Photo Credit: Cheryl Stepanek
Tomorrow, QVC will officially launch a new jewelry line inspired by the Smithsonian‘s gem collection at the National Museum of Natural History. This is the first time that the Smithsonian has offered licensed products through a multimedia retailer. Gemologist Christine Webb of the gems and minerals department in the museum is scheduled to appear during the broadcast to present a wide-range of jewelry designed exclusively for QVC.
Prices will range from $65 to $950 and your baubles can be purchased on Tuesday, September 14th from 7 to to 9 p.m. (EDT) on QVC.
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In less than four years, Michelle Guest has turned her passion for art and jewelry design into a thriving business. MIJA Jewelry is literally everywhere, and has graced the pages of almost every fashion magazine and tabloid – decorating a truly A-list clientele (Gwenyth Paltrow and Ellen Pompeo are huge fans). In this We Love DC exclusive interview, the designer and Glover Park resident lets us know a little bit more about what makes her collection special and where she goes to find inspiration in her very own backyard.
We Love DC: What is MIJA?
Michelle Guest: MIJA is a combination of the first two letters of my name (MIchelle) and the first two letters of my sister’s name (JAni). My sister was the one who really inspired me to start the business by creating a collection of children’s jewelry. The company has since expanded and now also features a huge collection [of] women’s jewelry. She really encouraged me to jump into a business I initially knew nothing about. If it was not for her, I’m not sure I would have ever done it!
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‘O Solo Mio’
courtesy of ‘wickenden’
While chewing on your socks and snatching that piece of ham off the counter top is bad behavior by your pooch, I don’t think it can get much worse than what happen to DC jewelry shop owners Robert Rosin and George Kaufmann.
According to the Associated Press, a diamond dealer stopped by the pair’s shop last week to show Rosin and Kaufmann a $20,000, three-plus carat rock. Upon presenting the diamond to Rosin and Kaufmann, the dealer mistakenly and clumsily dropped the jewel and it was quickly gobbled up by Soli, Kaufmann’s dog.
After a call to the vet, the only solution was to carefully monitor Soli and sort through all of his doo-doos with a fine tooth comb. Three days later, Kaufmann hit the jackpot and the diamond was back in the dealer’s hands. Question is: Will the final owner ever know the doggy intestinal journey their gem has been on?