We’re glad we ordered our’s early!
HSN’s Today’s Special, a Herkimer Diamond necklace, and its matching ring and earrings sold out at about 12:06 a.m today.
In other words, they all sold out in six minutes! That’s the quickest we’ve even seen a TS fly out the door. We got in early by checking HSN.com at about a quarter to midnight last night, saw the necklace was up on the site and ordered it.
Host Colleen Lopez and jewelry designer Deb Guyot were both on at midnight, explaining some of the fascinating lore about Herkimer Diamonds, which are found in Upstate New York.
They were discovered by the Mohawk Indians, and are 500 million years old — older than many other gemstones.
These “diamonds” are quartz, but are 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, versus typical quartz, which is 7 on the scale.
And Lopez said that the Herkimer Diamonds that HSN got a-hold of are the best grade available.
Guyot’s initial batch of Herkimer jewelry sold out so fast that her segment on HSN was cut short, and the home shopping network was scrambling to find other times to sell.
Last night Lopez said that Guyot would be back for a Herkimer Diamond show at 9 p.m. tonight, but we wonder if the remaining Herkimer jewelry will sell out before then.