Dawn Tesh - AJP, CSA, DCA

Chicago native Dawn Tesh is no stranger to the camera. Dawn put herself through college by modeling across the United States and Europe with various modeling agencies. Dawn also lived in Milan, Italy for two years where her knowledge of the fashion and jewelry industry was fine-tuned. Even though she earned a degree in accounting, this valuable modeling experience and her time spent in the fashion and jewelry industry made her a perfect candidate for a host position.

Dawn joined JTV in 1997 when there were only 40 employees at that time. She was a part of the team that built JTV into the powerhouse it is today. Dawn traveled around the world with our buying teams and has touched almost every element of the JTV business.

Dawn knows many of the employees at JTV and says the friendships she has made, tremendous growth she has experienced, and knowledge she’s gained over time are invaluable.

My Favorite Gemstone

Zircon and Prasiolite

If it's rare and exotic, Dawn probably likes it. She especially favors zircon and prasiolite.

Zircon and Prasiolite

More About Dawn Tesh

Fashion Tip

"Don't buy retail!" she exclaims. When shopping for herself, Dawn chooses trendy jewelry and loose colored gemstones. Her favorite accessory is a necklace.

A Day in the Life

As much as Dawn loves jewelry, nothing compares to her affection for her son, who she calls her inspiration. Dawn stays fit by running and is involved in several charities.

Dawn's Top Jewelry Items for Every Trip

Dawn always packs hoop earrings, eternity bands, several braceletes to stack, and a bead necklace for every trip.

Favorite Vacation Spots

Dawn loves to visit Hawaii, NYC, Italy, and anywhere with clear waters.

Dawn Tesh