With the continuous introduction and use of 3D printing, the jewelry industry is producing quality guaranteed customized designs at lower cost. A total of 956 jewelry retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers closed down in 2015, according to National Jeweler. The figure rose to 1564 in 2016, reducing the value of jewelry in North America by 64%. 3D printing can benefit from this changing industry. As retail dealers drastically reduce, new 3D based jewelry can be sold directly to consumers via the internet.
3D print shaping jewelry industry
The use of 3D printing produces more accurate jewelry, while the art of jewelry does not decrease. Forbes (Forbes.com) said, 3D printing to customers obviously benefit, because they can design their own jewelry, and within a week to receive finished products.