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    Default GemsTV welcomes new presenter James Russell to the team

    GemsTV is proud to announce the addition of former Sit-Up channels (Price-Drop TV and Bid TV) primetime presenter James Russell to the presenting team. James is a G.I.A certified jeweller, and was widely acknowledged as Sit-Up’s best-selling jewellery presenter.

    James comments: “In my opinion the quality and craftmanship of the gemstones and jewellery at GemsTV is better than any other shopping channel and I am looking forward to relaying that information to customers! Television shopping is a fast-moving, dynamic industry that allows direct interaction with the customer, and that is why I love the job. GemsTV are at the pinnacle of jewellery shopping channels and I feel honoured to be joining a lively but hardworking team”

    GemsTV Managing Director Pam Aujla comments: “I am absolutely delighted that James has joined the team at GemsTV. He is an exceptional jewellery presenter and his relaxed but authoritative presenting style make him a great fit with the existing presenting team. The enthusiasm and dedication of our presenters is key to our success as we seek to broaden our fashion credentials during the coming year."

    James is joined at GemsTV by former Ideal World and bid tv producer Thea Balich.




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    i thought it was him when i saw him on there the other day
    STAR IN THE HOOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEWS View Post
    GemsTV is proud to announce the addition of former Sit-Up channels (Price-Drop TV and Bid TV) primetime presenter James Russell to the presenting team. James is a G.I.A certified jeweller, and was widely acknowledged as Sit-Up’s best-selling jewellery presenter.

    James comments: “In my opinion the quality and craftmanship of the gemstones and jewellery at GemsTV is better than any other shopping channel and I am looking forward to relaying that information to customers! Television shopping is a fast-moving, dynamic industry that allows direct interaction with the customer, and that is why I love the job. GemsTV are at the pinnacle of jewellery shopping channels and I feel honoured to be joining a lively but hardworking team”

    GemsTV Managing Director Pam Aujla comments: “I am absolutely delighted that James has joined the team at GemsTV. He is an exceptional jewellery presenter and his relaxed but authoritative presenting style make him a great fit with the existing presenting team. The enthusiasm and dedication of our presenters is key to our success as we seek to broaden our fashion credentials during the coming year."

    James is joined at GemsTV by former Ideal World and bid tv producer Thea Balich.
    So, he thinks Gems TV jewellery and gemstones are better than any other shopping channel? Oh dear, well that's a question mark on his GIA Jeweller qualification straight away because they can't compete with TJC nowadays!!

    As for Pam Auja's comments about his relaxed but authoritive style fitting in with the existing team! They're a bunch of screaming shouting women and are anything but "relaxed"!! :Laughing1:

    Best of luck matey - you'll need it!!

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    I don't like the way Gems.tv made presenters redundant and closed down gems.tv 2, and now we see all these new faces.
    That’s not fair!

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    Can become a G.I.A certified jeweller by taking an online course http://www.gialondon.co.uk/education/ wonder what the cost would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klosblue View Post
    So, he thinks Gems TV jewellery and gemstones are better than any other shopping channel? Oh dear, well that's a question mark on his GIA Jeweller qualification straight away because they can't compete with TJC nowadays!!

    As for Pam Auja's comments about his relaxed but authoritive style fitting in with the existing team! They're a bunch of screaming shouting women and are anything but "relaxed"!! :Laughing1:

    Best of luck matey - you'll need it!!

    I think that's fair comment Krosbint, coming from someone who has worked for Price Drop for a good while. Today someone, I think it was Nick, actually used the expression pile 'em high drop 'em low (how common! - lol). Think they're all becoming barrow boys. Maybe it's Price Drop providing the new training. SmileyCentral.com

    Wonder what his expert opinion makes of the £11.99 pink crystal pendant(? a bead) and earrings set we had the pleasure of previewing this afternoon. Odd too that they are slowly but surely morphing into a demented version of Ideal World as its old suppliers slowly turn to GemsTV - Moissanite, Hidden Treasures, etc - guess it must be coincidence that these changes have been happening since the arrival of Ms Aujla. SmileyCentral.com

    No wonder Scott never came back to me about the question and answer thingy. Probably couldn't look me in the eye (so to speak). xxxxxxxxxxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Can become a G.I.A certified jeweller by taking an online course http://www.gialondon.co.uk/education/ wonder what the cost would be.
    Here you are Graham
    http://www.gia.edu/educational-progr...es_gemo-DE.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klosblue View Post
    Thank You, would soon add up to take the lot.

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    Despite all the tat, Gems do have some absolutely stunning jewellery too. I know I keep going on about the rainbow sapphires, but my rainbow sapphire and dimaond bracelet from Gems is just phenomenal, and I have had some beautiful cheapies too. In fact many of their designs have improved immeasurably since the early days, and I'm definitely not giving up on them. (That rose gold pink sapphire orchid ring is still in my basket - who else would have something like that?)

    I have to say, though, that I hardly ever watch Gems, and do almost all my shopping via the website. It is a great shame that they have diluted their high-end offerings with blend of downmarket junk and inelegant presenting. Oh, well.

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    I've just seen James for the first time..... although he wasn't shouting I did find his style a bit off-putting. I think it was the reference to "quids" rather than ££££ (someone mentioned this before); also he never quoted the price as shown, always rounding up or down to a rounder number when the price shown ended with 9. As a finishing touch he kept referring to a final price of £200 for a pair of blue and white doamond earrings when the price on screen was £219. If only I'd wanted then I'd have rung up and offered then 200 quid!
    Not sure he's going to grow on me.

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