Posts Tagged ‘Evil Eye’

Trainwreck Actress Lindsay Lohan Gets The Evil Eye From Judith Ripka, QVC Jewelry Vendor

March 13, 2011

Here’s an odd couple for you: Judith Ripka and Lindsay Lohan.

Ripka, of course, is the high-end Manhattan jewelry designer who does a lower-priced line for QVC. Lohan, of course, is the lost soul who faces jail for walking out of a Los Angeles jewelry store with a $2,500 necklace. We’re sure she just forgot she had it on.

Judith Ripka

On Friday the New York Post had a story about Lohan with the headline “Keeping an Eye on Lohan: Wears ‘Evil’ 2G bling to hearing.”

It seems that Lohan was wearing a so-called Evil Eye pendant by Ripka to a court hearing. The $2,200 piece of jewelry, said to protect its wearer from bad thoughts and spirits, was in 18 carat gold. There is a photo of Lohan wearing the necklace as she walked into court.

The Post said that a New York entrepreneur, Eric Freiberg, gave the Evil Eye pendant to Lohan to help her through the tough times she is experiencing. Maybe he’s hoping to get lucky with her.

Anyway, we wish someone a guy would send us a $2,200 Ripka pendant.

We do have an evil eye pendant, actually (but we could always use another one).

Our Carol Brodie Evil Eye

It is in sapphires by HSN jewelry vendor (and blonde beauty) Carol Brodie, who is home shopping’s Evil Eye queen. She does several different versions of the Evil Eye pendant that are big sellers.

Ripka, a very gracious and charming lady, has been on QVC all this weekend. She had Saturday’s Today’s Special Value, a copy of a “Dew Drop” necklace that is part of her couture collection.

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After A Year Of Jewelry, Designer Joan Boyce Brings Her Bling To Boots For HSN

November 11, 2009

Jewelry designer Joan Boyce celebrated her first anniversary on HSN Tuesday, and she had some rocking fashion pieces.

Her large pendants and pins are really inexpensive and look great. Our favorites were a large Maltese cross pendant/pin for $50, and a pearl and crystal-accented necklace that sold out at $130.

What was even more interesting is that Boyce, who wears huge trademark glasses and has shiny long black hair that she wears in a ponytail, brought some of the pricey original jewelry that she replicates for HSN.

For example, she held up a black bead necklace that was costume jewelry but was vintage, so it cost more than $1,000. Boyce’s version, named “Too Fabulours To Be True,” was $140 and sold out.

Boyce, who has celebrity customers for her high-end work, also held up a $70,000 platinum and diamond necklace that she duplicated for HSN for $50. The original necklace belongs to one of Boyce’s clients.  

Another unusual piece was her “Angel Eye” bracelet, also modeled after a real gold piece. In Jersey, we call that an “Evil Eye” bracelet, but we like Boyce’s name better. She said the bracelet can link you to loved ones, and suggested teens drape it over their rearview mirrors so they know their parents are thinking about them.

Her interpretation was that the eye represents someone watching over you, not keeping evil away from you, which we like.

What also interested us is that Boyce is doing a new line for HSN, shoes, that debuts Friday. Some of the her boots look like Ugg knockoffs with bling, and we don’t like them.

But she has an adorable pair of tall pink boots, with crystals, for girls.