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Jewelry TV Holds Jewel School Designer Challenge

June 30, 2014

Jewelry Television invites jewelry designers is holding its annual Jewel School Designer Showcase Challenge, with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes are up for grabs for 60 winners.

Competitors can enter their one-of-a-kind creations until Aug. 17, according to the network.

“Jewelry-making complements us as a retailer of loose gemstones,” Trisha Condra, JTV’s vice president and general merchandising manager of gemstones, said in a canned statement. “Each year, the Designer Showcase brings the individuality of our customers to the forefront. We love providing a platform to celebrate their creativity.”

Contestants may enter into the following categories:

– Mixed-Up Media: Finished jewelry must feature Kumihimo, leather, concrete or polymer clay using any technique.

– Metal-Art Play: Finished jewelry must feature metal and wire using techniques of metal smithing, wire work, viking knit, art clay or chain maille. This includes the use of cold and hot connections, metal forming, weaving wire or firing plates.

– Blissful Beading: Finished jewelry must feature beads from the smallest seed bead to the largest focal bead or any size in between using techniques such as knotting, beading wire, bead weaving or looming.

A panel of judges will review the entries from Aug. 18 to 31 and select 20 finalists from each category.

On Sept. 1, the finalists will be announced and online voting will commence. A grand prize winner, fan favorite and three category winners will be announced live on air Sept. 22.

The grand prize winner and fan favorite will receive Jewel School products and cash totaling $3,500. All category winners and finalists will receive prizes with Jewel School products, gift cards and/or cash totaling $6,650.

For more information and to enter the Jewel School Designer Showcase Challenge, visit jtv.com/challenge.

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JTV Quiz Will Tell You Your Jewelry Style

May 29, 2014

Those sly pusses at Jewelry Television have something new up their sleeves: a “Jewelry Love” style quiz.

In a press release Wednesday, JTV said that “the interactive quiz is a brand new approach in response to consumer trends towards more personalized shopping experiences.” Okey-dokey.

The quiz is now online now at jtv.com/stylequiz.

The answers to a “few quick questions instantly reveal a signature jewelry style personality, with hand-selected pieces to match,” according to JTV.

We came out Upscale Urban, by the way. Other categories include Boho Chic, Brilliant Bombshell and Class Act.

“We strive to stay in tune with our shoppers and consumer trends,” JTV Vice President of Marketing Jill Johnson said in a canned statement.

“The ‘Jewelry Love’ style quiz has redefined a visit to our website as a more personal, experiential shopping adventure. It offers a higher level of individualization. By taking our quiz, a shopper will get immediate results with her own style personality. Ultimately, we’ve created a way to bring all her favorite pieces to one page.”

JTV’s Jewelry Fest, June 2 to 8, offers will offer an opportunity for homeshoppingistad to put their ‘Jewelry Love’ style quiz results into action.

“JTV will feature a comprehensive array of colors, textures and cuts – all in one dynamic week – so that fans can discover additional pieces that reflect their signature jewelry style personality,” the network said.

JTV also announced its Jewelry Fest Escape Sweepstakes. You can enter June 2 to July 31 at jtv.com/escape for a chance to win a trip for two and a $1,000 JTV jewelry wardrobe.

The total prize package is valued up to $7,600. The winner will choose from one of four luxurious destinations including Napa, Paris, Las Vegas and Costa Rica.

Exercise Icon Richard Simmons ‘Sparkles’ On Jewelry Television

November 5, 2013

We just saw a promo on Jewelry Television featuring exercise maven and shorts lover Richard Simmons.

Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons

He talked about designing baubles for his mother and his Sparkle collection for JTV.

http://www.jtv.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-jtv-Site/default/Search-Show?q=richard+simmons+jewelry

Maybe we’ve just been out of the loop, but the fact that Simmons is doing a jewelry line for JTV is news to us.

Former ShopHQ Host Libby Floyd Heads To Jewelry TV

November 3, 2013

Another ShopHQ alum has landed: Libby Floyd is going to work at Jewelry Television.

Floyd, who looks more gorgeous every time we see a new photo of her, posted the news on Facebook.

Libby Floyd

Libby Floyd

“I’m excited to announce that I’m joining the amazing team at Jewelry Television!” she wrote. “I can’t wait to reconnect with all of you on-air in the coming weeks! … See you all soon!”

https://www.facebook.com/jtvlibby

Former QVC-HSN host Judy Crowell had been on then ShopNBC, now ShopHQ, when she came on JTV as the rep for its Stratify line. But that stint ended.

We wish Floyd luck, we liked her on SHopHQ.

Did ShopNBC’s Chuck Clemency Make Black Spinel A Stone Star?

August 26, 2013

Are we crazy? Wait a minute, let’s rephrase that.

In Facebook ShopNBC/ShopHQ jewelry vendor Chuck Clemency last week took credit for bringing black spinel into the market and making it a popular gem.

Jersey boy Clemency made the comments in response to No. 1 home shopping network QVC for the first time ever offering a Today’s Special Value in that black spinel, hoop earrings. (That show was hosted by QVC pretty boy Rick Domeier, who repeatedly made reference to “the Facebook.” No, no, no “the,” Rick.)

Chuck Clemency, right, and fellow ShopNBC vendor Michael V.

Chuck Clemency, right, and fellow ShopNBC vendor Michael V.

Here is what Clemency posted:

“I’m watching the ‘Q’ and they have a ‘Today’s Special Value,’ an inside-outside Black Spinel hoop. I just heard the host say it’s the stone of the year. Wow!! They are selling 1″&11/2″ Big Daddy’s their not. I want to thank all of my friends who shop with me on Shopnbc for making this the gemstone it is today!”

The Big Daddy’s Clemency was referring to where his own huge black spinel hoops.

Now here is where us being crazy comes in. We’ve seen more black spinel in the past year on Jewelry Television than any other home shopping network, at terrific prices. We love the stone and bought several JTV necklaces in it.

We don’t remember it having much prominence on ShopNBC or with Clemency until this year, long after JTV was offering a wide variety of black spinel baubles.

What do you folks remember? Does Chuck deserves props for making black spinel a hot rock, or not?

Jewelry Television Debuts ELLE Jewelry Line Thursday

August 6, 2013

Jewelry Television will launch its Spirit by ELLE bronze jewelry collection Thursday at 7 p.m.

“Spirit by ELLE encourages women to express their personal style and individuality with jewelry,” the home shopping network said Monday. “Each piece in the collection features fine Swarovski crystals, the signature logo and a created red ruby that serves as a symbol of love and life force. These elements assure you this is an authentic SPIRIT by ELLE design.”

A piece from JTV's new ELLE collection

A piece from JTV’s new ELLE collection

This jewelry is made of bronze, which JTV describes as “luxurious.” NOT.

Give us gold or silver, or give us death!

“These jewelry pieces are inspired by today’s fashion trends and are designed to complement all silhouettes,” Jill Johnson, JTV’s vice president of marketing, said in a canned statement. “We’re excited to bring these graceful, timeless pieces to our community of fashion-conscious customers.”

Each piece is bathed in rhodium, a member of the platinum family, to provide shine and help prevent tarnish.

“Spirit by ELLE jewelry is an aspirational brand that offers women access to higher-end looks at guilt-free pricing,” Johnson said. “From chic to confident, this collection was designed to perfectly complete a woman’s silhouette and to enhance their individuality.”

The Spirit by ELLE Collection ranges in price from $25 to $150. Spirit by ELLE is featured on Jewelry Television and at http://www.jtv.com.

JTV Commemorates Marilyn Monroe’s 87th Birthday Saturday

May 31, 2013

Jewelry Television will pay homage to Marilyn Monroe Saturday, which would have been the Gemini bombshell’s 87th birthday.

JTV will be featuring its exclusive Marilyn Monroe Jewelry collection, which is inspired by Norma Jean.

“This jewelry embodies the essence of Marilyn’s personality,” JTV vice president of marketing Jill Johnson said in a canned statement Thursday. Many of the pieces are reproductions of jewelry she actually wore, while others are representative of her glamorous life.”

JTV's replicas of the earrings Marilyn Monroe wore when she serenaded President Kennedy

JTV’s replicas of the earrings Marilyn Monroe wore when she serenaded President Kennedy

The line features more than 250 pieces of fashion jewelry ranging from $19.99 to $329.99. Each piece is covered in 14 karat yellow gold or rhodium and set with crystals and gems.

The collection features crystal dangle earrings that are replicas of the ones Marilyn wore when she famously sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden.

In addition, this collection features replica emerald earrings, which were a gift from Frank Sinatra, and casual gold hoops that were inspired by some she often wore.

“Marilyn Monroe is known for a beauty and style that translates seamlessly across generations,” Johnson said. “It is only fitting she has an official collection of jewelry to represent her well.”

Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles.

Her name was Norma Jean Mortensen before she changed it to Marilyn Monroe. She died on Aug. 5, 1962, at age 36.

Late JTV Co-Founder Jerry Sisk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

May 17, 2013

The late Gerald “Jerry” Sisk Jr., co-founder and executive vice president of Jewelry Television, has posthumously been awarded the Lifetime Achievement from the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).

The organization honored Sisk’s work and dedication to the industry posthumously in Chansha, Hunan, China, on Thursday.

ICA board member Clement Sabbagh accepted the award on Sisk’s behalf after a video acceptance speech by his widow, Karen Sisk, and JTV co-founders Bob Hall and Bill Kouns.

Jerry Sisk

Jerry Sisk

Sisk, 59, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep on a Sunday morning, Jan. 13.

Sisk was a graduate gemologist (G.I.A.), a member of the International Colored Gemstone Association, and served as a Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference committee member. He was named one of the five most powerful people in the world of gems and gemology on the JCK 2012 Power List. His book, “Guide to Gems & Jewelry,” has sold more than 15,000 copies and is in its second printing.

“We are grateful to ICA for honoring Jerry,” Kouns said in a statement. “He was passionate about gemstones and loved the sense of adventure provided when traveling the world in search of the latest discoveries and best values to pass along to our customers.”

During his career Sisk traveled to more than 40 countries worldwide.

“Every two years at the ICA Congress a tribute is presented to someone who significantly contributed to the growth of the gemstones industry during his or her life,” Sabbagh said. “Earlier this year our industry suffered a great loss of a man who, with his passion, accomplished our mission by bringing gemstones to a great number of homes in America through JTV. At this 15 ICA Congress, we are proud to present this tribute of a Lifetime Achievement Award to his wife, family and co-workers.”

JTV Caps Diamond Month With Finale On Our Birthday, April 28

April 19, 2013

April is Diamond Month, and even more importantly, it’s our birthday month.

Jewelry Television has been featuring diamonds all month, with the grand finale set for April 28 — our birthday! Holla for Taurus.

“There will be diamonds of every shape and color available online and on TV,” a JTV spokeswoman told us.

JTV blue diamonds

JTV blue diamonds

Now, we hate to throw a water balloon on JTV’s parade, but we don’t dig the quality of its while diamonds. We don’t expect flawless diamonds for bargain prices, but we don’t want cloudy ones, either. But the network’s colored diamonds look OK.

“Many consumers don’t realize that diamonds come in every color of the rainbow,” Natalie Parman, JTV’s vice president of merchandising, said in a canned statement. “JTV’s diamond month finale will be full of color featuring unique blue, champagne, cognac and chocolate diamonds alongside traditional white diamonds.”

More blue diamonds

More blue diamonds

According to JTV, the top trends in diamond jewelry include diamond earrings in numerous shapes and colors, as well as diamond cross and heart pendants.

“The hottest trend is blue diamonds,” Parman said. “Our customers clamor for any piece of jewelry featuring blue diamonds.”

Diamonds are known as one of the hardest substances in the world and are still the number No. 1 choice to signify love and commitment. Diamonds are also the traditional birthstone for the month of April. Yes indeed, it is our birthstone.

“Jewelry Television’s diamond buyers canvas the globe searching for the best buys on diamonds,” the network said in a press release. “JTV’s vast international network and purchasing power allow the network to offer a diamond selection difficult to find at traditional jewelry retailers.”

Jewelry Television Donates $80,000 To American Heart Association

April 12, 2013

Tim Matthews

Tim Matthews

They’re doing some good down in Knoxville, Tenn.

In February Jewelry Television raised $80,000 for the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement. JTV designated February “Love Your Heart” month and launched a comprehensive multimedia campaign aimed at raising awareness and educating viewers about the risks of heart disease.

“We were pleased with the outstanding number of donations from JTV customers and employees contributed to the Go Red For Women movement,” JTV CEO Tim Matthews said in a canned statement. “Our shopping network reaches 80 million U.S. households, so if this campaign helps save even one life, we will have used our platform for reaching women and their families effectively.”

Through this initiative, JTV said that developed a relationship with the American Heart Association, and that it plans to support the Go Red movement on an ongoing basis.

JTV’s customer base is 90 percent female (no surprise there), and heart disease is the number No. 1 killer of women 20 years and older in the United States, so women are a central focus for both Go Red For Women and JTV.

“We’re thankful for Jewelry Television’s support of Go Red For Women and we appreciate their participation in the collective fight against women’s No. 1 killer,” Ron Haddock, chairman of the American Heart Association, said in his canned statement. “The funds raised through their campaign directly impact the lives of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends who are affected by heart disease each and every day.”

JTV’s marketing maven got her two cents in, too.

“We are very thankful for the support of our loyal customers and employees,” said JTV vice president of marketing Jill Johnson. “The American Heart Association is the perfect fit for us. We’re already discussing how we can do more to advance the mission of the Go Red For Women movement in 2014 and beyond.”


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