The Smart Watch That Converted Me to Wearables

October 18, 2017
Senior Editor Brecken Branstrator thought she wasn’t interested in possessing any “smart” gear. Then she tested out a piece from Kronaby.

South Dakota, Online Sales Tax and the Supreme Court

September 19, 2017
Last week, South Dakota’s highest court shot down Senate Bill 106. Here’s why it matters in the ongoing fight over internet tax.

Knowledge Sharing: Social Media, Customer Acquisition

March 17, 2017
Our Editor-in-Chief shares links, tips and tricks from the recent Idea Exchange at the JA New York show.

How to Find and Keep Good People: The Day’s Method

March 10, 2017
The president of Day’s Jewelers dishes on the Maine chain’s hiring practices, social media efforts and why they let dogs in their stores.

Here’s the Latest in Wearable Tech

January 12, 2017
Google, Swarovski and Fossil are just a few of the brands introducing new models as the wearables category continues to expand.  

6 Big Stories from 2016

December 27, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff weighs in on the most important news stories of the year for the jewelry industry.

A Chatbot for Engagement Rings

December 16, 2016
Nobody would accuse the jewelry industry of being ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. But, now, it can hope to at least keep up in one area.

What an Online Retailer Learns by Going Brick-and-Mortar

February 17, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff sits down with the founder of Stone & Strand to better understand what the e-tailer hopes to gain by opening a physical space.

Welcome to the New National Jeweler

February 10, 2016
Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff highlights her 5 favorite features of the new and improved

Neither bored nor brilliant

February 20, 2015
A couple weeks ago, I participated in the Bored and Brilliant project from public radio station WNYC, which challenged participants to log the time they spend per day on their smartphones and then see how much that time drops, and their creativity goes up, when they are issued a series of phone-less challenges.

A watch from Apple could lift the bunch

September 11, 2014
I think I should begin this blog with a bit of an apology: We, like so many others, predicted incorrectly.

Three takeaways from my digital panel

March 3, 2014
When it comes to educational sessions at jewelry trade shows, I am usually in the audience, scribbling notes furiously for a future story.

What you like

January 23, 2014
Every month, our digital team sends web traffic statistics about National Jeweler: how many visitors we had and what the top content was for the month, both on the site and the 10X Blog, which is calculated separately.

My New Year’s resolutions

January 7, 2014
Hannah and I were having a laugh last week about how the calendar date of Jan. 1 inspires people to vow to turn over a new leaf: they are going to lose weight, save more money, be a better all-around person.

My love affair with iPad

December 6, 2013
I was just looking at my credit card accounts online--a dangerous venture at this time of the year--trying to add up just how much I’ve spent shopping on my iPad over the past five months. The answer is quite a bit.

A social media nightmare

May 21, 2013
By now, I am sure many of you have seen the episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares featuring Arizona restaurant Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro.

The need for greater mobility

May 6, 2013
We’ve published a few columns and articles this year on the growing importance of mobile commerce, also known as “m-commerce,” in today’s marketplace.

The mysterious new ‘diamond mine’

April 4, 2013
On March 27, I received a press release from a company called IIa Technologies about its opening of one of the world’s largest diamond growing facilities in the world in Singapore.

What you liked this year

December 27, 2012
It’s always interesting to compare the list of what we deemed to be the “biggest” news stories of the year to the hard numbers--the stories that were the most read on

Saving legal Face

August 28, 2012
I feel the need to confess something right here and now. I personally don’t like Facebook. I just can’t delude myself into thinking that anybody actually cares what brand of syrup I bought at the store this morning (yes, this...
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