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Last Reply by tncarothers 1231469301 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!I just wanted to drop a quick note in answer to a few of your questions concerning pieces that you need repaired. All of us at Relios want nothing more than for you to enjoy your jewelry for years to come. If you need help with a repair, please email us at help@relios.com with your item number and the nature of your problem and we would be happy to help you!Sincerely, Carolyn Pollack Continue Reading

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Exciting, Busy Summer

Last Reply by spirit of the earth 1215701660 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear Readers,You may wonder why I chose to put a photo of my shop here, but I wanted to convey the excitement that is swirling around the Robert Lee Morris brand these days, and my retail store windows (the night we launched the Andy Warhol collection) just show the vibrancy and energy that our company is feeling. I know I have a series of shows coming up June 20, and 21, (5 hours) and wanted to alert you to a few of the hot trends that I will be promoting. Long necklaces are really important now, layering several of them, or just wearing singles, gives a person a taller more willowy appearanc... Continue Reading

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Diamonique Week

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Thank you for the wonderful comments to my last blog. I am doing research on each of them and will address all of your dialogues in the next few weeks.I hope you were able to buy the Diamonique Today's Special Value yesterday. It is fabulous and looks like a fine diamond ring. There is so much more coming up this week. On Wednesday the Epiphany Platinum Clad jewelry will be featured as well as the Diamonique 100 Facet Collection. Scott, the Diamonique buyer, and his team have put together one of the most beautiful and diverse collections of fine jewelry for this week. I love the new sh... Continue Reading

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Hello from Las Vegas!!

Last Reply by Texasgirl2 1213797945 | in Jewelry Talk

Bill, my husband, Susan, my right hand, and I are all busy working our booth at the JCK Las Vegas Show, the largest jewelry trade show in the country! We designed our booth to give our buyers the sense of being surrounded by the beauty of the Grand Canyon. It is quite different from the sleek hi tech booths we are surrounded by in the StyleMakers Pavilion, but it truly expresses the essence of our company and our design philosophy. We are proud to design and craft our jewelry in the American southwest, and to capture the colorful, casually elegant lifestyle we so love. Those who step insid... Continue Reading

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Global Jewelry Fest

Last Reply by Flo-jo 1214028958 | in Jewelry Talk

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Mine was spent at a friend's house on Indian Creek in Kilmarnock, Virginia with my leg propped up and ice sporadically on it. The knee is doing great and I am glad to be getting back to normal.Coming up is one of my favorite events that is special to me. The Global Jewelry Fest kickoff is Sunday, June 1 at midnight. Working on artisan crafted jewelry and our top designers have been two of the highlights of my ten years at QVC. I have been lucky enough to travel to the Southwest USA to work with the beautiful (inside and out) Caroline Pollac... Continue Reading

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Coming Up This Week!

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Thank you very much for the good wishes concerning my knee surgery. I am glad you are watching Lisa R in Italy.If anyone tells you that knee surgery is no big deal and that you can return to work in five days, don't believe them. I did hobble into work today, after flying back from Virginia, but resemble Grandpa Amos from the TV show, The Real McCoys. How is that for dating myself?I was looking at the broadcasting calendar for the next two weeks and there are some great shows coming up on QVC. Hopefully, you have been watching Lisa from the fabulous Villa Novare in Arbizzano di Negrar, Ita... Continue Reading

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Sterling Designer Trunk Show

Last Reply by iluvcarob 1211165754 | in Jewelry Talk

One of the most exciting parts of working at QVC is getting to know the preeminent jewelry designers. You see their gorgeous jewelry in many of the finest department and high end jewelry stores. They have created signature sterling silver collections and will be introducing their latest collections with all-new designs never before seen during our Sterling Designer Trunk Show.The Anthony Nak Today's Special Value is gorgeous. The shape of the stones and the metal work is fantastic. Anthony and Nak are the founding partners and creative visionaries. Their innovative designs have achieved ... Continue Reading

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Mother's Day

Last Reply by Between Friends 1216446525 | in Jewelry Talk

This weekend I was in Louisiana visiting my Mother. Thank you all for asking about her health. She is still on her walker but is much stronger and can actually drive herself to different activities. I am confident that she will be on her cane soon. I have enclosed a picture of Mother with the newest addition to the family, her Great Granddaughter, Palmer. Mother is a huge fan of our artisan crafted jewelry so please notice the chain and pendant that she is wearing. Mother bought them during a Silver Market Place show here at QVC.Unfortunately, I don't get to go home as often as I should ... Continue Reading

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Gold Month

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Ah Spring is in the air. What better way to celebrate Spring than a whole month devoted to the richness of gold? May has been designated as Gold Month by the World Gold Council. QVC is partnering with the World Gold Council to bring shows full of golden opportunities for expressing your warmest sentiments to those you love most-Mother's Day, graduations, bridal showers, weddings and summer vacations. Or, for treating yourself to an early glint of summer sun with a brand new piece of fine jewelry.We will be bringing you a 12 hour live remote from Vicenza with the beautiful, talented, and br... Continue Reading

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Happy Spring!

Last Reply by brcala 1210182228 | in Jewelry Talk

Wow, April has been busy! It's been a blast celebrating our upcoming 20th Anniversary of Southwestern Jewelry by returning to our roots...1:00am, this time every Tuesday! I have been bouncing back and forth between Albuquerque and West Chester, with my last few days in New Mexico spent with our QVC video crew! As always, we had a great time. The first day was spent traveling up my favorite stretch of National Scenic By-way, the Turquoise Trail!! This is the road that Bill and I travel every day. It runs along the east side of the Sandia Mountains, all the way from Interstate 40 to Sant... Continue Reading

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Diamonique Day!!

Last Reply by Hollyann1 1208987019 | in Jewelry Talk

Hope everyone is ready for the big Diamonique Day tomorrow. Scott and his team had a showing of all the different pieces that will be featured and it is fabulous. I tried to pick out some of my favorites to share with you but it wasn't easy. There are so many high end designer looks and diamond styling that you could find in the finest jewelry stores. Some of my favorite compared in beauty to what I saw at the recent Basel Jewelry Show.The Today's Special Value is an 18k gold clad Diamonique brilliant and very elegant tennis bracelet. It is truly beautiful and looks like a very expensive 1... Continue Reading

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Springtime in Switzerland (The Basel Show)

Last Reply by Gail Ann 1208980715 | in Jewelry Talk

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather. Home in Virginia, the dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom.I just returned from the Basel, Switzerland Jewelry Show and it was INCREDIBLE. This is the one show in the world that is very important for future direction of diamond and gemstone jewelry. We also look for trends in metal colors, jewelry silhouettes, and new metals. The highest end jewelry designers from many countries around the world exhibit at Basel. Several of the top US designers have booths there to highlight their upcoming collections. These same US designers walk the sho... Continue Reading

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Sacred Geometry

Last Reply by Divine Ms 1215544364 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear readers,I am sure you have heard me mention this many times, but our show on April 11th Designer day, (at 9pm) really centers around the theme of sacred geometry. I am enclosing a photo I took of a special kind of cauilflower I found at Stop and Shop, that really shows sacred geometry in action. This concept is about the origin of beauty that is found in nature as a pattern that follows the most beautiful kind of mathematical logic. Here the vegetable has all these weird spiraling protrusions that make it look like a sea creature or a strange coral growth, But all life forms follow very ... Continue Reading

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Thank You!

Last Reply by ticia 1212008007 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear everyone,First I want to thank all of you who helped me sell out my premiere home. show in 38 minutes on a Tuesday afternoon!!! It was so exhilarating for all who was involved; the massive staff at the QVC studios were all buzzing about our breaking into a new category, and one that does not have any designer tabletop. Everyone was excited to see a new "category" spring forth with such an explosion of joy and acceptance. Just as Lisa Robertson said, people all around us were telling one another what they had already ordered and what they wished they could get. The buyers from jewelry and ... Continue Reading

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Tucson Gem Show

Last Reply by maggie m 1207165320 | in Jewelry Talk

There are many jewelry shows throughout the year and around the world that specialize in different types of jewelry. The Vicenza Jewelry Show is thee show for new gold and silver jewelry direction from Italy. The Basel Jewelry Fair is more about gemstones, diamonds, and watches. At both shows, you see some of the top American designers walking the show looking for new inspiration. They are important to QVC because we find new designers there as well as new directions for jewelry and the hottest trends.There is only one show in the world that is all about gemstones and that is the Tucson Ge... Continue Reading

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Aloha!

Last Reply by kabrio 1209317135 | in Jewelry Talk

Bill and I just returned form our favorite island, Kauai. We almost cancelled this much anticipated trip due to Bill's back problems, but he insisted we go, and he was a trouper! As many of you travelers know, while Albuquerque is well worth the trip, it is seldom an easy place to travel to or from! In order to get to Kauai, we flew to Dallas, and then on to Los Angeles, and finally Kauai! With heating pads and ice packs in tow, we made the trip, and boy were we happy we did! This is where we honeymooned, so there are many places and activities that bring back fond memories. However, we ... Continue Reading

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Home Collection Premiere

Last Reply by ned 1218343725 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear RLM Studio collectors,I am thrilled to finally, finally, finally, bring to air my collection for home. on April first, at 3 pm EST!! While I have done many things for the home over the years, always as a license, flatware and table top for Swid Powell in the 90's, this is the first time I am producing home products myself for QVC. Here is a sneak peek photo I took of the core of the line, (doesn't include the placemat or napkin) the flatware is stainless steel made in Vietnam and the dishes are available in aqua or white. I can't reveal any item numbers or prices now, but they are very r... Continue Reading

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Gem Week

Last Reply by CalmInTheHeart 1252975941 | in Jewelry Talk

As many of you know, color stones are my first love and during the upcoming Gem Week from March 24 through 28 the choices are dazzling. This is the largest selection of gemstone jewelry offered by QVC until June's Gem Day. Gems sourced from many exotic locales around the world will be featured and we will be sharing with you the legends, myths, and symbolism surrounding these stones. I always love knowing the story behind gemstones. It makes our jewelry not only beautiful but meaningful as well. This week I received one of the top fashion magazines in the mail that is all about color. I... Continue Reading

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Thank You!

Last Reply by candy kisses 1236756608 | in Jewelry Talk

Thank you all for a truly memorable 5th anniversary celebration!!! I am overwhelmed by your kind thoughts and wishes as well as your enthusiasm over our new Sincerely Southwest collections!!! For many months I have been looking forward to sharing my new designs with you; however, nothing could prepare me for the love and excitement I experienced in the studio, over the phone, and through your posts to this blog. As promised, Susan and I met with our QVC team the day after the show to review which pieces were your favorites, and to begin planning our June, July and September shows! I menti... Continue Reading

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The Future

Last Reply by VICKIEJ 1271243921.54 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear Readers,I have my own predictions for the coming year in our beloved USA. (Tune in at midnight for my March 14th TSV to hear some of them...)Looking into the magic crystal ball I see great news coming for the lovers of bold clean and sculptural jewelry from RLM Studio.!! Hearing about the oppressing news of country's economic woes, I foretell that QVC will be even more important as the resource for truly great values especially in designer products as more and more great designers join with QVC to deliver unprecedented design originality at the kind of prices that suit the needs of the pe... Continue Reading

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The Big Day

Last Reply by brcala 1210433955 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Everyone!When I arrived into West Chester on Monday, March 3rd, I was surprised to learn that our 5th Anniversary Event was going to include a live studio audience during our 2:00pm show with Rick!!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate, with 150 special friends in the audience! So, do you think I can stay focused? Even if you are not physically present, I hope you ALL know that I always feel that we are ALL together having fun chatting about jewelry, mixing and matching, when I look into the camera. This is part of the magic of QVC!!!!As the day reaches its crescendo, when Patti and I m... Continue Reading

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Sincerely Southwest Anniversary

Last Reply by Zoned 1246402471 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi Friends!2008 is going to be an amazing year for all of us who love our southwestern jewelry!! The 5th Anniversary of Sincerely Southwest is coming up March 8th and 9th!!! Not only do we have a wonderful Today's Special Value, but so many additional exciting things have been planned in honor of this special event!! I can't tell you how much I appreciate my QVC team of merchandisers, Lisa, Allison, Jessica, Katie and Ruth!! As a result of some great brainstorming, I really feel this anniversary show will be our most colorful, exciting show, with more great new items than ever!! Out of ... Continue Reading

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Anniversary Celebration

Last Reply by Ty77 1206465591 | in Jewelry Talk

DEAR READERS,I have been following your letters and suggestions as best I can while under heavy design pressure. We are as a team, building my ten year anniversary... spread out over many months for QVC, and I will have many more hours on air than expected, and of course those hours need new fabulous product...FAST! This past week I had to design nearly 70 new items...What a fun challenge for me, but one thing I am focusing on is incorporating much more color in every way. Gemstones will be showing up in original new ways that make sense with my design philosophy of pure, clean and simple.So ... Continue Reading

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Getting Back to You...

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I am traveling this week but wanted you to know that I have been thinking of all of you and your wonderful comments to previous blogs. In the Big Bonanza blog I mentioned about the Larimar Ring that was going on air. I hope you were able to buy it. It was a great rich shade of blue. We were lucky to find one supply of stones in that shape and size. We are working on more large gemstone rings and earrings where the stone is really highlighted. J13884 is a good example of jewelry where the mounting really shows off the beauty and importance of the gem while giving interesting detail on the ... Continue Reading

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Big Bonanza Silver Day

Last Reply by zacca 1206342684 | in Jewelry Talk

I promised to write about all the great finds at the Tucson Show but that will have to wait until next week. I was over talking to the planners Mat and Andrew (they are the guys that actually plan when each item will go on-air) and saw the entire selection of the incredible silver jewelry for the upcoming Big Bonanza Silver Day Event. All I can say is WOW. My eyes didn't know where to go first. It looked like I was in a fine jewelry store in Italy or New York.Every single major direction in the jewelry world today is featured-Jewelry that makes a statement, Links-open and airy, charms, natu... Continue Reading

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Diamonique Week

Last Reply by indy55 1215831340 | in Jewelry Talk

Its 70 degrees today in West Chester and spring seems to be in the air. It is also on QVC. The wonderful colors of spring are featured throughout Diamonique Week. The colors of intense canary diamonds, soft romantic pink diamonds, and sensuous blue diamonds are featured in many of our Diamonique styles this week.Diamonique Jewelry is perfect for every facet of your life. Diamonique offers an array of imaginative settings and captivating styles that coordinate with everything from business suits to your most comfortable pair of jeans. There are many other reasons to wear Diamonique. Dia... Continue Reading

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Global Jewelry Fest

Last Reply by iluvcarob 1203302158 | in Jewelry Talk

How about a trip around the world? My first time to fly all the way around was in the early 80's. It was on Pan Am and what an adventure it was. At the time I was buying loose stones for Best Products I started out in Antwerp buying diamonds, on to Israel for larger diamonds, then to India for smaller diamonds as well as Emeralds, Thailand for Sapphires, Rubies, and semi-precious, and finally in Hong Kong for opals. The trip took four weeks and you couldn't fly direct between most of the destinations. It seems like most of the trip was spent either in airports or on planes. You all kn... Continue Reading

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Valentine's Day

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Ah love! What could be better than to have someone to love or be loved by? How wonderful to have a holiday where we can openly express our love. Of course, to maintain a successful relationship, we should express our feelings on a regular basis. But Valentine's Day also allows us to express our feelings not only to our families but also other special folks.Growing up I always liked the little candy hearts with the expressions of love written on them. As a child, I would select certain words or sayings and include them in an anonymous Valentine's card. I was extremely shy and usually le... Continue Reading

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My Mission Statement

Last Reply by jr88 1203542938 | in Jewelry Talk

Hello Hello!I am in San Francisco attending a board meeting for the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and had a little more time to read the forum threads and get to know you all a bit more. First I want to say to Pat 22 that I am praying for your safe surgery on the 7th and stress to you Pat, that when you come to visit my Soho store that you email us and let me know the date so I be sure to be there to give you a hug! Did you all know that Pat 22 has over 1280 pages of posts on the forum!!!??? What a dedicated force she is for all the rest of us in the QVC realm....Also, a powerful message ... Continue Reading

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California Gold Rush!

Last Reply by figment 1201460267 | in Jewelry Talk

Eight must haves for 2008. What a great way to describe the direction for the 21st anniversary California Gold Rush... Our gold buyers, Jeanne and Christina, have put together an incredible selection of brand-new designs all on sale in celebration of this event. Please refer to my Pre-California Gold Rush blog for more on the history of the California Gold Rush of 1848.The eight must have looks for 2008 include some of the hottest product I have ever seen in fine jewelry. I just returned from the Vicenza Jewelry Show and all of these looks are right on. Some of the most famous jewelry d... Continue Reading

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Perfecting Our Customer Service

Last Reply by Pinkie2 1221598153 | in Jewelry Talk

> I've done some web searching and found this> interesting info.> > Brand Name Owner:1Dear readers,After reading so many of the threads after designer day, I wanted to assure everyone who shops in my Soho Retail store at 400 West Broadway in Soho , New York City that all QVC customers will receive the most careful attention, and respect. Please feel free to visit without any attitude problems from the staff. We all love to have you visit us and see all the other exciting products we offer there. Many of the works you will find there are one of a kind and made entirely by me and my ... Continue Reading

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Your comments and questions

Last Reply by deja vu 1205327765 | in Jewelry Talk

I'm currently in Europe attending the Vicenza Jewelry Show and wanted to take this time to respond to some of your comments. A big hello to Mary Ann. We did graduate in 1971 from the same high school and I remember you well. Thanks for the kind words and I hope you are having a wonderful life.I really appreciate all the great comments about the artisan crafted silver jewelry. We really go to great lengths to find unique and beautiful product that you can't find anywhere else. Most of these products are exclusive to QVC. Lisa, our gemstone buyer confirmed that her team is working on a l... Continue Reading

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The Gold Market

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[/nobr]I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I haven't had a chance to update to you on my holiday this year. This year I was lucky enough to have two weeks off. The first five days were spent sitting with my Mother in the hospital in Louisiana. She broke her hip but is now in rehab and doing great. It is strange being out of touch with what is happening in the world, especially the jewelry world for the last two weeks or so. Today I decided to see what was happening with gold and was amazed to see that it has reached $877 per ounce.Since it is a time for reflection, I thought it wo... Continue Reading

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More on Gems!

Last Reply by fillefroid 1199929993 | in Jewelry Talk

I hope that everyone is enjoying Gem Week so far! There are so many exciting and new pieces this week that it's hard to keep up. I wanted to give you some background on several more gems.I love the fiery, warm glow of Fire opals. It is considered the national gemstone of Mexico and was admired as a symbol of the most fervent love in ancient times. Fire Opals are said to give us vigor and fills us with the joys of life and opens our senses to the beauty of Nature. After all, fire opals are themselves a piece of Nature in its most beautiful form.Opals also come in other colors and are assoc... Continue Reading

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It's Gem Week!

Last Reply by SB in Texas 1206636155 | in Jewelry Talk

This is really going to be a great week. The gemstones that are featured are some of my favorites. There are two incredible gemstone TSV's this week. The first is a new cut developed and trademarked especially for QVC. You will not be able to find this anywhere else. The second is a gorgeous Apatite and diamond Ring. The color of apatite has often been described as deep ultramarine teal. There are many other beautiful stones that will be featured during Gem WeekDid you know that stones have families? The quartz's are a great example of this. Amethyst, Citrine, Crystal Quartz, Cognac,... Continue Reading

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Honoring My Assistants

Last Reply by power QVC shopper 1202242333 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear readers and loyal customers, Tomorrow, Jan 5th, is Designer day at QVC and I am excited to be a part of the magic that always happens when all of us creators are hanging out together. I wanted to take a moment out to acknowledge the people behind the scenes at RLM. Here is a joyful photo of me with my arm around my key, right hand assistant, Alex, who has been with me for 18 years. Alex is a jeweler and metalsmith trained in the unique methods of my personal style. I could never produce the quantity of designs I do unless I had such a loyal and trust worthy assistant at my hand as Alex.... Continue Reading

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Happy New Year!

Last Reply by Ohio Lady 1199543738 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear Friends,I wish I could write back personally to so many of you, especially Pat 22 who is such a dear supporter and enthusiast of my work, and a great public relations asset for me!!! I wish you all the best healing for your leg operations and recovery in the new year Pat.But instead, I will just send you all a great jolt of positive, creative force, a life force, an outpouring of my spirit... wishing, and dreaming and believing that I can “push” my inner joy out and blanket everyone with it, thus somehow making a difference in the world...our poor beleaguered planet, our great Mother and ... Continue Reading

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Reflections on 2007

Last Reply by zacca 1199524815 | in Jewelry Talk

What a wonderful year 2007 was. I have so much to be grateful for. One of the highlights was the birth of a daughter to my Niece Tracy. My family is all healthy and remains loving and close. I have my health and a job that is still challenging and rewarding. I am carrying another 10 lbs (OK probably 15) or so and have less hair but that is not really very important in the big picture.After 30 years in the jewelry industry I am still amazed how each year brings new, interesting trends and direction. This past year was no exception. Chocolate gold was one of the big new ideas in 2007. I ... Continue Reading

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Silver Market Place

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As many of you know, artisan crafted jewelry is one of my passions. Silver Market Place is back on air Sunday, December 23 from 17:00 to 19:00. It has been over three months since the last show. We are not able to put these shows on air on a regular basis because of the nature of the product.Artisan crafted jewelry is made by silversmiths working in small cottage industries around the world. Machines are not used to create any of the components. I have been very fortunate to work on many of the styles that we have presented over the years. In an earlier blog I talked a little bit about h... Continue Reading

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Wrapping up the holiday

Last Reply by Mikesgirl 1197995058 | in Jewelry Talk

I can't believe that Christmas Eve is a week from tomorrow. My Christmas shopping is not finished. We finally got the Christmas tree up and decorated on Saturday. Azalea Mall Garden Center, where we always get our tree, was down to the last eight trees. Not wanting a Charlie Brown tree this year we went over to the JC lot and found a beautiful six foot balsam. It is now sitting in my living room and covered with white lights (it is always a big decision to go with color or white lights), Christmas ornaments collected over the last 30 years, and glass ice cycles. The nativity scene is on... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1197921883
 

A Little History on Gold

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Gold has always held magical properties for me. As a child, one of my fondest memories was going to Knott's Berry Farm in California and “panning for gold”. I remember what seemed like a gushing river of water coming out of the mountain. We were given a miners pan and were instructed to put it in the moving water, pickup some of the gravel that was on the bottom and moving through the water and shake the pan so that the heaviest rocks fell to the bottom. What was left in the pan was a miracle; it was actually real gold dust. Reflecting back after 45 years or so, I am sure it was well orch... Continue Reading

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Diamonique's 20th Anniversary

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Thank you for all the wonderful comments on Diamonique. Scott and his team have listened to your suggestions and you will be seeing the new product you recommended coming up. These will include new watches, styles with smaller stones, single stone rings, new items in 14k including simulated emeralds, the look of fancy colored diamonds, and great details on the shanks and galleries.The big 20th anniversary celebration of Diamonique is this Sunday and the jewelry that Scott and team have put together is amazing. Not only are the major trends in diamond jewelry represented-chocolate Diamoniqu... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1197078106
 

New York City

Last Reply by qvcrocks1 1199833456 | in Jewelry Talk

Dear Everyone,Look at this amazing photo I took on my way to work this morning! The freeze hit so hard and suddenly in New York City, that all the leaves fell off all the trees all at once, making strange mountains of leaves all over the city. Some of the leaves were still bright green and it almost looked like some colossal force shook all the trees and forced a bizarre and complete shedding overnight!!But when I passed my favorite Ginko tree, it looked like thousands of my Sunglow Ginko pendants all piled up in thicklayers of shimmering gold. I have never seen such a rich natural sight. It r... Continue Reading

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QVC's 21st birthday

Last Reply by Margo Channing 1197144744 | in Jewelry Talk

Where were you on your 21st birthday? It is really a big deal. In many states we are considered legal with all the responsibilities that go along with that. Growing up in Louisiana, I think it was the age of 18 (on Bourbon Street, even earlier) but the big 21 was still important.In 1974, when I turned 21, I was attending Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. I was majoring in Finance and trying to figure out what to do when I grow up. By that age you have hopefully gone through the growing pains and start to have a clear vision of where you are headed. I was working in Neiman ... Continue Reading

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Just another day at the Q

Last Reply by shebby 1242952666 | in Jewelry Talk

What is a typical day at QVC? There is no such thing. Every day brings new, exciting projects to work on, products to follow-up on, trips to plan, etc. No two days are alike. I thought I would share a couple of day's activities from this past week. I am an early riser so am usually in the office between 6:30 and 7:00 AM. Over night, emails from around the world have come in that need immediate actions. It is still early enough in Italy, Turkey, India, Hong Kong, or Bangkok, that they will receive my reply before they leave for the day. These included: new sketches for Affinity Diamonds... Continue Reading

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The Beauty of Pearls

Last Reply by CL0916 1201821435 | in Jewelry Talk

Pearls are always classic and timely but lately have become one of the hottest trends in fashion. White and black pearls are now a fashion necessity. Ladies from the top politicians to the most ultra chic divas are wearing their pearls not only for evening wear but also during the day. Our style guru, Eurydice, told me that “pearls are the perfect accompaniment to some of today's top trends from feminine and romantic styling to tailored classics”.Many cultures believe that pearls were formed by drops of heavenly moisture falling into the sea and were often said to be divine tears. In one ... Continue Reading

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Getting Back To You...

Last Reply by zacca 1195334311 | in Jewelry Talk

I am finally back in the office and trying to get back in the swing of things. This is such an exciting time of the year with the holiday spirit heating up. I usually start thinking about Christmas presents in late November but ended up writing a gift giving entry for the holiday blog which made me start thinking about it earlier. Thank you for all your comments. I met with Scott, the Diamonique buyer, and passed along your suggestions. I also met with Debra, the diamond and precious stone buyer, and told her about the request for the Padparascha Bracelet. Padparascha sapphires are so be... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1195079049
 

Happy Holidays

Last Reply by Pat22 1196320152 | in Jewelry Talk

Happy happy holidays everyone, This is it; the start of our hustling and bustling to get ready for all our various seasonal holidays, HARVEST time which brings about the sharing of the "archetypal bounty".As such I wanted to point out that Fall brings the essence of giving and sharing, starting with the handing out of candy and apples to trick or treaters at Halloween, to the buildup of Thanksgiving, the traditional coming together of families and friends to touch base, re-acquaint, and give, either by providing a feast or parts of it, or by giving your time and presence to others. December br... Continue Reading

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Robert Lee Morris on 1194375630
 

Diamonique

Last Reply by DemoDame 1199343152 | in Jewelry Talk

What sparkles like a diamond? Diamonique, of course! I just returned from traveling with Scott our Diamonique buyer. He has an amazing eye for styling and new direction. Scott is a great student of the diamond world and always knows what is happening with styles, colors, and the top designers. Great examples of these include chocolate Diamonique, Epiphany, and Tacori.There are so many great pieces that are coming up during Diamonique week. As always, he and his team have selected merchandise that is not only beautiful but looks like fine diamond jewelry. It is right on with what is happe... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1193415419
 

Italian Gold

Last Reply by maiden 1194590846 | in Jewelry Talk

The Vicenza Jewelry Show is the best jewelry show in the world to find the newest styling, colors, and textures. The Italian design talent is un-paralleled and many of the top American jewelry designers can be seen there looking for ideas. The Italian designers have such a long, rich jewelry heritage and what better location for inspiration. The Italian Gold Event is going to have many pieces of jewelry representing the best of these designers. The looks to watch for include gold and gemstones, rose gold with gemstones, curb links-probably the hottest look in bracelets, bolder styling-esp... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1193154451
 
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