

10/29/13

Web Roundup: Tiffany & Co. launches new website

Tiffany & Co. has redesigned website, turning it into a “personal invitation” for visitors to shop or learn about the company and its jewelry and also presenting Tiffany as a founder of American luxury.

10/15/13

Brands win injunction in cyber counterfeiting case

Six brands under the Richemont Group umbrella recently scored a victory in what their attorney is calling a “landmark” case in the ongoing battle against an online sale of counterfeit luxury goods. 

10/01/13

Saks Fifth Avenue takes Off 5th online

Saks Inc.’s Off 5th chain of department stores launched an e-commerce site Monday, making the company’s deeply discounted merchandise available to consumers around the clock. 

09/30/13

Digital roundup: Hamilton Jewelers, Tacori, more

A blog on straight and same-gender wedding jewelry and a new engagement ring application from a retailer are among the most recent online developments in the industry.