Jewelry Stories August 7, 2015

Pendulum accessory turns Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or pocket watch

A new product from Bucardo turns the Apple Watch into a necklace pendant or a pocket watch with the company’s upcoming Pendulum Collection of jewelry accessories.

The collection includes a vintage-style pocket watch accessory for the 42mm Apple Watch in two styles, and a line of pendant necklaces for the 38mm Apple Watch, all available in either 14k or 18k gold plating or sterling silver and various designs. The accessories are designed with a hinge so they can be worn with the Apple Watch’s display covered and protected, or optionally exposed as the centrepiece of the necklace pendants: 

Featuring silver and gold plating and crystals by Swarovski®, the Pendulum Collection includes offerings for both men and women. For men, Bucardo presents a thoughtfully designed pocket watch with a refined pinstripe or hammered cover that flips open to reveal the Apple Watch face. For women, Bucardo offers two takes on the vintage-inspired pendant. The locket pendant conceals the face of the Apple Watch behind an eye-catching cover that features a constellation or starburst engraving. Worn around the neck uncovered, the charm pendant allows wearers to personalize their look with a selection of elegant charms. Each accessory is accompanied by a detachable chain.

The collection ranges from $150 (or $100 for early Kickstarter backers) all the way to $5,000 for the line’s Starburst Locket Pendant Necklace in 14k gold with a 3mm white or black diamond. 

The company will also include a “a custom-fit cedar wood insert designed to be used as a freestanding docking station for the Apple Watch” with the collection. 

You can check out the full collection and order through the crowd-funding campaign launching this week. Shipping for Kickstarter backers is scheduled to start early December in time for the holidays.

Jewelry Stories February 17, 2015

Can you guess the price of the gold Apple Watch? There has been a lot of speculation about how much the 42mm and 38mm versions of the 18-karat Apple Watch Edition will cost, but we wanted to poll the 9to5Mac community to see where everyone stands. Put your guess in the comments, vote using the polls below, and we’ll check back in April to point fingers, etc.

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We do have some clues about how much it might cost: We reported recently that Apple Stores are being prepped with jewelry store-style touches for the Apple Watch launch, including safes that will store the expensive 18-karat gold Watch Edition models. That could be a hint that we’re looking at a product pricier than anything Apple currently has in stock at its stores. expand full story

Jewelry Stories August 21, 2014

New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a high-tech charger that can juice up your electronic device discreetly.

The QBracelet will work with iOS and Android devices at launch. No cord is needed, since inside the bracelet’s clasp there is a lightning adapter for Apple products and a micro-USB port for Android devices.

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Jewelry Stories June 10, 2014

New startup Ringly seeks to help solve a problem that many busy women have: missing important phone calls, texts or notifications because they cannot hear their phone go off in their purse, or find the phone quickly enough to get to it. Personally, I’ve run into this problem several times.

Ringly’s solution looks like an ordinary fashionable ring, but is actually a high-tech smart ring that can notify users of incoming messages, notifications, phone calls, and more.

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