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California Dreaming -- My LA Getaway

Last Reply by Sapphire 55 1422049097.897 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

While in LA for my daughter's interview for PHD schools, I got to grab some birthday fun. California is such a beautiful state, with such kind people. It was my first time there and it was a dream come true to finally visit. It's breathtaking!! I wanted to share some photos from my trip with you!! ... Continue Reading

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2014 Was Quite a Year!!!

Last Reply by angelorum 1421464266.98 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

From wonderful QVC Shows and gatherings, to celebrating 20 years of marriage to my handsome husband, an unforgettable 3 Day 60 Mile Breast Cancer walk with my good friend Nancy Hornback, time spent with precious grand-kids and more, 2014 was quite a wonderful year! And now it’s been ... Continue Reading

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My Birthday Dinner Mini Drama

Last Reply by spongebobmini 1421977188.91 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Oooooh k... Here's the scoop on my birthday dinner at SUR. My daughter, Hope and I gave it the episode titled: LOST HOPE AT SUR..( Hope pretended she was lost and I lost Hope) We had our own mini drama and here are the details….LOL! We were in LA for Hope to interview at PHD schools and be... Continue Reading

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Gem Day

Last Reply by Peyton Kelley 1421707983.02 | in Jewelry Talk, Affinity

Have you ever heard of Cleopatra’s famous Emeralds? What most people don’t know is that many of them were really Peridot! They were actually extremely fine Peridot from the legendary mines on St. John’s Island (Zabargad) in Egypt.  This is believed to be the oldest site for P... Continue Reading

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Lasting Legacy of Turquoise

Last Reply by Irish1210 1420482836.837 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

Turquoise has been honored for thousands of years.  It has been named as the first gem ever recorded in history.  Cultures across the globe honor its color and power.  It is turquoise! Loving gems as we do, it is interesting that most people have a very personal, lasting story of tur... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1420470528.243
 

Happy Birthday Capricorns - Alberti & Jennifer!

Last Reply by mzqvcqueen 1420688774.06 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

  We always love it when we get to celebrate a hosts’ birthday. To start the New Year, we have a bonus by having two hosts, Alberti Popaj and Jennifer Coffey, that share the same birthday, January 5th. Since they are both Capricorn’s, we thought it would be fun to find out who is... Continue Reading

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Happy New Year!

Last Reply by Nadda 1420917434.08 | in Judith Ripka

Hi friends. Happy New Year! 2015 is finally here. I hope that everyone enjoyed spending the holidays with their families and friends. The New Year is a great time for new beginnings. This year, my New Year’s Resolution is to eat less carbs and eat more protein. What are your New Year’s ... Continue Reading

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The first Christmas tree in our new house!

Last Reply by Michelly 1419660048.407 | in Carolyn Pollack

You know how I always say "go bold or go home" ?  Well, that was my philosophy in 1998, our first Christmas in our new home. The ceiling is 18 feet high, so Bill, Tiffany, Miles and I set out on a quest for a tree worthy of this new space. We found it!  You should have seen Bi... Continue Reading

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Favorite Time of Year

In Judith Ripka

Hello all. I hope that everyone is bundled up and enjoying the holidays with their families. So far, I am having a great holiday season with my family and friends. I recently attended a holiday party on a boat called The Atlantica. We cruised around the Hudson River and enjoyed stunning views of th... Continue Reading

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A Piece That Inspires

Last Reply by kbcr 1419905550.203 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Diamonique

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE! I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to sleeping in, wrapping a few last-minute gifts, staying in my PJ's all day and cooking up a storm before opening up pajama gifts with Gabby and going to late-night services. However you're planning on spending your holidays, I hop... Continue Reading

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Mele Kalikimaka!

Last Reply by Irish1210 1419467583.43 | in Carolyn Pollack

Mele Kalikimaka!   This holiday season, I am so grateful that our family is blessed with health and happiness.  We celebrated with a vacation on Oahu with our son Miles, his wife Heather and our precious granddaughter Grace. It was so nice to have a week to get to know her, she will turn... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1419397200
 

The Birthstone Trifecta for You December Babies!!

Last Reply by maryinminn 1420522654.627 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

December Baby,  You waited ALL year for your birthstone.....But it was worth the wait, YOU GET 3!!! Blue Topaz, Turquoise, and Tanzanite!!! Rings Pictured Below from Left to Right: Premier 2.30cttw Tanzanite & 1/5cttw DiamondRing Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Round Sterling Ring 22.00 ct... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1419310800
 

Judith Ripka December TSV

Last Reply by prophet 1418348099.247 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk

  Hi friends. I hope that everyone had a delightful Thanksgiving. This year, I made a fabulous sweet potato pie with marshmallows. For me, November was a busy month. Of course, Thanksgiving was great but I also had a wonderful time at our small holiday get-together. It was such a treat to get ... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1418187600
 

Christmas Through My Daughter’s Eyes

Last Reply by jojobeans 1419463921.16 | in Jewelry Talk, Among Friends

If Thanksgiving was any indication of how special Christmas will be with Olive this year then my wish is for each day of this holiday season, to be in slow motion so I can truly embrace every little moment through her eyes. We were having a little bit of a rock n roll fashion moment This Christm... Continue Reading

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A Note to Lisa

Last Reply by MarenSeattle 1418449017.203 | in Jewelry Talk

I wanted to take a moment to tell you & share with the QVC family how much I appreciate your friendship. My life has been a series of serendipitous moments that have led me on an amazing journey around the world & eventually here to QVC. We met 2 ½ years ago in a brief work meeting. ... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1418187600
 

It Doesn’t take a Village to Create Each Piece – it Takes a Town!

Last Reply by Chitown Princess 1418391923.04 | in Jewelry Talk

Hi everyone. Beth and the team just returned from visiting our factories in Bangkok, Thailand. Whenever you travel, it’s always good to immerse yourself in the culture. Beth and the team experienced Thai culture by visiting this restaurant and saw these Thai dancers in their elegant, traditio... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1418187600
 

The Story Behind My Cross Necklace

Last Reply by jtierney1106 1418855609.617 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Mom to Mom Blogs

I can't even remember when my mom gave it to me. It’s one of those things a grown up gives you that mean so much to them, but in the self-centered haze of youth, means a forced "thanks" to you. I didn't think about it much, but it made it through eight moves in ten years. It survived every ... Continue Reading

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Elizabeth Taylor

Last Reply by Peyton Kelley 1420642389.34 | in Jewelry Talk

Icon.  Film Star.  Humanitarian.  These are just a few words that describe a legend the world still mourns.  In 1963, my Grandmother took me to see the movie Cleopatra on the big screen (my Mother thought it was too risqué for a ten year old).  I was immediately mes... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1418101200
 

Grandma Dooley’s Oatmeal Crisp Cookies

Last Reply by prophet 1418348433.67 | in Recipe Swap, Carolyn Pollack, Cookie Exchange

My Grandma Dooley was a wonderful baker. I remember sitting around her kitchen table on Christmas Day passing platters and tins of various family favorites.  It was as if we were at the most amazing cookie exchange, only Grandma made them ALL!  Even after indulging, there were enough to ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1418014800
 

Our Last Trip Together Before the New Year…

Last Reply by Justice4all 1421691057.087 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

My family and I have had an amazingly blessed year and you may not know it, but many of those blessings were bestowed upon us by you.  Thank you for not only joining me on our journey together with JAI Jewelry, but for embracing me and trusting me to bring you beautiful works of wearable art.... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1417755600
 

Be a Child at Christmas Time…..

Last Reply by prophet 1418348937.22 | in Carolyn Pollack

  I absolutely love this Christmas song. The Doris Day Christmas album was one of my favorites growing up, and still is! Now that I am a Grandma of three, I think I’m feeling a little more nostalgic this season. In my quest to come up with the perfect presents for the little ones, I have... Continue Reading

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Jewelry on QStreet - 12/03

Last Reply by prophet 1418349060.377 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

Our  camera girl shared with us her jewelry pick on my latest segment of Jewelry on QStreet. Just wait till she reveals which gorgeous everyday piece is on her Holiday wish list and why!   Items in my tray: J149478: Stainless Steel Silk Fit "Our Father" Prayer Ring J292482: Sleeping ... Continue Reading

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The Thanksgiving that changed my life….

Last Reply by prophet 1418349955.62 | in Jewelry Talk

[My Dad and Mom 1998]   In 2001, I was living in South Africa when my family’s world was turned upside down. It was October 30th and I was back in the US visiting my parent’s when I answered their phone at 9am.  It was one of my mom’s tennis partners who told me my mo... Continue Reading

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Scott Grimes on 1416891600
 

A Different Thanksgiving

Last Reply by MrsMommaGoodNess 1417053675.18 | in Judith Ripka

This Thanksgiving will be very different for me. Thanksgiving has long been a favorite holiday of mine. I have so many fond memories of gathering with my Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles and 14 cousins at my Aunt Jenny and Uncle Wayne’s home in Minnesota. I am so fortunate to have grown up c... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1416242641.103
 

Jewelry Tip - Stay Organized

In Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, For the Home Talk

We all have a ton of jewelry. With all the new trends, outfits to coordinate pieces with, and the recent X ring obsession, it can get to be a bit much. Can you guess who’s jewelry collections these are? You've guessed it! Carolyn Gracie (1st photo) is very organized. Mary Beth Roe ( 2nd... Continue Reading

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Jewelry on QStreet

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Diamonique

Here is my next installment of my jewelry blog Jewelry on QStreet. See which piece my boss doesn’t like. Sorry the Carolyn Pollack piece is not available until next year. Items in my tray: J149478: Stainless Steel Silk Fit "Our Father" Prayer Ring J292482: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Sterling... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1415682000
 

Color Me Citrine - November's Birthstone - Kissed by the Sun

Last Reply by soozb 1418331945.943 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Everywhere you look in the month of November you see the gorgeous warm shades of yellow, orange and red leaves falling to the ground. November’s birthstone Citrine does a marvelous job at capturing that warm fall feeling. There are very few true yellow gemstones. The name citrine is derived f... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1415250000
 

Happy November

Last Reply by booey 1415716270.113 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka

Hello friends and Happy November. I love November because it is the real start of the holiday season. The holidays are always busy for everyone, but they really are a magical time of year. My favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family, my closest friends, and all of the people tha... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1415250000
 

Jewelry On QStreet

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

I love to ambush people to see what jazzes them up.  Check out the next installment in my Jewelry on QStreet series.   Sorry the Carolyn Pollack piece is not available until next year. Items in my tray: J149478: Stainless Steel Silk Fit "Our Father" Prayer Ring J292482: S... Continue Reading

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Nancy Hornback on 1415163600
 

October's Outrageous Opals

In Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.......................... what?!?!?  Yup, that's what your October birthstone brings us....color, color and more color!  A rainbow of fiery shades captured in a gemstone.  It is a force of nature that swells within one stone - Opal... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1413950400
 

Can we talk? Remembering Joan Rivers

Last Reply by Leeny 1417046571.77 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Joan Rivers Classics Collection

Hi there, On the morning of August 28 as I was getting ready for work, Joan Rivers inexplicably popped into my mind. For some reason, I began wondering what the world—and QVC—would be like without the inimitable Joan. It wasn’t until an hour or so later while driving to work that I heard the news that Joan had been admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital after undergoing an endoscopy in a Manhattan clinic. Like the rest of the world, Joan was in my thoughts during the following week as news continued to come in about her condition. Just when it sounded like she was improving, he... Continue Reading

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Historic Finds At Our Quarry

Last Reply by cookieQ 1413571682.327 | in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

The other week, we sent the team to our quarry in Connemara to lift marble ahead of the winter season. While clearing an old working, we came upon some rusting metal and wood parts and laid them aside as they seemed unusual. I arranged to have them brought back to the workshop in Rathfarnham village... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1413474916.27
 

Remembering Joan

Last Reply by sunfloweryellow 1414017436.68 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Joan Rivers Classics Collection

Do you know that saying, “Be careful what you wish for?” Well, there’s at least one time in my life when I’m glad I wasn’t careful…and that was when I wished I could work with Joan Rivers. Long before I was hired as a program host at QVC, I would watch her on the... Continue Reading

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The Formal, The Casual and Everything in Between

Last Reply by SuSu 1413063423.32 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

Hi everyone. I am really happy to be back with you for October’s shows and to introduce you to a lovely new item. As you know, I design jewelry that should be worn all the time. As I always say, my pieces can go from blue jeans to black tie! Versatility is so important and I believe that my de... Continue Reading

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The Final CP Show of the Year!

Last Reply by Jonesy 1412902171.27 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

It’s my favorite time of year, so Bill and I jam packed our weekend before I head off to QVC! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta kicked off on Saturday, and the morning mass ascension was spectacular! We couldn’t have asked for better weather.  I just love seeing 100,000+ ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1412654400
 

Jewels, Jewels, Gems Galore!

Last Reply by Beach Babe 1415475686.05 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Lori Goldstein

Just BEYOND excited to announce the launch of LOGO Links and for the chance to share my passion for jewelry.  To me, they’re not just accessories but trans-formative pieces that have been such a big part of my styling and everyday world. All it takes sometime is just one great piece to t... Continue Reading

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Lori Goldstein on 1412616223.027
 

I heard ur Souls speak and i thank u!!

Last Reply by dew81 1420831837.903 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

hi lovelies .... last week i invited u to share ur pics and stories abt what ur "hear my soul speak" jewelry means to u! i believe ur soul is the most unique part of you, and it has a story to tell. It should never be silenced, and you should never give up!  i hv always said we are in thi... Continue Reading

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Shawn Killinger on 1411617600
 

Stunning Sapphires

Last Reply by sound8 1412134955.503 | in Jewelry Talk, The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities

Oooooh September Babies..... I envy you!  Your birthstone is my most favorite color - - Sapphire Blue!!!!  It's deep, it's rich, it's vibrant and regal! I loved trying on your birthstone and I especially like the wearability of this Sandra Sing Bead Necklace: Long ago it was believed t... Continue Reading

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Antonella Nester on 1411099200
 

Back to Pennsylvania with Blisters Healing!

Last Reply by grammab 1412973924.723 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

A week ago, Nancy Hornback and I spent an amazing weekend together, walking 60 miles over 3 days for breast cancer.  We walked ALL over Philadelphia, through beautiful neighborhoods where schoolchildren came out to cheer us on, to the historic sights of downtown, and ending at the majestic Navy... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1411099200
 

The Mysterious Triple Spiral Designs Found at the Newgrange Monument in Ireland

In Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

North of Dublin, in the valley of the river Boyne, lies the Newgrange Monument. Built over 5,000 years ago, it is the world's oldest covered building and pre-dates the Pyramids and Stonehenge.   It is a large circular mound with a stone passageway and chambers inside, and the outside and int... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1410926400
 

Suarti is Back!

Last Reply by kbcr 1420777280.68 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

Suarti is back! The Balinese Queen of Artisan Crafted is back on QVC for the first time since June of 2013.  We are thrilled and her new pieces are a wow!  Her new Abalone pendant (J294847) is spectacular and reminds me of the movements in the water of the Bali Sea with a full moon.&nbs... Continue Reading

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Peyton Kelley on 1410920422.35
 

Time for Change

Last Reply by HOLLYBTS 1413620305.693 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

Hello everyone. I cannot believe that the fall equinox is less than two weeks away. This time of year always has me thinking about change and I especially love seeing these seasonal changes in nature.    One of my favorite things to see during these months is the northern lights. These br... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1410494400
 

Back to Pennsylvania for Apatite, Charoite, and then the Fight!

Last Reply by NB Cherry 1410282205.203 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

Hi Everyone, This is a very big week for me.  I am so excited to be heading back to QVC this weekend for two shows on September 7.  I’ll be with Jennifer at 4:00am and Antonella at 4:00pm, what fun! While we have all been crazy for Sleeping Beauty Turquoise this year, I am thrilled ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1409803200
 

Rose Of Tralee - A Fun Time Had By All!!

Last Reply by Shoopie 1410401241.993 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

It's always grand when our Irish friends come to visit! It was so wonderful to see my pals from across the pond and celebrate Rose Of Tralee! I miss them already and can’t wait for their return in March! Here are a few behind the scenes photos for you to enjoy! Happy Matt Doolan made the ... Continue Reading

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Jane Treacy on 1409716800
 

The Meaning of the Rose of Tralee Celebration! Plus, Sneak a Peek at What’s Coming Up on Tuesday!

Last Reply by Eire22 1409741195.167 | in Jewelry Talk, Q News, Hosts & Personalities

She was lovely and fair, as the rose of the summer…   Tune in for QVC’s Rose of Tralee Celebration on Tuesday, September 2nd! I love the words of the Rose of Tralee song, and it creates such an impression of the beauty of Ireland. On Sunday I will travel to the USA, and I am lo... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1409457600
 

X + Sleeping Beauty= Perfect!

Last Reply by Raggedygirl 1410527781.523 | in Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

I have always been of the belief that too much open work on the top of a ring is not very attractive. Well, I sure changed my mind when I tried on a few of this year’s HOT “X” rings at the JCK Show in Las Vegas. There is something so feminine yet powerful, and a little edgy in this... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1409284800
 

Summer Activities in Ireland and Preparations for the Rose of Tralee Celebration!

Last Reply by bflowing 1409715980.837 | in Fashion Talk, Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities

John Cullen, Aran Craft We are into our normal summer time weather here in Ireland, with glorious sunshine at times and then, of course, a mixture of rain showers. This makes it the perfect weather for a keen cyclist like myself, a great pastime and healthy exercise. Having just recently completed ... Continue Reading

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Irish Insights on 1409284800
 

It’s time to get BeautiFall!!

In Jewelry Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

I am so honored to be a part of QVC’s Designer Jewelry Gallery!  I always look forward to catching up with the amazingly talented jewelry designers at QVC - It’s like a class reunion!  It’s been a while since we’ve spent time together on a Carolyn Pollack show, and ... Continue Reading

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Carolyn Pollack on 1409158041.27
 

Inspiration from the Natural World

Last Reply by stephM 1409651762.997 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities

Dear friends,  The end of summer is bittersweet. I love the longer days, pleasant temperatures and spending time outside but I am also looking forward to everything that autumn has to offer. Before the summer is over, I am spending as much time outside as I can. One of my greatest sources of ... Continue Reading

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Judith Ripka on 1409112000
 

Voting is OPEN for our Team Name!

Last Reply by SarJan966 1410018497.28 | in The Q We Love, Hosts & Personalities, Carolyn Pollack

  Many of you know Carolyn Pollack and I are walking the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60 mile walk, for breast cancer on Sept 12th.  We couldn't come up with a good team name around our love for gems & asked for your help!  You responded with amazing ideas! Thank you so much!! &nbs... Continue Reading

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