Studs wants to modernize the ear piercing experience for Gen Z teens

A startup called Studs wants to reinvent the ear-piercing experience for Generation Z. Today, consumers only have two options to choose from when they want their ears pierced — the traditional &

EBay will now authenticate luxury jewelry items

EBay this morning announced it’s expanding the capabilities of its eBay Authenticate service — its luxury goods verification program — to now include luxury jewelry. Timed to coincid

Dell is making jewelry with reclaimed gold from recycled computer guts

A new jewelry line launched this week in literally the last place on Earth any reasonable human being would look for fashion advice -- but the style gurus at Dell Computers are going for it anyway, an

“Fast Fashion” Jewelry Biz BaubleBar Grabs Another $20 Million

E-commerce shop BaubleBar, known for its “fast fashion” take on women’s jewelry, has closed on $20 million in new funding, the company announced today. The Series C round was led by’s New Owners Raise $2 Million To Bring Fair Pricing To The Jewelry Industry

The jewelry industry is notorious for its insane markups on products and confusing array of terminology related to the metals used or gemstone grades – as with the “four C’s”

Bellabeat Starts Shipping The Leaf, A Health Tracker Designed For Women

Bellabeat, a company that makes a line health trackers and other devices aimed at women, including especially moms and moms-to-be, today begins shipping its first wearable: a piece of “smart j

Zazzy’s New Marketplace Lets You Design And Sell Your Own 3D Printed Jewelry

Zazzy, an Amsterdam-based startup that allows anyone to design and customize their own 3D-printed jewelry is now launching a new marketplace that lets you sell your jewelry to others as well, inste

The “Momento Pearl” Smart Jewelry Offers A Digital Upgrade To The Keepsake Locket

"Smart" jewelry today largely includes functional gadgets designed for health-tracking functions, or those offering some sort of alerting feature, like rings that vibrate when you receive texts or cal

Misfit Debuts A New “Swarovski Shine” Wearables Collection Featuring Crystal Jewelry, Solar Charging

<a target="_blank" href="">Misfit</a>, the maker of "connected" products including smart home items and its flagship wearable device, the Misfit Shine, has today teamed up with Sw

Jewel District Uses 3D Printing To Make Beautiful, Intricate Accessories

A couple years ago, entrepreneur Sungdo Lee had a hit with a series of apps based on music hits, including Harlem Shake Booth, which turns users' pictures into dancing avatars and scored 12 million do

The MEMI, A Smartbracelet For Women, Vibrates When You Get Calls And Texts

In TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley today, MEMI co-founder and president Margaux Guerard is demonstrating her company’s iPhone-compatible smartbracelet. Aimed at women who tend to ca

Social Commerce Startup Chloe+Isabel Introduces Live Virtual Jewelry Trunk Shows

Chloe+Isabel follows in the footsteps of companies like Avon and Tupperware, but the startup is among several companies that want to redefine the direct-selling business model with technology. Now Chl

Drop ‘Til You Shop Harnesses Our Burning Desire To Nab A Deal To Turn Over Unsold Goods

Compulsive shoppers, meet your worst enemy. It's not Cyber Monday.

Custom Jewelry Startup Gemvara Raises $25M In Oversubscribed Series D Round

<a target="_blank" href="">Gemvara</a>, a Boston-based custom jewelry site we've written about <a href="">in the past</a>, just announced that

Wear your favorite place on Earth

<img src="" alt="earth-brooch-silver-macro-250" title="earth-brooch-silver-macro-250" />Do you guys remember my <a

Crazy rapidly-prototyped mystery rings

These rings, which look like their made of rapid-prototyping plastic or cornstarch, have a 64 character message embedded in them, giving you instant geek cred with all your friends and neighbors. It&#

HTML Head-tag earrings get you formatted, indexed, married (to me, at least)

Much like the bobby pins made with microchips, if you’re a cute girl in Seattle and I see you wearing these HTML HEAD earrings, I will find a way to marry you on the spot, whether you like it or

The Futurist: The Impending Liberation Of Mobile Phone Designs

Much of a phone’s form factor is a result of the need for the device to, above all else, work as a phone. That is, it must be held against your face. Of course, this is changing. The past few ye

Blingplayer Lets You Show Off Your Inner Crunk

Oh boy. It was only a matter of time before every gadget on earth got blingified. The latest casualty is MediaReady’s new Blingplayer (normally spelled with all caps), a “fashion” mu