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munizera
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Because.... we all like reading about it!!! (obviously or there would not be a blog)
Exchange and debate of ideas increases one's ability to learn and express oneself!
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Do you like Granny apples or Red delicious? hmmmmm...... :-k
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Georgiaga
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

The David Yurman analogy makes no sense at all. If you want to use that comparison it would be the same as "wanting" (no one is demanding) him to use HIGHER quality metals and gems, not lower. I'm sure he does that for certain clients. And I would not be surprised at all if he would sell the lower end of his line on a shopping channel. The pieces are made in many different countries and the quality is not there. I'm predicting a deal in works with one of the networks.


FYI-
Heidi's metal is a brass based casting with some overlay and hand polished...every piece, hand polished for the antiqued gold look.
Now, David Yurman ONLY uses gold and silver and real gemstones and diamonds, so that was my point...he would NEVER do costume...and no you will NEVER see Yurman on a shopping channel. He is a high-end jewelry designer and that was my point. Yes, southerngirl2- I agree...Cartier won't be bringing a line to the costume world, so why should a costume designer bring their line to the precious gems and metals world...?
They have their own niches carved out and they stick to what they do ...would you ask a computer genius to become a farmer? LOL...ok, just having fun here...really, it doesn't matter.
All that matters is that we all have our own personal tastes and there are enough designers going around to satisfy ALL of our tastes no matter how different or the same they may be, so isn't it nice that there is a way to shop where there are so many great options? So I think basically we need to come full circle and agree that difference and diversity is what makes the world go round and yes we learn from these talks and we all come out smarter in the end having seen both points of view, so thanks to HSN for a wide variety of great jewelry...G;-);
Heidi crystallized my world! Enjoy the sparkles!
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Tillie123
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Excellent points, Munizera and GG - if you don't like it, don't buy it. I do agree that we can ask questions and discuss issues, but we should do it in a respectful manner. To each her own, and she shouldn't be made to feel bad about what she likes!! [-x
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BARLAN
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Ladies, never say never when it comes to high end jewelers bringing their designs to shopping channels in more affordable ways. I have attended many a jewelry show where designers like Tacori, Hidalgo, Gregg Ruth, and Verragio were selling fine jewelry at very high prices. They dealt in gold, platinum, diamonds, etc. Now I see them on TV selling their designs in sterling and cubic zirconia. The price of gold has really had an impact on every manufacturer and they have changed with the times to survive.
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Brittany7
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

I think Heidi's stuff is pretty cool looking myself just the way it is but as far as the price tag=;
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Brittany7
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

I just gotta ask given this topic i came across regarding something i read awhile back but is it true that Heidi has a couture line in Paris and other high end boutiques where she uses precious metals and stones in her jewelry
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Tillie123
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

I just gotta ask given this topic i came across regarding something i read awhile back but is it true that Heidi has a couture line in Paris and other high end boutiques where she uses precious metals and stones in her jewelry


I remember Colleen talking about seeing a piece of hers in Paris, and she bought it. This was before she came to HSN. Colleen said the prices in Paris were many times what we pay here on HSN. Thanks goodness for that!! :d/ [-o< =d>
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glace
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Heidi Daus doesn't use silver and gold because she makes beautiful COSTUME jewelry. The keyword is costume. Although sometimes she does use real gemstones such as carnelian or quartz. Her jewelry is the most fun to receive and wear. I think there is a big secondary market for her jewelry. Just look at the auction site.

Personally, I like the bronzetone metal she uses because it NEVER tarnishes, and I like the antique-look of the jewelry. It goes perfectly with the Deco style. Sometimes you don't want in-your-face, rhodium plated jewelry. If most of you are like me, you already have hundreds of silver and gold jewelry, and it's fun to mix it up with stylish costume jewelry.
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glace
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Btw, I think Heidi's bronzetone metal is her signature look and signature metal. Her packaging (the box sleeve) is the same color.
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munizera
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RE: Why doesn't Heidi Daus use sterling, gold or real gemstones in her jewelry?

Heidi Daus doesn't use silver and gold because she makes beautiful COSTUME jewelry. The keyword is costume. Although sometimes she does use real gemstones such as carnelian or quartz. Her jewelry is the most fun to receive and wear. I think there is a big secondary market for her jewelry. Just look at the auction site.

Personally, I like the bronzetone metal she uses because it NEVER tarnishes, and I like the antique-look of the jewelry. It goes perfectly with the Deco style. Sometimes you don't want in-your-face, rhodium plated jewelry. If most of you are like me, you already have hundreds of silver and gold jewelry, and it's fun to mix it up with stylish costume jewelry.


Great point Glace! The antique metal enhancing the crystals really make the pieces more vibrant and warm, something that all women want to complement their skin. I really enjoy wearing the pieces MORE because I'm not as concerned that it won't hold up to regular wear because it is so substantial. I have a lot of "real" jewelry that I would wear cautiously because it is more fragile and I find I wear it a lot less. The value to price becomes clear when you find you actually "use" your things! =8>
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