Honora’s Ralph Rossini talks about Today’s Special Value


Ralph Rossini Hi everyone, Ralph here – and I'm really excited to be writing my first blog post for QVC!

I just love this necklace we're bringing you as Today's Special Value, and as it's coming just before Mother's Day, I think it could make the perfect gift for your mum.

It's been a really dreary winter for us all and it's time to start thinking about warmer, longer and more colourful days to come. With this in mind, we at Honora have gone all out to bring you three brand new colour combinations, plus one perennial classic, in one of our most popular designs. I hope you're going to love them as much as I do!

Pastel Lilac One of things I love most about this necklace is that we really have come up with something for everyone. For those of you who just can't wait for summer, we've come up with the Pastel Lilac combination.

We've based the colours on waterliles, and I'm sure you'll understand why when you see it. The necklace has grey, white, kiwi, light golden, lilac, peach, sky blue and violet pearls on lilac coloured stainless steel wire.

Mosaic Blue Then for those of you with a love of vibrant colour we've created the Mosaic Blue version. It just pops with bright colour – cherry, teal, chocolate, indigo, violet, pistachio and black pearls on blue coloured stainless steel wire.

Indigo and cherry are Honora's newest colours and have both become instant favourites.

Sunrise Gold My personal favourite colour option is Sunrise Gold, which I hope will remind you of all the burnished colours of the sky as the summer sun rises.

The mixture of cherry, melon, Champagne, gold and kiwi pearls on gold coloured stainless steel wire is truly sunny and is sure to brighten up even the dullest day!

Tuxedo Silver And finally we've included a real classic in the mix. Our Tuxedo Silver combination boasts white, grey and black pearls on silver coloured stainless steel wire for that timeless monochrome look.

I think you'll agree when you see this necklace and the rest of our beautiful, colourful selection that spring is truly in the air! I look forward to saying hello to you all, so do phone in during my shows at 12am, 1am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm, 8pm and 10pm – phew, I'm in for a busy day!

Warm regards,

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  1. sylvia March 3, 2010 at 12:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    I am an avid collector of Honora Pearls.I just cant get enough of them.I tend to purchase your top end pearls which I just love.Please keep coming to QVC so that I can keep buying your lovely pearls and so I can watch you, gorgeous Ralph.Take Care. x

  2. Sue B March 3, 2010 at 1:31 am -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,fabulous TSV! Whenever you are back I get out my Honora collection and sit and admire it for awhile! I totally agree that pearls are for all age groups. 5 years ago,I wore one of your necklaces for my second wedding (I don’t think QVC sell it any longer-it was quite a large pearl string,with an enhancer with 5 pearls forming a flower,with little gemstones at the centre-really stunning.)My daughter subsequently wore it (carefully,I hope!) for her prom age 16,a friends daughter borrowed it for her wedding aged 27,and my mother-in-law wore it to a ladies night dance-age 74! It’s not the sort of necklace I would wear on a daily basis but it has already earned it’s place in my jewellary collection and my daughter has asked me to leave it her ‘when I go!’. My favourite piece currently are some coin shaped pearl earrings,which everyone comments on as you just don’t see them in the shops.I have bought several of your great value stud collections as presents and they are always greatly appreciated. The only thing I don’t have is a pearl bracelet and that is what I am looking out for now. Thank you for bringing us such a huge choice (and btw, I bought the TSV in Tuxedo!)Keep well, Ralph.

  3. Jan Ogden March 3, 2010 at 2:11 am -  Reply

    Good to see you back Ralph and yet again you’ve brought us a stunning TSV.The vision of your design team is astounding and despite trying to convince myself I really didn’t need any more pearls, I couldn’t resist the tuxedo silver plus matching earrings. Before Honora, pearls weren’t really my thing but I’m a total evangelist thanks to you!

  4. Deborah March 3, 2010 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    Good Morning Ralph
    Welcome back to the UK, bought my first Honora pearls last time you were over as a birthday gift for Mum who will be 82 in a few days time. Already given them to her and we both Love them. Watching today’s show. Already bought the set of drop earrings, but just can’t make up my mind over the other things. Too many beautiful pieces to choose from, and it isn’t easy! I hope to see the Rainforest colours in a longer length rope today.
    Many thanks for bringing us such affordable beauty! xx

  5. Karen March 3, 2010 at 9:45 am -  Reply

    Thankyou Ralph for a truly spectacular TSV. I have ordered gold,silver and blue options. I have many of your pieces and look forward to my newest additions to my pearl collection. I urge everyone to try your designs as they are truly beautiful and you will not be dissappointed.

  6. Joyce Thrower March 3, 2010 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Hi Ralph love Honora parls have done for years.I have about twelve to twenyy pairs of earrings as well as necklaces.Sorry to say Ihave lost several pairs of butterfiy back earrings because the posts are not thick enough as several other people have said…..The last pair was for m 80th birthday in amethyst bought for me by my husband. Have been in touch with qvc and they said they would talk to Hanora JOYCE THROWER

  7. Helen Murphy March 3, 2010 at 11:25 am -  Reply

    LOVE the TSV! But Ralph please could we either have an extender on them or else have a choice of length for us ladies who need a larger size please 🙂

  8. Maureen Kennedy March 3, 2010 at 11:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    I watch Honora Pearl show everytime you come to QVC I love the Pearls unfortunately you do not bring enough in Gold. Please bring Gold.

  9. Margaret March 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph, warm wellcome back, just love your pearls I have so many ,today Im looking for a gift for my youngest daughter who is celebrating her 40th birthday in June she is a pearl baby and she like me adores her pearls. All your wonderful designs are going to make it difficult for me but I will know it when I see it, Many thanks Ralph and please keep coming, Margaretxx

  10. judith storkey March 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi ralph: So lovely to see you again and seems that your visits are more frequent with shorter intervals. Great. I have spoken to you a few times on the telephone and indeed to lovely Jennie by email and has always been helpful to me. You might remember me when I last spoke to you that I mentioned I had just over 100 items of your gorgeous pearls. After today, it’s going to be more isn’t it! I bought the cherry dangle bracelet & the indigo necklace with the rose baroque studs. PLEASE Ralph can the necklaces have extenders on them (Iknow they have on the keshi items) but I buy various lengths of sterling silver chains to put on the necklaces as I do have a larger neckline but could this please be a possibility? do hope you get time to read these comments. We all love you and hope that you had a good birthday in February. Your fan mail here is increasing each visit. Have a good trip to Hong Kong and I look forward to the rest of today. Love you and your pearls.

  11. Caroline March 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm -  Reply

    Sadly won’t be buying the TSV as I don’t like the stainless steel wire they are on – I wanted to buy one of the floating pearl necklaces on the nylon thread for my daughter as a present for winning a scholarship to a school but they have dissappeared – I do hope they have not been discontinued as she will be very upset!
    Please, please please can we have some of the regular sets in a 50cm length – I buy lots of earings from you but the 45cm in a necklace is a little too short – I don’t have a chubby neck _I just feel it uncomfortable. I would buy lots of the sets if they were longer!

  12. Tina March 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph – I kept trying to text in the 11am show but my messages weren’t being shown. I’m at home recovering from surgery at the moment and was delighted when I discovered I had some Honora shows to look forward to and cheer me up! I never really cared for pearls much and considered them a little dated but Honora has changed all that with the contemporary designs and colours you bring. I love them! I have ordered the TSV in tuxedo for my mother-in-law for mothers day and the floating hoop earrings in tuxedo and mosaic blue for me! I’d like to see more of your silver ring designs in a size J please – I would particularly love one in black pearl. Your informative and entertaining shows have brightened my day. Tina

  13. cecilia March 3, 2010 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    hi ralph lovely to see you back here with your lovely array of pearls you never fail to make something new and gorgeous every time you come.I have bought the royal blue necklace and bracelet set could not believe the price you could pay that for a faux pearl bracelet alone. When you were last here i took your advice and went for the midnight in the today’s special value it is i think quite unique the lustre and shine on this colur is particularly beautiful as are all your pearls but the midnight seems to catch the light in a special way i went to see swan lake the other night and wore that necklace. and a lady next to us in the bar asked me if the pearls were real and where did i get the beautiful colour she had never seen anything quite like them i told her they were real and where i got them she is coming to new york next week so i told her where your store is so another brit convert it speaks volumes for your pearls that just having them on someone feels compelled to ask where you bought them.This lady said she does not usually ask people about their jewellery but she could not resist asking me about mine because it was not usual to see pearls in such beautiful colours.So well done Ralph keep on bringing these lovely pearls to us cecilia

  14. Mrs Sandra Gifford March 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,
    Welcome back to the UK. Have purchased two of the TSV, one for myself the other for my daughter. I agree with other custormers please can we have a choice of longer lengths.
    Love Love Love Honroa Pearls. Take care x

  15. Jacqueline March 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Already purchased the tsv in gold and can’t wait for it to arrive. I have only been on qvc less than a year and already have several Honora pieces as I’m a June birthday girl and always loved pearls altho I only had one real piece which was a long necklace that my grandmother gave me some years ago, the rest were faux. Thank goodness for you and Honora as I can now indulge myself and not break the bank. I love the variety of colours and styles, I often wear the stretch bracelets in work and they are such a lovely feel and not “Too Much” I only hope you bring some more Clip on earrings as I don’t have pierced ears and altho I have purchased one pair in the gorgeous teal blue, they were a little expensive ( it probably costs more to make the clips). Will be watching again when I get home from work so will probably purchase more. ( Maybe I shouldn’t watch) Look forward to your next visit.

  16. Denise M Cuthbert March 3, 2010 at 2:14 pm -  Reply

    So good to see you back Ralph! Love, love your pearls I have so many. Can we have more rondel pearls they are my favorite. I also peeped on your web-site State side and love the “Denim range…….. fab colours. It would be nice if you would share some with us??

  17. Jan Bryden March 3, 2010 at 2:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ralph, Good to see you again, and glad you’re feeling better. I have ordered the earrings in Sunshine, which go with today’s special value, can’t wait till they come. Is there any way ralph you could bring a 10mm round white pearl with say 1/4 ct equiv diamonique on top similar to item no 696736. They would be absolutely beautiful. I have always wanted something like this, but the ones which I know you can get, are so expensive to buy. Having said that, however, the lustre from Honora Pearls is second to none, I just love them. Take care of yourself, and I hope you are able to make these earrings. jan xx

  18. Christine March 3, 2010 at 3:38 pm -  Reply

    I would have loved the TSV if it had been in a longer length, a lot of the necklaces are to small. I do however like the shows with Ralph.

  19. Andrea March 3, 2010 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Never use to be a pearl girl but,love the floating design. Bought tuxedo TSV as not keen on coloured wire, although love the coloured pearls. Also bought the white button pearl earrings 13mm love bigger pearls. But my all time favs are keishi pearls, I just love the orangnic feel of them and longer lengths, bigger sizes in keishi please.Would love more TSV in earrings some really nice designs coming through now, keep them coming.
    in Cornwall

  20. Mrs Kathryn O’Kane March 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,
    Love your shows and love Honora! I’m a June birthday girl and it’s so true that we love our pearls. Have ordered the TSV in the Tuxedo silver option – shall look forward to wearing it. However, I already know that it will be a little ‘tight’ at 44cm – really wish you had a put an extender chain on it. I will try to buy one from somewhere and try to fix one on myself!
    Please try to bring some longer lengths (ie. 46 – 50cm) in the future. Thanks Ralph!

  21. Jill Daniel March 3, 2010 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Love Honora, I have quite a few pieces now, but what I really want is a classic 50cm 9ct necklace, 45cms is not long enough. Even a 45cm with an extender would be better. I’d also love a 21cm matching bracelet. Keep up the good work we love to see you at QVC UK.

  22. Linda March 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Welcome back to the UK lovely to see you and Honora Pearls. I have ordered 2 TSV’s the blue and pastel. I have quite a large collection and my friends say I could open a Honora shop but I wouldn’t be able to part from them. I have been sent an email from your website about your new wildflowers collection they look lovely and can’t wait to see them on QVC any idea when? They will look stunning during spring and summer.
    Keep up the good work and can’t wait for your next visit to QVC in the meantime I’ll be watching tonight, the pearls and Ralph are a pleasure to watch.XX

  23. destiny March 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Love Hanora Pearls with all the different colours

  24. Melanie Simons-St-John March 3, 2010 at 8:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,
    Purchased some of your beautiful dangled earrings today.
    Could you please make a nice pink dangled earring also.
    I love your quality and range of pearls…
    lots of Love
    Mel XXXXXx

  25. jean blackman March 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ralph I have some of your pearls they are lovely I showed two of my friends they’ve now got more then me I so wish you would do pendant pearl neclaces with gold chains the teal and cranberry would look terific with one of the larger pearl drops My other wish is for a two stand but not in the ringed pearls I have sent text before so I still keep hopeing. Thanks x

  26. jean blackman March 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Hello Ralph I love your pearls and wish you would bring pendant pearl necklaces in teal and cranberry with gold chains would look terrific also the double strand pearls but not in the ringed pearls. I have sent many text before so just keep hopeing Thanks x

  27. Susan March 3, 2010 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    I too would have liked a longer version of the TSV 🙁 not to be outdone though, i ordered the new cherry silver bracelet as a consolation which looked stunning so i can’t wait for it to arrive 🙂 Lovely to see Ralph as per usual, also lovely to see the promo of Larry aka Larray who looks to be a bit of a stunner too!!! x

  28. Trish March 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm -  Reply

    hi Ralph, i bought the rondel graduated pearls in white, i can’t wait to see them, i bought the 55cm ing pearls and the royal 9mm pearls necklace and bracelet set last time you were here they are gorgeous but rather short so i had them restrung and the bracelet added to the necklace and they are great, i couldnt return them as they are such a wonderful colour, the jewler was very impressed by them. Please Please can we have longer length necklaces 50-55cm, i checked out the USA site and there are loads on there, thanks for the new pearls they are all so lovely

  29. Sohela March 3, 2010 at 10:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,
    Love Honora pearls – have many. Bought TSV in gold and blue today. Please can you bring bright emerald green pearls and more of the cherry. Many thanks.

  30. Kathleen Williamson March 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    I bought a pair of earrings from your collectio and was really pleased with them but I can’t buy many of the necklaces as I find the length too short. It’s a shame as this means you can’t buy matching sets. Please could this be rectified.

  31. Angela Hudson March 3, 2010 at 11:31 pm -  Reply

    Would have loved to buy the TSV but the length was too short for me – I always wait in hope of a 55cm-60cm length necklace.

  32. Ruth March 3, 2010 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph,
    Great to see you again!I am a collector too every time you are on I say I will NOT be buying any more , but I always do.Any chance of doing the 11mm Rondel necklace in the tuxedo colours? would be fab!

  33. Katherine Millinship March 6, 2010 at 10:19 am -  Reply

    marks and spencer have a set of 2 extender chains 1 gold and 1 silver for 2.50 which would work with the tsv, give them a try.love the honora range ordered 3 tsv s and thinking i should have got lilac as well !

  34. Maureen Hagger March 6, 2010 at 8:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Love Honora Pearls. Have Chocolate necklace and earrings set,and Amythist Necklace would love Amythist earrings to match studs or drops I love either, please bring some.
    many thanks Ralph.

  35. Eileen Arnold March 9, 2010 at 4:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ralph
    Thank you for the lovely TSV which I bought in the Tuxedo with the matching earrings The pictures do not do the necklace justice. The lustre on the pearls is lovely all in all a stunning piece at a great price which I will delight in wearing. Thanks to QVC easy pay I was also fortunate enough to purchase several other piece which are all equally stunning.

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