HSN: What have you done with Jean Dousset?!
BIG MISTAKE: Return Jean Dousset’s line! Don’t hide Jean Dousset under the “Absolute” header!
There are posts ALL OVER the message boards about various designers “MISSING.” I hadn’t noticed some of the others, but I had noticed one, and it’s the same situation. The one that concerned me most was Jean Dousset, whose line is missing from HSN, with the exception of his new and INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE line, which is not what most of who shop at HSN seek from HSN nor is it what we love about Jean Dousset’s designs.
If you search various Absolute pieces, Jean Dousset items are still in there, without his name in the title, listing, or description. He is still in the video presentation recorded for the item, and the box that arrives still says Jean Dousset.
The NEW line of Jean Dousset is going awry, just like the new line of SIMA K in which she is using mostly diamonds, saphhires and emeralds instead of ALL the wonderful gems she USED TO use in her line for HSN. Some of the Rarities items from Carol Brodie that are “dainty” or otherwise petite, are made with precious metals and genuine stones, but cost $3,000 and UP! For what they’re offering, they are WAY overpriced.
It’s curious that presently, the ONLY DESIGNER who seems to STILL be marketing HER OWN designs with Absolute, sterling silver, created gems, and/or semi-precious gems with or without vermeil is Victoria Wieck. Don’t get me wrong, I like Victoria’s designs, but they are TOO TARGETED to women, and the incredibly few designs she offers for gentlemen are beyond PLAIN, they are dull, boring, and not worth bothering as a rule, while the other designers offer MORE FLAIR in GENDER NEUTRAL jewelry designs, and MORE STYLE, without even seeming to try, and you eliminated ALL OF THEM.
I would MUCH rather have the traditionally GREAT designs from Jean Dousset, Xavier, Robert Manse, Carol Brodie, Sima K, and others in a combination of LAB CREATED, ABSOLUTE, and other SEMI-PRECIOUS stones, and in Sterling Silver (with or without gold vermeil), than 10k-14k gold with MINUTE and generally POOR QUALITY genuine diamonds, or VERY SMALL diamonds, so instead of getting a SINGLE one-carat stone, having 10-20 stones that MAKE a TOTAL of one-carat, which is NOT the same thing, but is being sold at a PRICE as if it IS the same thing. SHAME ON HSN!
HSN, you SHOULD KNOW your customers better than this!
I absolutely agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been writing about Victoria Wieck for months–no answers
Now HSN is the last network I buy from!!!
I agree with you! Many of us like the bigger and bolder stones both genuine and Absolute that Jean Dousset brought to us. The new line filled with tiny stones and lightweight gold do not appeal to me. It also seems that the Victoria Weick Absolute is being phased out. Huge mistake!
Posted in Jewelry
04.13.17 12:00 PM