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Golden Memories of Italy: Splendido Oro
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Golden Memories of Italy: Splendido Oro

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A few summers ago, we (Patience and I) had the opportunity of a lifetime: to study abroad in Italy for a summer. And one of our favorite memories from the trip was wandering into small jewelry shops in the streets of Venice, Florence, and Rome. These pieces were made of the highest quality gold and […]

Winter Getaway Must-Have Jewelry
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Winter Getaway Must-Have Jewelry

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Brr! The temperatures are dropping, and I am dreaming of sandy beaches and the sound of waves. Right about now I could really go for a winter getaway. When I plan outfits for a vacation, I definitely want to incorporate those bright, cheerful colors that come with summertime. Turquoise, Coral, and gold make any outfit […]

JCK Buyer’s Report: Vegas, Baby!
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JCK Buyer’s Report: Vegas, Baby!

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Every year we send a team of JTV folks to Las Vegas to attend the renowned JCK Show to check out the latest in jewelry fashion and design from over 2,000 vendors. As soon as they got back this year, we whisked JTV style expert and on-air personality Kristie Carson and JTV jewelry buyer Angela away to […]

A Look Inside: Timna Jewelry Collection
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A Look Inside: Timna Jewelry Collection

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Recently I got the chance to sit down with the buyer of our Timna Jewelry Collection, Angela. We talked about her recent trips to Bangkok and I learned more about this collection and its manufacturing process. Timna Jewelry is named after the Timna Valley; an area rich in copper ore. Timna Valley is located about 20 […]

Buyer’s Report: May is Gold Month
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Buyer’s Report: May is Gold Month

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Italy… think fabulous fashion, food, architecture, and a rich history of creating gold jewelry. Don’t have a trip to Italy penciled in your day? No worries – I (unfortunately) don’t either, but we have the next best thing! JTV’s buyers travel the world to bring you the most extraordinary jewelry, and one of our buyers, […]

Diamonds Reign the Month of April
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Diamonds Reign the Month of April

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It’s almost that time of year again! Spring? Yes – but more importantly Diamond month! In April diamonds reign supreme, and at JTV we have more styles, more colors, and more sparkle now than ever! I caught up with one of our buyers, Jessica, to find out how her most recent buying trip to India […]

February Buyer’s Report: Tucson
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February Buyer’s Report: Tucson

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February at Jewelry Television amounts to a month-long whirlwind of excitement.  While we all anxiously prepare the gifts and goodies we have to offer for Valentine’s Day, there’s another major event that consumes the time, energy and thoughts of the people who work here. If you’ve been a JTV customer for a while now, then […]

January Buyer’s Report: NYC Fashion Jewelry Shows
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January Buyer’s Report: NYC Fashion Jewelry Shows

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Shopping for jewelry is something that almost every woman enjoys. It can always make a bad day better, but let me tell you, there is one thing that might be even more fun than shopping for jewelry! I know…it’s hard to imagine, but buying jewelry for others to shop can be just as fun and […]

Gem Journey:  Out of Sri Lanka and on to Bangkok!
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Gem Journey: Out of Sri Lanka and on to Bangkok!

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Sapphire mining near Ratnapura in Sri Lanka was a high.  Little did I know what lows would await me leaving the mine and returning to Colombo. In an earlier post, I mentioned the native wildlife in Sri Lanka.  We kept on the lookout for any menacing signs as we departed the mine site and headed […]

Gem Journey: Deep Dive into Sapphire Mining
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Gem Journey: Deep Dive into Sapphire Mining

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Waking early to go to the rough stone market in Nivithigala left a lot of time after the market closed to travel to the sapphire mine for a pre-arranged journey down into the mine shaft to explore the mine itself.  This was one of the most exciting days of our trip, and I was certainly […]

Gem Journey:  Rough Stone Street Market in Nivithigala
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Gem Journey: Rough Stone Street Market in Nivithigala

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Apart from the cut stone market in Ratnapura, a distinctly different market operates in a smaller town, Nivithigala, about 19 km away.  It’s distinctly different in several respects – one, no cut stones are traded there and, two, the traders expect cash (no credit cards) for payment.  I would learn the hard way what it […]

Gem Journey:  Cut Stone Market in Ratnapura
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Gem Journey: Cut Stone Market in Ratnapura

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If the highway from the airport to Colombo reminded me of a modern U.S. interstate highway, I’d need to go back a few years to think of a similar road that would describe the road we took from Colombo to Ratnapura.   About 90 km away, Ratnapura is east and slightly south of Colombo and […]

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