Audiences will recognize me from my nearly 30 years in the home shopping business. I count QVC and HSN in with the many other channels I’ve graced while getting to know jewelry customers nationwide. My husband, Paul Deasy, and I have published two books on Gemstones after each becoming Accredited Jewelry Professionals with the GIA, Gemological Institute of America.
Our travels have taken us to various gem mines around the world where we have filmed in some of the more precarious, heart-of-the-earth locations. Deep in the mines, we’ve watched the miners dig with shovels and pickaxes in the hopes of finding just one more slice of that elusive gem material.
To more thoroughly understand the process of jewelry manufacturing, I went to bead-drilling plants in China, gold and silver-smithing factories in Italy and gemstone cutting facilities in Brazil. When I then pursued an education in the history of fashion through the ages to become a Fashion Trend Forecaster, I knew that my jewelry designing skills were ready to be put to the test. Jewelry, after all, is the ultimate fashion accessory, and now I could ideally marry my two passions: Jewelry Expertise with a Fashion Focus.