Posts Tagged ‘turquoise bowls’

HSN Rock God Jay King’s Green Turquoise Bowls — And Wedding Band

April 7, 2012

Sorry we’ve been remiss in posting. Work is a bitch.

But we did find time this week to watch portions of HSN’s Designer Jewelry Day, including rock god Jay King.

Two interesting things on that front. We remember a few year’s back when callers would ask about King’s personal status, and hosts would say that he was “taken,” that he had a girlfriend.

Well, we noticed that King is now wearing a wedding band. Congrats on the marriage Jay!

And even though King’s company, Desert Rose, is in New Mexico, he is apparently living in Vero Beach, Fla.

Secondly, King said that he will be bringing in both blue and green turquoise bowls. He has done bowls made out of blue turquoise and lapis before, and they always sell out in a flash. He’s never had green turquoise.

There will be 500, so keep your eyes peeled. They sell like hotcakes, even though they are several hundred dollars each.

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Don’t Look For HSN Rock God Jay King’s Turquoise Bowls After October

July 21, 2010

You may not see this King bowl anymore after the fall

HSN rock star Jay King’s current turquoise and lapis bowls are not long for this world.

King, who has HSN’s Today’s Special Wednesday, said on his first show at midnight that he will have some of the popular bowls coming in October.

“After that, I don’t know if we’ll be able to do it anymore,” King said.

With turquoise so scarce and expensive, it looks like doing the bowls in the current design just uses up too much of that “rough.”

King was asked about the bowls again at 1 p.m., from a woman who wanted to buy one for her husband’s birthday.

That time, King hedged a bit and said he was “trying” to bring the bowls back in October, again citing skyrocketing turquoise prices as the problem.

“The turquoise had gone through the roof,” he told that caller.

And even later King hedged again about even having the bowls in October, saying, “That’s not a guarantee.”

King's garnet necklace

But take heart. King, who just came back from being on the road for five weeks, also mentioned that he has just designed four more bowls. So maybe we’ll see them coming up on HSN.

Wednesday is HSN’s 24-hour Silver Celebration, and King’s TS is a garnet waterfall necklace for $100.

HSN Rock God Jay King Says Lapiz Bowls Will Be Back In May, But Not Turquoise Ones

February 14, 2010

Rock god Jay King has been on HSN all this weekend with his Mine Finds from the Tucson Gem Show, and he gave an update Saturday night about his popular turquoise bowls and lapiz bowls.

King told viewers that his lapiz bowls will be back on HSN in May, and that he’ll have 200 to sell. But the news as the turquoise bowls was not so great.

It doesn’t look like we can expect them anytime soon. King, who travels the globe looking for unusual stones to craft into jewelry, said the turquoise bowls use a lot of “rough,” as they say in the rock biz.

To make 700 turquoise bowls for a recent visit, King said, “We burned through tonnage (of turquoise).”

As a tease, King had one of his lapiz bowls sitting on the table as he did his HSN presentations.

King has HSN’s Today’s Special Sunday. It is a pair of turquoise inlay interchangeable earrings, which have turquoise, mother of pearl and black enhancer that you can change out on the earrings. The earrings are $90.

HSN Rock King Jay King Expects To Bring Lapis Bowls To Network In February

December 29, 2009

Jay King, HSN’s rock star, Monday night said he hopes to be bringing lapis bowls to the home shopping network in February.

King, who travels around the world to find unusual stones to bring to HSN as his “Mine Finds,” was on the home shopping channel all weekend, with the Today’s Special, a turquoise and opal necklace, on Monday.

One of King’s newest and most popular items have been turquoise bowls, a small one and a large one. The items, with the small 8 1/2-inch bowl costing $310, have quickly sold out.

During his presentations Monday King had such a bowl, this one made of cobalt blue lapis, sitting on the table. “I hope to have it in February,” King said. “And you’ll see turquoise bowls back in 2010.”

King, who HSN describes as its own Indiana Jones, said one of the issues in getting the turquoise bowls back is that they are using more stone rough than King and his crew had anticipated.

HSN’s Rock God Jay King Has Brought Back His ‘Turquoise’ Bowls

November 26, 2009

HSN’s resident rock hound is Jay King, who travels around the world to scout for unusual “rough” to use for his Mine Finds jewelry, which is sold on the home shopping channel.

King earlier this fall introduced bowls made out of turquoise, which flew out the door. They were quick sellouts.

Well, an 8 1/2-inch version of King’s turquoise bowl is now available on HSN’s Web site. It’s $310, and apparentlly modeled after Navaho corn-grinding bowls.

By the way, the bowls are described as “sculptured,” not turquoise.

Here’s what HSN’s Web site says: “Each bowl requires a day-long manufacturing process — through which it acquires its appealing raw-edge and high shine — and is fashioned from an intriguing composition of gibbsite, turquoise, feldspar, titanium dioxide and quartz.”