Posts Tagged ‘jewelry’

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.

Actress Kristin Chenoweth Brings Jewelry To HSN

December 3, 2015

Actress Kristin Chenoweth will launch her new jewelry collection at HSN on Friday, the No. 2 home shopping network posted on Facebook.

The reed-thin blonde and Broadway star will be on live from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There are many celestial looks in the fashion jewelry line, delicate stars and half moons. It’s rather pretty and dainty.

http://gohsn.co/bkSH3

HSN To Premiere Diamonds Unleashed By Kara Ross

November 20, 2015

Whenever anyone mentions diamonds, they get our attention. And HSN has. And we’re talking ethical diamonds here.

HSN is teaming up with jewelry designer Kara Ross to debut the Diamonds Unleashed collection, which supports women’s empowerment, on Dec. 13, the home shopping network said Thursday.

http://www.hsn.com/shop/diamonds-unleashed-by-kara-ross/13913?rid=4433&query=Kara%20Ross&isSuggested=False&

Diamonds Unleashed has partnered with She’s the First and Girls Who Code, and will donate all net profits from the sales of jewelry and products after expenses and has committed to make a minimum donation of $20,000 to each organization.

DIAMONDSUNLEASHED

HSN said in its press release:

The brand will be brought to life through a collection of jewelry and other products, a powerful network of influential ambassadors, and a platform of compelling content that is educational and engaging.

“I was so excited when Mindy approached me and wanted to be the first retailer to launch Diamonds Unleashed,” Ross said in a canned statement.

“The network of women that HSN provides access to is so exciting for a brand like ours as we are trying to create a shift in mindset,” Ross said. “I want to do for diamonds what Victoria’s Secret did for lingerie. When people think about diamonds they think about love and marriage. We’re redefining the act of engagement: that of engaging with your community and with the world at large.”

The jewelry will debut on HSN exclusively Dec. 13.

Ross designed the Diamonds Unleashed logo as a symbol of female empowerment.

It’s the “the shape of two diamonds, one elevating outside the other; those two shapes together form a heart,” the press release said. “The heart symbolizes the unifying philanthropic power of women helping women, to help create the next generation of strong female leaders.”

“Kara Ross is an amazingly talented designer and visionary woman who inspires everyone she meets,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Diamonds Unleashed By Kara RossS collection to HSN’s fine jewelry portfolio. This transformational brand not only features beautiful product, but it represents a movement that empowers, educates and entertains women. Diamonds Unleashed aligns perfectly with HSN’s core values and I am honored to be one of its ambassadors.”

The collection for HSN features 28 pieces necklaces, rings, earrings and bracelets ranging in price from $129 to $1,399.

Each piece in the collection features genuine diamonds – diamonds that are ethically sourced from mines in Australia and Canada and manufactured to exceed minimum standards in: health, safety, the environment, human rights, quality management and financial capacity, as well as ethical and anti-corruption practices.

Cool.

For more information about Diamonds Unleashed and the support of these organizations, visit http://www.diamondsunleashed.org/charity-partners.