About Our Company
The Journey Of Jay King’s Jewelry
One of the most unique design and production scenarios in the industry.
- We travel the globe seeking out unusual and hard to find stones, often never seen before in jewelry.
- We buy direct from the miner and often select and purchase at the mining site.
- We have our materials tested by the GIA for identification and mineral composition.
- Our long history of creating relationships with miners has resulted in a vast worldwide network of mines and materials for use in our designs.
- Our design process often centers around the stone, allowing the materials unique qualities to dictate the end result of the cabochon size and shape, bead cut selection and silver setting details.
- Our operational hub is located in Albuquerque, NM where the entire process both begins and ends.
- Silversmiths bring vision to reality by creating beautiful silver settings, cutting and carving stones and ensuring we can produce every item to meet our quality standards.
- The silver sheet and wire used in the production of our designs is made in the USA, to our specifications, by a long standing premier partner of ours who has been in business for over 103 years providing socially and environmentally responsible products and services.
- Our designs created in Albuquerque, the custom sheet and wire, along with the rough stone material, are shipped overseas for production in some cases and in others, they are produced here in the USA.
- All of our items are marked with our parent company trademark, the silver fineness of .925 and a COO stamp that reflects where the item was produced.
- If an item is marked China it means it was produced in China by artisans who follow the design pattern that was created by our in house silversmiths in Albuquerque. The stone(s) in the design could have been mined anywhere in the world so this is fully disclosed in the details of the item on HSN.com.
- Many of our stones are simply cut and polished because their natural hardness allows for this and the end result is one that the wearer doesn’t need to be concerned about any aspects of the stone changing over time. However, some other natural materials require “stabilization” prior to cutting and polishing.
- The stabilization process is endorsed by the GIA and fully disclosed in our item specifications on HSN.com.
- Any treatments to any materials in our line are fully disclosed on HSN.com or can be accessed by HSN Customer Associates if you call to place an order or inquire.
- Turquoise has long been our signature stone and one of the foundations we have built our brand on. Even though the demand for turquoise has grown over the years, we have continued to be successful in going direct to the mine to give you the peace of mind you deserve when you buy a Jay King turquoise item. We have remained true to our brand and continued our tradition of using only genuine turquoise in our designs and are committed to this for the future. We know you expect to cherish your turquoise items for many years, so our turquoise is stabilized using the process endorsed by the GIA to protect it from lotions, soaps and other chemicals that will change its appearance. This process is an additional step we take to ensure long lasting beauty of your genuine turquoise items.
- The same folks here in the USA that developed the stabilization process, also developed a process known as “compressing.” Turquoise mining yields many sizes of the rough material or “chalk” as it is referred to in the industry. If all a turquoise miner could sell was chalk that was at least as large as your fist, two things would happen; turquoise would be so expensive we could not afford it and the miner would go out business. So in a collective effort to help the USA, and eventually worldwide turquoise industry, the intelligence and creativity of the folks here in the US that developed the stabilization process and the miners at the time, tested and developed a process that utilizes extreme hydraulic pressure at the time the stabilization material is introduced to the turquoise chalk, which make small fingertip size pieces of turquoise chalk mold together into one larger piece. This process is also endorsed by the GIA and when material such as this is used in our items it is disclosed as being “compressed/stabilized.” Thus affording the wearer the same piece of mind for long standing color and beauty by being protected from chemicals that would harm the natural turquoise before it was stabilized.
If you are purchasing a Jay King item from HSN and aren’t certain about the stone or any other details, look the item up on HSN.com or phone in and ask an HSN representative, they have all the details at their fingertips.
All of our creations have been on a journey before they find their forever home with you. We hope you find beauty in not only the stones and stylings of our items, but also in the “connection” they provide you to the earth and everyone from around the world who feels blessed to have helped bring it to you.