Posts Tagged ‘JTV’

Want To Be A JTV Host? Go To Vegas

May 21, 2015

Jewelry Television, which seems to be shedding quite a few hosts lately, is holding open auditions for on-air talent in Las Vegas at the end of the month.

We’re told candidates must have a passion for jewelry and gemstones, “although extensive knowledge is not required upon hire.”

Another requirement is “the ability to talk on camera about JTV jewelry and gemstone products, unscripted for up to four hours.”

Wow, that’s a tall order, make no mistake about it.

Those chosen will be invited to enter JTV’s host show apprentice program at the network’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., for product and on-air training.

Auditions will be held May 29 to 31 at Courtyard Las Vegas South.

Interested candidates must set up an appointment; more information is available at

Texan Advances In JTV 2015 Rock Star Designer Competition

May 19, 2015

Jewelry designer Deborah Wilson Taylor, whose jewelry was recently worn on CBS’s “The Young & The Restless, has advanced in Jewelry Television’s 2015 Rock Star Designer Competition.

Taylor’s company, Austin, Texas-based Femailler, is in the running for the contest, where the top five designers will compete in a reality series for the title of Rock Star.

Soap opera actress Kelly Sullivan, who plays Sage Warner, wore a very unique gold Byzantine necklace on “The Young & The Restless” on April 30 and May 1.

Designer Deborah Wilson Taylor's necklace

Designer Deborah Wilson Taylor’s necklace

The piece of jewelry was presented to the show’s wardrobe team as part of California-based Artisan Group’s Stylist Gift Bag Initiative, and was subsequently selected for Sullivan to wear on the show.

“I chose this necklace for TV because it is simple but elegant,” Taylor said in a canned statement. “I knew that because it was shorter in length, it would suit a variety of necklines and that the detail would show up well in close-ups.”

The necklace can be purchased at, where it retails for $200.

Taylor’s participation in the JTV Rock Star Designer Competition involved creating and submitting a short video highlighting her work process and current designs, along with a bio and photos, according to a press release from the designer.

JTV’s panel of experts then pick top designers, including Taylor, to be voted on by the public. Public voting ends May 28 and the top 10 vote-getters will proceed to the next round of competition.

After further evaluation, the judges will then choose five finalists to travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in challenges until four are eliminated and a winner is chosen by the judges.

Taylor creates every piece of jewelry herself and handles all aspects of the business, including website, photography, videography, social media, order fulfillment and customer service.

“My passion is taking an ancient form of jewelry, chain maille, and bringing it to the modern, high-end market,” she said.

Her favorite designs include crosses and long and short drop earrings.

The designer began creating chain maille when she was 14, taught by her brother. She quickly decided to take those skills and create smaller more intricate versions in quality materials, in the form of jewelry.

JTV Host Jeff Moseley To Mosey Over to Royal Caribbean

May 16, 2015

Yet another host is leaving Jewelry Television.

Saturday Jeff Moseley said that he is taking an “amazing position” with the Royal Caribbean cruise line as the new business development manager in the Southeast region.

“I have enjoyed my time as a TV Host at JTV these past few years and I will miss many wonderful friends, co-workers and neighbors here in Knoxville, Tenn.,” he posted on Facebook. “What an honor to work for the ‘Best Cruise Line in the Caribbean.'” ‪

Jeff Moseley in action

Jeff Moseley in action

Moseley and his wife Erin were one of the few remaining husband-and-wife teams on a home shopping network, until she left to work for Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty.

The couple recently went on a diet using Isagenex, and lost a lot of weight.

Here is Jeff’s bio from JTV’s website”

Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Jeff followed a family tradition right out of high school by joining the Alabama Air National Guard while pursuing his Communications degree at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

An Accredited Jewelry Professional and now pursuing his Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America Jeff enjoys sharing his 18 years experience in the industry with as many people as possible.

“I love the fact that JTV is so confident their collectors will love their new gemstones and jewelry that they offer a no questions asked, unconditional money back guarantee on all purchases!”

Let’s hope that Moseley’s tenure at a cruise line lasts longer than that of JTV host Kristen Keech, who left briefly for the high seas and Royal Media Partners but is now back on the home shopping channel.

JTV Holds Contest To Find Rock Star Jewelry Designer

April 1, 2015

Does everybody really want to be a rock star, like Nickelback says? Jewelry Television seems to think so. (Coincidentally, we heard the song this morning on the radio coming to work.)

The home shopping network is launching a national competition to discover talented jewelry designers. JTV’s Rock Star Designer Contest is open to the public and the online call for entries runs through April 30.

“We know there are many talented jewelry designers just waiting to be discovered and given their first big break,” Jill Johnson, JTV vice president of marketing, said in a canned statement. “We decided to use our international platform to offer exposure for contestants, as well as an opportunity to help one lucky winner get started in the jewelry industry.”

Entrants must submit photos of finished jewelry they have designed and made that represents their unique design style, along with a headshot and video message explaining why they should be JTV’s first Rock Star Designer.

The winner will receive: $5,000 cash prize; one-on-one mentoring with JTV’s international buyers; a segment on JTV featuring winner’s jewelry collection; exposure to 85 million households; and introductions to industry insiders and manufacturers

One hundred jewelry designers will be selected from the applicant group by the judges’ panel, consisting of industry experts. The initial finalists will be posted online for public viewing and voting, which will narrow the group to 10 semi-finalists.

The panel of judges will narrow the group to five finalists who will be notified May 29th and will receive an all-expense paid trip to JTV headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in a reality show style competition.

Designers will be filmed as they work their way through 4 unique design challenges. One finalist will be eliminated after each challenge until a winner emerges. The episodes will be aired on and promoted on the national broadcast network.

Entrants must be at least 21 years old and be available for the challenge filming dates. For a complete list of rules and details visit Learn more about JTV at

Ex-JTV Hosts Libby Floyd, Erin Moseley Find Gigs In Real Estate

December 22, 2014

Two Jewelry Television alums have found news careers — as real estate agents.

First Libby Floyd, who was on JTV for a brief year after a long tenure at ShopHQ, has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a Realtor in Cali. Venice, to be precise.

In fact, here is one of her pitches:

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represents the most expensive home in America….it’s a cool $195,000,000. Any takers? I’d be happy to show it to you!” she posted on Facebook.

LIbby Floyd

LIbby Floyd

That would be a tidy commission.

And former JTV host Erin Moseley has a new gig at Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty, as an affiliate broker/Realtor in Knoxville, Tenn.

Curiously enough, Moseley’s bio on the company website doesn’t mention her recent tenure at JTV.

It shouldn’t be too much of a stretch for Floyd and Moseley to do sell real estate. After all, they were sales people in the home shopping world. If you

Erin Moseley

Erin Moseley

are a good sales person, you should be able to transfer those skills to sell any product.

We say the same thing in the journalism biz. If you’re a good reporter, you should be able to cover any beat.

Good luck to both these classy ladies.

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.


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

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.”

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.