We are actually going to tip our hat to Jewelry Television tonight. Hell has officially frozen over.
Both ShopNBC and QVC have been hot and heavy touting what they are calling the new “in” gemstones, black spinel and chrome diopside. But JTV has led the way with those gemstones, beating the pants off its two larger home shopping rivals.
Jersey dude Chuck Clemency for ShopNBC’s Gem Day had a ring with a huge chrome diopside center stone as the net’s Today’s Top Value. And he and other vendors had a number of chrome diopside pieces, as well.
Meanwhile over at QVC, jewelry diva Judith Ripka has some pretty pieces with black spinel pave, including a huge ring and a round locket.
But the fact of the matter is, JTV has been offering a huge array of both Siberia-origin chrome diopside and black spinel for a long, long time now.
We’re not chrome diopside fans. While the color is pretty, the stone is extremely soft, too soft for us.
But we love black and hence we love black spinel. And JTV has some amazing black spinel pieces with huge honking stones for really great prices. ShopNBC, HSN and QVC have nothing to match it.