I’m launching our brand-new jewellery range!


Judith Ripka Diamonique ring I was planning to give you all a blow-by-blow account of our rounders match the other evening, but am putting that on hold for a few days, 'cos there's something else I think you'd like to know about. 

You know when someone mentions a name to you and somewhere in your mind it rings a bell? Happened to me the other day when I was told I'd be launching a brand-new range of jewellery designed by none other than Judith Ripka! 

Not only is she the recipient of the prestigious DeBeers Award for Outstanding Jewellery Design, but after several years – literally! – in talks with our jewellery buyers, I'm delighted to tell you that she has designed a fabulous collection of sterling silver jewellery. Plus, it features an awesome collection of our very own simulated diamonds – Diamonique.

The reason I recognised her name was because on my recent trip to Scotland with Suzi B, one of her friends had an enormous yellow diamond ring – a real showstopper. Nothing traditional about the setting; rather more contemporary and absolutely gorgeous. The designer? Judith Ripka! I was far too polite to enquire as to the value of said piece of jewellery, but when you take into consideration that Judith normally works with platinum and 18 carat gold, I'm guessing four figures!!

Now I've seen what's coming up at midnight on Thursday and I can assure you, you're going to love it!  And by way of a complete spoiler, a beautiful heart-shaped ring has been chosen as the TSV at a price we can ALL afford!

Please join me at midnight. Whether you love Diamonique, love jewellery, or are just plain curious – it's going to be great!

Ali xx

P.S. Read our interview with Judith Ripka to find out more about the range

P.P.S. Check out a selection of pieces from the collection below…

Judith Ripka Diamonique heart earrings Judith Ripka Diamonique multi cut ring Judith Ripka Diamonique initial pendant Judith Ripka Diamonique heart charm ring Judith Ripka Diamonique enhancer pendant


  1. Rhona Fenton July 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, thanks for the heads up on the new jewellery range I can’t wait to see the TSV because I have been looking for a heart shape ring for ages thanks to the one Nina from smashbox wears, most of my jewellery is suzi b but I do have lot’s of Diamonique also as its beter than the real thing!
    please also check your mail at QVC as I sent you a little something in the post since you were here where I live!
    Hope you and Colin are both well?
    love Rhona x

  2. alison keenan July 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Rhona,
    yes thank you for the brochure – very interesting, particularly the info on Glamis Castle history. so glad you like the ring – wait til you see all the other things – particularly pretty necklace and earrings. Colin and I are grand thank you – just trying to keep my tan – may have to reach for the Beau Bronze!! You’re right about Nina from Smashbox… she once mistook my Diamonique watch for a Chanel – result!!
    Love Ali xxx

  3. glenys harwood July 25, 2009 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Alison, on the 15th July, you were wearing a silver ring on yourleft hand, while wearing the Judith heart ring on your right hand, can you please give me any information about it, I have emailed QVC, but they cannot trace this particular ring, I am hoping you might remember!! from what I could see it appeared to have a slight twist, and may have had a slight bark finish
    Regards Glenys

  4. M Davis August 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm -  Reply

    hi Alison
    You wore a beautiful ring with a heart on it while presenting shopping for shoes last night. Does QVC stock it?

  5. mayfair40 August 21, 2009 at 11:11 am -  Reply

    hi alison.
    I too noted that you wore a beautiful heart shaped ring
    while presenting shoes on the show 4/8/09 11pm, i also enquired at qvc but was told it was not theirs and no further information could be added by them. Is it diamond? is it still obtainable, would love of a photo if possible! Then perhaps i could get something simulair made!! and it would seem many other viewers would like to too.
    kind regards

  6. alison keenan September 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    Hi there Wendy, and firstly apologies for not having replied sooner…. I only just found yours and everyone else’s enquiries! The ring I think you mean is the one photographed at the top of this BLOG post and I’m delighted to tell you is from our very own Judith Ripka Designs with Diamonique. The item number is 692396 and is £29.98 The size of the stones make them look like real diamonds, and it’s a lovely ring in Sterling Silver. I hope you manage to to order one. Lovely to hear from you. Ali

  7. alison keenan September 13, 2009 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    Actually Wendy, the photograph at the top of the page clearly isn’t a heart shaped one! However, rest assured the price and item number I’ve given is the right one! Humble apologies. Ali x

  8. alison keenan September 13, 2009 at 8:13 pm -  Reply

    Hello M Davies! So glad you liked the ring, and I know you’ll be pleased to hear it is available at QVC and is under £30. The item number is 692396 and it is in stock if you wish to order it. I have loved mine but lost it in Ibiza!! I wish you well to wear it :) x x x

  9. alison keenan September 13, 2009 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Glenys I have to hold my hands up and admit to wearing the ring that Colin bought for me at Christmas, and has diamonds pave set into a twist. He bought it from a small store and it’s not a mainstream supplier, so I’m afraid I can’t help you any further than that. Really sorry but I hope you find something else you like as much. Love Ali xx

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