Posts Tagged ‘sterling silver’

Jewelry Designer Scott Kay’s Daughter Brings His Line To QVC

February 1, 2015

Wow, Tiffany Kay is a brave soul, braver than us. This all has to do with losing your dad, you see.

Kay lost her dad, noted jewelry designer Scott Kay (whose company is based in Teaneck, N.J.) in December. He was only 57, and died of a heart attack. Today Tiffany, 27, debuted a lower-priced Scott Kay sterling silver line on QVC, one that has apparently been in the works for 10 years.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/scott-kay-owner-of-teaneck-based-jewelry-company-dies-at-57-1.1182116

http://www.qvc.com/jewelry/scott-kay/_/N-mfluZ1z137z3/c.html

She is a lovely woman, and is continuing her dad’s business and keeping his legacy alive.

Our dad passed away on Jan. 13, and we would not be able to go on TV and talk about him the way that Tiffany talked about her designer dad today without losing our composure.

In fact, we have not been blogging because of circumstances stemming from our dad’s death, and the fact that we are laid up with a broken ankle. The blogs will be coming just sporadically for awhile.

We have been a fan of Scott Kay jewelry for years, and for the past two years purchased his pieces at sample sales in Bergen County. His specialty was heavy silver pieces, especially crosses and angel wings.

We have also picked up some of his jewelry at TJ Maxx.

The QVC pieces are gorgeous, with many incorporating one of our favorite stones, black spinel, and garnet. And they are not badly priced, compared to the original line.

https://www.facebook.com/scottkayusa

http://www.nationaljeweler.com/independents/retail-profiles/A-fulfilling-life-6432.shtml

Our condolences to Tiffany and her family. We did your dad proud today.

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Watch Out Lisa Robertson, Hello Robert Lee Morris: The Homeshoppingista Is Coming To West Chester

August 3, 2010

God willing, The Homeshoppingista will be making a pilgrimage to West Chester, Pa., to meet Robert Lee Morris and Michael Dawkins, among other QVC jewelry designers, later this month.

We got the invite Monday from QVC to its Aug. 21 designer meet-and-greet, which the home shopping channel holds periodically for viewers at its headquarters. That night, and throughout Aug. 22, QVC is doing a 25-hour Sterling Designer Gallery event.

At the meet-and greet, another one of our favorites, Ann King, will be present, as well as Naomi Pevsner, Elizabeth Rand, Elizabeth Showers and Margaret Thurman.

Mom, sister Karen and BFF Ann are supposed to be coming, too.

But then we learned the drive is 2 1/2 hours from Montclair, so we are going to have to stay ovenight rather than make that long drive home at night.

The Homeshoppingista reserved two rooms at a local hotel, but mom and Karen don’t know about that. We hope they still decide to come. Ann is in!

We better leave our AMEX card in Jersey.

QVC’s Gem Day Is Not Rocking

January 5, 2010

QVC jewelry lovers don’t seem to be impressed with Gem Day Tuesday on the home shopping network, and neither are we.

On one thread on the QVC jewelry forum, posters griped that most of the items are just sterling silver or not new merchandise.

On another thread, one woman was rather outraged that the Today’s Special Value, a multi-colored sapphire band ring, just came in sterling or in gold “clad,” not solid 14 carat gold. It is $139, on three Easy Pays.

The all-time price of gold has cut down on the inventory that networks like QVC are peddling, much to the frustration of jewelry geeks.

QVC’s Today’s Special Value For Jewelry Day Friday Is Diamond Key Pendant, Season’s Hottest Trend

December 15, 2009

Jewelry junkies like us, who have been complaining about QVC nixing a lot of its jewelry shows, are in for a treat Friday.

The No. 1 home shopping is not only dedicating the whole day to jewelry, but the Today’s Special Value is trading in on one of jewelry’s hottest trends: the key pendant.

The Friday TSV is an Affinity diamond key pendant that will be selling for $120, on three Easy Pays of $40. That’s a lot cheaper than the thousands of dollars Tiffany is asking for its signature key pendants.

Victoria Wieck's HSN Key, Not QVC TSV

The QVC version has 1/3 of a carat of diamonds set in sterling silver. It is two inches long, on an 18-inch rolo chain.

We love the key look, and are planning to find one we like for ourselves.

Our mom just bought one on HSN from Victoria Wieck that was studded with Absolutes, and came in silver or vermeil yellow or rose gold. It is $60.

HSN’s Italian Cameo Guy Amedeo And QVC’s Robert Lee Morris Have Something In Common: Rounded ‘Organic’ Silver Jewelry

November 20, 2009

It was a first for us, but we caught the L’una By R.F.M.A.S. sterling silver jewely line on HSN this week.

We liked the pieces, but they are strikingly similar in their organic, rounded look to the work of couture jewelry designer Robert Lee Morris, who has a lower-priced line on QVC.

Anyone familiar with RLM Studio on QVC will immediately know what we mean when we say the R.F.M.A.S. jewelry resembles Morris’s. In fact, even the initials in the two jewelry lines are similar. But HSN’s pieces are handcrafted in Tuscany, Italy.

The name R.F.M.A.S. is the combined initials of the two Italian designers of the jewelry, Roberto Faraone Mennella and Amedeo Scognamiglio. HSN regulars know Scognamiglio, because he does beautiful cameos for the home shopping network. Sterling silver is quite a new medium for him to bring to HSN.

Both men were on the show this week. Mennella is really handsome, and Scognamiglio is cute, charming and very funny.

We especially liked the R.F.M.A.S. necklaces with small silver donuts strung on black or colored cords; a large rounded ring; a half-moon pendant; a donut pendant and a 15-inch tube collar necklace, which we can’t afford at $200.

If you are petite, you know that 15-inch necklaces are hard to find.

Unlike Morris, R.F.M.A.S. also does enameled pieces, some with an animal-print look.