Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

Is Big HSN Sale On Victoria Wieck Jewelry A Bad Sign?

May 18, 2017

Is Beverly Hills jewelry designer Victoria Wieck headed for the door at HSN?

A reader pointed out that all of her jewelry, real gemstones and absolute, are on clearance on HSN.com.

She is a lovely lady, but we feel her designs have grown rather stale. Maybe the home shopping network thinks the same thing. Or maybe not.

Wieck certainly has loyal fans who will be disappointed if she exits.

Coffee With HSN’s Heidi Daus In Montclair

May 4, 2017

For those who don’t read our Facebook page, wanted you to know that we ran into HSN jewelry vendor Heidi Daus at the Montclair Quick Chek Wednesday morning when we were getting our coffee.

We knew that she lived in our North Jersey town, but had never seen her.

She was very gracious and lovely, and said she has a TS coming up later this month!

Jewelry Designer Margo Manhattan Moves To HSN From Evine

November 26, 2016

Jewelry-designer-to-the-stars Margo Manhattan for a brief time did a gorgeous collection for Evine.

The pieces were lovely, chunky sterling silver. But it appeared to us to be a one-shot deal.

Manhattan posted on Facebook this week that she was shuttering her store in the Big Apple and going in a new direction — namely south to HSN.

“It’s Official!” the blonde beauty wrote.

“My beloved shop on Madison Ave & 88th street, has brought us into the wonderful world of TV. We are closing the store on December 19th 2016 to jump into a fabulous new direction. Stay tuned! #Blessed HSN.”

Manhattan has designed jewelry that celebs such as Beyonce have worn, in a video and whatnot.

Meanwhile, she’s having a closing sale at her retail store.

Can’t want to see what she brings to HSN next year.

Goodbye QVC Creede Silver Strike Sale

October 6, 2016

QVC is having a big silver jewelry sale today.

Nonetheless, some posters on the home shopping network’s forums have been lamenting the fact that the annual Creede Mine Silver Strike celebration that was a mainstay of the channel in October is no more.

Here’s what one poster had to say. We can’t vouch for her math and dates, but here it is FYI. And she’s pissed.

Two-thousand-sixteen saw the cancellation of California Gold Rush after 28 years, Big Bonanza Silver Day after 27, and Klondike Gold Rush after 28. Lastly, 17 years after being launched as Creede Mine Silver Strike at Midnight, October 2nd, 1999, QVC cancels the long-established jewelry event, wrapping up a combined one hundred years exactly of jewelry events celebrating the landmark mining disoveries that shaped America, and thus, QVC.

Jewelry isn’t QVC’s greatest category any longer, yet there was a time when over a hundred new items – over twenty million dollars-worth would be presented all day October 2nd. This year, not a single hour a silver jewelry is scheduled on Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, yet a full seven hours of Serta will feature yet another bedding or mattress Today’s Special Value.

QVC and the QVC hosts for years told customers that October 2nd was Creede Silver Silver Strike, yet how does QVC show loyalty to those customers in 2016? Not by continuing their decades-long traditions of jewelry events yet with reduced hours to reflect their current inventory, but cancelling them outright without a formal announcement or apology!

How does it make those feel who have a connection to these events, as soon as one ending, anticipating the next a year later?

October 2nd to me is a celebration of Nicholas Creede’s discovery of the last great silver boom of the Old West, and more importantly, the silver event I looked forward to watching for 24-hours every year. If QVC isn’t going to celebrate any longer, I have no choice but to turn QVC off and celebrate on my own. Here’s to 41 days until my celebration of my favorite day of the year, October 2nd, the date of the once great, and now late, Creede Silver Strike.

Since we follow the quarterly earnings of QVC and HSN, and we keep up on brick-and-mortar retail, we know that with this rotten economy jewelry sales have tanked all over. Gold and silver prices have also soared, putting a crimp on the business.

Sometimes it seems like we are the only jewelry lovers who are still opening our wallets to buy bling.

So we do miss QVC’s day-long jewelry extravaganzas.

Don’t know what your thoughts are, but we’d love to hear them.

Fox Biz On Joan Rivers’ Legacy At QVC

September 25, 2016

Two years after the passing of comedian and QVC queen Joan Rivers, her fashion jewelry line on the No. 1 home shopping network appears to be going strong. And you can credit David Dangle for that, her cohort in the collection.

Fox Business recently did a story on Rivers’ legacy at QVC, and dapper Dangle offered his insights to the jewelry he launched with Joan.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/09/19/joan-rivers-design-empire-is-no-joke.html

First of all, he is a two-time Emmy winner, which we never knew.

At the time Rivers’ jewelry debuted on QVC, with a bee pin as her signature, she also had a daytime talk show. Everyone was taken off guard when her QVC items became a hit, Dangle told Fox Business.

“The line instantly became a resounding success,” according to Fox Business.

“At that time, there were just four employees and the business was operating out of Rivers’ dressing room at CBS (CBS). With the demand outpacing the supply, Dangle was forced to create a more organized and forward thinking environment.”

The rest is, as they say, history.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth Digs Designing HSN Jewelry

August 2, 2016

Tiny actress Kristin Chenoweth waxed on about her love of designing jewelry, which HSN sells, in an interview with InStyle.

http://www.instyle.com/news/kristin-chenoweth-hsn-jewelry-collection

Her collection of very delicate jewelry debuted, to much success, on the home shopping network last December. And she’s coming back.

Chenoweth favors celestial designs in her pieces, but she has also done a necklace based on Charlie Chaplin’s song “Smile,” according to the story.

Chenoweth also said that she she has seen young girls out and about wearing her jewelry.

http://www.hsn.com/shop/kristin-chenoweth/13914?URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hsn.com%2Fshop%2Fkristin-chenoweth%2F13914&utm_source=cj-Skimlinks&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_term=skim58287X1516329X46ca18aae16f27da87f5ee7d4581a9a3&utm_content=5661516-10699362&utm_campaign=HSN+RSS+Feed&cm_mmc=cj-_-HSN+RSS+Feed-_-5661516-10699362-_-skim58287X1516329X46ca18aae16f27da87f5ee7d4581a9a3-NA

Melania Trump’s Jewelry Gone From QVC

August 2, 2016

You won’t find any items from potential First Lady Melania Trump on QVC.com anymore.

We can’t take credit for noticing it. Roger Friedman of Showbiz 411 did a story on it.

Melania, who had a lot of exposure this week when the New York Post two days in a row ran nude photos of her, had done a costume jewelry line that QVC sold.

Apparently, some of the items were also on sale at online outlets such as Amazon.com. But that’s all over now.

If you search “Melania Trump” on QVC.com, you are redirected to Elizabeth Taylor baubles.

http://www.qvc.com/CatalogSearch?langId=-1&storeId=10251&catalogId=10151&keyword=Melania+Trump

QVC’s Jai By John Hardy Jewelry Comes To TJ Maxx

March 3, 2016

Here’s a heads-up for jewelry geeks: Pieces of QVC’s Jai by John Hardy line have landed at TJ Maxx.

http://www.qvc.com/jewelry/jai/_/N-mfluZ1z12wfh/c.html

We can’t speak for the rest of the nation, but we have spotted the Jai stuff in a number of the retailer’s stores in North Jersey.

For those not in the know, Jai was originally presented as a lower-priced version of John Hardy’s handmade sterling silver jewelry from Bali. Now, the line is headed by Scott Grimes. As QVC.com explains, “jai” means “heart” in Thai and “victory” and “goodness” in Hindi.

It’s also part of the title from the great song from the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” the tune “Jai Ho.”

And BTW, our local TJ Maxx’s have also received a fresh shipment of our downfall, namely Lagos and John Hardy jewelry.

And in another attack on our wallet, Margo Manhattan’s gorgeous sterling silver jewelry will be back on Evine Live on Thursday. We love it.

InStyle Mag Partners With HSN On Jewelry

February 18, 2016

We were paging through the March issue of InStyle magazine when we saw that the pub is partnering with HSN on a jewelry collection.

http://www.hsn.com/shop/instyle/14276?query=InStyle&isSuggested=False&

One of the jewelry pieces was featured in the editorial content of the magazine, and there was also a full-page ad for the collection that’s now available at the home shopping network.

We’re not much for fashion jewelry, but we like a number of the pieces, including safety pin necklace and a fringe mesh bracelet.

HSN.com says that Kahlana Barfield, InStyle fashion and beauty editor-at-large, is here “to show you the must-have pieces of the season.”

Peter Thomas Roth Goes From Beauty To Jewelry On QVC

February 7, 2016

It looks like QVC has a big designer jewelry day coming up, with Sunday’s TSV from Barbara Bixby and other vendors set for festivities, including Judith Ripka and JAI.

The one that caught our eye was skincare guru Peter Thomas Roth. What’s up with that? He’s now not only peddling beauty products to keep you wrinkle-free moisturized, he’s designing sterling silver baubles?

http://www.qvc.com/jewelry/peter-thomas-roth/_/N-mfluZ1z1416p/c.html?storeId=10251&viewType=gallery&langId=-1&catalogId=10151&pageSize=96&keyword=Peter+Thomas+Roth+jewelry&uattrmb=NV0CSNULL&mt.end=&ddkey=http:OrderItemDisplay

The jewelry collection, which we actually like, is called “Ribbon and Reed.” And it’s not cheap: The link necklace we like is $780.

Here’s what QVC.com has this to say about Roth’s jewelry foray:

While skin care, hair care, and beauty have been his long-time passion, fine jewelry has been Peter Thomas Roth’s best-kept secret. Since 1939, his parents brought the jewelry designs of many renowned artists, celebrities, and impresarios to life. He learned by watching them work firsthand, and throughout his life, their inspiration and expertise remained steadfast.

In his youth, Peter Thomas Roth spent many days on Fifth Avenue in the opulence of one of New York’s most prestigious museums. There, he volunteered in the Jewelry Reproduction Department, mastering the very art that his parents had practiced for decades. On Mondays, when the museum was closed, he wandered the galleries like an explorer.

It was there that the motif behind the Ribbon and Reed collection caught his eye for the very first time. Classic and elegant, the design adorns a selection of the greatest masterpieces and objets d’arts, as well as the details of the grandest rooms. In his eyes, it symbolized luxury, power, romance, and authority. Years later, it became Peter Thomas Roth’s inspiration for his timeless jewelry collection.