Jay King is back!
Only $469.40 for a beautiful compressed turquoise necklace. Jay won’t tell you it’s compressed, he’s too shy. And he’s got lots of Coral, it’s color enhanced, but Jay will tell you it’s the natural color. Yes, Jay came back just for us, to spin his stories which are never compressed. Thanks Jay.
MYRA………from the Home page, click on JEWELRY……then go over and click on JAY KING MINE FINDS and it will bring you to Jay’s page. If you look to the left JAY’S BLOG is the 5th item down….just click on that.
Since you did receive so many not nice pieces, if I were you, I would box them ALL , every item that is broken and/or defective, up with one $10 check to cover POSTAGE AND HANDLING. I wouldn’t be surprised IF maybe, just maybe, you might even get your check back with your repaired and or replaced jewelry. You should at least give him and his company the chance to make it right …. with every piece of jewelry you bought from him that is not satisfactory. He may surprise you……and if not……then, honestly, I’ll certainly be the one surprised !!!!!
Best of luck MYRA and I hope my assumptions are correct. I will be very interested to hear what your outcome is.
p.s. IF you really don’t want to send in the $10, tell them how you feel about that….maybe they’ll just waive it for you….you never know……Good Luck 🙂
Luckyruby, or can somone please give me the link or tell me how to find Jay King’s blog so that I can ask him to fix his jewelry that fell apart shortly after it arrived. I was told that he would take care of it,if I posted on his blog. I’m not paying for repairs to his jewelry that fell apart right after the 30 day return period, he should stand behind his jewelry for at least a year of normal wear. Specifically, I’m wanting the magnetic clasp on my TS bracelet I recently purchased repaired or replaced, oh, and the coating came off of the dyed, compressed spiny coral pieces, that needs to be fixed. It seems from reviews that many people ran into the issue of the magnetic clasp breaking loose right away, of course once you give a review, if the whole thing falls apart the next day, you are not allowed to update your review or write a new one, this is wrong since many issues aren’t apparant right away.
I’m not even going to go after him for the jewelry that came with parts missing and ruined, and the brown coral bracelet he tried to dye pink that looks like orange mud with dark brown streaks through it, it’s going back.
And yes, at a brick and mortar store, I had an opal ring surrounded by diamonds break, and I even told them it was an accident that broke the opal, and they replaced the opal free of charge. So don’t tell me you don’t get good service at regular stores.
Yes, I heard his explanation on one of his compressed pieces. He called it an "art form" if I recall, and also went on to say how difficult the process was. He made it sound as if it added to the value of the piece! Some explanation! Definition of compressed from what I found: "turquoise "chalk" that is very low grade and has been ground into powder, saturated with epoxy resin, dyed, and compressed into blocks or cakes to be cut into shapes for jewelry making. Prices should be most inexpensive". We may love Jay but I was shocked by this so called explanation.
Compressed or not compressed…I will purchase only the items that I like. If you go to the retail store to make the purchase…chances are that you will not be told that the stones in the jewelry being sold there is compressed.
OK, let’s give Jay a rest. He did the right thing on Wednesday and explained that the tuqoise on the piece in question was compressed. He stepped up to the plate and did the right thing. Let’s hope that Jay and HSN continue to give us full disclosure on their items. Truth in Advertising. A good thing.
I’ve seen several discussion threads about Jay’s jewelry and I’m not sure if viewers with these negative comments have really listened as Jay explains each piece presented. I was watching the Bejeweled show Tuesday evening. Jay went into great detail to explain each piece and what, if anything, had been done in the process of dutting the rough material to the end of the construction and finishing of each piece of jewelry. He also noted that some viewers may be confused about what each of the descriptors really mean. He said he would be making a video to show each process that may be done by any company that buys the material rough so viewers would be able to understand each process. At trade shows if a company buys gemstones from one of the commercial vendors the vendor is required by law to disclose any and everything about the provenance and all processes used in bring the gem to market from the rough material.
Sorry this is so long and for full disclosure, I don’t know Jay King personally, but I have collected gemstones and jewelry for a long time and I can tell you that any piece I’ve seen of Jay’s is exactly what he describes when the piece is presented.
Stabilizing turquiose is a process the GIA recognizes as a postive process for turquoise; otherwise, over time it is a stone that will change color. Every gem has different mineral properties and as we have more advanced technology there are techniques that need to be used to preserve some gems for many years in the future – some are necessary for the gem to maintain and appreciate in value.
I’m looking forward to Jay’s video because being able to see the different processes is fascinating. I think a couple of posts here referred to the necklace (which is beautiful) that was made from the last of the rough he had from his Western Mountain Boulder turquoise and that they did compress the rough so more jewelry pieces could be made from it. There is nothing wrong with that when a customer wants to buy a very large necklace that they will be able to wear for many years to come and the hand it down to someone for more wear without taking out a second mortgage for a piece that is meant to be worn and worn and worn. Jay clearly explained that Tuesday evening.
If you want to learn more about any gem and/or processes they can be used when making jewelry the GIA website has a wealth of knowledge available. If you "google" certain gems, processes, etc. for information check the source of the information to make sure your are reading professional information and not group boards without professional management. Of course, I’m not referring to groups like this one at HSN, I’m referring to arbitrary group boards that pop up on the internet.
I am not being personally critical of anyone who posts about Jay’s jewelry here in the Community, please understand that. I just think it’s important for people to know what and why a process may be used and even if you didn’t see the presentation during a show or see the online video the description, details and features on all of the pieces will state in one of those places what, if any, process was used in making the jewelry.
ZuzusPetals…….If you listened to Jay recently, he is Good friends with Marty (he was best man at his wedding)…..and just as Jay explained, they are BOTH businessmen, and each has to do what they have to do. Jay seemed to understand if Marty was selling elsewhere for more money….and stated there was no hard feelings. They apparently are close enough friends that they are not mixing business with their friendship.
Jay also has stated when something is dyed. And how HIS process dyes the material the ENTIRE way through….not like others…..who only dye the outside of the material.
Gosh, if you don’t care for Jay King or his line, then please do not watch him. Please don’t come here and bash the heck out of him. There are MANY of us that do love him and his jewelry and enjoy sharing that.
If you like jewelry, then find others that like the same as you and discuss those pieces and leave us JKING fans alone kindly. Have a nice day 🙂
p.s. YAY Pennyless !!!! You said it all very well !!!
I really don’t see why this issue is raised every time Jay appears on air. Anyone who follows the turquoise market or even coral market knows that our precious natural resources go to the highest bidders and those who have taken over our economy. What we see presented are pretty much the resources that Jay is forced to work with. I couldn’t afford the pieces when I first started watching HSN. I do buy what I can afford now and I still admire Jay and his work under what has to be a challenging marketplace. Imagine working in a field where you no longer have the access to materials but the demand is greater than ever. I blame the mine/land owners themselves for not allowing our businesses and the American consumer access to our own resources. Why do they have to sell everything they mine at top dollar and price us out of the market? Between the price gouging and regulations our precious stones are harder to come by especially at an affordable price. Jay is a survivor and I will proudly continue to buy and wear his pieces and those of other HSN designers who use natural stones.
Connie Craig Carroll says " I wish we had hundreds of these but we can’t, due to the fact of the size of the stones that we’re actually using". "You know what, you are getting the largest piece of kingman I have ever presented, so…."
pssst..Connie, the stones are compressed…they can be made any size you like.
I love Jay’s jewelry. I know exactly what I’m getting, and I am very happy with it.
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08.03.15 12:49 AM