A New Year and a New Show!



Ok, first question, how many mince pies did you eat over Christmas? I'll be honest, I tend to lose count before Christmas itself! 

I hope you've had a magical time and all the cooking and timing of the turkey was spot on! As a new year begins I like to spend a little time looking back over the last twelve months. I've said this several times before, I've no idea where this last year has gone!

So many personal highs for me and my family. A real highlight being the puppies, of course! After nearly ten years of waiting and timing they finally came into our lives. Magical – with a hefty dose of chaos!

There are so many work highlights too! The Dale and Charlie show was great fun (another show has been approved – amazingly!) and a personal highlight is a brand new show I've been given called 'Destination Gems with Charlie'. Below are a few sketches of gemset designs…

Gemset drop earrings Gemset necklace Gemset ring



I'm utterly thrilled to be given my own show allowing me to share my passion for gems with you. It's a weekly show, every Tuesday evening at 8pm, and it's brimming! Look out for exquisite gems from around the world, a competition with a difference, interviews with experts, plus a special feature inspired by the way I open the jewellery box of all things! The reveal!

I've been working closely with the buying team behind the scenes, who really are the heroes of making QVC jewellery the success that it is today. We have some remarkable stones and designs on the way. I can't wait!

There's even a promo that we've filmed, which I've added just below. The first show is on the 1st of Jan at 8pm with many more to come the same time each week. Hope you can join me! In the meantime, there must be a few mince pies left over somewhere….

Take care and thanks if you're following me on twitter! @mecharliebrook

Charlie x


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  1. Debby slauenwhite December 30, 2012 at 10:49 am -  Reply

    Morning Charlie.
    Not sure if I’m the first to wish you a Very Happy New Year [ then again I may not be],but HAPPY NEW YEAR. Glad you had a really magical christmas with the puppies and the family. My christmas jumper arrived in time [ A snowman] I wore it on the day [ every-one loved it]. Poor Bella has gone into “cold turkey” as the vet has taken her off the medication and isn’t feeling her-self. But hopefully she’ll be back to normal soon.
    Looking foreward to the new gems show on Tuesday [ and hoping to have a ring with Kyanite and Rubilite together] or soon !!!!.
    Love. Debby and a little whoof from Bella.

  2. Mrs I yates January 1, 2013 at 10:05 am -  Reply

    Just wanted to tell you that I got my lovely Honora earrings, in a box, when I opened the box there was a pretty pouch with my earrings inside! They are lovely, thank you. I Yates

  3. Bev Holder January 1, 2013 at 3:44 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie, glad to hear you had a fabulous christmas with the family and your new puppies. Looking forward to your new gem show tonight, I am hoping that, at some point in the future shows, you will have some of the Brazilian gem stone “Imperial Topaz”. I got my first piece of this beautiful gem at the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio and am looking to add to my collection.
    Wishing you and all at QVC a happy, healthy 2013.
    Bev x.

  4. Charlie brook January 2, 2013 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Hello Debby and Bella and happy new year to you both. Get well soon Bella, sounds like the Christmas jumper has cheered her up though! Hope you enjoyed the first gem destinations show! I’m looking forward to the next one!
    Take care

  5. Charlie brook January 2, 2013 at 10:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Mrs Yates and thanks for your reply. So glad you love the earrings. The Honora packaging makes it feels even more special.
    Happy new year!

  6. Charlie brook January 2, 2013 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    Hello Bev and happy new year! After writing this I’m emailing our buyers with a few things and I’ll mention the imperial. It sounds like you had an amazing trip!
    I hope you enjoyed the show!
    Kind regards

  7. Debby slauenwhite January 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm -  Reply

    After-noon Charlie.
    Bella and I saw in the new year with you [ she hates the fireworks so was wide awake.]
    I loved the new topaz, what an amazing blue. I’m really looking foreward to the Australian show next week [ I have a few black and triplet opals—brought from an opal miner,a friend of my cousin.] No sapphires though.
    Bella is feeling a little better and is now eating [ she does love her food]. You were nearly ousted from top slot on Tuesday when Anthony appeared on screen with Julian, but then your little AD: for the web pages came on and she sat in front of the TV: watching. The christmas jumper certainly cheered every-one up.
    Looking foreward to Tuesday’s show.
    Love Debby and a Big whoof from Bella

  8. Charlie brook January 4, 2013 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Hello Debby and Bella (whoooooof!)
    So glad Bella is feeling better. Wasn’t it great to see Anthony make an appearance on air last week. I came into work having just missed him. He’s looking really well.
    I’m really looking forward to my gem show on Tuesday!
    Take care

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