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    Ideal World Welcomes Celebrity Paul Ross as Guest Presenter

    Well known for his appearance on many TV and radio shows over the decades, Paul canít wait to take centre stage and present his favourite products to you!

    Weíre sure you are as excited as we are to welcome our new guest presenter Paul Ross to the Ideal World team. With decades of experience in the industry and after appearing on many TV shows including ITVís This Morning and The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Paul will bring some showbiz to the home of television shopping.

    Paul canít wait to get started on the show and deliver fantastic offers straight to your front room. ďIím utterly thrilled to be joining the top team of presenters on my favourite shopping channel. Itís been my guilty secret for ages! Iíve been a viewer and buyer for many years too and love their market beating offers on stonking products. Iíd love viewers to join me at the weekends when Iíll bring them my fresh shopping selectionĒ.

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      Default "Blue diamond jewellery for under £10!" Well, sort of...

      I've noticed TJC has been selling coloured diamond jewellery (normally blue) for a while now at stupidly low prices, but for the life of me I have never seen any jewels, just a (normally silver) piece coloured cobalt blue.

      Well, for their birthday celebrations Cris St. Valery is on with Deepak, and they have on a pair of "blue diamond" silver climber earrings, and a "blue diamond" silver pendant with chain for £9.99 each. And again it just looks like coloured metal.

      Cris has just fleetingly admitted that this is basically what each piece is; they allegedly have a couple of tiny blue diamonds in each, and the rest is blue coloured rhodium plate.

      Now, if these were sold as coloured rhodium plated silver pieces of jewellery then fine. But it smacks of sleight-of-hand to market something as being "blue diamond" jewellery when they are minuscule stones surrounded by coloured metal to simulate more/bigger stones.

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      This is it exactly - if you have the money, or are willing to save up, you want a piece that you can see without a jewellers loupe to find it and a decent quality diamond. If you know it will be difficult to ever afford a piece like this, then there's a place for this type of jewellery, they give people the pleasure of having at least a tiny chip in the piece that's a fancy coloured diamond. But for this price, it's probably going to be a poor quality diamond and of course it will be treated. In fairness, TJC are not the only ones who are not very outspoken about the diamonds being treated - I'd always recommend that if anyone buys a piece from Gemporia, they click on the "Details" tab for the piece and scroll down, to find out if it's treated. There's also a section on their website under "gem treatments", but the presenters do not always mention this when they sell a piece; the only two who would mention it regularly were Scott Worsfold and Liv Edmonds. Personally, I think they should mention it with every piece - after all, they are very speedy to tell you (and keep harping on it) if the stone is a natural gemstone, so why not the other way round? I think they should also mention it on the authenticity card, too. There's no need for them to go into great detail on-air of what it entails to treat a gemstone.





      Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
      I wouldn't expect to. But when the coloured metalwork is outweighing the diamond content by Lord knows what extent (plus the fact you'd be hard pressed to spot the stones with the naked eye, a feat neither Cris nor Deepak attempted) is a bit of a push calling it "diamond jewellery".

      Maybe other people are OK with this, but if I'm going to buy diamond jewellery, or anything with stones in it, I want it to be something I and others can see. Not "Well it's somewhere there in the blue rhodium plate".



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      I actually mentioned something similar on Gemporia's FB page after seeing a particular open gallery tanzanite ring get sold on screen, and I was wondering if they would tell the buyers that this was not a recommended setting to such a fragile stone (and it was never mentioned in the sales patter on air). All they would say was "We give aftercare info on looking after stones". Which is lovely, but surely warning about tanzanite's relative fragility (and in such an open ring setting) should have been mentioned up front?

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