Posts Tagged ‘JTV’

Home Shopping Networks End, Limit On-Air Guests During Coronavirus Outbreak

March 23, 2020

It’s no longer business as usual in America, or on U.S. home shopping networks.

We knew major changes were afoot a few days ago when veteran ShopHQ jewelry vendor Chuck Clemency made his appearance remotely, from his home in our home state, New Jersey.

Then we got this email from ShopHQ:

To Our Valued Customers,

As this global health concern continues to unfold, the ShopHQ family wants you to know that our number one priority is to continue to take every necessary step we can to ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees and guests.

We are diligently following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), so that our ShopHQ family can continue to support you with the highest quality service without disruption. Our customer solution agents, many of whom work from home, remain available to take your calls 24/7. We continue to be on-air and online 24/7 with engaging entertainment and shopping. And, you can always find us available on our social channels.

I want to personally thank you for being a part of our community. And as with all personal and professional challenges in life, big and small, we will work smart, we will work tirelessly, and we will get through this. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Tim Peterman
CEO

Then QVC product rep Linda Davis posted on Facebook that as of today, Monday, on-air guest hosts would no longer be allowed on the No. 1 home shopping channel.

“My heart is heavy but I support their decision for safety,” Davis wrote. “There are many of us and hard to control the amount of people coming in. Safety for all first.”

Davis, who has been on QVC 18 years, said she appeared on the network most recently last Wednesday.

“I am sitting this quarantine out alone,” she wrote.

Meanwhile on JTV, hosts are sitting 6 feet away from each other, practicing social distancing.

It will be interesting to see if the home shopping networks see a burst in sales with malls and brick-and-mortar retailer closed, or if consumers will take advantage of e-commerce and just shop online.

Lisa Mason Heads Back to QVC

February 27, 2020

Former QVC host Lisa Mason has flitted back and forth several home shopping networks since leaving the Q a few years back.

She did a jewelry line for JTV. She repped a product, a tooth whitener, as we recall, for QVC.

Now she’s apparently heading back to QVC.

Mason posted on Facebook that as Dorothy said in “The Wizard of Oz,” there’s no place like home. She said she will be on QVC next Tuesday for “Big Bonanza,” which we assume is the channel’s big silver sale.

In her post Mason mentioned that her wedding ring will be back at the same price it was during her last QVC show, which was in 2010. We remember that item, a floral style ring.

When Mason left QVC her beloved husband Gino had cancer, and he has since passed away. It will be good to see her.

JTV’s Nikki Coggins And Single Status

February 23, 2020

We were watching JTV last night when host Nikki Coggins described herself as a single mom. That seemed to confirm what one reader had mentioned awhile ago.

We believe it was last year that Coggins made a big fuss on Facebook about her wedding to a high-ranking local police officer. She posted about the events leading up to it, and we loved reading it. Geez, which chick doesn’t enjoy hearing about weddings and another woman finding her special guy?

Well, our reader told us the marriage had gone kaput, and that Coggins and her new spouse had scrubbed their Facebook accounts of any reference to the wedding.

And we guess that in fact they are not together anymore, from what Coggins said last night.

Sorry to hear it.

QVC’s Team Moseley To Run Travel Agency

March 18, 2019

That QVC couple Jeff and Erin Moseley have found an additional port of call, so to speak.

“It’s official, we now own a franchise of the largest travel agency in the world, Cruise Planners – TeamMoseleyVacations.com,” Jeff posted on Facebook. “Please join us in the celebration and we look forward to the opportunity to help you plan your next Dream Vacation!!”

The married pair are alums of Jewelry Television, and they eventually found their way to the No. 1 home shopping network, QVC. Jeff is a gemstone expert for the channel, while his wife Erin is the on-air Diamonique rep.

We asked Jeff directly on FB if he and Erin were leaving QVC for their new venture.

“No we love working at Q,” Jeff wrote back. “We just had an opportunity to buy a franchise in travel and with so many people asking us for advice every week and the fact we love to travel ourselves we felt it was a good fit and fun.”

We always thought they were a classy pair and enjoy their QVC visits. They are “following our heart” by buying this franchise, Erin and Jeff said on Facebook.

“Over the years so many of you have told me ‘You should be a travel agent!’ and I’m finally following your advice,” Jeff wrote. “As a Cruise Planners franchise owner I’m here to share my experience as a world traveler, as a destination specialist, as a husband/father of a family who loves to vacay and as your friend. TeamMoseley is here to help you plan your next cruise, all inclusive resort, safari, Alaskan land tour…The possibilities are endless! Let’s get you out there to see the world, make memories and find your happy place!”

And they haven’t wasted any time capitalizing on their gemstone knowledge. Jeff posted this on Facebook Sunday night.

JEWELRY & GEM LOVERS CRUISE

If you want to learn more about where gems come from & want to learn more about how jewelry is designed & manufactured & what’s hot & what’s not while enjoying a glass of champagne at sea then stay tuned!

Team Moseley is currently speaking with some of the biggest designers, manufacturers & site holders for mines & top home shopping television host in the business and will soon be announcing details as far as who is cruising with us for this exclusive event.

If you are interested please email us in advance and we will share details as soon as all designers, manufacturers and site holders have confirmed.

Do you love to cruise? Do you love gems & jewelry?

Jeff.Moseley@cruiseplanners.com

Evine, of course, runs gemstone jewelry and Invicta watch cruises.

This should be interesting.

Want to Be a JTV Host? Heed the 5 ‘Ps’

December 27, 2018

If you are interested in becoming a Jewelry Television host, and wouldn’t mind moving to Knoxville, Tenn., here is your big chance.

JTV is holding host auditions in New York City Jan. 13 to 15.

Here’s the part of the post we saw on Facebook:

As the face of JTV, our hosts are responsible for achieving on-air sales goals while providing an excellent customer experience. The right candidate will combine his/her genuine passion for jewelry with an equal passion to drive sales.

Our hosts will maintain a professional persona, both on-air and in the community, and are looked on as leaders in our industry.

No pressure! And we guess no drinking to excess or coke snorting off-air.

JTV also says that its hosts live by the Five “P’s.” As in “Be prepared, prompt, professional, polished and polite.”

Candidates must be available to work all day parts — including weekends, holidays and overnights. Sounds like journalism. Hope it pays better.

They must also “be able to sell all types of jewelry and gemstones.” Oy!

Finally, sales and/or jewelry experience is “strongly preferred,” while prior TV hosting and being a graduate gemologist are pluses.

Have at it, folks.

Ex-QVC Host Lisa Mason Joins JTV

December 4, 2017

Another QVC alum is joining Jewelry Television, with former host Lisa Mason coming on-board.

Last week Mason announced on Facebook her debut on JTV with a jewelry line. She noted that she is joining former QVC diamond expert Michael O’Connor on the all-jewelry, all-the-the-time jewelry network.

“I am thrilled to share with you that I will see you next Friday evening on JTV!” she wrote. “I am representing a collection of jewelry called ‘LoveMore by Lisa Mason.’ It is a mixed collection comprised of solid silver, 14k gold, CZ and natural diamonds. Inspired entirely by the journey I have traveled with my Beloved, every piece is timeless and elegant. Some items are replicas of my personal collection (yes, the Flower ring will be offered in January!) and some are brand-new designs.”

She continued, “I want you to know how much I loved my time at QVC! My experience there was so very valuable and precious. So many QVC friends, in front of the camera and behind, are so extraordinary supportive of this new endeavor. I am so thankful! But I now have a new home at JTV! Joining my dear friend, Michael O’Connor, (who I hope to do a show with soon!!) I am so blessed to work at this loving, warm company. Based in my home state of Tennessee, it allows me to be close to family when I am there!”

Mason said that two holiday items are already available on JTV.com.

“Just in time for gift-giving, the silver heart-charm bracelet was one of the first gifts Gino gave me,” she wrote. “I love it! Today, I offer my version of that bracelet along with the silver heart-charm necklace to you! And, thanks to JTV’s generosity, both items have a special sale price, 5-stretch payments, and free shipping!”

She said, “I look forward to being on air next Friday, Dec. 8. I will be joining Nikki and Misty on their show ‘Girl Friend Friday’! I’ll pop in between 8 and 10 p.m. for a quick chat about my two holiday items! I hope you can join me! Then, I’ll see you for the full launch of the entire collection on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.”

Gino, of course, is Mason’s husband, who is suffering from brain cancer. He remains in everyone’s prayers, of course.

JTV Supports Women’s Heart Disease Awareness

February 4, 2017

Here’s the kind of news we like to hear from a home shopping network.

Jewelry Television is once again joining “Go Red For Women” in February to support the fight against heart disease, promoting a “Love Your Heart” comprehensive campaign to increase awareness and educate viewers about the risks of heart disease and raise funds for the American Heart Association.

“Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women each year,” JTV CEO Tim Matthews said in a canned statement.

“That’s approximately one woman every 80 seconds, but about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. The majority of our viewers are women so we are thrilled to help ‘Go Red For Women’ raise awareness on the importance of knowing the risks of heart disease and stroke.”

For every purchase from the exclusive 2017 ‘Love Your Heart’ jewelry collection, JTV will donate 10 percent of the selling price to the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement.

JTV is also offering several additional opportunities to participate and show support for the cause. If you contribute $5 or more to JTV’s “Love Your Heart” fund this mlonth you will get a $10 promotional offer to use on a purchase.

Funds raised will go directly to Go Red For Women and help fund important research and educational programs.

Here’s a tip: To learn about the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease go to JTV.com/GoRed.

Celeb Stylist O’Connor Brings Red Carpet To JTV

January 2, 2017

Celebrity stylist and TV commentator Michael O’Connor, MIA from the home shopping world for two years, will be back on the scene on Tuesday with his Bella Luce collection for Jewelry Television.

We recently blogged about O’Connor’s return to home shopping, now that his non-compete clause with QVC has ended, but last week we got to chat with him about why he is doing this cubic zirconia line for JTV.

https://homeshoppingista.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/ex-qvc-diamond-expert-designs-line-for-jtv/

He said that his debut JTV collection — more than two dozen pieces hitting a top price of $190 — includes “a nice mix” of classic and dressier jewelry set in sterling silver. Pieces are already online.

http://www.jtv.com/s?q=bella%20luce%20by%20michael%20oconnor

O’Connor, whose Yorkie was yipping in the background as we spoke to him on the phone, said he has already shown some of his celebrity clientele pieces of his JTV jewelry. Actresses Lesley Nichol of “Downton Abbey” and “Glee” alum Jane Lynch are in photos sporting it. Lynch has O’Connor’s version of an angel-wing pendant, and Nichol has already worn her earrings on the red carpet, according to O’Connor.

Michael O'Connor, his angle wing pendant and actress Jane Lynch.

Michael O’Connor, his angle wing pendant and actress Jane Lynch.

A number of the pieces are inspired by what has appeared on the red carpet (which can cost $200,000 to $2 million), scaled down but including the detailing and the “impeccable” quality that O’Connor said he wanted. That would include the back of the pieces being as finished and as gorgeous as the front, according to O’Connor.

“It’s beautiful no matter what way you look at it,” he said.

To get the drift of what we’re talking about, take a gander at the backside of a John Hardy piece.

O’Connor, who spent 14 years on QVC essentially repping its Affinity Diamond line on-air, said that the feedback he often got from viewers then was that they wanted “more important,” grand pieces with larger stones.

But that was virtually impossible to do affordably at QVC, because the price of diamonds had shot up 40 percent to 70 percent and gold also skyrocketed. After O’Connor parted ways with QVC, he did some work for JTV, acting as a judge for its national search for “rock star” jewelry designers.

He was eventually approached by JTV about doing a line for it, and O’Connor said he was impressed with the quality of the CZ, or as he called it that “diamond simulant,” that Bella Luce incorporated. The deal was sealed when he found a manufacturer who could produce jewelry of the quality he demanded.

O’Connor’s signature stamp will also be on his collection, a mark that includes a small pink Bella Luce stone. Kinda reminds us of the ruby that Roberto Coin uses as a signature on its jewelry.

O’Connor’s initial pieces will be mainly white, but O’Connor said he is looking to branch out to colors such as blue and yellow.

He has been posting photos of his JTV jewelry on his Facebook page. So far O’Connor said the collection has been well-received, and he is even listening to suggestions.

https://www.facebook.com/michael.oconnor.9210

For example, O’Connor said one woman was was lamenting the fact that she needed a size 4 ring, and he is hoping make that size a staple to his jewelry in the future.

His collection will air 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

JTV Host Nikki Coggins’ Beau Put A Ring On It

December 27, 2016

Well, at least someone got engaged this Christmas.

Jewelry Television host Nikki Coggins apparently got a ring from from her handsome honey, Chuck Devotie.

Coggins posted her good holiday news on Facebook, including a photos of Devotie on bended knee proposing on Christmas Eve. Her beau is a sergeant on the New Market Police Department in Tennessee.

https://www.facebook.com/nikki.coggins.7?fref=ts

They both look extraordinarily happy, so congrats to all.

Ex-QVC Diamond Expert Designs Line For JTV

December 22, 2016

Celebrity stylist Michael O’Connor, who spent years on QVC presenting its Affinity Diamond line, has designed a collection for Jewelry Television. But it ain’t diamonds.

We hope to speak to O’Connor next week about why he decided to do faux diamond pieces for JTV’s Bella Luce collection, a collaboration that the shopping network announced on Wednesday.

The jewelry will debut Jan. 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Charming O’Connor has more than three decades of experience in the jewelry and fashion industry, and is a celebrity stylist and fashion commentator.

“Michael has always been at the forefront of jewelry trends and is someone who has influenced celebrity style for many years,” Jill Johnson, JTV’s vice president of marketing, said in a canned statement. “So we know our customers are going to love each piece in this new collection.”

Here’s the pitch from the press release:

JTV’s exclusive Michael O’Connor for Bella Luce collection delivers elegance and style day or night. O’Connor creates stunning jewelry with the look, feel and quality of luxurious red-carpet designs.

Each piece is crafted in sterling silver with Eterno accents and is stamped with O’Connor’s signature logo. Additionally, a pink Bella Luce jewel is tucked within the interior of many of his designs.

“As a brand for passionate jewelry advocates, JTV is the perfect partner for this collection,” O’Connor said. “This is an exciting time and I’m looking forward to sharing these pieces with the JTV family.”