Posts Tagged ‘JTV’

Libby Floyd Joins Host Exodus Out Of Jewelry Television

November 10, 2014

ShopHQ is losing yet another host, ShopHQ veteran Libby Floyd.

Floyd posted the news, which some had already predicted, on Facebook. She is heading back to Cali, and her handsome husband.

Libby Floyd

Libby Floyd

She wrote:

Busy packing all of my party dresses! Excited to be moving back to CA full-time! I’ve had a great year as a host at JTV and have loved reuniting with so many old friends and making new ones but I’ve decided to head back home to my hubby, my kitty cat and to the beach!

Nov. 13th will be my last day on the air at JTV and I’ll miss shopping with all of you but the surf and sand is calling me! I have lots of new ventures in the works and will post soon but first I will head to London for a royal family wedding! Thanks for all of your love and support!

Here is her blurb from JTV’s website:

Libby has been a jewelry host in the home shopping industry for 15 years. She enjoys everything about hosting – the customers, the jewelry, the live television experience; they are all so exciting and no day is ever the same!

There are no rules in jewelry but I feel a woman can’t go wrong with having a classic white pearl strand, a diamond or Bella Luce tennis bracelet and silver or gold chandelier earrings in their jewelry wardrobe.
my favorite gemstone.

Strange Bedfellows: Jewelry Television, The Weather Channel

October 31, 2014

Here’s an unusual partnership: Jewelry Television and The Weather Channel united by the show “Prospectors.”

The two cable networks will be doing a cross-promotional sweepstakes celebrating the Season 3 premiere of the The Weather Channel’s original primetime series “Prospectors.”

The show, produced by High Noon Entertainment, returns Dec. 7 to The Weather Channel.

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The grand prize of the “$10,000 Prospectors Giveaway” includes rare aquamarine and bixbite gemstones that are valued at $5,000, along with $5,000 in cash.

The aquamarine was unearthed from the mountains of Colorado by “Prospectors” cast member Amanda Adkins, who also makes frequent appearances on JTV as a gemstone expert. She will announce the winner during Season 3’s second episode Dec. 14.

“This is a unique partnership,” JTV Vice President of Marketing Jill Johnson said in a canned statement. “We recognized a crossover in viewership being created by the ‘Prospectors’ fan base and vice versa. JTV’s mission is opening the world of jewelry and gemstones to everyone and this is a timely opportunity to drive audience viewership between JTV and The Weather Channel.”

“Partnering with Jewelry TV is a natural fit given the ‘Prospectors’ audience’s passion for the amazing gems discovered in each episode,” said Scot Safon, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Weather Co. “This sweepstakes gives this show’s fans the chance at their own windfall by winning an amazing souvenir from the show they love”.

Here’s a boilerplate on the show from the press release:

“Prospectors” follows a group of miners searching for the rarest gems in order to strike it rich. Season 3 brings back the original cast, along with a new family of miners, as they conspire on the mountains of Colorado to seek their fortunes.

At 14,000 feet above sea level with 50 percent less oxygen, the prospectors must brave extreme environmental elements such as close-call lightning strikes, hurricane-force winds and dramatic temperature changes.

For those willing to confront the danger, some of the planet’s most rare and precious gems await to be found, with huge paydays to accompany them. “Prospectors” is produced by High Noon Entertainment (“Dude You’re Screwed,” “Cake Boss”).

The sweepstakes will be featured on The Weather Channel during on-air promotions, as well as on social media platforms and digital extensions, including the “Prospectors” show page. Viewers can now enter the “$10,000 Prospectors Giveaway”.

Jewelry Television Host Kristen Keech Moving On

October 29, 2014

We hear that Jewelry Television is losing another young host, Kristen Keech.

Keech, who has been at JTV for four years, was recently on vacation in Miami and got a sweet job offer. It’s apparently a gig on cruise ships.

We like Keech and thought she was a fresh face on the Knoxville home shopping network. Let’s see who JTV brings in to replace her.

Kristen Keech

Kristen Keech

Here’s part of her bio from JTV.com:

http://www.jtv.com/linkpage?cid=meet-our-hosts-kristen-keech

Kristen Keech was born and raised in Pennsylvania and began her performing career at age three. With years of music, theatre and commercial experience, Kristen crossed over into the broadcast arena while in college. Before graduating college she began working in on-air retail with another company, both on camera and behind the scenes. The day she set foot in the studio she knew that this is what she was going to do for the rest of her life.

To Kristen, the most rewarding part of being a show host is having the opportunity to spend time with families all over the country. The ability to be welcomed in to a viewer’s home and to be afforded the opportunity to spend time with them is a gift beyond explanation.

She believes that a show host’s job is all about the connection and relationship with the customers. She says that she is honored and blessed to be able to have such great relationships with so many wonderful people.

Keech is also apparently a talented equestrian.

Vote For Your Favorite Gem At Jewelry Television

October 29, 2014

Jewelry Television has something new up its sleeve, by launching a “Gem of the Year” initiative based on crowdsourcing, the network said Tuesday.

The public is invited to vote for one of three of the network’s most popular gemstones between Oct. 28 and Nov. 9. We, by the way, are not fans of any of the three jewels.

“There are several ‘best of’ yearly designations, but to our knowledge this is a first for the gemstone category,” JTV Vice President of Marketing Jill Johnson said in a canned statement. “As one of the world’s premiere experts on rare and exotic gemstones, JTV is positioned to lead the charge for an annual Gem of the Year.”

JTV gemstone buyers, gemology experts, and merchandisers (and not The Homeshoppingista) “have narrowed the field to three top-performing gemstones representing the crème de la crème in terms of beauty, rarity, and desirability,” according to the home shopping channel’s press release.

The finalists are:

Chrome Diopside – sometimes known as Tashmarine, this gemstone color varies slightly from vivid green to a bluish green or even a yellowish green. Often mistaken for an emerald, this gem is primarily from Siberia, Russia.

Morganite – a variety of beryl, is a pink, salmon pink or slightly purplish pink stone and a cousin to other beryls such as emerald and aquamarine. Named after financier and gem enthusiast J.P. Morgan, Morganite’s pinkish hue comes from the presence of manganese.

Tanzanite – a relatively new gemstone in the world of gemology and jewelry, Tanzanite’s blue, violet blue or bluish purple shades are brilliant. This single sourced gemstone from Tanzania is a thousand times more rare than a diamond.

Each voter will be automatically entered to win a trio of jewelry designs in chrome diopside, morganite and tanzanite.

“We value the opinion of gemstone enthusiasts everywhere and are excited to create an exciting new tradition in the world of gemology,” Johnson said.

Host Erin Moseley Leaves Jewelry Television

September 26, 2014

Jewelry Television host Erin Moseley, whose hubby is also a host on the all-jewelry-all-the-time network, is exiting the joint.

Moseley, a perky blonde, posted the news on her Facebook page.

“Thank you Friends for your support, encouragement, for making me laugh, for sharing your stories and for your friendship over the past few months,” she

Erin Moseley

Erin Moseley

wrote. “I am moving on, but I will treasure the time I spent with you as a JTV Host and am so grateful that you have been part of my journey.”

http://www.facebook.com/erinmoseleystyle

She urged folks to connect with her on her page.

“Change is what you make of it…each step along the way brings you new opportunities to learn, to grow, to have fun and to celebrate who you are. I invite you all to share my journey and stay in touch on my page.”

Moseley’s husband Jeff, who is still a JTV employee, put in a good word for his spouse.

“Hope a successful network picks her up now that she is a FREE agent…she is amazing!” he said.

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?


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