Last Reply by Irish1210 | 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
Last Reply by booey | 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
Last Reply by SuSu | 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
Last Reply by HOLLYBTS | 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
Last Reply by stephM | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
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
Last Reply by SuSu | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Hello everyone. Can you believe it is already July? This summer is really flying by, and I hope that you are all creating your own special memories. I think that it is so important to take time to enjoy the beautiful weather. Ron and I have been doing just that.
I always say that if I did not spend... Continue Reading
Last Reply by shirleyjean | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I’m so excited to be back with you for our June shows, and to tell you about my fantastic trip to the Couture show in Las Vegas last week. Every year I look forward to Couture, which is one of the most important shows in the US for the luxury jewelry industry. Couture i... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mostwanted | 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
Last Reply by Pamula | 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
Last Reply by Me2Me | 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
Last Reply by BGDC | 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
Last Reply by LDD90 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
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
Last Reply by elleni | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
After my last QVC show, I was “Back in the USSR” as the Beatles sang, or more properly today, the Russia Federation. Ron and I traveled to Moscow for the Press Party and Gala for the opening of my new and larger shop, since after three years of selling my jewelry in Moscow and growing th... Continue Reading
Last Reply by panz | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Well, it’s QVC time again for me! October ended as briskly as it started. I traveled extensively in October and November, visiting stores which carry my jewelry, doing shows, and preparing for the Holiday selling season.
I started in Canton, Ohio, where a long time a... Continue Reading
Last Reply by SALMA | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I am very excited that I am returning to QVC with shows on Wednesday and Thursday October 9th and 10th. I am excited not only to be at QVC but also to be introducing a Today’s Special Value and several new collections which form a part of my holiday presentations.
It... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Janie1959 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
I am a fan of the seasons. I love all four seasons, each bringing change and something new and completely different. Every three months my senses are freshly intrigued and invigorated.
As a designer, change, growth and differentiation is essential and the arrival of each season, alway... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Luvkats45 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Last week, I received a wonderful note from a customer, who wrote the following:
I love your jewelry. I have been collecting for many years and always tune in to your QVC shows. Recently, I have been reading your blogs and... Continue Reading
Last Reply by underwriter | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
I hope all of you are enjoying your summer. Is it really August already? Is it just me or does time go by even faster as we get older? I feel like I just switched my closets from winter to summer and can hardly believe it’s time to prep my closets for the switch back to fall / winter clothes.
But, before we talk fall fashion and jewelry, I need to ask if there are any Shark Tank fans out there? It is one of my favorite TV shows, and the two women judges are, of course, my favorite. One is Lori Greiner from QVC (go QVC!) and the o... Continue Reading
Last Reply by paperclip4 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
I hope everyone enjoyed hearing about my trip to Russia. It was a trip of a lifetime, and I was excited to share my journey and adventures with all of you, especially because my travels are always such a great source of inspiration for my new designs.
Speaking of NEW designs, I am excited to debut a TSV on July 14th , TSV Group Item # J279947, Judith Ripka Sterling or 14K Clad 100-Facet Diamonique Necklace, choice of 18” or 36”.
It was very important to me that this TSV featured 100-Facet Diamonique, as my 100-Facet designs have been best-sel... Continue Reading
Last Reply by kbb | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Hello there!The time is here again – this weekend, Judith will have a weekend of fabulous shows featuring many NEW pieces. And, I am excited to share that I will be hosting one of Judith’s shows alongside Antonella Nester from 7AM-10AM on Sunday. It’s always fun to be a part of Judith’s QVC show weekends, but even more fun when there are many NEW designs to share with all of you.
Before I give you a sneak peek of 3 of my favorite new pieces, I wanted to share some exciting press from last week. As Judie is always very modest, I am taking it upon mysel... Continue Reading
Last Reply by SALMA | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Although I have been selling my jewelry at TSUM Department Store in Moscow for several years, my trip to St. Petersburg last week was my first time in Russia. I fell in love.
Russia is another world. I am very pleased that my first exposure to this country, so rich in history, was the... Continue Reading
Last Reply by victorianna | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
How does the song go – “Hot time, Summer in the city…?”
Yes, it's that time again. As all of you know, I am a New Yorker through and through and love living in the heart of the city. But, like many New Yorkers, when the city gets hot (and, it does get hot), it&r... Continue Reading
Last Reply by thegroomsmom | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
Spring is in the air, and with this new fresh season, I am excited to debut NEW, NEW, and more NEW designs including a special TSV.
As cliché as it may sound, every Spring feels fresh and new to me. There is something about walking through Central Park and seeing the che... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Judeye | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
With Mother’s Day only a few days away, I wanted to say HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to all of the Mom’s out there. It is the most important job that you will ever have.
I vividly remember the day that Gabby was born. As a first time Mom, I had no idea what to ex... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Me2Me | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka
A HUGE congratulations to Helen (left) our Judith Ripka QVC Collection sweepstakes winner!! Helen's story is written about her dear friend, Mary Jo. (right)
With much love, Judith
After my best friend was unable to work and more importantly unable to wear her gold jewelry after being diagnosed a... Continue Reading
Last Reply by kiwi55 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Although my next show at the Q isn't until May, I had to blog early to share some exciting news. This Friday, April 19th, Lisa Robertson will debut my signature Aurora Cuff design in a NEW color. Inspired by my 18K Couture Collection, the Aurora Cuff has become a best-sel... Continue Reading
Last Reply by missbonbon | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
A huge thanks to each and every one of you who tuned into the Judith Ripka Collection March shows! Judith and I, and our entire family (including QVC, of course!), greatly appreciate your support.
We all enjoyed a wonderful show weekend, and what made it even more special was t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by yankeefan22 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I am very much looking forward to my shows this upcoming weekend. It will be a fun-filled weekend of NEW, NEW, and more NEW (with some classic favorites, as well, of course!). And, as most of you know from all of the buzz already on the threads, I will be launching a NEW ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Trish1502 | in Judith Ripka
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Last Reply by Brooklyn Gal | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
OK, it’s official. I'm a blogger! Yes, really and truly. Since I am not a professional writer, please bear with me. I'm excited to use this forum as a way to connect with all of you. Also, please feel free to make comments to let me know what else ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Charmed~Jenna | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
This year, my New Year's resolution is New Year, many more new designs!
Therefore, on my list of New Year’s wishes for each and every one of you for 2013, I have – health, happiness, and beautiful new jewelry! Over the years, through the ups and downs of life, desig... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Qmimi | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I always love this time of year, as it is a time to celebrate – to be festive, to enjoy your family, and to look forward to new beginnings.
As a designer and a visual person by nature, I am a firm believer that a pictures tell a thousand words. So, in that spirit, I decided to use “modern day pictures,” a video, to share my holiday thoughts.
Every holiday season, I reflect on how much I have to be grateful for. I am particularly grateful for your support and the support of great friends and fans. And, I am very lucky to be able to call Oprah... Continue Reading
Last Reply by tarheelgirl | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
I want to start this blog off by thanking all of the volunteers who have tirelessly worked to support the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. If you are one of those volunteers, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Hurricane Sandy hit very close to home for me and, unfortunately, many of my friends and family were adversely affected by this powerful storm. However, it is during tough times like this that you see the true strength and beauty in people. And, although there has been tremendous devastation, the silver lining has been seeing our friends and neig... Continue Reading
Last Reply by llamamomma | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I want to start this blog by thanking each and every one that attended Ripkanista luncheon. Allison, Brian, and Beth told me what a wonderful afternoon it was. I wish I could have been there – what is better than good friends, good food, good laughs, and talking about jewelry!
As I was looking through all of the pictures, I was smiling. It makes me so happy to know that so many women are enjoying the jewelry. I love seeing all of you wear it every day and for every occassion. When I first started designing, my dream was to create wearab... Continue Reading
Last Reply by rappesti | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Hello friends –
I would normally wait to blog until closer to my QVC appearance, but I wanted to say hello to all of you.
I have been reading the QVC forum, in which there has been much speculation about my health, which is excellent, and my business, which is great. Thank you so much for your concern. It means so much to me to have loyal and loving fans like you. As much as I can tell, the buzz started when QVC rescheduled my show, but instead of posting it as “rescheduled,” it was first posted as a cancellation.
That being said, all is well, and I have ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mindy min | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Q News
Looking forward to Judith Ripka's next visit? She'll be returning to QVC with her modern twist on classic sterling designs on October 27 Continue Reading
Last Reply by Me2Me | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.
As summer ends, fall begins, and for those of you who follow all of the latest fashion trends, you know that we are in the midst of the biggest fashion moment of the year – New York Fall Fashion Week. The week kicks off on September 6 with Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, and I am proud to say that my two stores on Madison Avenue, as well as my stores in Dallas and Las Vegas are participating in the festivities. The night is all about fun and fashion, so I have decided to help New York City’s fashionistas get ready... Continue Reading
Last Reply by wellstock | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
I am very much looking forward to heading back to “the Q” for my upcoming August shows on Saturday, August 11th from 11pm - midnight, with a TSV debut at midnight, and then continuing on August 12th to 1am, both hours with Lisa Robertson and on Sunday, August 12th from 11am - 1pm with Jane and from 10pm - midnight with Lisa Robertson again.
Making the trip from NYC to West Chester, Pennsylvania to the QVC Studios always feels like I am coming home. When I walk through the doors at QVC, I see friendly, familiar faces that greet me with big smiles, and the... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Jacque13 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
As I write this blog, I am in Montreal, Canada at my niece’s wedding. There is nothing better than a festive family event celebrating a marriage and the dawn of new chapter for two young, wonderful people. What can I say – love is in the air!
In that spirit, I am excited to offer a “bridal” inspired set and debut a sterling silver wedding band set with 2 rings (J271011). One ring is a prong set round Diamonique solitaire with a Diamonique pave setting set in a rich, textured braided design, and the second is a complementary band to comp... Continue Reading
Last Reply by know-it-all | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Hi everyone – It’s Allison Ripka again!
Happy early July 4th! I know that it's about time that I started my own blog, but the news that I have is so exciting that I needed to post it ASAP. If you've been hearing rumors about Judith designing a new watch with a silicone strap, I am here to say – IT'S TRUE!
One day, while I was having lunch with Judith, I suggested that we create the perfect summer watch – fun, fashionable, fabulous, and of course beach and pool ready! A watch that you can look and feel good in, but not worry that you are going to dama... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Ardvark | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a wonderful day. It has been as hot as can be in New York City, so I am sitting in my cool apartment with Allison, my daughter-in-law, sipping an iced cold water and dreaming up new designs - Allison and I are having a ball! For those of you who have shared your wackiest Judith Ripka dreams, thank you, and I love it! We have had fun reading your stories. One of your fellow Ripkanistas informed me of these creative dreams and suggested that I invite all of you to share YOUR wackiest Judith Ripka dreams on my Facebook page, and Allison ha... Continue Reading
Last Reply by romanianlove | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
It’s Allison Ripka, Judith’s daughter-in-law. Judie is graciously letting me use her blog to share the exciting news that I will be going on-air this coming June 11th, from 2 - 4pm EST for an ALL EASY PAY show. Like all of you, I love wearing Judith Ripka jewelry and what better way to have fun shopping for her designs than with QVC Easy Pay!
Judie and I worked together and handpicked our favorites to feature on this special show, and it is with great pleasure that I give you a sneak peek of our top picks.
First up, it was very important to us that we ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by chezy | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
Whenever I think of the old adage, “Your wish is my command,” I always think of how I can please my wonderful and supportive QVC customers. You are always so good to me that it is my hope that when you request something of me, I can deliver to you what you want.
It is in that spirit, during my upcoming shows beginning tonight, Saturday, May 19 at 12midnight EST, I will be debuting many new items, several of which you have requested, as well as bringing back some fan favorites that had previously sold out very quickly and left many of you without the opportunity to add them t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Me2Me | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
May has always been one of my favorite months because it means great Spring weather, pops of color, and most of all, celebrating Mothers. As I have shared many times in the past, my Mother was my greatest inspiration. She taught me to see the beauty in the most common details and shaped my sense of style and design. The greatest legacy she left me was to experience the beauty in everything. I miss her every day, and each Mother’s Day, I always toast her by celebrating my own children and grandchildren in the hopes that I can provide the same love and fou... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Lilialana | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
Can you guess who is writing this blog?
It’s not Judith.
I share her last name and passion for jewelry and design.
No, it’s not Brian. I have better style and hair than Brian – LOL!
It’s Allison Ripka, Judith’s daughter-in-law and Brian’s wife. I asked Judith if I could write her blog for her this week, as I will be going on air this Thursday, April 26 from 3pm to 5pm EST. It's going to be 2 fabulous hours of my classic favorites. Over the years, Judith has designed so many pieces that I have loved, and what always impresses me mo... Continue Reading
Last Reply by star826 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
A quick note to let you know about the celebration of Spring at the Smithsonian Instituition's National Museum of Natural History and the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossoms arrival into Washington DC. Tomorrow night, April 19th from 7-9PM please tune in for brand new styles designed for this occasion.
Judith Ripka has designed an incredible ring and earring celebrating the beauty of the Cherry Blossoms. They are truly works of art. Each petal takes almost one hour to properly cut to Judith’s specifications. For the first time, Judith has in... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Denise722 | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
One of the hardest parts about designing new jewelry for QVC is keeping it a secret until I go on air. Each new piece takes at least 6 months to create from my first sketch to the moment I share it with all of you on TV. It is a true labor of love in which I develop many samples and play around with different textures and gemstones with each design and silhouette. Often times, I will "test drive" a piece and wear it around town to see if any of my friends take notice. If a piece becomes the topic of a lunch time conversation and gets passed around the table at Fred's, t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by nanaW | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, TSV Talk
When I first launched my Estate Collection in 18K gold many years ago, I ran a series of advertisements with the tag line Estate of Mind Collection. Since then, my Estate-inspired couture pieces have always been some of my most popular designs, especially my Estate Pia Cuff with Sapphire baguettes. For quite some time, I have been wanting to bring my QVC customers this classic design, and I am pleased to share that the moment has arrived, and I am proud to announce that my TSV is J266669, Sterling "Pia" Blue Sapphire & Diamonique Hinged Cuff.
Rich with detailed sterling silv... Continue Reading
Last Reply by expatgal | in Jewelry Talk, Judith Ripka, Hosts & Personalities
For those of you who live in the New York area, I know you will appreciate the title of this blog. The weather has been simply beautiful, and I, like many other New Yorkers, have a kick in my step with a fresh, new season about to begin! Everything seems more upbeat – people seem friendly, the air smells sweeter, and I am more excited than ever about my new designs and my upcoming shows this week on QVC.
March is always a very special time for me on QVC, because it is my anniversary, and this year marks my 15th year on QVC. I will be celebrating this sp... Continue Reading