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Business as Usual and a Few Words on My Partnership with Xcel Brands

Last Reply by mostwanted 1400038705.683 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

Hello to all and Happy Spring!  It’s been a busy couple of months for me and I have some exciting news to share about some developments in my business.  Everyone who knows me will tell you that, after my family, the thing I am most passionate about in the world is designing beautiful... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1399521600

Juan More - by JAI John Hardy

In Jewelry Talk, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities

    INGREDIENTS; 1/2 oz. Ginger Syrup 2 oz. Lime Juice 1 1/2 Agave Nectar 1 Pinch of Cilantro 4 Cooked Beets (in small cubes) 2 Dashes of Habanero Bitters GARNISH Dill-Salt rim **Add 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Resposado if you really Juan more :) PREPARATION In a mixing glass, place ... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1399521600

My Life is a Journey Waiting to be Explored

Last Reply by aQVCqueen 1399582234.487 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hey my friends, Over this past year, I have found myself traveling throughout South East Asia and meeting some of the most inspiring and talented craftsmen in the world.  I’ve been able to work with these talented craftsmen and bring their stories to life through beautiful pieces of jewe... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1399348800

PAZ Spring shows!

Last Reply by redkat 1399688509.77 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Dear friends, It has been about two months since my last visit to the Q and I have to be honest and tell you that I missed you a lot! So many things have happened and I don’t even know where to begin... I celebrated my 40th birthday, which was wonderful. We had a busy Passover with the family and most important, we worked extremely hard on our 2014 spring collection which I cannot wait to share with you next week. As you already know me well, this is my favorite time of the year.  So next week’s event has a special meaning to me. We expanded the Lace and Garden collect... Continue Reading

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Danny Newfeld on 1399042597.487

The Opening Night Pearl Collection

Last Reply by CruisinwiththeTopDown 1399057318.223 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Well, where to begin? I am thrilled to be on-air with my dear friend Antonella at 1P EST on Monday May 5th. We will be sharing more fabulous pieces from my Opening Night Collection. Every time I go to an opening night performance, it is just as thrilling as the first! It is the anticipation, hearing... Continue Reading

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Hagit Gorali on 1398973701.723

May is Gold Month and EternaGold is Here to Celebrate!

Last Reply by Suny329 1403895439.2 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

My husband, Jim, is from Providence, RI, just a stone’s throw away from the factory where many of the EternaGold jewelry items are made. After our first show together, Ted Leach kindly extended an open invitation to tour the factory.  There are so many attributes about EternaGold that ... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1398916800

A Girl’s Best Friend – Diamonds?

Last Reply by mamaglam 1398360768.163 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Some of my best girlfriends are my 3 sisters, Susie, Cindy and Julie & my mom!  They have been there for me through thick and thin and shown me unconditional love!  And so did my Grandma Ann This is me, my mom, my grandma, Cindy & Sue at Christmas dinner one year.  We all l... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1398312000

A BIG THANK YOU – Beauty with Benefits!

Last Reply by paigerx 1398392887.073 | in Beauty Banter, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Last week I was able to be a part of our live broadcast hosted by Jane Tracey and QVC to raise funds and awareness for Cancer and Careers – an organization that benefits people in the workplace who are fighting cancer.  If you got to see the broadcast, you probably laughed a little, cri... Continue Reading

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Alberti Popaj on 1398312000

Pay It Forward....My Diamond Story

Last Reply by RobertaSZ 1407804379.293 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

By now my family, friends and viewers already know about my obsession with "pretty sparklies." I'm a sucker for shiny things! And what sparkles more, dazzles more, delights more than diamonds?   But when I started to write a blog about diamonds, it got me thinking: what is it about diamonds t... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Coffey on 1398312000

My Diamond Story

Last Reply by jewelry lover002 1411059607.943 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

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

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Antonella Nester on 1398139200


Last Reply by cat13 1398131069.18 | in Jewelry Talk, All About Accessories, Joan Rivers Classics Collection

“My love of jewelry never wavers. No matter how many pieces I own, it never seems too much. I collect jewelry with an intensity of a fine art collector. And why not? Jewelry is art.” – Joan Rivers DAVID: Joan, are you as excited as I am about an ENTIRE HOUR OF GORG... Continue Reading

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David Dangle on 1397793600

Happy Easter from Ireland!

Last Reply by ColsGrl 1398569830.49 | in Jewelry Talk, Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities

I remember long ago that as children we painted eggs for Easter. It was great fun to decorate them and even more fun eating them afterwards! Yesterday one of my colleagues painted some eggs – with shamrocks on them, of course – and gave me a few! So, today I boiled them up and enjoyed t... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1397620800

Easter: A Time of Rebirth, New Beginnings, and Hope

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

Happy Easter! Easter is very special to me.  It is a time of rebirth, new beginnings and hope. It was my Grandma Dooley’s favorite holiday. My Grandma lived for her family, and treasured her “ladies” as she called the many women who were welcome to walk right through her unlo... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1397620800

I Made My Own Jewelry!

Last Reply by Justice4all 1398267582.887 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I present jewelry a lot, and I often talk about how a specific piece of jewelry is made, but I wanted to get some hands on experience, so I took a class. The class was Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, and jewelry designer Susan Roggio was our fearless leader. I chose to make a neckla... Continue Reading

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Rachel Boesing on 1397492105.233

Lucky, Lucky April Birthstone Babies!

Last Reply by school nurse 1398312318.2 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

As the famous blonde bombshell once said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!”  Known for their fire, shine, facets and brilliance, they sparkle like no other gemstone.  They are in fact the hardest natural substance on the Earth.  They rate a 10 on the Moh’s ... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1397016000

QVC Sprouts Winner: Lucky Greenies Bracelets

In Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love

The newest QVC Sprouts winner is Lucky Greenies Set of 3 Bracelets with Flower Card You Can Plant!    These fun hemp twine bracelets boast pewter charms and diamond-cut glass crystals. But that's not all--the innovative packaging card contains wildflower seeds. Plant it and plan on a p... Continue Reading

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QVC Community Team on 1396411200

Gemstones, Birthdays, the Basel Jewelry Show, and Why My Waistline Keeps Expanding!

Last Reply by Peyton Kelley 1403811061.77 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Sorry that I haven’t been in better touch but it has been a hectic few months.  We were having a terrible blizzard here in Pennsylvania the day of January Gem Day and I had to leave the finale a little early.  A very nice guy from security was making one last run in the snow and offe... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1395979200

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and More New Designs!

Last Reply by Junbug19 1400610277.96 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

American West Jewelry is back in a big way!  It’s been so long since we saw you last on QVC, and we’ve been hard at work making this event extra special. Tune in to QVC on Monday, March 24th from 1 - 3 pm ET and on Thursday, March 27th from 5 - 7 am ET and again from 7 - 9... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1395434843.363

A Quick Two Day Trip to Balmy Bangkok Thailand and the New TSV

Last Reply by Pamula 1401383223.353 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

In between my last appearance at QVC in early February and my upcoming shows this weekend, I took a quick trip to Bangkok to visit my factories there and to work with them on future products.  While the cold wave hit the U.S., I was sweltering in humid 95 degree weather, where my clothes stuck ... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1395334831.987

QVC Sprouts: A Zymbol Story

In Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love

QVC Sprouts are new products picked by you! View a fresh selection of products every two weeks and vote on your favorite! The winner can be purchased within two weeks. One of our winners, Zymbol, shares the story of how they came to be. Spreading love and empowerment, one Zymbol at a time&hellip... Continue Reading

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QVC Community Team on 1394942400

The Irish Are On Their Way!

Last Reply by jojo63 1395071898.407 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Stephen from Connemara Marble, John from Aran Craft, and John & Anita from Killarney Crystal are all onboard the big green airplane heading for QVC! John from Aran Craft John and Anita from Killarney Crystal Stephen from Connemara Marble and John from Aran Craft We are soooo looking fo... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1394856000

4 Days Until St. Patrick's Day! How Are You Getting Ready to Celebrate All Things Irish?

Last Reply by PL Hill 1395040868.71 | in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

St. Patrick's Day is almost here! Even the local donkey is all ears to hear about QVC's 25th St. Patrick's Day Celebration! All our friends will be at QVC on March 17th, and I can't wait for the big day. I will be heading for the US shortly, accompanied by John Cullen, and between us we will have... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1394725607.223

New Designs!

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Is everybody warm?  This is a winter to remember!  We are still buried in snow and ice (in Vermont).  In spite of the cold, it is radiantly beautiful and the trees are sparkling. Since I will not be on air for quite a while, I thought I would share some of my new designs with you. ... Continue Reading

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Dominique Dinouart on 1394488187.527

Introducing our new Croco Collection…

Last Reply by jewel crazy 1394467410.83 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hello my friends, It’s finally here.  After a sneak peek during the LIVE from the Red Carpet show, JAI John Hardy’s first figurative collection will make its debut next Tuesday, March 11th, during 3 hours of amazing new designs.  Since the day we launched JAI John Hardy, the e... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1394082000

Bring on Spring with a Cool Aqua Color!!

Last Reply by pegarootoo 1396759834.81 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

      As the frosty winter comes to a thaw, March Babies turn the season over with Crystal Blue Aquamarine!  Colors ranging from a clear blue summer sky to a deeper Caribbean blue ocean.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. Are you ready for it?  I AM!!  Just the name ... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1393563600

With all the Red Carpet excitement - I miss my friend Barry Ort.

Last Reply by the vineyard 1395947137.67 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

  As we watch all the fun this week leading up to our big Red Carpet Event on Friday in Los Angeles - it really makes me miss one of the biggest and brightest personalities that we shared this special moment with - Barry Ort from Kenneth Jay Lane.  This was an event that Barry always had ... Continue Reading

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Jacque Gonzales on 1393528378.733

The Big Bonanza Silver Sale is upon Us!

Last Reply by Bulldogswife 1396548241.373 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

I always know there is a Big Bonanza Silver event upon us when I see trays of incredible new silver product that will excite the customers beyond their highest expectations, and yes… all on sale!  The Bonanza Sale event is always a favorite sale event of mine and for the viewers as well! All about links – The newest looks It all starts with the TSV and my coworker and friend, Jen, picked an incredible TSV in a bold status rolo bracelet.  It is definitely one of the boldest ever offered and statement piece to represent the day.  Next, no one doe... Continue Reading

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David - QVC Gold Buyer on 1393386527.81

Get Ready for the Unexpected!

Last Reply by Pat22 1400137841.62 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Hello my friends, Get ready for the unexpected! Are you ready for a day of amazing sterling silver?  For the first time, I am going to be on Big Bonanza Day with a fantastic leather and silver bangle called the Charming Slide Bangle.  On February 27th at 2pm my dear fr... Continue Reading

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Hagit Gorali on 1393304400

Red Carpet and an Exclusive Launch!

Last Reply by 124588 1394684688.59 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

Hi my friends, I am so excited to announce that QVC has invited JAI John Hardy to be part of the Red Carpet Show this coming Friday, February 28th at 9pm ET live from the Four Season’s Hotel in Beverly Hills.  I honestly do not know what I’m most excited for; the launch of our fi... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1393304400

The Countdown to St. Patrick’s Day is On!

Last Reply by Nadjalu 1393116343.677 | in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

Looks like spring is arriving in Ireland, and I can't believe there is just one month to go until St. Patrick’s Day! Last evening I hosted a dinner party for my sisters, and it was lovely to get together with them as we don't get to meet all together that often. We had roast duck with potatoe... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1393023132.743

A Visit to the Southwest...and to the Heart of a TSV!

Last Reply by cooking lady 1393194719.27 | in Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack, TSV Talk

Gabby and I had been pondering where to go on vacation for months…Texas? Louisiana? Or our all-time favorite, Way out West?? After a lot of thought we settled on New Mexico. We’d visited Colorado many times, but we had never spent time in the Land of Enchantment. It occurred to me this... Continue Reading

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Jennifer Coffey on 1392958800

A Celebration of Color with My Today’s Special Value!

Last Reply by cookie44 1395979316.19 | in Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack, TSV Talk

I am so excited about my Today’s Special Value!!!  I just finished pulling the clothes that our lovely models will wear throughout the day.  It was a blast playing with all of the colors in the closet.  From neutrals, to pastels and brights, this bracelet is always right! &... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1392958800

Celebrate Spring and Color!

Last Reply by IrishNicky 1392998782.48 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

It’s been four months since our last CP show! Wow, this has really been tough!  You are such a part of my world, and keeping all of my new designs under wraps until now has been excruciating!!  After all, how do you keep your juiciest secrets from your best friends?!!  Being a ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1392906983.48

Life is a one-of-a-kind design in process

Last Reply by Cadi 1393041900.027 | in Carolyn Pollack

I am a strong believer in serendipity. In my life, I have been fortunate to be faced with both obstacles and opportunities that have guided my journey in unexpected ways. As one of four children raised by a single mom, it was a fortunate necessity that I get creative and resourceful if I wanted new ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1392699600

Inspiration is a Funny Thing (Scott Grime's Story)

Last Reply by deepamd 1392660348 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

I couldn’t tell you the first time I heard Marianne Williamson’s famous quote, ‘Our Deepest Fear’, but I can tell you it changed my life forever.  Inspiration is a funny thing, you never know where you will find it, but when you do, it has the power to change the course ... Continue Reading

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American Dreamer on 1392267600

My Family & Inspirations (Judith Ripka's Story)

Last Reply by Me2Me 1394211084.463 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

My parents came to this country because they wanted their yet unborn children to grow up in the greatest country in the world. They came with no knowledge of English, no money and no prospects. They did so for the future of their family. They taught me to believe in myself and like them, to pursue m... Continue Reading

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American Dreamer on 1392267600

Valentine's Day Love - Nester Style!

Last Reply by Pamilla 1424034006.6 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

A very poor man lived with his wife. One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed. The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She ... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1392094800

Life Is Good

Last Reply by BGDC 1392338665.647 | in Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends

There is no greater joy than becoming a parent.  And I’m blessed to have experienced this three times with my beautiful sons. Close in age, they grew up together, going to the same high school and even sharing the same friends. Yet as similar as their circumstances were, their personalit... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1391922000

Oryam Face & Eye Serum: Dead Sea Minerals Meet Antiaging Technology

In Beauty Banter, Jewelry Talk

Hello: My name is Virginie Bouchoucha and I'm so excited to join the amazing QVC Beauty community with a new product we developed over two years especially for QVC. I'm 40 years old and was born in France to a family that owned a cosmetics business in Provence. When I was a child, my father suffered from skin problems. Every year, we traveled to the Dead Sea and spent a few weeks there floating in the salty water and relaxing in the beautiful mountain desert views while my father was healing. I moved to Israel 16 years ago. Amidst the creation of my loving family, which includes my husb... Continue Reading

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Danny Newfeld on 1391612664.597


Last Reply by Cajun Queen 1393623260.453 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

You Ladies are rockin' your amethyst. One of my favorite gem stones, drenched in rich, deep purple. Oooooh is that ever a beauty!! Amethyst is such a regal stone. In its color, it just looks like Royalty, and it is. Amethyst has been used in crowns and jewels, fit for a Queen (even a QVC Queen - is... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1391144400

Super Game; Super Shows; Super Fun

Last Reply by LDD90 1393371049.467 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk

Hi Everyone: Happy New Year! I hope all of you had a happy, healthy and fun holiday and a great New Year. After my last December shows, I took a long awaited  restful vacation, spent mostly with family and friends, catching up on my reading, relaxing, taking long walks with Ron in Florida and... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1391144400

The Curtain Rises on these Stunning Designs!

Last Reply by Justice4all 1391367741.16 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hello My Friends, I have so much exciting news to share with you about my show coming up this Sunday 2/2 on Sterling Designer Day. I am on first thing in the morning with 2 full hours from 6-8am …mark your calendars now because you are not going to want to miss one minute!!! First let me sh... Continue Reading

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Hagit Gorali on 1391144400

Jewelry, Drinks, and Football….Now this is sporting event!

Last Reply by BLB 1391439394.027 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Hello my friends, I hope everyone had an amazing holiday with their loved ones and that this finds each of you happy, healthy, and in good spirits.  My family and I are loving being back in my hometown and we are taking full advantage of being so close to my parents and siblings along with the... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1391058000

A Cold and Snowy Year So Far!

Last Reply by best educator 1391653204.833 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Dear friends, As we approach the middle of the winter, I follow closely the weather forecast in America and I cannot believe how much snow you’re getting this year! In Israel, we are not used to such cold weather and although it is quite cold during the winter, it never gets that cold and we... Continue Reading

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Danny Newfeld on 1390971600

Happy New Year! The Countdown To St. Patrick’s Day Is On!

Last Reply by JLLH358 1394941720.167 | in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

Happy New Year from Ireland! The countdown is now on for March 17th - St Patrick's Day! We are very excited and have been  busy over the last few days getting everything finished and shipped out so that we will be all set for March. On the day we will have many new items, including the FIRST-E... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1389934800

Let it snow!

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

I hope all of you affected by the snow and ice storms that we have experienced lately are warm and safe. On a good note it certainly is beautiful!  The view from my living room window Testing the icy conditions I'm looking forward to my Taxco Traditions by Dominique Dinouart show on Janu... Continue Reading

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Dominique Dinouart on 1389762000

Fiery, Fabulous January Birthstones - GARNETS!

Last Reply by AzNita 1389801521.003 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Let's kick off the year with something FIERY and FIERCE!! I'm talking about January's Birthstone... GARNET!!  Can I get an Amen, Sisters!!  :D Ok, maybe I'm a little partial -  it is MY birthstone.  I'll be honest with you, growing up, I never liked my own birthstone.  A... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1389330000

Gem Day!

Last Reply by Peyton Kelley 1392836980.773 | in Jewelry Talk, TSV Talk

The breadth of gemstones on Gem Day is astonishing.  Every gemstone imaginable from milky Aqua to Amethyst to Garnet to Morganite and onward will be featured throughout the day.  We start the day with the spectacular and extremely limited Alexandrite TSV.   Alexandrite is one of... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1388552400

The Magical, Majestic & Mighty Alexandrite!

Last Reply by bajwhite 1389671738.587 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk

Oh what a beautiful gem!  You MIGHT hear this stone referred to as an “Emerald by day and Ruby by night”.  That’s because the finest quality of these gemstones displays a phenomenon called, “color-change”.  When you view this member of the Chrysobe... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1388379600

A Tribute To Our Friend, Barry Ort.

Last Reply by Anoumyous 1392832370.847 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

It’s the end of December and I had originally planned to write a top 10 list. You know...the obligatory chronicling of the important and not so important events of the past year. But then I heard about the passing of my friend, Barry Ort. And I thought about how my year started -- with him. ... Continue Reading

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Leah Williams on 1388166524.883
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