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Diamonique Day is almost upon us and I'm really looking forward to the launch of the Today's Special Value at midnight with Craig. It's a beautiful tennis bracelet with an ingenious magnetic clasp. I would love it but I have no excuse to buy unfortunately, as I still have my Diamonique tennis bracelet bought for me for Christmas 1994! It still looks as good as new and I still wear it.

I always remember the huge hints I dropped in the run up to Christmas and the delight when I opened my pressie!! I also remember one time I was wearing it in a restaurant, and every time the waitress came to our table she couldn't take her eyes off it. Eventually, when she brought us the bill, she finally asked, "Is it real?" What did I answer? I'll leave you to decide, but I had to leave quite a large tip!!! Have you ever told a little white lie about your Diamonique jewellery?

I haven't seen the entire collection for Diamonique Day, but a couple of pieces apart from the TSV have particularly caught my eye. There is another piece of wrist jewellery, a gorgeous 3 row bangle and a beautiful 2 ring set from the Epiphany platinum clad collection – one of the rings has a plain band and the other is a 3 stone ring.

If you're getting married but watching the pennies, it would make a stunning alternative to diamonds! I also love the different colours of Diamonique, purple is my favourite (goes without saying really!) but we have a pair of simulated padparascha sapphire drop earrings which are show stoppers. The colour is orange but with undertones of pinky-red… just like a fabulous sunset.
Hope you enjoy the day!
Love Julia xx

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  1. Pauline Johnson October 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Julia I remember your tennis bracelet it was lovely I just wish they made them in a smaller size as my wrist is only just over 6 inches (just wish the rest of me was that small)though I have managed to stay at my goal weight after my diet chef. How is your weight going you look good on the tele? Am I mistaken or was ther some talk that diamonique were doing a pearl range? Speak soon.XXX

  2. Una October 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    My gloves and watch have just arrived. They are both amazing, exactly what I was looking for. My daughter is going to LOVE the watch.
    SO glad your mum got the all clear, those are the words you wait to hear. Fantastic news. Its such a shame she is still suffering, such a horrid thing to have to go through.
    Good luck with the move, hope it all goes well. Im sure Poppy will be fine. They are more resilient than we think they are.
    Take care Julia
    Love Una xx

  3. Una October 19, 2010 at 6:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Me again, sorry!
    You are so funny. When did we ever NEED an excuse to buy more diamonique lol!!!!
    Meant to say earlier. Sophie looks so lovely in the calendar shot. You and Chris must be so proud, and quite rightly so.
    Una x

  4. tracey weeds October 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    dear julia , i just wanted to say good luck with your house move , i cant believe you are leaving it because when you describe all the decorating and hard work you have put into it, it sounds beautiful, are you staying in surrey? i used to live near reigate and really miss it, now i probably live nearer to your sister as i live in scotland now !!! but would like to come home soon . hope surrey wont be losing you .lots of love and hope it all goes well from tracey xxxx

  5. julia roberts October 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    Hello Pauline
    Only just saw your post so I’m hoping you caught the Pearl Diamonique show?? I also have a small wrist just over 6 inches and the 19cm is ok on me in certain styles, so long as you don’t mind it a bit drapey.
    Well done on keeping the weight off after losing it on Diet Chef. That was my biggest concern, but I’ve been off it for 6 weeks or more and I’ve actually lost a couple more pounds rather than gaining them ……… mind you that could be the stress of moving house!
    Julia x

  6. julia roberts October 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm -  Reply

    Hi Una
    Glad you were pleased with your BCC ‘goodies’. Thankyou for your kind remark about Sophie – you’re right we are proud of her cos she looks lovely, but also for wanting to do it for such a good cause!
    Thanks for reassuring me about Poppy – she is a bit freaked at the moment as we have packing cases everywhere as you would imagine after 16 years!!!!
    speak soon
    Julia x

  7. julia roberts October 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Tracey,
    No Surrey isn’t losing us ……………. yet! It is always a wrench leaving a home you have put so much love into but I have been ready for a change for about 18 months ( I am a Gemini after all ). Originally we were intending to downsize but as the children are living at home it’s more of a sideways move – you know the sort of thing, a change is as good as a rest.
    I think the next move will have to be to the coast as I absolutely love the sea.
    Hope you manage to get back to Surrey soon
    Julia x

  8. Pauline Johnson October 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia yes I did catch the the pearl show wish I had’nt bought 3 rings and earrings. regards diet chef I think you get used to eating less.believe it or not even though I live in a village near Heathrow we come under Surry, so we could almost be neighbours !!!!!!

  9. sharon winser October 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm -  Reply

    you ask if we have ever lied about diamonique julie. well my engagement ring is diamonique platinum clad. and i say it real

  10. Susan October 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Just saw the TSV for today – the very cosy & elegant fur coat. Yum! Can’t justify it but very nice. I just heard you say you bought your son an Armani coat one year! Lucky boy!! I would have saved my money lol! I’ve never bought anything designer but one day once the flipping finance world picks up maybe I wil treat myself!! Have a great weekend.
    Susan x

  11. Dorothy October 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Just watching you and Glen great show you should deff buy the winter white coat, it really suits you looks gorgeous. Had A look at Sophies photo she is a pro well done to her just like her mother will try anything. Good luck on the house move hope all goes well.
    love best wishes
    Dorothy xxxxxx

  12. Annette Roberts October 23, 2010 at 11:24 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Sorry I haven’t been on since your ‘first car’ post, but unfortunately I had an accident at home on 8 October… slipped on a small piece of moss on the patio and dislocated my ankle and broke my leg!!!
    It all happened very quickly and I didn’t feel a thing and remained very calm throughout the paramedics were brilliant as were the hospital staff. I’ve had to have an operation and 2 plates either side of my right ankle and the only thing I thought about was not being able to wear my Ronni Nicole dresses with killer heels!!!!
    I’ve had the stitches out, but couldn’t watch it made me feel queezy and am now sporting a lovely purple cast for the next 4 weeks. Chris has been really good looking after me and has extended his cooking skills somewhat too! He’s also converted the dining room into a bedroom for me. Chris has been telling everybody about it and that it was a real footballers injury without all the rolling around they do!
    Don’t want to bore you too much more, but I have been watching, take care and speak soon.
    Annette x

  13. Una October 25, 2010 at 11:34 am -  Reply

    Annette, poor you.
    At least you have a purple cast, Julia will be pleased!! Hope its not too painful now, and that you manage to get into your heels for xmas.
    Did you see the L,Occitane TSV? It was FANTASTIC. I was SO excited, by 3 minutes to midnight, i was nearly having palpitations!! I couldnt get to the phone fast enough, in fact, i dropped it twice as I was trying to dial LOL!!!
    Anyway, take care.
    Hope you are well too Julia.
    Una xx

  14. MarieEllis October 28, 2010 at 10:38 am -  Reply

    Dear Julia,
    I absolutely love diamonique and own a few pieces which always receive compliments, I must get the tennis bracelet as I have had my eye on it for some time but have not yet got around to it yet!
    On thing I wanted to ask you was this, do the QVC presenters really buy and wear the items themselves? I feel sure you do but I read in a recent Sunday paper a rather hurtful comment about the QVC jewellery written by a caustic female reporter.
    many thanks

  15. Steve October 28, 2010 at 11:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi julia,
    Hope you are well, I caught the end of one of your shows last week, Thorton’s choc’s! So difficult to watch when you are midway through a pre contest diet, you were describing them so well, very tempting. You was being very good to I noticed!
    I will wait untill xmas.
    Speak soon, Steve X. p.s you are looking good julia!

  16. Caroline Jones October 29, 2010 at 2:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    My diamonique tennis bracelet arrived last night and it was absolutely dazzling! I couldn’t take my eyes off it last night and have got it on for work today. It’s fabulous and I’m so pleased that I managed to get it.
    Look forward to seeing your next show
    Caroline x

  17. Annette Roberts October 31, 2010 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Una
    Thanks for the wishes, still getting a lot of twinges and am a bit frustrated because it’s not weight bearing, so the most I do is hop to the loo on my crutches…. it’s amazing how your confidence goes! There was another lady in the plaster room who had done the same thing, same ankle too, but she had slipped on the step and fell on concrete….ouch! I only fell 30mm and caused all the damage, so her injury must have really hurt!
    I’ve watched most of the shows, but haven’t ordered anything apart from the space saving hangers.
    Your phone escapade made me giggle!
    love Annette x

  18. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:04 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pauline
    Well I have moved a little closer to you as we were in East Surrey previously near the Kent border but still a long way from Heathrow ( we are closest to junction 8 of the M25 ). Hope you got and are enjoying your pearls?
    Julia x

  19. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sharon
    Well it’s only a little ‘white’ lie!!! and I bet it’s beautiful
    Julia x

  20. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    Daniel should be so lucky to get an Armani coat!!! No, it was from Armani Exchange which is much more affordable and it was for his 21st.
    Centigrade have some really lovely coats and excellent prices
    speak soon
    Julia x

  21. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Dorothy6
    I missed the white coat – I couldn’t find the item number on the website before I went on air and it sold out in my size!!! I hoping it will be back in stock soon as Ali Young also thought I should buy it!
    Yes Sophie did well considering she has never done any modelling.
    The house move went well BUT exhausting!!! We still have loads of boxes around the place – how on earth did we collect so much ‘stuff’?
    Julia x

  22. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Hello Annette
    OMG are you OK?? You must think I’m heartless not replying sooner but I haven’t got the internet at home until next Thursday so couldn’t reply to any posts until I came into work.
    You made me queasy just reading about your injury – hope you are coping OK in your cast. Good job you’ve got someone like Chris to look after you – make the most of it you’ll be back on your feet soon enough.
    much love
    Julia xx

  23. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Una
    Poor old Annette egh? Which L’Occitane TSV did you get? I liked both of them but was lucky enough to have a sample of the warm – LOVE the vanilla.
    By the way Poppy was very traumatised with the move – she didn’t eat for 2 days but she is starting to relax a bit now.
    speak soon
    Julia x

  24. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Hi Marie
    Don’t believe what you read in the papers!!! I always avoid reading them – people are entitled to their opinions, but I don’t necessarily want to read them.
    I can’t speak for the others but I have loads of QVC products. I have 3 pairs of Diamonique earrings, the bracelet, a couple of rings and a necklace ……. and that’s just my Diamonique purchases!!!
    I hope you do go for the bracelet it’s really pretty – a bit of sparkle as we head into Winter!
    Julia x

  25. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Steve
    Long time no hear! Very cruel to put such temptation in my way, but you’re right I was only sampling VERY small pieces of the chocs!!
    Good luck with your contest
    Julia x

  26. julia roberts October 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm -  Reply

    Hi Caroline
    I’m so pleased you are happy with your bracelet!! I think the stones are just the right size to make it look very ‘believable’! The clasp is ingenious too isn’t it.
    Enjoy wearing it
    Julia x

  27. Una November 1, 2010 at 10:30 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I got both Loccitane tsv options. My husband saw that I was drooling over them, and said he would get them for me for xmas. I practically grabbed them from the delivery man, couldnt get them open fast enough!! Unfortunately, my husband was there at the time, and whisked them away, LOL. Oh well, at least I know they will be sitting under my tree!! Im hoping there will be an Elemis xmas TSV like last year, my lovely man has said that will also be under my tree, if there is one?????!!!!!
    Glad you found my phone escapade funny Annette, and hope you are feeling a bit stronger. Just take it easy ok.
    Im so pleased Poppy is settling in, they are amazing little creatures arent they. If you read Ali Keenans recent post Julia, I was telling her about my little hero cat, Loops.
    Hope you are enjoying your new home Julia.
    Love Una xx

  28. Jess November 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    You must be relieved that your house move is over now, always a traumatic time……. Now the hard work begins, unpacking and getting everywhere in order. I don’t envy you!
    Meant to ask earlier, what product do you use on your arms when on air? I noticed on the Sandstone TSV launch it looked lovely.
    Take care

  29. Carol November 2, 2010 at 4:26 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    I just wondered if you watch the X Factor and if so did you spot all of the beautiful Butler and Wilson jewellery being worn by the contestants on Saturday night. Simons skulls were just perfect for the Halloween theme they had. My husband is a huge fan of the skulls and owns several pieces but I didn’t really think they would be for me but I can honestly say that after seeing Mary Byrne wearing the Skull and tusk drop earrings I might just have to give those earrings a go. They all looked stunning in the jewellery. Simon should be so proud.
    I’m pleased to hear that your move went well.
    Carol xx

  30. Susan November 2, 2010 at 10:52 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Well Daniel should still think himself lucky to have a Mum to treat him to nice pieces! You’re right, the Centigrade range is fab & brilliant that so many wash in the machine!! Glad the move went well & Poppy will settle eventually. It takes everyone time to adjust doesn’t it!
    Take care,
    Susan x

  31. julia roberts November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm -  Reply

    Hello Una
    How lucky are you to get both options of the L’Occitane TSV?? – and yes, there is an Elemis TSV coming up at the beginning of December ( will tell you more nearer the time! )
    Only got the internet installed at home today so will catch up with Ali’s blog over the weekend and read about ‘Loops’.
    Poppy is now really settled – I think it was the removal men traipsing in and out at both ends that really frightened her. I was not kidding when I said she is the original ‘scaredy cat’!!
    speak soon
    Julia x

  32. julia roberts November 4, 2010 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jess
    OMG what a week ………. I am not one for living in disarray so have tried to unpack as many boxes as possible as quickly as possible, although there are still a few to go and I haven’t set up my Pilates machine yet – must do that over the weekend.
    I dust my arms and chest with a product called True by Bare Escentuals ( I think it is meant to be a face product but I like it on the body ).
    much love
    Julia x

  33. julia roberts November 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm -  Reply

    Hi Carol
    Yes I’m a big X Factor fan. I sat there on Saturday pointing out all the pieces to my Chris ( no-one else was in, well it was a Saturday night! ) – I agree Simon should be well chuffed.
    Who is your favourite this year? I rather like Matt. I would like to hear him do a Daniel Beddingfield song.
    Julia x

  34. julia roberts November 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    I think both of my children appreciate how fortunate they are.
    Poppy is doing really well now – we had a couple of days where she wasn’t eating much but she has found little places to ‘hide’ where she feels safe so normal service has been resumed.
    My struggle is finding the best route in to QVC …….. I must have tried a dozen different options already, pluses and minuses to them all.
    much love
    Julia x

  35. Vera Smith November 5, 2010 at 12:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia after your mention of the 1994 tennis bracelet I was wondering if it was still available . I did have one but sadly lost it a couple of years ago and i absolutely loved it . Love Vera x

  36. Susan November 5, 2010 at 6:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia,
    Glad to hear little Poppy is settling. It’s not nice when they’re not happy! It’s awful trying out new routes to work isn’t it!!? Nightmare! Hope you get settled on one soon. Have a lovely doubt unpacking the last bits & pieces!
    Susan x

  37. Annette Roberts November 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    Good Luck in your new home, hope it brings you lots of happy years there and you take all the memories of your previous home with you. Glad to hear Poppy has settled down at last. Our move has been put back, but we’ve still had a few viewings with me propped up on the bed in the dining room!
    Thank you for your wishes, I’m getting there slowly, but also getting very frustrated at having to ask Chris for everything even washing my hair, which is something else over the sink! Had a bit of a scare last week and spent 2 days back and to the hospital after feeling very sick, they had to make sure there was nothing going on, so took the purple cast off to check for DVT’s which was OK and I now have a pink one on and go back on 17th to have that taken off and I think physio because for some reason they didn’t set my foot straight and it’s still pointing down slightly so will need to stretch the tendons with physio/exercises. I really miss not exercising….
    Chris is working from home and I only get chance to use the internet once a week because we don’t have WiFi, so will speak soon.
    Annette x

  38. julia roberts November 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Hello Vera
    I could have sworn I replied to your post but I can’t see it anywhere so maybe I forgot to type in the code!
    Anyway, I don’t think they have my actual bracelet anymore – probably to do with the price of gold at the moment which would make the bracelet very expensive.
    The silver TSV was similar sized stones ( a little larger I think ) and very believable but if you particularly wanted gold we will probably do one again in the future.
    Sorry not to be of more help
    Julia x

  39. julia roberts November 11, 2010 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    You poor thing having to go back into hospital – at least it was nothing untoward. Are you sure you hadn’t just got bored with the purple cast LOL!!!!!!
    You may well have needed some physio anyway just to strengthen things up a bit but take your time before going back to ‘execising’ fully.
    I hope you put the dining room as an extra bedroom for the viewings? It would be typical if your house sold right now and you had to try and pack up with your foot in a cast …… I think they should call that one ‘Roberts Law’!!
    Poppy absolutely loves the house particularly under Danny’s bed when she can sneak in there and behind the sofa in the Family Room, and she wants lots of cuddles which suits me fine.
    If we don’t speak before I hope everything goes well on the 17th
    lots of love n hugs
    Julia x

  40. julia roberts November 11, 2010 at 1:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Susan
    Only just saw this message. There are a couple of different routes I can take into work now, which is handy in case of roadworks or heavy traffic. At 3a.m. I can get home 10 minutes quicker than our previous house so that’s a real bonus.
    speak soon
    Julia x

  41. Andrea November 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm -  Reply

    Julia you often wear a bracelet on air the is made up of three strands do you know the item number as i am sure you once said it was available on QVC

  42. julia roberts November 12, 2010 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    Hi Andrea
    It is not a bracelet it is my popcorn bracelet watch. Unfortunately this has now been retired – we had it in the inventory for years and it was thought that everyone who wanted one had probably already ordered one. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news
    Julia x

  43. Annette Roberts November 13, 2010 at 10:59 am -  Reply

    Hi Julia
    I did want another purple cast, but they had run out, so it had to be pink which is quite nice! Can’t wait for Wednesday, it’s the first time that my leg has started to itch, so it will be a relief to get the cast off! The amount of muscle loss is amazing, so I think it will take quite some time to build it back up again, but no matter how frustrating it gets I will have to try and be patient, not something I’m good at!!
    Glad to read that you have settled into you new house and Poppy has found some favourite places and wants loads of cuddles too!
    I fully appreciate the change from gas to elelctic cooking. The times that things have boiled over because you don’t have the same control, even after 7 years of cooking here, it still happens….aaagh!! Not something I have had to worry about over the past weeks though with Chris doing all the cooking, LOL!
    We did have one couple viewing our house who wanted to be in in 6 weeks even though I had only just broken my leg… no chance!
    Take care and speak soon
    Annette x

  44. julia roberts November 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

    Hi Annette
    Only just spotted this ……… have replied to you on a different blog re taking the rehab easy.
    Typical to get a viewing and somebody wanting your house just at the wrong time. It’ll all come right in the end – we had to wait for a year for the right buyer to come along!!
    Love n stuff
    Julia x x

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