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When I sit down to design for you..........

Last Reply by Deweylu 1346112280.1 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi there! I am so excited to be writing my first blog and to be able to chat with you about my jewellery collections. Oh! I'm Ann King, designer, mom, girlfriend (and a woman who loves jewellery), who over the past eight years has been exclusive to QVC! I have enjoyed being the first jewellery designer on QVC to bring you the marvelous mix of 18K gold with sterling silver. I absolutely adore the 2 tone metal combination and especially love the unique qualities of 18K gold. I use an exceptional alloy of 18K gold. Why you ask? My alloy has a wonderful brilliance that brightens your face and... Continue Reading

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August has been an amazing month, and it's not over!!

Last Reply by Loyal2Q 1254562584 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!I just returned to Albuquerque from a very busy week at QVC! Thank you for joining me for our Sincerely Southwest shows on Wednesday, and our Southwestern Jewelry shows featuring our Native American Designers on Sunday! As you can imagine, I don't have much of a voice today! As your pieces start to arrive, I hope you are all thrilled with the ones you chose! Remember, you are able to flex the leather portion of the Today's special Value Silverado hinge cuff bracelet to contour to your own wrist for a perfect fit. I look forward to hearing what you think about the Arizona Chrys... Continue Reading

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Lovely London Blue

Last Reply by nanette 1250953143 | in Jewelry Talk

If I had to pick one must have gemstone for fall that truly spoke to the hottest fashion color, it would be London blue topaz. Every designer is showing some version of teal, and the gem that shows it off the best is the deepest shad of blue topaz. It is a great gem to wear with a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale, and takes a stunning polish. Plus, it has a high refractive index so the sparkle out shines many other gems. Mankind has honored topaz for thousands of years, and the cool blue tone was thought to have magical properties that could put out fires! The word topaz comes from a Sanski... Continue Reading

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We Hear What You Are Saying!

Last Reply by meezercats 1294884074.93 | in Jewelry Talk

As you've heard us say on air, we work really hard to bring our top quality of Freshwater Pearls to QVC in our unique colors and designs. One of the things we love about QVC is that it offers its customers several places to connect and talk about their purchases and passions. We are able read the Jewelry Talk Forum as well as your product reviews to get exceptional feedback and learn how many of you feel about the pearl jewelry that we offer in the Honora Collection. Lately we have noticed some exceptionally kind comments in the forums and on our Facebook Fan Page following our Anniversa... Continue Reading

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Kondike Gold Rush!

Last Reply by windycity1 1250733218 | in Jewelry Talk

Gold was discovered on the Klondike Creek in the Yukon Territory in northwestern Canada on August 17, 1896. It was the richest gold rush in North American history and by 1900, $27Million in gold was extracted from the region every year. George Carmack, along with his brothers-in-law Skookim Jim and Tagish Charley discovered the gold on Bonanza Creek of the Klondike River. By 1899, over 100,000 potential prospectors had traveled to Canada. These travelers were the principal factor in the settlement of Alaska. On August 17, here at QVC, you can stake your own claim during our 22nd Annual K... Continue Reading

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Vacation Gems

Last Reply by reel1 1250705916 | in Jewelry Talk

Have you ever taken a gem of a vacation? Well, not just a great vacation that was wonderful, but a trip to discover more about beautiful gemstones. You don't have to travel far and wide to experience gemstones. If you live near a city that has a natural history museum, chances are they have a gem collection. We have one here in Philadelphia and I remember going there years ago with my Mom and Dad and marveling at the tiny colored diamonds that glittered behind glass in a display case. Of course, my favorite spot is the gem gallery at The National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsoni... Continue Reading

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I am so excited about August 12th!!

Last Reply by deja vu 1250787151 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone,This summer has been tremendously busy for us at Relios. We had so much fun designing and creating the QVoyager Arizona Turquoise items. The shows were a fantastic celebration of American mined turquoise in American made jewelry! Thank you for making them such a great success and for all of your positive feedback. As you know, all of our jewelry is crafted right under our roof here in Albuquerque, New Mexico by an amazingly dedicated group of Relios associates. Bill likes to remind me that with each new Sincerely Southwest collection we design, our craftspeople are increasingly ... Continue Reading

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Thank You!

Last Reply by Hardage 1280783833.79 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi everyone,Joel and I are still recovering from a very long and tiring weekend but I just had to take a second to say thank you, thank you, thank you. It truly was one of the most exciting times we have ever had on QVC...and after 12 years that is saying quite a lot.We are so overwhelmed by the response to the shows and all of our new product. The comments we have received on the Honora Facebook Page as well as here on the Forums and Blog have meant so much to the both of us. We just can't stop smiling.We all take a lot of pride in what we do at Honora. You have heard Joel and I say many ti... Continue Reading

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Artisan-Crafted Silver Jewelry Celebration

Last Reply by silvercarol 1250733055 | in Jewelry Talk

This week there is a special celebration of Artisan Crafted Jewelry from around the world. Many of you know that this is my special passion and project. Over the last 11 years, I have been privileged to be able to work closely with artisans from many different countries to create unique, exclusive designs. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is to see how, over the years, the artisans and craftsmen (and craftswomen) have been able to better their lives because of our relationship. I have been in most of our workshops in every country and see first hand the pride and talents of the ... Continue Reading

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Happy Summer/Crazy Weather?

Last Reply by DM Tiara 1251060000 | in Jewelry Talk

Hello everyone,I can imagine all your wild stories from all over the U.S.A. about the weather in your area, (its horrendously storming here in New York City today.) We here at the Silver Designer Jewelry planet, are planning a spectacular end of summer 24 hour event...I've got the TSV starting midnight the 29th, as well as a meet and greet the night before at the QVC studios in West Chester, Pa. The Q is on fire...it has its sights set on all the leading brands in all of its many categories, such as fashion, (Isaac!) and I know that we jewelry designers are preparing sharpened, signature and i... Continue Reading

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Celebrate Our 12th Anniversary on QVC, August 1st & 2nd!

Last Reply by palmajo 1270356407.823 | in Jewelry Talk

It is hard for us to believe, but it has been 12 exciting years since we first brought The HONORA Collection to QVC. As we celebrate the occasion it occurs to us how dramatically freshwater pearls have changed since we first brought our collection to QVC.At the time of our first show, we mostly offered 5-6MM near round pearls and occasionally had a few 7MM pieces, but these were almost impossible to find in our quality. We offered pearls in traditional white and black as well as the newest additions to the pearl world, peach and plum. While these traditional shapes sizes and colors are stil... Continue Reading

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Catching Up

Last Reply by Accessory Queen 1249415906 | in Jewelry Talk

It is hard to believe that summer is two thirds gone. Growing up in the south, during these long, hot, hazy days everything moved slower and days were spent trying to stay cool. Today, everything moves at such a fast pace and there is so much going on. I hope you all watched QVoyager from Arizona. Jane Treacy is such a pleasure to spend time with and is so knowledgeable. The Kingman and Sleeping Beauty Mines bring us such a beautiful variety of turquoise and Caroline and Bill Pollock did a great job designing and manufacturing the jewelry right here in America. Thank you Chmiel, for your ... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1248876942

Sterling and Gems!

Last Reply by CHARLES74 1265692813 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi! Thanks for all the support and feedback on the Arizona QVoyayer remote! Some of your turquoise may have already arrived, and I hope you love every piece! This week is a banner week for us jewlery lovers because we get to spend time in Gem Fest, Thursday July 30th at 8pm, and then I am filling in for Jill in Silver Style on Aug. 2nd at 7am. When I first started doing the Gem Fest shows years ago, I was a little intimidated because I didn't consider myself a gem expert. Then someone pointed out to me that many of the silver shows I hosted had about 40% gems and sterling. So, I figured ... Continue Reading

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An answer to your question about stabilization of turquoise...

Last Reply by stephied 1251821272 | in Jewelry Talk

Our good friend Linda from Texas called our Customer Service specialist today to inquire about what stabilization of turquoise entails, and if it is beneficial. I'd like to take a moment to address this concern.Rest assured that our turquoise is natural turquoise, which is mined (in this case from either the Kingman or Sleeping Beauty mines) and then stabilized with an epoxy technique. This treatment improves the natural stone's intrinsic beauty and lasting durability. We use only this impregnated natural turquoise.To maintain the beauty of your turquoise, we recommend cleaning your turquoise... Continue Reading

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QVoyager Arizona is about to happen!!!!

Last Reply by westielove 1248624233 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!I just returned from London where they thought they were having a heat wave! Let me tell ya, it was nothing like what Jane Treacy, our QVC crew and I are headed for in Scottsdale, where it is forecasted to be 115 degrees! I told you these shows were going to be HOT !!!! (I couldn't resist) The designs you will see during our two shows on Saturday, July 18th, at 10:00am ET and 8:00pm ET were especially created to showcase the beauty of two of the most famous turquoise mines in the world, Kingman, and Sleeping Beauty, both located in Arizona. This has been an exciting 6 months, w... Continue Reading

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Summmertime and the weather is hot!!

Last Reply by RedConvertibleGirl 1247985701 | in Jewelry Talk

We are so excited to bring you gorgeous turquoise, mined and made in the USA during our QVoyager live remote. We also know the weather is very hot in Arizona in July, so I turned to qvc.com to find some items to keep the crew and me as cool as possible. I found everything from Cool Downz neck wraps to fashionable sunglasses and more to help us keep our cool in 100 plus temps. So, know we have road tested these items for you when you head out for some hot summer fun! Jane Continue Reading

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QVoyager featuring Arizona Turquoise

Last Reply by DEANNA 1247678338 | in Jewelry Talk

When you think about places around the world, you often think of a gem that is associated with that region. Truly, gems can represent a nation or a continent. When you think about the United States of America, there is one stone that has been often called the "national gem" and that is turquoise. How proud I am to be bringing you the QVoyager live remote on Saturday July 18th featuring turquoise mined in the United States from two famous mines, Kingman and Sleeping Beauty. The jewlery is also made here in the USA. Not onlywill we show you amazing jewlery, all brand new, we will also take y... Continue Reading

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Arizona here we come!

In Jewelry Talk

To say we are excited about our live show from beautiful Scottsdale Arizona would be the understatement of the year! We are so excited to bring you this QVoyager event featuring Arizona turquoise. We have never had a program like this before, and I think you will be dazzled by the jewelry showcasing two of the most famous mines in the world: Sleeping Beauty and Kingman turquoise. Sleeping Beauty stones are as legendary and romantic as they sound, featuring lovely sky blue stones. Kingman gems are beloved for their vibrant shades in green and blue. One thing I know you will love, our own cu... Continue Reading

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QVoyager July

Last Reply by DEANNA 1249610871 | in Jewelry Talk

Who says that July is a slow month? Certainly, not here at QVC. Uncover the remarkable history and explore the extraordinary countryside of Tuscany, Italy as QVoyager presents fine Italian jewelry, designed and produced especially for QVC. From the Etruscan period to the Renaissance, Tuscany has been a center of art and fine jewelry craftsmanship. Please tune in on Wednesday, July 15 for gorgeous 14k gold jewelry inspired by the spectacular architecture, history, and natural beauty defines the area. The Mosaic pendant with cord necklace TSV is incredible. The design was derived from Giot... Continue Reading

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Tune In for New Favorite Designs!

Last Reply by kiwi55 1248900328 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

I hope that everyone had a wonderful July 4th weekend! I have always loved July 4th, because it falls at the height of summer and is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. We spent the weekend in the Hamptons with my sons and grandchildren. We were all very grateful that the weather was on our side, especially the kids who spent the majority of weekend in the ocean. It never ceases to amaze me how long they can play in the water - their little fingers were like prunes by the end of the day! So, I'm now scurrying to wash the beach towels and “de-sand” the ... Continue Reading

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QVoyager Arizona Turquoise!!

Last Reply by DEANNA 1248455743 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!Bill and I just returned from a fabulous voyage through the magical American Southwest! We spent six sun filled days with three fabulous QVC production crew members. Not only are they talented, but quite entertaining as well. It is obvious that Tim, Scott, and Sean love what they do and it shows in their work, if you can call it “work”. We had so much fun getting to know them, it actually felt like a great family vacation, and in the end, as we parted ways in Laughlin Nevada, I felt tears welling up in my eyes. Then, in true Tim Neely (producer)style, my tears turned to joy w... Continue Reading

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Pops of Color for Summer

Last Reply by Jess74 1246914946 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

I can hardly believe it has been 2-weeks since my last show - time flies! I spent last weekend with my husband, three sons and all of my grandchildren celebrating Father's Day. We managed to sneak in a small barbeque on Sunday between rain showers. It was wonderful! All of the kids made Ron the most creative cards. Even our youngest grand-daughter, Katie (4-years old), gave Ron a masterpiece with a note that read, “Luv you, Pa!” I told Ron that we have been blessed with a family of young artists and designers. With all of the Father's Day gifts being passed around, we could not help tal... Continue Reading

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Gem Day !!

Last Reply by shannara 1262844236 | in Jewelry Talk

The wait is over, out time has come, Gem Day is here! I will be looking forward to seeing you at midnight, don't miss all the hours throughout the day, and then we'll wrap things up in a blazing end of the most colorful day on QVC! As we get ready behind the scenes, we have been calling some of our designs the "crown jewels" of QVC! What are they? Truly exceptional designs (one at midnight!) set with rare and beautiful gemstones. Your crown jewel may be different than mine, you may look for an exotic gem, or a rainbow of colors set in stylish silver or glittering diamonds. Whatever you a... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1245967424

It's almost here!

Last Reply by Kindaglitzy 1245462741 | in Jewelry Talk

You know how you get ready for a big event? Like a wedding or graduation? You pick out your dress, coordinate with your sisters, (because no one wants to show up in the same outfit!) and look forward to the big day. That's how we feel about Gem Day! All the hosts have brought in their outfits and the experts are out shopping for model clothes so we set off the gems to perfection. Since gem day only happens once a year we are all excited for the event on June 27th. I get to shop with you at midnight and at the end of the day so I had to pick out two dresses: fun!There are two gorgeous shade... Continue Reading

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Artisan Crafted Silver Celebration!

Last Reply by JayneH 1246656347 | in Jewelry Talk

I am just back from vacation and ready for the big Artisan-Crafted event. The bold intricate Today's Special Value from Mexico is spectacular and has so much significance. This Today's Special Value has been in the works for many months and is perfect for the jewelry lover-exclusive, unique, exquisitely crafted, weighty, and fashion forward but will be a classic for your collection.There will be many new artisan crafted pieces in the 8th anniversary of Silver Marketplace from around the world. These include repousse earrings from Thailand, a bold spiral pendant from Mexico, and mosaic inlai... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1245179209

Tune In Saturday for All New Items!!

Last Reply by sarah711 1340903602.873 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

Hello friends - I am excited to finally join the world of bloggers, and just in time to announce my upcoming show, this Saturday, June 13 at 6PM EST. Lisa Robertson and I have been looking forward to this show for weeks, because after a decade of trying, I have finally convinced QVC to let me have a show where every piece is a new, never before seen style. This is history in the making! So, to celebrate, last night, my husband and I went out to dinner with my youngest son Brian and his wife, Alison. Alison flipped over the long turquoise station chain necklace I was wearing. She called it... Continue Reading

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UK Anniversary a Success!

Last Reply by AECMOM 1248391179 | in Jewelry Talk

I just wanted to report that Honora's tenth anniversary in the United Kingdom was a huge success. Our colorful new product seems to have really captured everyone's fancy in the U.K. and it appears to be growing with every visit. Joel and I are ecstatic that all of you love the direction in which we are going as much as all of us at Honora do. The new shades of purple were a big hit during the anniversary celebration but it was the vibrant new teal color pearls that really kept the phones busy. I love it because it is such a denim friendly color and really looks fantastic on all types of skin ... Continue Reading

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Honora Jewelry on 1244748514

Where fashion meets gemstones

In Jewelry Talk

We're getting closer! Gem Day is just a few weeks away, set this year for Saturday, June 27th. Can't wait! Last week I promised you some highlights from the day where fashion meets gemstones, and it's here in two of the hottest colors, blue turquoise and green malachite. These are called opaque stones, but I call them wardrobe must haves! If gems are beloved for color, then turquoise and malachite add amazing color to your look. Plus, you get a big look, runway ready, for a great price. We immediately think of the southwest when we talk about turquoise, and the ancient Anasazi did mine ... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1244574974

Judith Ripka Surprise

Last Reply by Curly~Q 1247450942 | in Jewelry Talk

The surprise that I have been teasing you about is finally ready. Judith Ripka will launch her own blog on QVC before her June 13 . You can write directly to her on the blog and Judith and her team will be listening and responding to you. Please don't forget about my blog, as I will continue to update you with what is going on at QVC and address your concerns.Judith's designs for her upcoming show are fabulous and there is something for everyone. The Try Me is a beautiful rolo bracelet with heart charms. For the bold color lover look for the carved turquoise enhancer, the gemstone open fl... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1244465221

Check out what's coming soon!

In Jewelry Talk

The wait is almost over! It's like waiting for the holidays to roll around after almost a year of waiting! What's the special day? Gem Day! This year we will bring our glittering rainbow to you on Saturday June 27th. Hope you'll start the day with me at midnight, check in throughout the day, and make a date for the grand finale with me from 9 to midnight!So, to lead up to our big day together, which takes about a year to plan, let's spend some time each week in June chatting about the day's highlights. I've been doing Gem Days from the very beginning, but you will find gems on this gem day... Continue Reading

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Las Vegas Jewelry Show

Last Reply by beastielove 1245616727 | in Jewelry Talk

This is one of the most exciting and hectic weeks of the year.........the week before we leave for the Las Vegas Jewelry show. Once a year after Memorial Day we are off to Las Vegas building a booth the size of small store to show buyers our 2009 line. Last minute samples, merchandising changes, that item I want and can not find....well you get the idea. We have worked hard all winter and spring honing the collection, but we look like a scene from “The Devil Wears Prada” today, a showroom run amuck and a bit out of control. Larry asked me today if I always waited to pull an all nighters befor... Continue Reading

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Jewelry for the Ages

Last Reply by waterbaby 1244075999 | in Jewelry Talk

I hope everyone enjoyed Vicenza Style. My good friend, David Markstein, the buyer of 14k and 18k gold, has been on-air several times and his love and passion for jewelry is obvious. Here at QVC, David has really been responsible for the incredible breath of our gold jewelry.While watching the shows, I realized that there is something for every age, taste, and pocketbook. This past weekend, I was in Louisiana with my family and realized we now have four generations of ladies and the broad range of jewelry that I would be buying going forward. I have included a picture of this group which in... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1243019912

Happy Spring!

Last Reply by power QVC shopper 1244576237 | in Jewelry Talk

It seems like forever since we were together for our Sincerely Southwest Anniversary show! I hope you are all enjoying your new pieces. Wow, what fun we had that day!!! Thank you for all of your kind words and suggestions!I have been busy traveling these past two months. I have been to London twice for QVC shows, and for my April visit was joined by Susan, my design partner, right hand, and good friend. We spent a few days trend shopping all over the city. We put quite the miles on our poor feet, but still managed to get up out of our seats to dance during an amazing performance of Mama Ma... Continue Reading

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Dear RLM Studio enthusiasts!

Last Reply by GDE 1282514429.07 | in Jewelry Talk

Better late than never, getting a blog out before my appearance on Friday, but there are many wonderful surprises coming up and I wanted to make sure I had a handle on them all before I wrote this.I will be on from 1-3am ET early Friday morning, (great time for West coast collectors) introducing a few spectacular new pieces from my new Hummingbird group. There will be things we show on air but also other parts of the same group available only on QVC.com on the RLM Studio shop. This show is with Antonella (whom I adore and can't wait to work with again), and there will be many, many items on EZ... Continue Reading

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Red, White and Blue for Summer

Last Reply by DW Designs Studio 1242888567 | in Jewelry Talk

Three cheers for the red, white and blue! As we head into the major summer holidays, and break out the red white and blue in our fashions and home decor, think about putting these all-American shades together in your gemstone palette. My first thought was ruby, diamond and sapphire, but that could get a little pricey and a little too dressy for a summer backyard party! So, think outside the box when looking to create this patriotic look. My friend Carolyn Pollack who designs Sincerely Southwest for us, calls turquoise, mother of pearl and carnelian the Southwestern version of red white and... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1242747758

Checking In

Last Reply by marcyrr 1244938415 | in Jewelry Talk

I am glad that you all enjoyed Judith Ripka's Anniversary celebration. I agree with Nutsforhandbags that the magnetic ideas are great and really help make Judith's different components interchangeable and so wearable. Waterbaby and Good Luxe Girl, I don't know the answers but have reached out to those that do. Look for a follow-up soon. I did send all of your good wishes to Judith and her team and passed along the requests for additional specific items to Erin and her team. Kiwi, sorry about the mix up and a belated Happy Birthday! The powers that be are aware of the situation. Carolyn1... Continue Reading

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Everyone is Going Green

Last Reply by Ball Lover 1269102605.59 | in Jewelry Talk

It seems like everyone is going green, and that's a good thing! The month of May is the perfect time to go green in your jewelry box with green gemstones. We all know that emerald is the classic birthstone for May, and we do have some lovely "emerald pieces at qvc.com. But, let's explore some other exotic gems that can fulfill your love of green, like two of my favorites, tsavorite and diopside. Tsavorite is part of the garnet family. I grew up thinking garnets were red, and of course many of them are in fiery shades of red. But green garnet is so cool! Look for some pieces at qvc.com t... Continue Reading

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A Note From Ralph

Last Reply by Debbie S CA 1281016511.48 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone,I'm Ralph Rossini, the President of Honora Pearls. The reason most of you don't know me is because I'm the guy who is always locked up in the back room watching all the phone calls come in so I can pretty much gauging what all of you like, and occasionally don't like. While I am doing this Joel is on air enjoying himself with all of the wonderful hosts we get to work with. The reason I know Joel is enjoying himself so much is because once in a while I get to go on-air in the United States as I am the presenter for Honora in the United Kingdom. In fact, I will be leaving for Lond... Continue Reading

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Opaque Gemstones - Carnelian

Last Reply by pearllady 1241309400 | in Jewelry Talk

It is so hard to answer this question: "What's your favorite gemstone?" I have so many! But this week I thought we'd talk about one of my favorite opaque gemstones, carnelian. Right now it is hotter than ever, and I love it because you can get big, bold, exciting styles at great prices. I also love the color, it looks like paprika! It is from the chalcedony family and was treasured by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The Romans thought that the dark carnelian symbolized the male and the light carnelian symbolized the female. They loved to carve it into intaglios. What I love about it tod... Continue Reading

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Last Reply by Almost Perfect 2 1354210607.007 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi, I'm Joel Schechter the CEO of Honora. Welcome to our blog, where we will update you on our trips to China, new idea and products, happenings at QVC, and industry news from the pearl markets. I'll be writing this blog along with HONORA's President Ralph Rossini who runs the business with me these days. We travel to China together, go on air for QVC (Ralph does QVC in London as well as some US QVC appearances), manage the business day to day and plot the direction of HONORA for the future.Honora is 62 year old family business, now going into our third generation. A lot of people ask about ou... Continue Reading

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QVoyager Jewelry Istanbul, Queen of Cities

Last Reply by kiwi55 1240453564 | in Jewelry Talk

One of the most fascinating cities in the world is Istanbul. Straddling two continents, it is a magical mixture of European traditions and Asian passions. Over the centuries, Istanbul has been called many things including Byzantine and Constantinople, and has been part of the Roman, Latin, and Ottoman Empires. QVoyager, Istanbul takes you on a tour of this mystical city and the surrounding areas and will present beautiful silver and 14k gold jewelry from the new Myras Collection by Atasay. I was amazed at the rich history and the thrill of visiting some of the most historic locations in th... Continue Reading

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Last Reply by Pat22 1241946477 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!Its time for my first year ANNIVERSARY FOR RLM HOME show.Being split between two hours, first this Thursday night, at 11pm (April 23) and then in the morning at 9am, (April 24), I will be presenting a new theme, a new concept that flows through all the pieces. This theme is of water, of the single drop of water in a still pond, causing radiating concentric circles to flow outwards. It is such a tranquilizing image, and carries several feelings; the slow expansion of energy, meaning that one single drop can cause effect all around it, and also, the calming movement of being in a low... Continue Reading

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Hello RLM Studio viewers!!

Last Reply by DM Tiara 1241913671 | in Jewelry Talk

We are approaching my first anniversary show for RLM Home, which is such an exciting extension of who I am as a designer, but beyond the jewelry format, into lifestyle products. My anniversary show will be split between two great hours, April 23rd Thursday, at 11pm EST. and then the next morning Friday, the 24th at 9am EST!!!I feel that these times are very convenient for most of you who are already devoted to my design aesthetic and want to be taken for an exhilarating ride into all brand new products for this event. To help promote and kick this show off, I am going on "At Home with Jill" th... Continue Reading

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30th Edition Diamonique Day!

Last Reply by kiwi55 1240243597 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everybody, Thank you once again for writing in. I hope all you Ladies of the Judith Ripka Forum really enjoyed Judith's 11th Anniversary Shows. There were so many new fabulous items to choose from. I wanted to thank Bill Pitchford again for being so proactive about quality issues. WhateverLolaWants, Bill's comments about addressing clasps definitely includes cuff bracelet hinges.Please don't miss our 30th Diamonique Day. There are so many beautiful pieces being featured. The rope texture on the Today's Special Value gives it the look of high end designer jewelry. Verragio will laun... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1239822644

April Birthstone-Diamonds

Last Reply by kathyclaire99 1240512835 | in Jewelry Talk

Hey rock stars! I'm back for April with another entry on our favorite subject: gemstones! Most of us love to collect our own birthstone but we all claim a stake in April's gem, the diamond. Even through the history of diamonds goes back to the ancient people, it wasn't until the 16th century that daimonds began to compete with pearls as the gem of choice amongst royalty. In India, diamonds were believed to have magical powers and were not cut and faceted. When diamonds became popular in Europe, the art of cutting diamonds began, first in Venice and later in Paris. You may be like me, bef... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1239390762

Paola Valentini

Last Reply by shopper7 1238886556 | in Jewelry Talk

Sorry that I haven't written sooner but I have been traveling and just got back to the office. I have read every one of your comments and have already forwarded many of them on to the folks that can make things happen. There are several very important issues to be addressed and in my next blog, specific concerns and questions will be focused on. I also spent time on the Judith Ripka Forum and will be discussing many of your dialogues. Thank you all for continuing to write to me and I feel that I am really getting to know many of you. I also wanted to pass along my gratitude for your best ... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1238505810

Going Green

In Jewelry Talk

Our Rock Stars this week center on the color that has taken on a whole new meaning, green. As we all try to be green, why not discover an exotic new green gemstone? QVC is always pushing the limit in bringing new gems, like our olive apatite. (Gorgeous!) Linked to increasing your self confidence, you'll be proud to show off this rare beauty. I'm thrilled malachite is so popular, because it is so lovely. The ancient Egyptians wore malachite as jewelry to ward off evil. Today we wear it for the range of green in each stone. If you are a January baby like me, we have our own green claim to f... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1238174923

What's your favorite gemstone?

Last Reply by devotedtoqvc 1325642860.31 | in Jewelry Talk

Do you have a favorite gemstone? Maybe it's your birthstone, or a gem you've always loved. I fell in love with my favorite gem after coming to QVC. I had never heard of it before (let alone seen one!) but now I love to share my passion for fire opal. It's hot! Also known as "sun opal" or "Mexican opal," it doesn't show the play of color of traditional opal, but the intense color makes it a stunner. Fire opal is a mesmerizing beauty because you rarely see the reddish-orange color in any other gem. Wear it with summery brights spring into summer, but then watch it pop against rich earth to... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1237521584


Last Reply by AllHeart 1309915414.447 | in Jewelry Talk

Hello all of you who watched and shopped and called and helped make my March 16th such a fun day. Selling out the TSV by noon was such an exciting thing for all of the QVC company and my little staff as well. What was so fascinating to us behind the scenes, was how the heart and the cross were selling equally well all the time, running neck to neck, 50/50 up to the last hour or so. I love all the callers who were able to make it through to me, (I didn't realize it was such a tricky thing to do!!!). We were also pleased to be able to find a US contractor who could make the completed, original... Continue Reading

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Robert Lee Morris on 1237407095

Rainbow of Colors

Last Reply by Lady E 1237248723 | in Jewelry Talk

Since everyone is talking about color in fashion, no wonder gemstone jewelry is so popular! Gems must have three properties; they must be beautiful, durable and rare. That certainly describes the gems we treasure today! Here are colors we are focusing on this week:For smoky brown there is nothing better than smoky quartz. It's a fairly affordable gem you can indulge in larger carat weights. It is also known as the gem of the Scottish Highlands. pretty in pink perfectly describes pink tourmaline, although this gem occurs in many other colors. Its name means "mixed gem" due to all the col... Continue Reading

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