Posts Tagged ‘JTV’

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.

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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.”

A ‘Fresh’ Blog On Home-Shopping Cliches

September 20, 2016

Anyone else sick of hearing cliches from home-shopping hosts?

We wrote a post on Facebook on this topic a few months ago, but never blogged about it. But our Facebook friends added a lot of great ones to the list we already had back then, and we’re adding those suggestions here.

(And writing this blog sure beats going through the piles of medical bills we’re getting for our broken ankle.)

What we’re talking about here are the catch phrases that we repeatedly hear from many hosts and vendors on QVC, HSN, Evine Live and Jewelry Television. Granted, talking non-stop about merchandise for hours is a real skill, and we mean that seriously.

But for those of us on the other side of the fourth-wall, it gets a little tiresome to hear the same phrases over and over again, particularly during presentations on jewelry and fashion.

Do any of these sound familiar?

“Fresh”

“Pop of color”

“A dollar a day”

“Jeans and a crisp white blouse”

“Knock your socks off”

“Buy more, save more”

“Love, love, love”

“Let me give you a tour”

“You can gift this”

Now, pair these words with HSN vendors. Come on, we know you know these.

“Honestly”

“Pristine”

Finally, name the HSN host who is guilty of saying, “There’s an argument for picking up at least a couple.”

That one was suggested by one of our Facebook friends, who wrote, “I have to laugh. Yes, why not ‘pick up’ two or three $100 rings at a pop, never mind we don’t receive HSN’s discount or freebies (I must assume) that the hosts enjoy!”

We know we’ve missed some of these repeated words and phrases, so please add your suggestions!

JTV Host Misty Mills To Open Restaurant

June 12, 2016

Jewelry Television host Misty Mills is becoming a restaurateur.

She is co-owner of an upscale Italian eatery, Merelli’s, that will be opening in July in Knoxville, Tenn., according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

http://www.knoxnews.com/business/italy-comes-to-bearden-as-merellis-italian-cuisine-plans-mid-summer-opening-34da5b40-ae64-6074-e053–382534061.html?d=mobile

The story doesn’t mention that Mills is a JTV host, and we don’t know if her new venture will affect her gig on the home shopping network.

http://www.merellis.com

Here is her bio from JTV’s website:

Misty Mills is a long-standing member of the Jewelry Television® family. She starting out selling Beanie Babies in June of 97 but her love of all things that sparkle quickly shone through and she started selling fine jewelry by July of 97.

Misty stays up-to-date on the latest trends so she can offer helpful advice to JTV viewers.

“I love bringing affordable luxury to everyone. You don’t have to spend a million to look like it! And I truly enjoy being their personal shopper.” When Misty is at home, she is a devoted mother to her only son, Jonathan, who has grown into an outstanding young man.”

JTV Launches ‘Let It Glow’ Holiday Campaign

November 12, 2015

We gave you QVC’s Christmas plans, so we’re giving you those of Jewelry Television, which came out when we were on vaca.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jewelry Television® (JTV), the only shopping network focused exclusively on the sale of fine jewelry and gemstones, announced the launch of its national Let It Glow holiday campaign. The promotion features JTV’s 2015 holiday collection, gift giving ideas and the chance to win a romantic Alaskan cruise getaway for two.

Experience the interactive Multimedia News Release here:

http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7372631-jewelry-television/

JTV’s Let It Glow campaign runs now through Dec. 25, with special event pricing on some of the season’s hottest jewelry trends including negative space rings, gemstone brooches, statement necklaces and more. Check out more details in the gift guide.

“The holidays are the perfect time to treat yourself and a loved one to a sparkling new piece of jewelry to be treasured for years to come,” said Jill Johnson, vice president of marketing at JTV. “We want to share the JTV holiday spirit by offering special holiday pricing and the chance to win the trip of a lifetime.”

The centerpiece of the campaign is the Season To Glow Sweepstakes. The grand prize includes seven nights on an Alaskan cruise, two nights in Seattle, Wash., and $1,000 cash. JTV will also award $250 JTV shopping sprees to 10 weekly winners. Enter the sweepstakes by visiting JTV.com/glow. Entrants may register to win once daily through Dec. 31, 2015.

“There’s no need to leave the comfort of your own home to shop this holiday season,” said Johnson. “With more than 30,000 items to choose from on our broadcast and website, we bring the joy of holiday shopping directly to you.”

Jewelry Television Hiring 400 For The Holidays

October 11, 2015

Jewelry Television is hiring for the holidays, 400 folks, to be exact.

The network held a job fair at its HQ in Knoxville, Tenn., last week.

“Every holiday season, beautiful, high-quality jewelry becomes one of the most sought-after purchases for gifting,” Jill Johnson, JTV vice president of marketing, said in a statement.

“We’re expanding our sales team to be able to provide our customers with fast and efficient customer service while meeting the demands of our holiday sales volumes.”

The newbies will be getting a one-crash course on jewelry and computers.

JTV Does Fund Drive For Beads Of Courage Program

September 8, 2015

Jewelry Television is partnering with Beads of Courage Inc., a non-profit organization that has a program we’ve never heard of but sounds very intriguing.

Children coping with serious illnesses receive special beads from their nurses and caregivers, with each bead representing a step in that child’s treatment. The idea is to honor their courage as they hit milestones.

During September, JTV is inviting its national audience to help seriously ill children be able to tell their story of courage.

“We are inviting our customers to support the mission of Beads of Courage by calling in or going online to donate, regardless of a purchase,” Jill Johnson, JTV’s vice president of marketing, said in a canned statement.

“To the children and families coping with serious illness, these beads represent the hope and courage needed throughout each stage of their treatment process. Every donation we receive will help provide the Beads of Courage Program at no charge for more than 30,000 participating children.”

A year ago, with donations from its audience, JTV raised $59,000 to benefit Beads of Courage. Through its efforts, the network was able to help establish three Beads of Courage programs at the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Since 2005 Beads of Courage has been working to transform the treatment experience for children coping with chronic, life-threatening illness through Arts-in-Medicine programs. There are Beads of Courage programs in more than 250 hospitals worldwide.

According to research, the program offers a coping strategy that helps children move through their treatment and helps them communicate with others. On average, most children have more than 500 beads in their collection. The Program helps clinicians at the bedside feel better equipped to support the emotional needs of children.

JTV is inviting artists and the public to contribute to Beads of Courage through National Bead Challenge Day on Sept. 19. National Bead Challenge Day will honor the brave children suffering from serious illnesses by helping to fulfill their Dream Bead wishes.

The mission of Beads of Courage is to provide innovative arts-in-medicine programs for children coping with serious illness, their families, and the healthcare providers who care for them. Beads of Courage programs are evidence-based interventions designed to strengthen resilience, alleviate suffering, and improve the psychological adjustment process.