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Last Reply by serendipitygirl 1255032014 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

Hello friends, Last night I saw the movie, The September Issue, the documentary about the making of the ever famous September issue of VOGUE magazine. Year after year, fashion enthusiasts turn to VOGUE to learn about the trends of the season and how they can fuse them with their own personal style. What was most fascinating to me about the movie was how influential VOGUE is in not only setting the pace for America's fashion trends for consumers, but also for designers. So, you can only imagine how exciting it was for me the first time my jewelry graced the pages of this renowned fashion bib... Continue Reading

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Creede Silver Sale

Last Reply by judyakm 1255361214 | in Jewelry Talk

Hello from Louisiana,I am writing this from the hospital where my mother is recovering from major surgery. She is stable but not doing very well. I will keep you posted and hopefully have good news going forward.I was supposed to be part of the big Creede Silver event tomorrow. There are several fabulous Artisan Crafted items that I was going to be on air with to tell their stories and how they were made. Please watch for the magnificent cuff with Lisa Robertson. It is very bold and has a striking combination of coral and black onyx. Rick Domeier also has a gorgeous gemstone necklace in a cho... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1254402867
 

Creede is coming!

Last Reply by KailaS 1254527542 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi! Even though all day Friday is all about silver, it will also have some awesome gem pieces during the day. I was just chatting with our buyer Aliison who just returned form a whirlwind trip to many countries, and she was saying what an exciting time it is for sterling and gems. Many major gem vendors who only worked in gold and gems are now working in sterling and producing some dazzling pieces. Here's a sneak peek of a couple of gems coming up on Friday during the Creede Silver Sale (I'll be with you from 8 to 11am eastern time):You'll see gems that are deeply saturated in color, like chr... Continue Reading

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There is so much to talk about!!!

Last Reply by k9mama 1254885109 | in Jewelry Talk

I want to thank you all for a wonderful show on Designer Day! I haven't had a chance to catch up with you because Bill and I left immediately for Hilton Head Island, and we had a rule, no computers!! It was wonderful to see Bill relaxing for the first time in months! We played tennis everyday, rode bikes all over the island, were visited by dolphins while we kayaked, and ate fish every day! We are rested, rejuvenated, and excited to get back to work. I returned to many smiling faces at Relios, happy that our new collections; Moondance, Mojave Lily, Sweet Dreams, and Flower Berry were so p... Continue Reading

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More Travel News

Last Reply by Charmed~Jenna 1253813160 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi All,We are now in Bangkok, known as the Land of Smiles. Allison, the Gemstone Buyer and would like to share some expieriences from our trip through India.Allison writes:"Hello and greetings from our epic trip across the world. This is my first time to all of the coutries we will be traveling to, and what an exciting and multi-cultural experience it has been so far!My trip started in Jaipur, which has long been a center for gemstone cutting. Many of the gemstones that are mined all over the world are brought to Jaipur to be cut and faceted for jewelry. I was able to see first hand how a rou... Continue Reading

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More to Come!

Last Reply by AMRC 1254203844 | in Jewelry Talk

Thanks to all of you who tuned into the live premiere of Jane's Rock Stars! I had so much fun, just the energy was different from a usual gem show. We are working towards more Jane's Rock Stars shows for 2010, and our buyer is specifically looking for true rock star gem pieces. We will see bold pieces in opaque jewelry, like agate and carnelian and of course, turquoise. In fact, any category will be represented, from exotics to favorites like garnet and sapphire. Please continue to post your suggestions and requests below, because I read them and our buying team reads them and we want ... Continue Reading

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Getting Back to You

Last Reply by waterbaby 1253991878 | in Jewelry Talk

It seems like I am always passing on information to the buyers, planning, or other big shots and can't usually let you know info right away. Fran (waterbaby), I'm glad that you enjoyed Judith's recent show. The Amethyst/Peridot ring will arrive at QVC in the next six weeks. The turquoise/Diamonique drop earring is also on order and should arrive here in the next 3 months. SaintLouisGal, the Green Goddess Enhancer was cut from the last show because of time. It will be presented in the next show. It was available for purchase on line during the August show but was removed when the presenta... Continue Reading

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Dear dear RLM Studio friends,

Last Reply by SKT 1285200835.71 | in Jewelry Talk

My 6 year old teacup Boston Terrier Jigs wants to know when she can sit on my lap when I am on air on QVC! Every time I leave for a few days, she suffers, and then follows my every footstep for days after I get back to New York.Thank you all for sticking with me on my 11th Anniversary, a three day blowout. I hope you had the opportunity to catch some of the shows. There were so many wonderful new pieces spread through out the shows. I wanted to share with you a few of my favorites, if you missed them on air, check out .com -Mended Heart EnhancerJ141225 - if you love my hearts, here is a new o... Continue Reading

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Keep This Private...

Last Reply by Kett 1252952697 | in Jewelry Talk

We cannot wait for our upcoming Today's Special Value, but we have to admit, we are hesitant to even mention it. It is not because we don't think you are going to love the piece, in fact we are particularly proud of this one. We just worry that there will not be enough to go around. This is because on September 14th, we are officially bringing the first Honora Private Reserve TSV to QVC! When it comes to larger orders it can often takes us a very long time to collect enough pearls that meet our quality requirements. This upcoming necklace was no exception as it took us over two years to c... Continue Reading

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Hello everyone,

Last Reply by msmeow 1252966588 | in Jewelry Talk

Well, Sterling Designer day is over and I am nearly caught up with my sleep and rested.I did not wear my sling on air (when I really should have) as I felt it was too much of a visual distraction. I paid for it each time I reached up with my arm to help with a clasp on my host's jewelry...ouch!It was a bit of a strange day due to the huge swing of viewers over to the Ted Kennedy funeral in Washington that Saturday morning, and much of the energy we thought would be there for the day was a bit diluted. Nevertheless, thank all of you who purchased my Meandering hearts TSV necklace! I ordered 5 o... Continue Reading

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Robert Lee Morris on 1252515938
 

Rock Stars go live!

Last Reply by k9mama 1253160861 | in Jewelry Talk

You may wonder how a show gets created on QVC. Jane's Rock Stars is becoming a new show because of you! I started this blog in the spring to keep connected to you and our love of gemstones. I felt we didn't have enough time on air to talk about all the things associated with our gorgeous gemstone jewelry. So, thanks to you the blog as been popular, and when I saw I had a Gemstone Jewelry hour scheduled for September 14 at 4pm eastern I thought "Why don't we change the show to Jane's Rock Stars?"!! Luckily everyone on our team liked the idea too, so Jane's Rock Stars goes live on Monday S... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1252380361
 

Diamonique Day!!

Last Reply by Ga-Sunshine 1255746635 | in Jewelry Talk

I just got back from Santa Fe and have lots to report. I want to say a special big hello to the beautiful ladies from Georgia and Los Angeles that I met. In my next blog I will let you know what we found and what we are working on. Patti, our planner extraordinaire just showed me the gorgeous jewelry for Diamonique Day . WOW, what a selection. This will be the season premier of our latest designs and the last day-long Diamonique event until April 2010. The Today's Special Value is from Verragio, it is truly a beautiful piece. Please tune-in at Midnight, you don't want to miss it. Verragi... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1251834715
 

New Fall Favorites

Last Reply by silverlady5 1268859178.153 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

The countdown is here - only 2 more days until my next shows on Saturday, August 29, the first from 11am EST to 12noon EST, and the second from 9pm EST to 12midnight EST. I am very excited about these shows, which will feature brand new designs. My morning show will be 1 hour with Jane Tracey, and my evening show will be 3 hours with Lisa Robertson. Both shows will be filled with great shopping, great friends and great fun!As we all start to look towards fall fashion, one of the pieces that I am most excited about is my new oval multi gemstone bangle featuring large rich colored gemstones i... Continue Reading

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Dear Ones,

Last Reply by skylaranderson 1256153418 | in Jewelry Talk

I am recovering from shoulder surgery (bone spurs that sliced and diced everything in sight!) and will have to wear my sling at the Meet & Greet this Friday at QVC studios, and of course during my TSV launch at midnight....so be prepared for an unusual show...NEVERTHELESS, I am really excited to present one of the most triumphant heart necklaces of my entire career as my TSV. It is gorgeous, gutsy, weighty, smooth and sensual, drapes perfectly on the neck, and very worth its price but...IT IS LIMITED!!! Only 5895 pieces, so if you like what you see don't hesitate too long.Most of my air time o... Continue Reading

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Robert Lee Morris on 1251223912
 

Fall is almost here!

Last Reply by Queen Bee 1252012524 | in Jewelry Talk

It's back to school, back to work, and back to reality! So, I thought it would be fun to escape to the world of gems, because we are working on some amazing things as we head into fall. I read all of your comments and so do our buyers and we love hearing about the gems you love. I think you will adore the styles coming up this fall, the looks are bold and dramatic and the colors are intense. If you are looking for great gemstones to compliment your fall fashions you can't go wrong with amethyst for purple passion, london blue topaz and apatite for rich teal, and smoky quartz , citri... Continue Reading

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Tune-in August 29th for brand new designs!

Last Reply by avamea7 1409338448.757 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

I can hardly believe that we are already half way through August. I am gearing up for my August 29 show and excited to share my new designs with you. Since my last entry, I received a few emails asking me about how I started my business and knew that I wanted to be a jewelry designer. So, I thought I would use this opportunity to share a little of my story with you.I was born and raised in New York and enjoyed a wonderful childhood. My earliest memories are of playing in my mother's jewelry box and accessorizing my clothing, tying a heart charm to my belt, hanging a pin off a chain draped... Continue Reading

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Catching UP

Last Reply by Birjd 1412265981.19 | in Jewelry Talk

Last week I was in California meeting with Novica, who in association with National Geographic, mission is to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. They have so many wonderful stories about how their efforts have really affected each artist and their families. Please stay tuned for special artisan crafted product from Novica throughout the Fall. I also met with one of the top diamond jewelry designers in the US, who will premier during the fourth quarter. His designs for Diamonique will take us all ... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1251131731
 

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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Peyton Kelley on 1250271043
 

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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Carolyn Pollack on 1249663667
 

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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Peyton Kelley on 1249418000
 

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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Robert Lee Morris on 1248972503
 

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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Honora Jewelry on 1248899552
 

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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Jane Treacy on 1248720009
 

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!

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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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Peyton Kelley on 1247000050
 

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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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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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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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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