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Amazon patents ‘For Keeps by Amazon’ for jewelry



Gold jewelry in a window

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  • Amazon
    has filed a patent for a “For Keeps by Amazon” brand, according
    to a filing with the US patent office.
  • The filing notes that the patent can be used for the “online
    retail sales of jewelry.”
  • Another Amazon-brand line of jewelry featuring precious
    metals and stores could scare industry stalwarts which still
    haven’t quite broken into selling all of their pieces online yet.

Amazon could be getting into jewelry.

The online giant has applied for a patent for “For Keeps by
Amazon,” according to a filing with the US patent office. The
patent was filed September 19, according to the office. It
includes a wordmark logo.

The filing notes that the patent would be used for both “precious
metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals” the “online
retail sales of jewelry.”

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for

Though a patent filing does not indicate with complete certainty
where a company will go next, it does give insight into a
company’s considerations and thinking. Amazon does currently sell
jewelry on its website, including its own “Amazon Collection,”
which sells jewelry of generally plain designs at value prices.

Another private label jewelry brand would further solidify
Amazon’s presence in the space, and a real brand would allow it
to position itself among the other brands of jewelry it sells.
Many jewelry sellers, like Tiffany and Co, do not sell their
entire collections online.

Amazon has been collecting private labels for a while now. It is
now up to
at least 76 brands
ranging from bathing suits to consumables
like paper towels. 

Amazon’s private brands have been under fire lately, as it
relates to the company’s overall strategy as both retailers of
goods and marketplace platform for other sellers. Critics,
European Union’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
, say that limits competition as
Amazon uses data from all of these sales to help launch its own
brands which can, in turn, steal away that business. 

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