A 3D printing startup from Hong Kong, called POESIS, has successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a smart 3D printing jewelry system which allows anyone to easily create unique and resilient rings and bracelets. A study by YouGov, a prominent data research firm, indicated that marketing efforts by high-end jewelers for Millennials are proving to be inefficient.
With its industry overview announcing that, "Exports of Swiss watches fell in the first half of 2016 to CHF 9.5 billion ($9.8bn) from CHF 10.2 billion ($10.5bn) in 2015. This is the lowest level since 2011. In July and August the decline continued.
SBS Insurance Services has collaborated with Birmingham City University’s Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Cooksongold, and The Assay Office Birmingham to successfully replace a range of bespoke items through the use of 3D printing technology in what is claimed to be the world’s first 3D printed jewelry insurance claim service. Results from the first trials of show that SBS Insurance Services is able to replace items faster and cheaper, with savings of 30-50% compared with High Street prices, according to a report by Professional Jeweller.