Former HSN Jewelers Loree Rodkin And Gastineau Girls In Suit

Two former HSN jewelry vendors are involved in some nasty litigation.

Gothish rock-star jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, whose pricey baubles we adore, has filed suit against reality TV stars Lisa and Brittny Gastineau, the former wife and daughter of ex-New York Jets player Mark Gastineau, according to JCK online and TMZ.

Rodkin, who had done jewelry for folks ranging from Steven Tyler to First Lady Michelle Obama, alleges that the Gastineau gals copied some of her pieces. And Rodkin apparently doesn’t believe that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

A while back Rodkin and the Gastineaus were both doing jewelry collections for HSN. But let us make this very clear: Rodkin’s lawsuit, filed in Cali, doesn’t involve the Gastineau’s HSN line.

The suit cites the Gastineaus’ Tres Glam collection, which is sold at Roseark retail stores.

The Gastineau girls denied that they are violating Rodkin’s copyrights. She thinks differently.

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One Response to “Former HSN Jewelers Loree Rodkin And Gastineau Girls In Suit”

  1. Queen Celeste Says:

    Interesting. I remember when the Gastineau line went on clearance their name was removed from the pieces, for whatever reasons. I bought a gorgeous smokey quartz ring in a sterling/black rhodium setting at a deep discount.

    I suspect there is much “borrowing” or “inspired by” in many lines, and certainly in department stores with the cheaper stuff.

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