We figured we could wear them to the shindig and show King that we were a fan of her’s. Well, we didn’t find the earrings before we went on our merry way to West Chester.
So instead, we wore a stack ring and white topaz bracelet done by her husband, Steven Lagos, that we picked up at TJ Maxx.
(Needless to say, when we got back home we decided to look for the missing King items again, and don’t you know it, we found them in about three minutes in one of our drawers).
At the meet-and-greet King had one of the first stands as you walked down the long hallway above the QVC studios. We rushed over to talk to this tiny, petite and pretty blonde.
We tried to explain we did a home shopping blog; that we loved her weighty jewelry; and that we were wearing her husband’s pieces. There was a crowd of women around King, and she was friendly, chatting with them about her QVC collection.
King was talking about a large cognac quartz cocktail ring, and was explaining she was using that less expensive stone to keep the price point down on the ring, which sells for $153.
Here’s what QVC.com says about King:
Fortunate in life and love, Ann King realized early on that the secret to success is to establish harmony between personal and professional life. Her jewelry designs are an outward reflection of her bonds with family, community, and the environment.
In 1976, King graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art with a degree in jewelry and metalworking. From her studio apartment, she catered to clients and transformed their desires into unique creations. In 1981, her career took off and she launched Ann King Design.
The following year, King’s jewelry caught the eye of Mort Abelson, director of the New York Jewelry Show. He asked King to feature her work in the New Designer Room at an upcoming Jewelers of America event. The rest is history – not only did she land a place at fine jewelry stores, but she also sparked the interest of Jewelers’ Circular Keystone, a leading industry publication. As fate would have it, King was featured in an article about up-and-coming artists along with rising star, Steven Lagos. They married in 1987 and united their businesses to form LAGOS.
King then focused on helping LAGOS become one of the most successfully marketed luxury brands in America. After starting a family, she joined civic and community boards in her hometown of Philadelphia. King expanded her design endeavors by creating a new collection for QVC, Ann King Sterling & 18K Gold Jewelry. This luxurious line, inspired by nature, architecture and fashion, is meant to draw out a woman’s inner beauty while helping her exude glamour in everyday life. Those who wear Ann King are bound to garner appreciative stares everywhere they go.