Posts Tagged ‘diamond’

QVC’s Peter Thomas Roth And The Diamond Lawsuit

February 7, 2017

QVC vendor and skin care king Peter Thomas Roth is in the news again, this time regarding a court battle over his estranged wife’s $500,000 15-carat diamond. That’s a lot of jars of eye cream!

The New York Post reported that Roth is in the middle of a bitter divorce battle with his soon-to-be-ex-wife Noreen, even though they are still both living in the same Manhattan townhouse. How civilized.

http://nypost.com/2017/02/05/skin-care-mogul-in-divorce-battle-wants-moms-500k-ring-back/

According to the Post, Roth’s 94-year-old mom Carole has sued Noreen to reclaim what she alleges is her pricey pear-shaped diamond, which she had worn in a ring for 30 years.

It seems that when Roth and Noreen got married in 1996, the bride sported a pair of diamond earrings that were made out of a diamond that Noreen had already owned and one that Roth’s mama Carole had, the Post said.

Noreen accused Roth of using his mother to try to get at his assets, including the $500,000 diamond, a charge that the skin care titan denies.

By the way, Roth last made the gossip columns when he started dating Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Brooke Mueller. But that romance ended after an incident where Mueller apparently had some kind of breakdown and had to be sent to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

We lead such a dull life compared to these folks.

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Preparing, And Dreading, Christmas Home Shopping Withdrawal

December 23, 2009

As Christmas approaches, we’re getting ready for home shopping withdrawal. That’s because the three nets we watch usually shut down, in terms of selling.

In the case of QVC and HSN, they often run extended videos of hosts with their families — like Rick Domeier making cookies with his sons, or Lisa Robertson whipping up a recipe — instead of having live hosts hawking products. We get to see another side of the hosts, and it’s kind of cute — to a point.

QVC stops airing its regular shows 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and doesn’t resume until 8 a.m. Saturday. HSN has a similar schedule, and we just can’t remember what ShopNBC does.

Right now QVC, HSN and ShopNBC are running clearance shows, getting rid of old merchandise to make way for new inventory. In some cases, with one look you know why the stuff hasn’t been sold yet.

In others, you can pick up a good deal, as we did when we ordered a set of three “whimsical” butterfly, ladybug and dragonfly diamond and sterling stack rings, at a $20 price cut, down to $50.

But the world doesn’t seem quite right on Christmas when you turn on QVC or HSN and the programming isn’t live, and no one is pitching anything.

‘Real Housewives’ Star Ramona Singer Shows Off The HSN Pearl and Diamond Pendant She’ll Be Wearing On The Reality Show Next Season

December 18, 2009

Ramona Singer, one of “The Real Housewives of New York City,” made her final visit to HSN for this year with her jewelry collection Thursday night.

Singer, who comes across as a much nicer person on HSN than she does on Bravo’s reality show, had on a grey freshwater pearl and diamond enhancer pendant — and a matching ring and earrings — from her collection for the home shopping network.

“I actually wore these pieces on my last episode,” Singer said.

She was referring to the fact that Bravo just wrapped up filming the next season of “The Real Housewives of New York City.”

Singer is not just another celebrity lending her name to a product. Her husband is a fourth-generation jeweler, and her mother collected estate jewelry and taught Singer all about it, she told HSN viewers.

Singer’s pieces have a vintage feel to them, and are very similar in look to those of upscale Madison Avenue designer Judith Ripka, who does a collection for QVC.

For example, the style of the hinged cuff bracelets that Singer and Ripka do are very much alike.

Singer considers her cuffs her signature pieces. “I wear two at a time,” she said.

The reality TV star got a little choked up when she explained that one of her rings, which had pink topaz and diamonds, was modeled after a ruby ring that her mom owned. Her mom is deceased.

Love of jewelry must be in Singer’s family genes. Singer keeps all her HSN rings in a box on her dresser, and she said her teen daughter noticed them recently and asked for one. The young lady wants to be able to pass that ring on to her daughter, according to Singer.

She also claimed that a Manhattan retailer is clamoring to sell her jewelry line, but that she told him it’s exclusive to HSN.

Unlike Other Hosts (You There Lisa?), HSN’s Shivan Sarna Swears She Bought Three Sets Of The Today’s Special Pearl Necklaces

November 7, 2009

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Shivan Sarna

Has a certain HSN host been reading our Homeshoppingista blog? We think Shivan Sarna may have taken a peek. Here’s why.

We’ve done several blogs on QVC host Lisa Robertson’s claim in nearly every show that she plans to buy an item, or more, that she is presenting. We started keeping track during the Stephen Dweck premiere. If she’s telling the truth, she must have one hell of a big jewelry box and closet.

On QVC rival HSN Saturday morning, Sarna was doing a presentation on the network’s Today’s Special, a set of four freshwater pearl necklaces for $100.

Sarna told viewers that certain online forums, we think that’s how she phrased it, had made comments about home shopping hosts claiming to own or wanting to buy merchandise they are presenting. Could it be our blog she was referencing?

Sarna said that she had been wearing a sample of the pearl necklaces for several weeks, and that last night, “I bought three sets myself.”

OK Sarna, we’ll take your word for it. But we’re still not believing Lisa.

We enjoy Sarna on HSN. She offers minimal hype, and she is a rockhound like us, but a trained one. She is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America, which is apparently not an easy credential to get.

But we’re not feeling that HSN SV. We have some pearls, but we really love gemstones. Our birthstone is the diamond, and we have a smattering of those, but we often wear crystal quartz, white topaz, white zircon and white sapphire as substitutes.

We always wear natural gemstones, no cubic zirconia. We believe in those wacky New Age notions that gems and rocks have different powers and energies, so we want the real McCoy (we’re not talking about Wes or Pam) next to our skin.

We have a quartz crystal from Scottsdale, Ariz., next to our bed. And like every vortex-seeking chucklehead, we’ve been to the red-rock wonderland Sedona (now sadly overdeveloped) about a dozen times.

And this actually is not all that crazy, after all. Don’t radios and other electronic equipment use quartz to transmit energy? We’re just saying.