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Perfectly, Playful Peridot - August Birthstone

Last Reply by kmin 1408762706.55 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

You, Me and Cleopatra, Priests and Pirates all love Peridot.  August babies, you are adorned with the mellow glow of peridot, also known as the evening emerald. Its clear, endearing and a true delight.  Truly unique of all the gemstones. it is the only one that only comes in a single color!  It rates a 6.5 - 7.0 on the Mohs scale and is a reliably durable gemstone.  It is mined world wide but Norway and The United States produce the finest examples.  The largest cut peridot was found on the island of Zabargad, weights 319 carats and belongs to the Smithsonian Instituti... Continue Reading

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The Balcony of Life

Last Reply by poshmini 1408389721.053 | Started by Antonella Nester in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

When I travel to Italy, it feels like coming home…..not because I am not proud to be an American – I AM!  1/2 of my family is still in Italy and the other 1/2 is here in the United States.  A lot of the time I feel torn between the two - because I love both families and both countries.  This summer was so special to me because my kids were going to experience the home my mother grew up in;  the home my sisters were born in and the authentic Italian food, language and love that has surrounded me my whole life.  We were just a few miles from Marano Marchesat... Continue Reading

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July’s Hotties – Ravishing Rubies

Last Reply by Now Stinky 1406688319.467 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

There’s no place like home….. there’s no place like home…..  How many of you have watched “The Wizard of OZ” and DROOLED over those “Ruby Slippers” that Dorothy sparkled at us???!?  As a little girl, it was at that moment that I fell in love with July’s birthstone…. The Ruby.  Nothing else is quite like it in all the gemstones.  It’s rich and deep, yet still vibrant and alive.  Ruby symbolizes devotion, integrity, courage and happiness. Look at these gorgeous examples, from left to right: Judit... Continue Reading

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Happy Father's Day to my Daddy!

Last Reply by baker 1403134971.46 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Strength, courage, a trail blazer, role model and a Hero.... THAT'S MY DADDY!! Coming to this country with a wife, two kids and one on the way (me), could not have been easy. Daddy didn't read or speak English well, but he always wanted to chase the American Dream since he was a little boy.  He worked hard, was honest and chased his dream. Growing up, I learned not just by listening to his wise advise, but by watching him. He always told me, "Antonella, here in America, you can be anything you want to be, chase your dreams". He also always said, "You can be happy or you can be sa... Continue Reading

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10 YEARS?!?!?....Are you kidding?...It's felt like 10 MINUTES.....SHEESH!!

Last Reply by piperoni 1404894201.64 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

As I walked into QVC ten years ago, I was hoping to last at least ten days... that would give me enough time to get all the Show Hosts autographs, tee hee hee (seriously, though, that's true).  I remember standing at the front doors that read, "Welcome to QVC".  As I stood there, people whisked by, all the hustle, bustle and buzz…..I stared at the sign and a huge smile spread across my face. I finally made it, somehow, some way.. I made it. With shaking hands, I took a picture of the sign, with high hopes, I walked into the building and stopped at the security desk, "Antonell... Continue Reading

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Precious Pearls - June's Birthstone

Last Reply by jetts_mom 1402245515.767 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

June babies, you are blessed with a gift from the ocean - Pearls.  Those gorgeous sterling silver leverback ringed pearl earrings and those cultured pearl and mother of pearl line bracelets are perfect examples.   These true treasures are found hidden within not just oysters and mussels – but also in our Honora Collection on QVC.    Our pearls are so much above the others because of the high concentration of nacre’ – which allows the pearl to be, not only more lusturous and stunning – but also more durable and able to withstand everyday wear. &n... Continue Reading

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Enchanting Emeralds - May's Birthstone

Last Reply by tabbycatOct 1401566604.39 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

As spring dances into our world, all the color and beauty of nature bursts and blooms around us.  May Babies - it's all because of you!   Emeralds, rich in color and intense glow, give us that gorgeous, saturated green shade that we have been thirsting for all winter long.... and this one was especially long!    Emeralds obviously have been enchanting human beings for thousands of years. They were sold in the markets of Babylon 4000 BC.  As a matter of fact, a fine emerald can be more expensive than a high quality diamond of the same carat weight.  I especi... Continue Reading

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My Most Special Gold Jewelry Piece

Last Reply by julsy 1401668331.39 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Tradition, History, Keepsake, Heirloom... My most precious piece of gold jewelry is all of that and then some.   On my Parent's wedding day, my father gave my mother an 18kt gold ring, as a wedding gift. It was in addition to her gold wedding band. The ring unfolds, in blooming petals, of white and yellow gold.  My Mother wore it on her wedding day and I love seeing it in the black and white photos. As far back as I can remember and starting at a very young age, my Mom would gather all four of her daughters in her bedroom. We would sit on her bed, in a circle, look at all her jew... Continue Reading

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What's the MOST Special Piece in Your Jewelry Box?

Last Reply by 1972kittylover 1403656687.947 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, Mom to Mom Blogs

THIS SWEEPS IS NOW CLOSED! Tradition, history, keepsakes, heirlooms...jewelry can mean SO much! Tell me what is the most special piece in your jewelry box and why? Answer in the comments below and you will be entered to win one of three GOLDEN grand prizes - valued at over $1,900 each! SO, tell me...what is the most special piece in your jewelry box and why? Share in the comments below!   Click here for Official Rules Continue Reading

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My Diamond Story

Last Reply by treetoper 1400777571.523 | Started by Antonella Nester in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Diamonds can be small and diamonds can be big, but when they are given to you, from someone special, they all mean the same thing... I LOVE YOU FOREVER!! My husband and I met in college. We were best of friends for the first three years, but by Senior year.. We got all goo-goo, crazy in love with each other (that's a story for another time, LOL)... While he was in school, he worked at a movie theater, as the "ticket taker", to help support himself. He saved every penny and proudly went shopping for my engagement ring. (It must have been pretty scary for him, walking into a store and not know... Continue Reading

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