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SHARON818 | Inside Advisor | 08.31.2013 2:14 AM
Has anyone checked this station out for genuine gemstone jewelry? They are based out of the United Kingdom and owned by the same person who started Gems TV out of Reno, NV a few years ago. Prices are amazing, presenters are humorous and super knowledgeable, and shipping is $5.95 all day (one charge from midnight ET to 11:59 PM ET). They are on DirecTV, Dish, and most cable companies except Time Warner. They have British styles so you don't see the same jewelry everywhere. I would definitely check them out if you have a chance. Their customer service is better than just about any company in the US.
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Kathis5859 | Visitor | 2 weeks ago 1 Person Smiled

I buy from them all the time amazing jewelry, nice return policy, no long distANCE FEE TO call. Bonus books about stones  A-Z free differt book every third purchase, when I got them all they started sending a different collect, different times free gift with purchase, nice.

Rosered922 | New Friend | 04.25.2016 12:57 AM
I've spent a lot of $ w/ Gemporia & have gotten a lot of nice things...except these last 2 purchases that were Christmas presents to my mother. Both of the rings had broken at the shank and I took them to a gemologist to have them fixed and was told that both of the settings were not only crooked but the gold was extremely thin and of poor quality. My heart just sank because my mom really loved her presents and she only wore those rings for less than two months before they were brokeN. She is disabled naval veteran and doesn't use her hands and any hard labor and always takes her rings off before washing her hands or showering. So now it's going to cost $300 to have the stones put in new settings. I don't even know who to complain to about this! Does anyone have any ideas? I'm not saying that gemporia is a scam i'm just saying that they need to pay closer attention to the settings in the rings! Now I can see why most of the jewelry is so inexpensive. Most of their gemstones are really beautiful for but the settings have a lot to be desired for when it comes to the amount of gold that they use. I've been watching them since they've been on the air and I will tell everyone who buys from them that you need to check over your merchandise very carefully even if it looks beautiful when you first get it make sure that the quantity of gold is going to hold your gemstones and that the setting is straight. I later found out that they don't put the jewelry together in the UK. They only sell it out of the UK. I will admit it if I am wrong but that is the research I got off of a jewelry website.
Cutiesmomof4 | Inspirer 2 | 2 weeks ago

My sister and I get much of our jewelry from them and they are very good taking back returns or fixing a problem. Their return adress is based in New York, did you contact them about your issue?

Fonnie4 | Visitor | 02.07.2016 3:50 PM 1 Person Smiled

So far, I am not really happy with the items I have recieved from Gemporia. They look truly great on the big screen TV, and the colors are so great. BUT, when they arrive, they are not what I expected. The Tanzanite is not dark like they show for a AA grade stone, and are rather lifeless. I had two gemologist give me an appraisal on a Tanzanite pendant that I paid $147 for, and one said the stone was dead, and lacked any spakle, and gave me an appraisal of $90 for the stone, and $25 for the 10kt gold setting. The other gave me an appraisal far lower than what I had paid for the pendant. The Opal cross pendant has absolutely no flash of colors. The prices are quite reasonable, but I wish that what we see on the TV is what we actually get in our homes. It is rather costly to make returns, but that is the price we pay for convenience.

Fonnie

Billrip | New Friend | 12.24.2015 11:48 AM

Yes , prices are amazing. Shipping is reasonable. Keep buying from them and sooner or later you will have an unpleasant experience.  I recently ordered and asked could I pay special shipping to make sure I get my order before Christmas.  The salesperson said for 10.00 I wouod get my order before Christmas. WRONG!  And when I called customer service I was greeted by a most unconcerned rep.  He was not helpful. There was no offer to credit my account for the extra shipping, or anything.  All my fault.  I have been ordering for years, but they have gotten all they will from me. You would think a company that boasts all they do would have credible customer service.  I am still waiting to hear from them concerning my complaints, but I done with them anyway.

TACI | Advisor 3 | 11.22.2015 2:09 PM 1 Person Smiled

It's always interesting to learn of new places.  For me though, i have enough favorites at HSN to keep me busy for quite while. 

 

gise427 | Inspirer 3 | 04.25.2016 5:42 AM

Why am I laughing and crying?

massha's image of the chickenSmiley LOL

new friend, single mother, makes $9.00/hr., spends thousands on jewelrySmiley Sad

Pinkdoll | Advisor 1 | 02.07.2016 8:57 PM 1 Person Smiled

Massha, you made me laugh with "chicken with a giant scowl". lol

Pinkdoll | Advisor 1 | 02.07.2016 8:18 PM 1 Person Smiled
Massha, you made me laugh with "chicken with a giant scowl". lol
TACI | Advisor 3 | 11.22.2015 7:19 PM

Hi Massha, excellent point. I get the reasons for being suspicious about this type of post because it is suspicious.

 

massha | Maven 3 | 11.22.2015 4:21 PM 4 People have Smiled

There is a difference between spam and posts that help you learn. I don't mind learning but I hate spam. To me the difference is whether a poster genuinely wants to share or is a marketing shill. A new nickname created just to spam is not a good thing and you cannot trust them. This reminds me of Trish Mcsomething shills posting about "great makeup for a girl on the go like me". I mean, only marketers say "girl on the go like me", and for me that forever tarnished the image of whatever super overpriced stuff that brand hawks. If Faire Maiden who is a well known well respected poster posts info about some jewelry, I will run to checki it out. If some spambots or whatever posted ads, I just scowl in disgust. Picture a yellow chicken with a giant scowl of disgust across its beaked face and you get the idea.

FaireMaiden | Pro 2 | 11.21.2015 11:44 PM 3 People have Smiled

Personally, I think this entire thread is SPAM. But, as far as gemporia is concerned, I think their stuff is total crap... utterly inferior gemstones to say the least. I wouldn't buy one thing from them.

Cutiesmomof4 | Inspirer 2 | 2 weeks ago 1 Person Smiled

You would be wrong! They cut out the middleman and eliminate the markup of most jewelry sold on shopping channels. I have dozens of pieces bought from them that would be triple the price on HSN, QVC etc. Besides they tell you if the piece is overlay unlike the mystery metals sold elsewhere.

melillie60 | Inspirer 2 | 11.22.2015 7:41 PM

99.9% sure this is spam.....look at the long winded writings of the "new Friends", the original post is from 2013      Ta Da    SPAM

Melly522 | Visitor | 11.21.2015 11:21 PM

I have recently discovered gemporia and I am over the moon.  Prices are phenomenal! I will never buy genuine gemstones anywhere else.  Their prices cannot be beat and the $5.95 all day shipping is great.  And no taxes.  Ever since HSN started adding taxes and all the separate shipping charges my shopping dropped by 80 %.  You can buy gold jewelry for the same prices as HSN silver price jewelry and sometimes less.  I recently bought a 22ct kunzite with diamonds and in gold for $650.  I went to my local

jewelry shop and appraised for over $3000.  So happy.  Highly recommend..

blackballed | New Friend | 02.21.2014 8:11 AM

Hay everbody! I dont really have a reply to anything just something i thing everone should know. I love gemporium and ever piece of jewlery i have gotten from them. But i am verry undesiseve about which pieces i get(i love all of them realy) im a singel mother and have a $9.00 an hr job. i save a little money ever week to buy me something beautiful ill order something then see something else i like better so ill call and cancel. They say you can do this....even on air.I have spent thousands in the last 4 months!! And love each and ever piece...BUT i tryed to log on this morning and i have been KICKED OUT OF GEMPORIUM!!!!!!!!! Because of too many canceld orders.(They said) apparenyly there is a limmit on how many orders you can cancel.Did anyone know this? Cause i shure didnt!!! I would have been more careful with what i orderd and made sure that THAT was WHAT i wanted.I didnt even get a warning about this!! I have sent an e-mail explaining my situstion. I realy hope this is resolved soon. I love my jewlery channel dont know what ill do if i cant buy any more! I still need to find my mother a mothers day present and i have it saved in my basket i was just waiting till i had the money saved up. BUMMER!!!!! So all you undeciseve gals out there becareful on what you order and cancel or yuo may be KICKED OUT of Gemporium!!!

thebeej66 | New Friend | 12.26.2013 8:48 PM
Rocks TV has amazing prices and quality. Its family owned and operated. Steve, the CEO, is also the one who sources the gemstones, thereby cutting out middlemen. His wife is the designer and his kids are on the broadcasting end. This is why their prices are so much better. They do not sale anything manmade or synthetic. Most everything is in silver or gold, no cheap gold plating crap. They are much better priced than other channels. Plus, all their pieces come with certificates of authenticity that show where each piece came from and its carat weight. They also have a greater variety of gems.
starel | Admirer 2 | 09.06.2013 12:15 AM
Heartily recommend for their 14k, 10k, 18k yellow and white gold selections and values. I'm not a silver buyer so I have to pass on a lot of really great gemstones that are only offered in silver settings.
They have special gemstone collections that are not easy to find from the US shopping channels (Minas Gerais Kunzite, Australian Opal, Brazilian Morganite, Siberian Emerald..). They disclose all metal and gem weights and country of origin.

The first order and every third order ships with a gemstone encyclopedia, and other stuff.

Shipping speed is advertised as 4 to 8 business days, but I have received my orders within a calendar week of ordering. Orders are processed through USPS from NY, so you have to estimate shipping from NY to your state for an estimate.

Returns are hassle-free (mailed to a NY return address and you're not refunded the return shipping), and the initial $5.95 shipping charge is not refunded unless there is a defect. Standard 30 day return policy as all the other shopping channels.

Price match tested personally several times - for any item presented at any time after your purchase for a lower price - call the phone number for the difference to be credited to your account.

Oh - one more very important thing - do not order from website but from the live auction or timed auction sections: since all prices are very much lower when presented for auction (and for an hour after).

I probably sound like a paid spokesperson - but I am just an amateur collector....I love my Heidi Daus, and Mine Finds and NYCII and Gems En Vogue jewelry and RocksTV offers another selection of gemstones from nature...

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Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

Has anyone checked this station out for genuine gemstone jewelry? They are based out of the United Kingdom and owned by the same person who started Gems TV out of Reno, NV a few years ago. Prices are amazing, presenters are humorous and super knowledgeable, and shipping is $5.95 all day (one charge from midnight ET to 11:59 PM ET). They are on DirecTV, Dish, and most cable companies except Time Warner. They have British styles so you don't see the same jewelry everywhere. I would definitely check them out if you have a chance. Their customer service is better than just about any company in the US.
Admirer 2
Posts: 41

RE: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

Heartily recommend for their 14k, 10k, 18k yellow and white gold selections and values. I'm not a silver buyer so I have to pass on a lot of really great gemstones that are only offered in silver settings.
They have special gemstone collections that are not easy to find from the US shopping channels (Minas Gerais Kunzite, Australian Opal, Brazilian Morganite, Siberian Emerald..). They disclose all metal and gem weights and country of origin.

The first order and every third order ships with a gemstone encyclopedia, and other stuff.

Shipping speed is advertised as 4 to 8 business days, but I have received my orders within a calendar week of ordering. Orders are processed through USPS from NY, so you have to estimate shipping from NY to your state for an estimate.

Returns are hassle-free (mailed to a NY return address and you're not refunded the return shipping), and the initial $5.95 shipping charge is not refunded unless there is a defect. Standard 30 day return policy as all the other shopping channels.

Price match tested personally several times - for any item presented at any time after your purchase for a lower price - call the phone number for the difference to be credited to your account.

Oh - one more very important thing - do not order from website but from the live auction or timed auction sections: since all prices are very much lower when presented for auction (and for an hour after).

I probably sound like a paid spokesperson - but I am just an amateur collector....I love my Heidi Daus, and Mine Finds and NYCII and Gems En Vogue jewelry and RocksTV offers another selection of gemstones from nature...

New Friend
Posts: 1

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

Rocks TV has amazing prices and quality. Its family owned and operated. Steve, the CEO, is also the one who sources the gemstones, thereby cutting out middlemen. His wife is the designer and his kids are on the broadcasting end. This is why their prices are so much better. They do not sale anything manmade or synthetic. Most everything is in silver or gold, no cheap gold plating crap. They are much better priced than other channels. Plus, all their pieces come with certificates of authenticity that show where each piece came from and its carat weight. They also have a greater variety of gems.
New Friend
Posts: 1

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

Hay everbody! I dont really have a reply to anything just something i thing everone should know. I love gemporium and ever piece of jewlery i have gotten from them. But i am verry undesiseve about which pieces i get(i love all of them realy) im a singel mother and have a $9.00 an hr job. i save a little money ever week to buy me something beautiful ill order something then see something else i like better so ill call and cancel. They say you can do this....even on air.I have spent thousands in the last 4 months!! And love each and ever piece...BUT i tryed to log on this morning and i have been KICKED OUT OF GEMPORIUM!!!!!!!!! Because of too many canceld orders.(They said) apparenyly there is a limmit on how many orders you can cancel.Did anyone know this? Cause i shure didnt!!! I would have been more careful with what i orderd and made sure that THAT was WHAT i wanted.I didnt even get a warning about this!! I have sent an e-mail explaining my situstion. I realy hope this is resolved soon. I love my jewlery channel dont know what ill do if i cant buy any more! I still need to find my mother a mothers day present and i have it saved in my basket i was just waiting till i had the money saved up. BUMMER!!!!! So all you undeciseve gals out there becareful on what you order and cancel or yuo may be KICKED OUT of Gemporium!!!

Visitor
Posts: 1

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

I have recently discovered gemporia and I am over the moon.  Prices are phenomenal! I will never buy genuine gemstones anywhere else.  Their prices cannot be beat and the $5.95 all day shipping is great.  And no taxes.  Ever since HSN started adding taxes and all the separate shipping charges my shopping dropped by 80 %.  You can buy gold jewelry for the same prices as HSN silver price jewelry and sometimes less.  I recently bought a 22ct kunzite with diamonds and in gold for $650.  I went to my local

jewelry shop and appraised for over $3000.  So happy.  Highly recommend..

Pro 2
Posts: 2,012

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

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Personally, I think this entire thread is SPAM. But, as far as gemporia is concerned, I think their stuff is total crap... utterly inferior gemstones to say the least. I wouldn't buy one thing from them.

Faire
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Posts: 1,159

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

It's always interesting to learn of new places.  For me though, i have enough favorites at HSN to keep me busy for quite while. 

 

Maven 3
Posts: 6,530

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

There is a difference between spam and posts that help you learn. I don't mind learning but I hate spam. To me the difference is whether a poster genuinely wants to share or is a marketing shill. A new nickname created just to spam is not a good thing and you cannot trust them. This reminds me of Trish Mcsomething shills posting about "great makeup for a girl on the go like me". I mean, only marketers say "girl on the go like me", and for me that forever tarnished the image of whatever super overpriced stuff that brand hawks. If Faire Maiden who is a well known well respected poster posts info about some jewelry, I will run to checki it out. If some spambots or whatever posted ads, I just scowl in disgust. Picture a yellow chicken with a giant scowl of disgust across its beaked face and you get the idea.

Advisor 3
Posts: 1,159

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

Hi Massha, excellent point. I get the reasons for being suspicious about this type of post because it is suspicious.

 

Inspirer 2
Posts: 269

Re: Gemporia (Rocks TV - aka RTV)

99.9% sure this is spam.....look at the long winded writings of the "new Friends", the original post is from 2013      Ta Da    SPAM

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