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We're a television network and website connecting with people who have a passion for fine jewelry and gemstones.
Interests: friends, television, fashion, jewelry, ruby, mining, emerald, sapphire, rings, necklaces, watches, family and community., earrings, gemstones, tanzanite, diamond, pendants, bracelets
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I don’t know about you, but I don’t find much time for roaming around antique shops these days. Nor do I find myself with the disposable income to afford such little luxuries. (Heavy Sigh) Also, most of my family’s traditions... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at JTV Blog
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Sapphire is an extremely versatile gemstone that has many applications beyond gemstones and jewelry and comes in a wide variety of colors and optical properties. Sapphire is used in scientific instruments, windows, wristwatch crystals and special purpose electronics. But it’s... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at JTV Blog
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Update: “Jewel School 100th Blog, Random Prize Drawing!” The entire Jewel School Team and I would like to thank those of you, who made some time earlier this week to write your honest comments about our live show and my... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at JTV Blog
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Football is in full swing! This is my favorite time of year for many reasons. I grew up in a family that eats, sleeps, and breathes football and I know that we're not the only ones! My weeks during football... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at JTV Blog
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Each fashion week, a collection of colors is released that captures the most popular hues in our favorite designers upcoming collections. In February, the Fall/Winter 2014 Pantone Report glided down the runways. Today, I’d like to show you how to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at JTV Blog
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Gem cutting certainly has advanced from the days of cabochons. Almost immediately early lapidaries started improving and adding facets to stones. Possibly inspired by the natural shapes in crystal structures, the cutters would then try to improve them. Cabochons led... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at JTV Blog
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I remember connecting the dots on puzzles when I was a kid. Each dot had a number and you simply drew a line from number to number (in numerical order) to create your own amazing picture. Who knew we all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Enter: “Jewel School Blog, Random Prize Drawing!” This is my 100th blog post for Jewel School, and to help us celebrate the Jewel School Team would like to offer you the opportunity to win a Jewel School Goodie Bagwith a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at JTV Blog
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We all know that Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend and it's easy to see why. Sparkle, fire, shine-what's not to love? We are about to celebrate our 3rd Annual Diamond Chic Event on August 23rd at Jewelry Television and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Chrome Diopside has always been one of my favorite gemstones. At first sight, I liked the crisp green colors and the sparkle the stone gave off. Once I started reading about it, I wondered why this stone didn’t have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Jewel School Program Monday August 11 from10am-noon (EST)- We love the trendy, sweet, and extremely talented, Candie Cooper who will join our host, bringing her seemingly boundless energy and some entertaining new products and kits from Beadalon. Describing what we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at JTV Blog
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August 14 – 17 Gemstones are a gift that we can all enjoy and marvel at the miracle of creation! They make us feel special and brighten so many of our days. It takes a million tiny things for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at JTV Blog
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I think by now everyone knows that I love to shop! The other day I had to sit down and rework clothes and jewelry shopping into my monthly budget. I naively believed that, “well if it’s not in my budget... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at JTV Blog
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If money were no object, what jewelry would you buy? Sometimes it's fun to daydream, creating fabulous ensembles with the best of the best in gemstones, precious metals and designer looks. There are definitely times to splurge and invest in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at JTV Blog
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MEGA Blog SPECIAL!! The entire Jewel School Team and I are really, really excited about this week’s show… so excited that Jewel School buyer Julie Evans and I have created a Mega Blog Special titled- The Whole Shebang! This “Blog... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at JTV Blog
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The Opportunity Rocks sales event really highlights a special time in the gemstone world. It is our time to showcase the gemstone deals that are still available after the Tucson Gem Show in February or that would be stand out... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at JTV Blog
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I know it’s only August 6th, but I can’t be the only one out there who is ready for fall. It’s my favorite season for so many reasons- pumpkin spice lattes, scarves, boots, Volunteer football and most pertinent to this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Growing up in the south is something that I wouldn’t trade for the world. No offense to all you northerners, because ya’ll are pretty awesome too! I was born in Texas and raised in Knoxville, TN. I would like to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Happy National Watermelon Day! We can’t pass this day up without celebrating our beautiful watermelon tourmaline gemstones. We also made this delicious “Lazy Watermelon Lemonade”.This lemonade tops any other lemonade I have ever made and was super easy to make,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at JTV Blog
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What you’ll need: Memory Wire: Silver tone Gold Tone Memory Wire shears Memory Wire looping pliers Optional- 1 pair of chain nose pliers 12 spacer (crimp) beads 4 4mm beads 4 6mm beads 2 8mm beads Once you have your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at JTV Blog
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The heat of summer is settling into Knoxville right now and there doesn’t seem to be any relief in sight. After living in East Tennessee for 13 years, this is nothing new. Just keep the AC on and answer “yes”... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at JTV Blog
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It’s no secret animal inspired clothing and accessories have been hot items in recent years. Walk into any major fashion retailer, and I’m certain you can spot at least 5 pieces and one of the easiest ways to try out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at JTV Blog
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If you were born in August your birthstone is Peridot. Luckily for the rest of us, it’s a gorgeous green that anyone can claim as their own! Peridot’s lively green is the perfect addition to brighten your summer wardrobe. Even... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at JTV Blog
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Jewel School Program Monday July 28 from10am-noon (EST)- Yay!! I get to be on-the-air with two of my favorite people this week- our host Kim, and the Crochet Queen, Laura Timmons. How cool is this? … VERY cool because my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2014 at JTV Blog
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It's the first collection I click on when browsing JTV.com and the first display case I go to when shopping at our JTV Gemstore in Knoxville. Bella Luce is like a magnet that draws me in! Italian for 'Beautiful Light',... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at JTV Blog