Tommy Brown - AJP, DCA

Tommy Brown

Tommy Brown’s love for gemstones and minerals started at an early age. He grew up in Oklahoma, where he hunted Native American artifacts. You could say he’s been into rocks for a long time! It was in 1991 that Tommy’s brother, Mark (JTV Host), brought Tommy into the jewelry industry - a natural fit.

Tommy began his career at "Shop at Home" with the founders of JTV. From there he moved to VIA TV, where he vended his own gemstone shows. When JTV, formerly ACN, moved to Knoxville in 1996, Tommy joined the JTV family. His passions are gemstones and fishing, so when he’s not on JTV, you can probably find him on the lake!

"The fun hasn't stopped.” Tommy says, “I'm always learning and I love that, as a JTV host, I gain knowledge of something new every day."

Learn about Tommy Brown on YouTube

Get to Know tommy

What is your favorite gemstone?

Tsavorite is one of the few gems that's not color enhanced in any way, yet it's a gorgeous green that carries a sparkle and fire like diamonds.

What are some fun facts you would like to share?

I am a semi-professional bass fisherman. If I'm not fishing, I still take to the outdoors with camping and boating.

How did you get your start in the jewelry business?

I was working in Oklahoma when my brother Mark (yes, that Mark Brown – the pearl guy) called me to ask me to come and help out with some shows he was doing at Shop at Home. He was selling estate jewelry and pre-owned designer watches like Rolex, Peugeot, Patek Phillipe, etc and needed someone he could trust to be a courier for the product. I would at times have over half a million dollars in product with me while I was travelling. One evening while on the air, Mark was going to take a break and step away from the set. He handed me a mic and a diamond ring and asked me to sell it while he stepped out. I started selling it and felt the rush of watching the phones light up as they began to sell and the rest is history. I have literally been doing on-air work ever since.

What are your hobbies and what do you do in your free time?

Fishing! I will fish for anything, but I also fish semi-professionally as a bass fisherman.

What comes to work with you every day? 

I bring a hot pink bag with my gem tweezers, a polishing cloth in the shape of a fish and my IFB.