Gem Day is almost here…


GEM DAY LOGO Gem Day is upon us again and on Thursday I had the honour of meeting up with three groups of QVC customers at our 'Theatre of Gems' preview.

Judging by the customers' reactions to the gems on show at the event, it's going to be another exciting day on Monday. I'll be joining in at 8pm with an hour of Mozambique morganite, surely one of the most feminine gems around. Watch out for a lovely One Time Only Value piece – I'll say no more!

At 10pm please join myself and Jilly for the Grand Finale – we'll be looking back at some of the most popular items of the day together with new lines bought especially for the Finale. Two lines that took my eye were:-

Gemset half eternity stacking rings
0.1ct Gemstone Half Eternity Stacking Ring in 9ct White Gold WOW! These new rings are incredibly fine and delicate but really pack a punch visually. The tiny gems  (yes you can choose between white diamond, cognac diamond, blue sapphire, pink sapphire and ruby) are delicately set in 9 carat gold and can be worn individually or stacked high! The look is so effortlessly classy and the micro setting demonstrates incredible jewellery-making skills.

Brazilian Rose de France amethyst solitaire ring
5.2ct Brazilian Rose De France Amethyst Solitaire Ring in 9ct Rose Gold Boasts a huge 18mm x 9mm fancy briolette style oval cut solitaire set in 9 carat rose gold.The Rose de France has a wonderful pale lilac meets wisteria purple hue and the scroll detail on the shoulders adds further elegance.

So they may be my picks, (I wanted more – but they wouldn't let me !), but if they're not yours I'm sure there'll be something for everyone in our finale starting at 10pm.

Dale x


  1. Susan Dyer May 16, 2011 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    My friend and I attended the first Theatre of Gems preview last Thursday morning and had a wonderful time. The pieces of jewellery we saw and were able to handle were just magnificent and whetted our appetites for the shows today. It was lovely to meet you and Charlie and also two of your great models, Tanya and Sally. You were all so very friendly and approachable and your two gem experts were so helpful and knowledgable. Thank you so much to QVC for the invitation and for the ability to bring a friend which is great. The organisation was superb and we were offered lovely refreshments. Thank you Dale and QVC for a very special morning and for providing the opportunity to see and handle such beautiful pieces of jewellery. The earrings offered as the ticket price were just exquisite and I am sure that the lucky lady who won them was delighted. What a generous gift from QVC and a fabulous morning for all of us who were lucky enought to be invited. Many thanks, Sue

  2. dale franklin May 20, 2011 at 7:43 pm -  Reply

    Susan, many thanks for your comments – great to meet you too. I love meeting our Customers at events like these, as they’re and not at all formal and it’s a nice relaxed environment to chat about anything including QVC ! Hope to meet you again sometime. Take care for now Dale x

  3. Marian Bolton May 21, 2011 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    I was trying to stay off this blog Dale, cos I don’t want to be considered a nuisance! But, I can see your ladies are struggling so ……….
    Ladies, if Dale were a gem (and I know he is anyway), what do you think he would be? As it’s my idea, I bagsy first go. For me, it would have to be a flawless white diamond, all sparkling and dazzling and practically perfect in every way! (See, I can keep it clean if I try!)
    C’mon Gail, don’t let me down.

  4. dale franklin May 23, 2011 at 4:59 pm -  Reply

    Marian, I’m sure nobody considers you a nuisance. You’re good fun and a real tonic for a fella the wrong side of 50 ! You might open up a can of worms now with your Gem suggestion ! I’d better blog again to deflect attention !! I came up with some self-deprecating ones myself, but thought it best not to go to print ! Dale x
    p.s still awaiting your package – I’m back in on Wednesday hopefully it’ll be there then. Dx

  5. Gail May 24, 2011 at 6:45 am -  Reply

    Marian, what are you like? BAGSY – I haven’t heard that since school, ha ha xx
    I won’t let you down Marian, here goes ……………
    Marian I rise to the challenge
    You are such a naughty girl
    But if I could choose what gem Dale would be
    That gem it would be a pearl
    Perfectly formed and ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so smooth
    Rare and natural too
    Yes, a pearl it would be from a tropical sea
    Now Marian it’s over to you (will this do?)

  6. Marian Bolton May 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Dale, I posted it first class last Monday to Marco Polo House. It was addressed to you and Charlie. Oh I hope it hasn’t got lost. Hopefully, it will turn up soon. If it’s anything like my place of work, it will be sat on someone else’s desk at the other end of the building! It’s a CD of a talking Hamster from my local radio show. I think it’s hilarious and I thought that you and Charlie would also enjoy it. xxx
    Gail, that’s just fabulous. I knew you would rise to the challenge you clever girl. xxx

  7. Martin forbes May 25, 2011 at 10:05 am -  Reply

    you dont look 50 dale about 40 maybe
    Hope you are well.
    i am not bad.

  8. Marian Bolton May 27, 2011 at 8:58 pm -  Reply

    Dale’icious, how come you’re on the ‘Get Gorgeous’ event? You already got there! xx

  9. Marian Bolton June 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    That naughty Dale, he doth play it cool
    Leaving us here to pine and drool
    Over images from his last few blogs
    Of swinging from trees and that lucky Toby dog
    Teasing us endlessly on the Wii Fit
    Topped only by thoughts of him wiggling his wick
    So hurry up Dale and give us a blog
    Or even better still, give us a snog!

  10. Gail June 6, 2011 at 9:19 pm -  Reply

    Dale wherefore art thou
    Our Marian shes a waiting
    Shes probably hit the Gin by now
    Inbetween her turns and fainting
    A little blog from you I’m sure
    Will truly make her day
    So come on Dale our number one male
    Come on out to play
    We promise to behave ourselves
    If you do this kindly thing
    I’m very fond of Marian
    So sad she might turn to Gin
    Marian it won’t be long I’m sure
    I hope you hear quite soon
    Unless, of course, you’ve scared him orf
    And he’s on the next flight to the moon
    We must seem pretty scary though
    To someone like our Dale
    So Marian behave yourself
    You’re scaring our alfa male
    So alas we sit and wait my friend
    Dale’s loyal, friendly gang
    Hope we hear quite quickly though
    Before she goes off BANG!!
    What am I like Dale!!!!

  11. Marian Bolton June 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    Oh Gail, so lovely to hear from you sweetie. I was beginning to get lonely on this blog. What an absolute masterpiece you have written there. Of course we know where we get our inspiration from don’t we! That Dale’ectable Mr Franklin. Poetry in motion as the song goes! xxx Dale’eo, Dale’eo, wherefore art thou Dale’eo? x

  12. Gail June 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm -  Reply

    Dale’eo, Dale’eo
    How can that fail
    To grab the attention of our man Dale
    Lovely to hear from you Marian. As per usual you always have me in stitches; long may it continue. Hope you are okay. xx

  13. Marian Bolton June 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    I haven’t been well actually Gail. Been to the quacks and he says I’m completely Dale’irious! LOL!!!
    Feeling much better now though after a Dale fix over breakfast this morning and again when I got in from work. Just bought something from Dale, haven’t a clue what though! Think it was the TSV for my new Tempur mattress and pillows. Just hope I’ve ordered the right size! xxx

  14. Marian Bolton June 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm -  Reply

    Ok Dale, I know you’re doing it on purpose now but I’ve ‘bitten’ non the less! Pleeeeeeease can I have that photo of you that came off the HP gadget this morning! It will keep me going between blogs and seeing you on air darling. xxx

  15. Gail June 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm -  Reply

    Don’t worry about Dale Marian, he’s just playing ‘hard to get’. I’ve met his type before!! Play it cool Ma, he’ll soon be in touch. LOL xx

  16. Martin forbes June 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm -  Reply

    hope you are well dale i am not bad.

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