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VicenzaStyle Live from Italy! Watch David and Christy Discuss the Hottest Trends in Jewelry

Started 1338409253.06 in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Vicenza Style | Last reply 1360694739.933 by Szuk

QVC Gold Buyer David Markstein and Silver Buyer Christy Mitchell say tricolor and rose-colored gold jewelry are at the fashion forefront at the Gold Fair in Vicenza. See what other gold jewelry trends are in for summer.

And don't forget to tune in starting Friday, June 1st at 9PM ET, Saturday, June 2nd at 6PM ET, and Sunday June 3rd at 8AM and 9PM ET for Vicenza Style® - Fine Italian Jewelry, Live from Villa Trissino Marzotto Trissino in Italy!

Shop a special preview now on QVC.com full of new arrivals and fresh from the fair items

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StarChild1338480123.8471829 PostsRegistered 4/26/2008NYC

Oh no more drusy. Is anyone still buying? I'd think the market was saturated with the stuff {#emotions_dlg.angry}

Like Jack Benny, I'm 39 and holding ;)

jaguarette1338484705.5371630 PostsRegistered 10/19/2007

Labradorite is kind of pretty, but please STOP with the drusy. {#emotions_dlg.angry}

Fluffy_21338503331.112704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009
On 5/31/2012 jaguarette said:

Labradorite is kind of pretty, but please STOP with the drusy. {#emotions_dlg.angry}


And silicone too!!!!!!{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

"Don't be afraid of perfection. You will never attain it!" Salvador Dalí.

jaguarette1338554349.1831630 PostsRegistered 10/19/2007
On 5/31/2012 Fluffy_2 said:
On 5/31/2012 jaguarette said:

Labradorite is kind of pretty, but please STOP with the drusy. {#emotions_dlg.angry}


And silicone too!!!!!!{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

Yes. I saw the new Tito Pedrini pieces are all filled with silicone. I'd prefer solid gold with a slightly higher pricetag.

blueskies1338567868.556864 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
I like Drusy . Guess I'm in the minority !

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Andy: " Yes, son . It sure does . ( He looks up and smiles . ) But don't the trees seem nice and full ."


stevieb1338597981.80725300 PostsRegistered 11/4/2007
On 5/31/2012 StarChild said:

Oh no more drusy. Is anyone still buying? I'd think the market was saturated with the stuff {#emotions_dlg.angry}

Really... not to mention that they already offer SO much of it that if anyone's just craving a piece they won't have any problem finding it...

I always enjoy these Italian shows, but I do wish they'd go with a little more variety and not so much of what's 'trending'. I love jewelry, but can't get excited about drusy or labradorite and it seems we're in for quite a supply of both... yet again...

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice and I should have my head examined...

CalmInTheH­eart1338599423.0876733 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007

Where's the gold? The info online is mostly silver and bronze. I can't wear them. I hope more gold shows up this weekend.....especially 8" bracelets and leverback earrings.

Peace

biancardi1338602142.0845297 PostsRegistered 11/7/2005

sigh. I wish they would offer the original color of the bronzo d'italia line. This new bronzo italia/bronzeallure is just another rose colored plated line.

also the original bronzo line was nickle free. This new line isn't. QVC - can you at least offer the warm bronze color for the fall, along with this rose colored one?

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Skylands1338604821.6575336 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010
On 6/1/2012 CalmInTheHeart said:

Where's the gold? The info online is mostly silver and bronze. I can't wear them. I hope more gold shows up this weekend.....especially 8" bracelets and leverback earrings.

Ok, you want gold. The price today is $1,621/gram. Can you afford anything gold other than dental floss at this price? That's why.

Skylands1338604821.9435336 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010
On 6/1/2012 CalmInTheHeart said:

Where's the gold? The info online is mostly silver and bronze. I can't wear them. I hope more gold shows up this weekend.....especially 8" bracelets and leverback earrings.

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lizzief1338650500.6532165 PostsRegistered 9/27/2011
If JCP, Macy's, Saks, Nordstroms and your local jewelry store can still bring you real gold and silver, even with the price increases, why not the Q with their enormous buying power? The buyers in that video looked almost embarrassed as they were talking about what new "trends" they were bringing to the Q. Spare me the bronze, the overlays, and the drusy - I want gold and gemstones!

mhc19881338667348.62323 PostsRegistered 11/28/2005

Where have all the gemstones gone?

I would love to see saturated,specialty cut gemstones in 10-12k, if they won't do 14k anymore.I will NOT spend the same money for silicone/plating. I agree, labradorite and drusy are overbought on this network.(May be a bigger markup ?)People will pay for quality pieces, especially on easypay.Try that next time, and I DO love rose gold!

CalmInTheH­eart1338729668.086733 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
On 6/1/2012 skylands said:
On 6/1/2012 CalmInTheHeart said:

Where's the gold? The info online is mostly silver and bronze. I can't wear them. I hope more gold shows up this weekend.....especially 8" bracelets and leverback earrings.

Ok, you want gold. The price today is $1,621/gram. Can you afford anything gold other than dental floss at this price? That's why.

Just because it's expensive doesn't mean Q should ignore it and have just a couple of flimsy, cheap pieces. I've seen some decent gold pieces for $400-$800 but rarely does Q offer anything in that range. It's either flimsy and super cheap or arte d'oro. What about in between those?

People are willing to spend $400 on a few silver or bronze pieces so why couldn't someone choose to spend $400 on one gold piece?

People are willing to spend ridiculous amounts on Ripka silver so why not offer some gold to the rest of us?

If we were all alike, it'd be a boring world.

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Peace

CalmInTheH­eart1338730179.786733 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
On 6/2/2012 mhc1988 said:

Where have all the gemstones gone?

I would love to see saturated,specialty cut gemstones in 10-12k, if they won't do 14k anymore.I will NOT spend the same money for silicone/plating. I agree, labradorite and drusy are overbought on this network.(May be a bigger markup ?)People will pay for quality pieces, especially on easypay.Try that next time, and I DO love rose gold!


ITA!

Peace

Huntersmom1338737843.391582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

I think overall that the shows from Vicenza have been wonderful. I've enjoyed the variety of items you've brought to the consumer, despite the rising price of gold and gemstones. I appreciate that the Q works hard to find alternatives for those of us who can't afford to buy the higher end items. Thank you!

Beth

BLB1338739350.193112 PostsRegistered 9/20/2007

I HAVE BEEN WATCHING ALL THE SHOWS AND NO ONE HAS YET TO GIVE US A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF BRONZO D'ITALIA. FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE NEVER PURCHASED THE BRONZE PIECES BEFORE, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS METAL IS. HOW TO CARE FOR IT AS WELL AS A BETTER DESCRIPTION AS TO HOW IT IS MADE. IS IT ROSE PLATED BRONZE OR IS IT AN ALLOY MIXED INTO THE BRONZE SO THAT IS IS SOLID ROSE COLOR. WILL IT TURN COLOR OVER TIME ETC. PLEASE HELP!

Fluffy_21338741870.382704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009
On 6/1/2012 skylands said:
On 6/1/2012 CalmInTheHeart said:

Where's the gold? The info online is mostly silver and bronze. I can't wear them. I hope more gold shows up this weekend.....especially 8" bracelets and leverback earrings.

Ok, you want gold. The price today is $1,621/gram. Can you afford anything gold other than dental floss at this price? That's why.

I want some gold too! BTW, it is $300 cheaper now than it was at beginning of the year.

I would buy SOLID well made cast pieces - like earrings, rings, pendants with 5-7 grams of gold if they were offered on easy pays.

But they also have to come up with something new and creative. I am tired of same ole, same ole boring stuff.

"Don't be afraid of perfection. You will never attain it!" Salvador Dalí.

gardensla1338743027.617955 PostsRegistered 9/7/2006Los Angeles, CA

There seems to be confusion about Bronze Italia vrs Bronze Allure; one appears to be an alloy that comes out pink and the other is plated.

Please find a way to clarify!

And, please where are the 6-1/2 " bracelets!

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Luvorchids1338756256.091 PostsRegistered 6/3/2012
What is the bronze Italian? Will it tarnish? I ordered the bold knotted necklace but I noticed it did not lay correctly on Lisa or the models? Am I going to regret that and have to return it?

Luv Chanel­ and Ripka1338768660.181753 PostsRegistered 7/4/2011

David, where is all the pretty jewelry we use to see? This bronze stuff and drusy is awlful. Have we not seen enough druzy pieces for goodness sake? The Q has always been known for such nice jewelry. That is how I started and mainly what I buy but these special Gold shows have been lacking for sometime. I don't see why the Q spends the bucks to go to Italy for what is a wonderful backdrop but shows us jewelry that is lacking. We would rather see really nice jewelry. I realize the economy is what it is but there are those of us that love our substantial jewelry.

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CalmInTheH­eart1338769512.816733 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007
On 6/3/2012 Luv Chanel and Ripka said:

David, where is all the pretty jewelry we use to see? This bronze stuff and drusy is awlful. Have we not seen enough druzy pieces for goodness sake? The Q has always been known for such nice jewelry. That is how I started and mainly what I buy but these special Gold shows have been lacking for sometime. I don't see why the Q spends the bucks to go to Italy for what is a wonderful backdrop but shows us jewelry that is lacking. We would rather see really nice jewelry. I realize the economy is what it is but there are those of us that love our substantial jewelry.

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I would think, given the current economy, that 40% of what is aired during a 'gold' show would actually be gold.

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Peace

CALIFORNIA­DIANNA1338770266.5477 PostsRegistered 2/21/2011

David, you have outdone yourself! The Bronzo line is amazing!!! I think I ordered every piece. The mesh cuff rivals what the highest end jewelrs offer.....and the bronzo watch is what I'm giving for Christmas! I'm so tickled pink!

Fluffy_21338771032.752704 PostsRegistered 5/22/2012+7803 posts since Aug. 2009
On 6/3/2012 Luv Chanel and Ripka said:

David, where is all the pretty jewelry we use to see? This bronze stuff and drusy is awlful. .


ITA! Drusy, bronze, silicone, resin - all of it is AWFUL!{#emotions_dlg.thumbdown}

"Don't be afraid of perfection. You will never attain it!" Salvador Dalí.

shoppinggi­rl591338776245.163687 PostsRegistered 3/27/2007

Luv all the Bronze jewelry,,,, but P L E A S E... P L E A S E .... bring SMALL bracelets!!!!

Why only do Avg and Large We NEED small sizes......

shopping birl

blahblahva­mpemerblah1338781453.4835972 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

QVC may be doing the "trend" thing with their choices, but I'm not buying unless it's white gold, and it's silicone free. Also sick of labradorite and druzy.

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