January 18, 2017

Spotlight on the Tech Jewelry Trend

locketsJewelry that does more than sparkle

Now that everybody has cellphones, tablets, and other personal, portable technology, it’s only inevitable that the tech trend has begun taking on the jewelry industry. No longer relegated to the realm of software engineers and app designers, wearable technology is becoming lighter, slimmer, and unquestionably more fashionable. But can it replace traditional fine jewelry?

A closer look at the tech jewelry trend

Wearable tech took off like wildfire when the first smart watches were released. Now, designers are rushing to merge technology and jewelry. Fans of the trend laud the efforts to reinvent tech. According to Bustle, “…we’re increasingly interested in seamlessly integrating it into our lives, often by using items where the technological component is practically undetectable.”

Many styles of jewelry, such as those that integrate durable metal and stone, are already well-suited to housing fragile tech components. The accessible placement of jewelry on the body makes it an ideal location for technological “helpers.”

Would you wear these tech “gems?”

Some of the wearable jewelry is actually just a remake of existing styles, such as the FitBit band for fitness enthusiasts. The look of a standard FitBit isn’t exactly well-suited to a fancy dinner date or the corporate boardroom, so to solve this dilemma the company released the Tory Burch FitBit. This device contains all the tech a person could want in a FitBit, but packaged in a slim, elegant design that would appeal to both men and women.

Other wearable jewelry is intended to help its wearer stay safe. The Cuff DVB Smart Sport Band is a simple bracelet (or necklace, if you prefer) that features little more than a button. Press it for several seconds if you’re in distress and it will automatically send an alert to people of your choosing. They’ll get your location via GPS and can call 911 for you.

If you’re a fan of Bluetooth, look for Altrius jewels set in rings, bracelets, and necklaces. These ceramic zirconia jewels contain tech that connects to an app on your iPhone. Customize your settings so that the jewels subtly vibrate when you get priority notifications.

Traditional fine jewelry is always in style

No matter how you feel about wearable technology, one thing is clear: Trends will come and go, but classic, elegant design will always be in style. At F. Silverman Jewelers, our trusted experts have carefully curated our collection to reflect a diversity of styles and tastes. Our traditional collection of fine jewelry in Bergen County includes renowned jewelry designers.

If you’re searching for the perfect engagement ring or wedding band, or you are cultivating your own personal jewelry collection, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at F. Silverman Jewelers. We invite you to visit our  jewelry shop in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. While you’re here, ask us about our custom jewelry services.

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