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Shopping For The Stars

Last Reply by Liszl 1388710569.887 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Do you love to see what your favorite celebrities are wearing for the awards shows? Are you like most of us? Although we love to see the fabulous fashion, we secretly love the fashion blunders? Who doesn’t? Well, do you know what time of year it is? We’re gearing up for awards shows again. If you’ve watched us over the years you may have heard the hosts and me talk about why these weeks are important to me. Aside from working with QVC, during awards shows I usually cover the red carpet and trends on a number of television shows and I also help style celebrities with the fash... Continue Reading

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Gem Day – Dreams Within Reach

Last Reply by kimicub 1386999011.83 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Affinity

What do you dream of? What would make those dreams come true for you? For gem lovers, those dreams may be to own a rare gemstone created by nature and kept hidden, for thousands of years (or millions in some cases) deep beneath the surface of the earth or the sea. For jewelry and accessory lovers, those dreams may be finding the perfect piece to go with a variety of outfits and to express their signature sense of style. For others, it may be to be able to give someone special a beautiful memento to commemorate a meaningful milestone or an important time of life. If any of these dreams sound li... Continue Reading

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A SPARKLING EVENT

Last Reply by StrollerGirl 1370058078.57 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Affinity

Can you believe we’re already on the last weeks of April? Were you one of the 100s of people who entered our contest and told us what you loved about Diamonds and the Affinity Diamond brand? If so, I want to take a moment to thank each of you for the beautiful messages, lovely sentiments, amazing stories and thoughts on why you love Diamond Jewelry by Affinity. It gave me great pleasure to read through all the responses on the contest posting, on my article about the Power Of A Diamond, as well as on my Facebook pages. I’m so glad that Affinity means so many great things to you an... Continue Reading

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The Power of a Diamond

Last Reply by Lady_J_2008 1366381525.077 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Affinity

Have you ever wondered why diamonds are the gemstone commemorating April, the first month of spring? What about the meaning of a diamond in an engagement ring or important gift of love? Diamonds are symbolic of endurance and renewal, of rarity, strength and transformation. What begins its life as a fairly common element is subjected to the most extraordinary heat and pressure for a significant period of time, and as a result of this extreme environment, transforms from a common element into a rare and unique gem with astonishing strength and sparkle.  As a result, diamonds aren’t ju... Continue Reading

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Tell Us What You Love about Affinity Diamond Jewelry

Last Reply by seeyalatter 1385935842.04 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Affinity

  Share your story by simply replying to this blog. Continue Reading

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The Wonder of The Holidays

Last Reply by rpg 1360601064.817 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Is it really that time again? Holidays? Do you feel the same? Can someone tell me where the year went? For many, like me, the wonder of the holidays means spending lots of time wondering what to get people on your gift list. Well this year, I’m determined to get a head start and turn that “wonder-time” into true holiday wonder and maybe some peace of mind. So like a kid in search of holiday candy I peeked at some of the things that the QVC buyers have in store. I found great gift ideas and was pleased to see that even at the holidays, good things still come in three’s; ... Continue Reading

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“What Happens in Vegas…”

Last Reply by bigbaglady 1341098577.13 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Can you complete that sentence? Think twice, because you may be wrong! Although this could be a phrase you’ve likely heard before, I have a different ending for it. One that’s much more appropriate for Gem Day and one that may make you happy. “What happens in Vegas, comes to QVC – quickly” Just about two weeks ago I spent an amazing few days in Las Vegas with Mary Beth Roe and Antonella Nester (this may not be what some of you are thinking) and what happened in Vegas definitely didn’t stay there! In fact, you’ll see some of it on QVC, Saturday, June ... Continue Reading

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The Many Facets of a Diamond

Last Reply by chouchouz 1366980166.917 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Affinity

What comes to mind when you hear the word "diamond"? Does it conjure up images of glamorous starlets? Do you think of engagements and weddings? Do you remember a family heirloom worn by your grandmother? Does the word make you think "rare and valuable"? Does a diamond remind you of someone special who was born in April? Known as the "King of Gems” and once believed to be fragments of stars that had fallen to earth, diamonds can have many facets and a variety of metaphorical meanings.   People who love to complement their style with diamond jewelry also have many facets. ... Continue Reading

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Can I Make a Statement?

Last Reply by Shells Bells 1331993318.487 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Affinity

Every day, we all make a statement. What do you want your statement to be? Each morning as we get dressed for the day, often unknowingly, we create a statement to the outside world about who we are and the way we wish others to view us. This statement is created through our style choices.  Do we want to be perceived as flashy or elegant, bold or wallflower, fashionable or dowdy? Often when I help celebrities this question comes up. I often ask them about the statement they wish to make. Granted, in the awards show world of borrowed jewelry and borrowed gowns making a statement can someti... Continue Reading

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Naughty or Nice?

Last Reply by speedo 1325095524.75 | Started by Michael O'Connor in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Santa baby, set some diamonds under the tree, for me. Been so good all year long. Santa baby, I love the ones from Affinity. So that takes care of Santa, but we all want to know! Have you been naughty or nice? Which is it? Of course the implication is that if you’ve been nice you’ll be rewarded with gifts from your wish list – like diamonds! Well “someone” must have been VERY nice this year, because on December 20th,  QVC will be showcasing some amazing pieces from the AFFINITY collection, just in time for last minute gifts.  And since “someone... Continue Reading

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