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Regular Contributor
Posts: 185
Registered: ‎10-16-2011

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

The prices are way beyond the appeal of the designs now. I used to watch every show I could, and have some beaautiful pieces from back then. Now, I am not even tempted to buy anything.

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Posts: 234
Registered: ‎03-23-2010

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

I remember the day well. The DMQ is where  Judith's line lost me, I defected to Barbara Bixby, but  aside from the dolphin pieces, her more recent pieces haven't tempted me to buy. I've got a great collection which I've thinned considerably ala Marie Kondo, and found the older pieces were mostly the ones that stayed. 

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Posts: 1,250
Registered: ‎05-27-2013

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

Never watched the shows, but I'm guessing that her heyday on the Q was before my time.  Mostly I see "clad" and fake stones--the stuff of costume jewelry--at fine jewelry prices.  Not my style at all.

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Posts: 697
Registered: ‎04-27-2015

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

I used to watch almost every Judith Ripka show..  I love every piece I've purchased from years ago....even from couture lines from her stores.  I am now waiting for my turquoise and black spinel cuff from HSN.  I tend to stay away from the cubic zirconia.  If I'm going to spend $700 on this piece, I want real material. I have this cuff in different stones and it's well made and substantial in weight.  Can't wait to receive it!

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Posts: 7,447
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

Would never dream of missing one of her shows years ago and I love the pieces I own.  Wearing today two of her rings and one of her bracelets with Brighton earrings.  But both rings were under $100.00 and bracelet around 125.00.  But these were bought probably 10 years ago, way to much $$ now for what she offers.

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Posts: 45,172
Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Where are all of the Ripkanistas?

Didn't the Ripkanistas move to Facebook?  I wonder if they're still active?

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