October is GEM MONTH at HSN!
This special event has been in the works since the Tucson Gem Fair in February. When I walked that show with Sandy, our Gem Buyer, she was cherry picking stones for this very special occasion. This marks our second anniversary of an entire month devoted to gems. Each Wednesday look for special edition shows devoted to the natural beauty of Mother Earth. Most of the collections have taken since the beginning of the year to create. The whole month is packed with great jewelry treats. If you love exotic gems be sure to tune in on October 7th at midnight (that is the 6th going into the 7th – it can be very confusing). The Today’s Special is going to be every modern gem girl’s dream come true.
Carol Brodie is back for her monthly extravaganza with Rarities. Have you seen all the press she has gotten for this line? It is everywhere! My favorite talk show host’s magazine gave her some really nice press last month. What can I say? When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. Sandy who has worked side by side with Carol has done a gorgeous job of bringing the best of HSN’s buying power with Carol’s flair and personality. The line is all about heirloom quality with a modern twist.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks for you into what you can expect in Gem Month at HSN. Bicolor Tourmaline is one of the surprises of the event. If you are familiar with Amitrine or the colors of Fluorite, you’ve seen how the layers of the same gem are in different colors in the same ring or sample of rough. These layers can look so perfect they almost look unnatural, but it is the way the rock was formed in the earth. Doesn’t that just blow your mind? Tourmaline can have the same qualities and even look like a slice of watermelon! I don’t ever recall us bringing in bicolor Tourmaline before now. So if you are a collector, please look for it during October. The first time I ever saw Watermelon Tourmaline was at a gem and mineral show about 20 years ago. I couldn’t stop staring at it. It was so pretty and hard to figure out how it came to be. That’s Mother Nature – keeping us on our toes.
|Jay King Turquoise with Gold-Color|
Matrix Sterling Silver Earrings
So what are you doing on Wednesday nights in October starting on the 7th? The primetime shows start at 10 pm and there are going to be amazing shows at 1 pm too. I think every hour is primetime at HSN, but clearly I am biased. Here are some of the show titles to look for:
- Princess Jaipur Collection
- Nicky Butler
- Pearl Designs by Veronica
- Dallas Prince Premiere
- Victoria Wieck Gemstones
- Gems on the Rocks
- Exotics, precious, semi-precious, diamonds, amber, and pearls in silver & gold
- Special cut Gems
You will also see genuine gems in Technibond too.
I would add a photo of me writing this blog to you, but I don’t think you need to see me in my robe and fuzzy slippers. I’ll try to grab some more photos of behind the scenes at HSN soon – robe and slippers will be no where in sight!