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Priscilla Presley The Newest ‘I-Design-My-Own-Jewelry-Line’ Celebrity To Come To QVC

August 7, 2010

Priscilla Presley

Priscilla Presley is the latest celebrity to bring a jewelry line to QVC.

She will be launching her Priscilla Presley Jewelry Collection at 9 a.m. Monday.
Here’s the company line on Presley from QVC:

Priscilla Presley first captured our hearts as the first lady of rock ‘n’ roll. Through the years, she has been fearless in building her own legacy through her talents as an actress, executive, mother, and style icon. Her unmistakable personal style of rock-meets-red-carpet glamour has won her admiration from audiences across the globe.

Join Priscilla as she shares with you a spectacular collection of fashion jewelry inspired by personal stories and experiences from her extraordinary life. And tune-in as she shares favorite tips for accessorizing and shows you how to add a little unconventionality and exquisite beauty to your day-to-day. Accentuate the boldness and splendor you possess, when you shop Priscilla Presley Jewelry Collection on QVC.

Presley told the Philadelphia Daily News that she is fully involved with her line and designs the pieces herself. That’s what they all say!

The day after Presley’s debut, Jerry Seinfeld’s ex-Shoshanna Gruss will debut her fashion custom jewely line on QVC.

And guess who Gruss is teaming up with? Judith Ripka, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

They are dear friends, and Gruss has appeared in Ripka’s ads for her jewelry.

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EX-QVC Employee Charged With Stealing $200,000 In Goods: Our Advice To QVC HR Dept. Is Don’t Hire People Out On Bail For Embezzling $250,000 From A Prior Employer

February 19, 2010

It looks like one of QVC’s employees didn’t even have to dial in to place her orders.

She has been charged with stealing $200,000 worth of goods from the home shopping channel, and selling some of them to a pawn shop.

The Philadelphia Daily News in a story Friday reports that Jennifer John, who worked in QVC’s production studio from November to the middle of last month, allegedly made off with the QVC goods while she was on out on bail on charges she fleeced a prior employer of $250,000.

That’s like hiring a pyromaniac to run a fire department. We guess QVC doesn’t run arrest and conviction checks on potential employees, although these checks have been required for the jobs we’ve applied for.

John, 39, of Broomhall, was selling the hot QVC items, like Dooney & Burke purses, to a pawn shop in Middletown, Dela. She so far had gotten $15,000, according to the Daily News. Police found QVC merchandise valued at $150,000 — jewelry, more than 50 ourses and laptops — at John’s home.

In light of her activities at QVC, prosecutors are trying to revoke John’s $2,500 bail on charges that she embezzled more than $250,000 from a real estate company.

John was arrested on the new charge Feb. 4, and is in jail in lieu of bail.