Lissa Daigle - AJP

Lissa Daigle

Lissa Daigle started her hosting career at JTV in September 2017 and is an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP) from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

Before becoming a jewelry and gemstone enthusiast, Lissa worked in television news. She has reported live on everything from natural disasters to alligator attacks. Working in media taught Lissa that, although there is a lot of chaos and negativity in this world, there are also many acts of simple, human kindness that really do make a difference.

She holds undergraduate degrees in broadcast journalism and public relations from the University of Texas at Austin. She proudly supports the Texas Longhorns and is happy to yell "Hookem Horns!" A Texan at heart, Lissa is now living happily in Knoxville with her husband and two maltipoos. She is from the San Antonio area and most of her family still live there. Lissa misses them dearly but has fallen in love with East Tennessee and feels very grateful to call this beautiful state home.

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Get to Know lissa

What is your favorite gemstone?

Morganite and Turquoise

My favorite color is pink, so I love morganite. I think it is the most feminine gemstone. I also favor turquoise. It’s perfect for any occasion and automatically gives you a tan.

What are some fun facts you would like to share?

I enjoy spending time with my family in Texas and visiting my in-laws in South Africa as much as possible. I also love everything about college football.

What is your go-to travel jewelry?

Pair of comfy hoops, paperclip necklace and Bella Luce wedding ring. I never take my natural diamonds on trips!

What are your go-to gifts from JTV?

I love gifting gold! People are always so shocked to receive genuine gold pieces because they can be so expensive outside JTV. 

How did you get your start in the jewelry business?

My background is actually in broadcast journalism. I was a news reporter and news anchor in Texas before we moved to Tennessee for my husband’s work. I actually knew nothing about gemstones and jewelry, but I auditioned with a screen test, and JTV saw something in me. The rest is history! Lucky me. This is the best job I have ever had.

What are the most meaningful items in your jewelry collection?

My first gold piece of jewelry was a 14k rope chain my mom gave to me. Growing up, I remember her always wearing gold. I also treasure my strand of Japanese Akoya pearls and my Tanzanite.