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Premier Jewelry Is a Scam

I hosted a show recently and was so excited about all the incentives!   Not one piece of jewelry was what I had been shown!      The pieces I received were of a lower quality. I'll be at a show on Saturday March 11 to compare my jewelry to the "showcase" jewelry the designer begins. Oh and the best part, a local tv ancor and a hidden camera will be there.  i can't wait. Please don't be scammed!!!!!!! be careful

Ariydan Ariydan 31-35 212 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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I've been having jewelry parties for 4 years and have ALWAYS been satisfied. The one time I ever had an issue with a piece that I bought, they took it back and sent me a new one. I am actually having a party tomorrow and am so excited!!! I love their jewelry and will continue to support them. One persons bad experience should not deter you from enjoying the shows and jewelry. I am always being complimented on the jewelry when I wear it. My favorite is the buckle bracelet. Everyone loves it!!!

I am a Premier Designer and the jewelry I've received ,as well as my customers are making myself and my customers excited an happy. Ariydan must've been having
A bad day. Oh well, it happens to the best of us. Almost everyday!

Premier Designs is high end costume jewelry. Gold and silver plated. I think for costume jewelry it is beautiful and well made. I have a lot of their jewelry from buying from them for over 8 years. You have to take good care of it if you wasn't it to last just like anything else in life. My first pieces from over 8 years ago still look beautiful. I get so many compliments when wearing them. You can't wear them in water, to bed, while putting on hairspray, or anything like that if you want them to last. As soon as I talk it off I put it away in my jewelry box. My jewelry lady explained all of that at my first party. She was the first one to say it is costume jewelry and if you want it to last you have to take care of it. I think some of these people think they are buying real stones in real gold and silver. Do you think it would be that cheap for something with all the details and stones if they were real. Use your heads ladies. Love Premier and all of my friends do also.

Ummm hello..... over 30 years and running strong as a company is CLEARLY NOT A SCAM. Premier Designs Jewelry is not a newbie company.

I signed up for this company after getting scammed, I lost a lot of money and people don't want to have the parties this company has you do. They limit how you can sell the product and I stayed on and kept renewing just to have the discount to be able to buy if half price. It is a scam, you don't make money you spend money and spend money trying to make the money back, don't fall for it. On top of that the lady that signed me up, my jewelry "mom" wanted to scam off me the person I signed up just because I was new. Shady crap going on with Premier Designs. Don't fall for it it's a bunch of people disguised as God loving Christians and scamming on people while they are at it!!!!!

Some people have the knack and some don't. If you aren't motivated to book parties and put yourself out there then you will not make it. My jewelry lady makes a bunch of money because she books shows all week long. You get what you put into it.

I'm sorry your don't feel like the jewelry was what you had been shown. There is a policy that states you can exchange your jewelry for anything else in the catalog if it was not as you expected. I have been with Premier Designs for 7 1/2 years and I have found then jewelry to be WAY nicer then most comparable high fashion jewelry your will find and I know personally (having been to manufacturing) that they adhere to VERY high standards when it comes to the industry. The jewelry that jewelers purchase come out of the same stacks that customers receive. If you had a problem with it you should contact your consultant so she can fix the problem. She most likely went over out guarantee during you party and should have mentioned these things. If she didn't they are stated on your receipt. Premier Designs is NOT a scam, You are NOT a jewelry lady as you stated in the title. When you have a problem with a company, you should give them the opportunity to help you (seeing as though she didn't even see your jewelry before you received it, how would she know you weren't pleased or that it was different then expected).

I recently went to a party hosted by a friend. I did purchase a simple pair of pearl earrings. I asked if they were lab grown pearls, and the sales person tells me, no, they are just glass dipped in a pearl solution. Quality product? Thats costume to me. I only bought the earrings because I was unable to find an inexpensive pair to match a necklace I had. I wont be buying anymore items. I can make those things myself, in fact I have in the past.

These are not just coated with Paint and unlike costume Jewelry, your studs are hypo-allergenic because they are made of titanium. You can absolutely make them yourself. With Premier Designs you are going to get a better quality then if you were to by the supplies at some place like Hobby Lobby and a better product over all then if you were to buy High Fashion Jewelry at Macy's or JC Penny's. I'm sorry you weren't pleased, you should contact your Jeweler (Rep) and see what she can do for you.

I actually love the jewleries they have.I own 2 pieces and they are beautiful and very good quality.I mean I am a customer very satisfied.

There's no point in beating a dead horse but I would just like to say that I love, love, love this jewelry I sold it for a little while to supplement my income and I'm considering selling it again. I have continued to host parties here and there and have earned hundreds in free jewelry. My pieces are all great quality ( I know quality jewelry my father was a fine jeweler for over 30 years and admires this brand and has purchased pieces for his mother and sisters) ( I also was a buyer at a gift shop that sold Brighton and many of Premiers pieces are comparable in durability) and I get so many compliments day in and day out. I still have many of my show case pieces from 2005 and they look as good as the day I hot them! Please don't listen to this person, he/she has no clue what their talking about the jewelry is awesome they must have them confused with someone else.

Exactly!! My jewelry after 4 years still looks brand new but I do take care of it and store them in my jewelry box rather than throwing them about. You can't swim, shower or sleep with them on either. My rep told me they will last as long as I take care of them. She's been right so far.

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Ariydan's comments are unfounded and untrue. I was a happy customer and now I'm a happy Premier Designs direct salesperson, too. She/he sounds like a competitor trying to trash the competition.

Anyone who knows Premier Designs Jewelry, knows that what Ariydan has posted is just not true. I have been a customer for over 17 years and have been personally involved as well. I have never heard of this. My experience has been that if an item comes in defective or less than Premier quality no questions asked, it was replaced with same item or one of same value. The company was founded to help single mothers to have a means to support their families with dignity. How could a company stay in business and do as much for others as it does if what she says is true? I find it hard to accept that there are those among us that want to belittle and bring down the ones that try their hardest to do what is right and do for others.

It is a MLM scam, end of story. 99% of people will fail due to the fact that there is a limited amount of people buying this brand. You spend money to renew on selling jewlery that you cannot even hold inventory. You are being scammed. If you do not see it fine, but this is the truth. Never fall for a MLM. If it costs you a dime to sell the product and you aren't even truly holding the actually inventory it is most defiantly a scam.

I don't know why is scam?You did not need to buy inventory and they did not charge you for that as well.Sell as they order is a good things:)

It's not a scam because there are no quotas! The reason we have a renewal fee is that non of the money from the jewelry sold goes to run the corporate office! That is what our renewal fee does. Direct Sale is a growing industry and it is shortly to be the largest industry and people making LOTS of money doing it. They tell you not to carry inventory because they don't want you to put more money out of pocket then is necessary. They do this to HELP girls get into the business! You can sell Samples off your table if you wish but the tax implications are different. I was a business major in College and if you look at it from a stand point of "buying a franchise" which is in essence what you are doing, It's rather in expensive. You shouldn't bad mouth companies and industries that you know nothing about. It's not polite.

Sounds like a competitor trying to bash the company. Everyone knows this isn't true and who would say anything as stupid as "having an undercover camera." If there's a real problem, grow some balls instead of sneaking around on the internet and have an adult conversation with the jeweler. They will take care of you as they always have for nearly 30 years and always will. Find a new hobby.

You are nuts! The same pieces we receive as jeweler's (which we show at parties) are what you receive as a hostess or guest! How dare you spread untrue rumors about such a wonderful company! You should be ashamed!

Funny all theses responses.....I am a stay at home mom of five, my husband earns all the green......I like to spend some green. I enjoy sales(!), and thoroughly enjoy places like Marshall's where past seasons clothing, accessories [which are still hip and cool.....{ still wearing Marc Jacobs rockin' cool shoes FROM 3 YEARS AGO}] are sold for much less.
I bought a gorgeous sterling silver bracelet with an itty bitty, diamond chip/18k gold, clasp from Marshall's...... maybe 5 years ago for $100.00. I adore it and in fact, I am wearing it now. Traveling through Europe about 3 years ago, my husband and I hit a Porsche store where he purchased something similar in style to mine for much much more.
**Today in Church I see a Lady wearing a 'too cool' choker that matched my bracelet. When I asked her where she had gotten it, because I would love one to match my bracelet, she replied, " I bought it a few years back from a rep, and for around $25.00. It is a Christian based Jewelry Co." She took it off. It was SOLID and HEAVY...and just NO WAY it could be silver for that price, but beautiful indeed. She said it was silver....so either very wrong on the price or product, however my interest is PEAKED....so tonight I am surfing the web for cool products and info from Premier!
Regards, Kelly

Kelly if you contact the company through the website they can have a leader in your area contact you. The majority of our pieces are Silver plated, thicker then industry standard.If you are in the Southern California area, I would be happy to help you otherwise ythe company with will direct you to someone local.direct

I really don't understand, my daughter's mother-in-laws sells it and not once have I received a piece that was not what was either shown at a party or in the catalog. I just bought their new premire piece, it's beautiful and still finding new ways of wearing it.

Hello! I have read several reviews as I am a "rep" with Park Lane Jewelry, company based out of Chicago and in business since 1955 longer than any company in the industry, as well as debit free. Park Lane does offer "blingy" as described in other posts, however, we offer every kind of jewelry out there from casual to classic, one of my favorites even being pearls. Many of these companies have actually stemmed from Jewels by Park Lane, even Premier as they have been in business since 1985. Yes, I did my research before accepting as a Park Lane rep. Park Lane is actually over any other company, the #1 company in direct jewelry sales and truly do have the best customer bonus plan as well as 5 Star Hostess plan, where hostess credit is NOT based on just a slight percentage of the sales, but truly on just each order taken! I would love to share details on the #1 company that started it all! God Bless :)

My boyfriend had bought me a necklace for my birthday I wore it two days and diamond fell out. So I took in to get repaired 11days later they called to say we could pick it up so he went and picked it up the next day I went to put it on and the diamond was still missing they did nothing too the necklace. So he took it back in there and they said they was just give us a refund. They didn't care about are happiness or business and I thought that was ridiculous that they didn't care that they didn't try to fix the necklace or the fact that they lost two good customers and our friends. That place is a joke not a business and the people are rude and uncaring in battle creek mi out on Beckly dr.

This makes no sense. There is no place to take it in to be repaired. You have to send it back to the company. The problem you had seems to be with a specific independent distributor not the company itself.

Where did you go because it was not Premier. Premier is not a store and if something happens to your jewelry they send you a whole new piece.

Scam?? What, Who are you kidding?? The answer is..No one. Premier Designs Jewelry Collection, the Jewelers, & the company's founders are all across the board OUTSTANDING individuals! Just so you know, the whole message behind the company is to SERVE other people. If you didn't like your hostess gift, you should have had a conversation with your hostess. She would have let you pick something different I am sure of it!!! Also, those hostesses gifts come straight out of the Jewelry Lady's pocket through a hostess store we purchase them through. It's her way of buying you something special, that's NOT in the catalog. Also you receive hundreds of dollars in FREE jewelry for just having a few ladies over. That's AMAZING CUSTOMER APPRECIATION!!! :)))If any of you have ever had a Premier Designs Party or have purchased the High Fashion Jewelry yourself, you would know that the quality is awesome & the guarantee coverage is like NO OTHER direct sales company. Sweet friend, please do some more research before you make really poor reviews about a company that ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT YOU & OTHER PEOPLE!! Wishing you nothing but Love in your heart, peace in your life, & over flowing joy!! It's time we get thankful for what we do have!!!

Your statement is not correct for battle creek mi Beckly dr they are very rude and complete opposite of what you are saying

Renam, it sounds like you have had a bad experience with a retail establishment. Premier Design Jewelers are independent business owners, who do most of their business through home parties.

You are talking about Premier Jewelers 5225 Beckley Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49015 (269) 979-2431. They have no affiliation with Premier Designs Jewelry they simply have the word "premier" in their name. They refer to themselves as associated with other companies with premier in the title as well.

Your experience was not with a Premier Designs Jeweler. You are writing negative reviews about the wrong company. It is important to do your due diligence when writing negative reviews so that you don't actually slander a good company.

I have loved ever piece I've bought from them.
Posted I really can't understand how she is saying all that.

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I don't know what happened to you but I have had and have been to several parties and every item was beautiful and all my ladies who have come to or had a party loved it

MLM is always scam. Also why should anyone expect me who works hard 40 hours/5 days a week for the money I earn to support your part time work lifestyle? I dislike all MLM businesses for this reason. One more thing - why do people want to waste money on junk? Buy 1 or two true pieces like a strand of pearls. They will last you generations.

Arent you just a golden ray of sunshine?

Says the person that's 1. Broke and 2. Probably works for a company that is a "pyramid". CEO at top, worker-bees at bottom, each level makes money off the one below...except the CEO couldn't care less about if the worker-bees make anything more than minimum wage.
But all MLM is a scam.
What an uninformed, sad statement - likely fueled by someone that tried it one time, got in thinking they'd get rich overnight by doing nothing but passing on the hype.
The CEO didn't build his business over night nor by being lazy and expecting everyone else to do all the work...but somehow that's what is expected in MLM.
Go figure.
Good luck with retirement on social security.

DFWAndy, I don't know if you realize it or not, but you work for an MLM. All companies are MLM! You work for a boss/owner that will never give you his job and you make all of the money for him! He will ALWAYS make more money than you, no matter what. At least with an "MLM", or scam as you call it, everyone has a chance to make the same thing and possibly even make more than their upline. That would never happen for other companies... never.

I have been a hostess several times over and the jewelry is of very high quality. I am now a jeweler and my pieces are the same, as a matter of fact, I can incorporate my pieces I bought as a hostess into my show jewelry with no differences. So, bring the cameras, there is no SCAM, just lovely jewelry, fun, and friendship!

I misunderstood, she was comparing her hostess gift to the actual Premier Jewelry. Either way, several of the other ladies have given the correct responses. Thank you ladies.

Agree 100%

First of all, Premier Designs Jewelry is not a scam! The hostess gifts are ordered from a "hostess incentive" page. Do you really expect a jeweler to buy you a $30-50 gift of show jewelry? Most Hostesses are very happy to get their special gift that only a hostess can get. Not to mention, you got 30% of your sales in FREE jewelry....OF YOUR CHOICE! Plus several pieces at half price!!!! If you're going to be SOOOO ungrateful, then just give the gift back!

Well spoken

I am a jeweler for premier designs. I started work with this company to of coarse supplement my income but to serve people. The jewelers samples come from the same warehouse the customers jewelry comes from. Premier has a Golden Guarantee that is awesome. If there is a flaw you can always contact your jeweler to have it replaced or if it's not what you expected you have a week to return & get a piece at equal or less value. If your jeweler is not longer with the company any jeweler would be happy to do so for you if you have your receipt. If you went to a department store & purchased a piece & there is a defect or it breaks they do not exchange or refund purchase amount. I'd like to know the outcome of your show with the news anchor? Was there a story? Or did she become a customer?

Simply not true! ... I have been a customer for a year ...loved the jewelry so much that I hosted a party which was very much out of my comfort zone-loved it! Loved all the free jewelry I got!... Decided to become a jeweler myself just a month ago... Jewelry sells itself because it's beautiful and quality is very consistent.... If anyone receives a piece and it's not looking like it did in the catalogue premier will replace it with something else that a customer would like...it's a great company to work for with outstanding unique product!...

I've been buying Premier Jewelry for about 20 years and have never been disappointed. Only twice in 20 years have I needed to send a broken piece back and they stood behind their guarantee 100%. I have a jewelry box full of Premier and it's the best quality costume jewelry you can buy anywhere. And I'm NOT a distributor, just a customer.

My Premier jewelry was beautiful when I first purchased it. Over time, both the silver and gold pieced have tarnished. I've used tarnish remover and the Premier tarnish remover cloth. It doesn't work. I have a lot of Premier Jewelry that I cannot wear anymore. :( So, I am very disappointed and I don't buy it anymore. I've invested quite a bit of my money in Premier Jewelry. I feel that my money has been wasted on the product.

Whoever posted this must be upset with that & just an FYI it is against the law to do that. so when you get cause take your mugshot WEARING PREMIER!!

Very good lol

I own several pieces of Premier Designs jewelry. I find every single piece I own to be quite lovely! You're not buying gold or silver, obviously, but it is nice fashion jewelry. I have been to a few Premier Designs jewelery parties and the jewelry I have ordered is the same quality as what I saw at the party.

In 90s was decent and held up. New pieces from two months ago r literally falling apart. No more of this .....I can get this level of quality at Target and better quality at same price at Dillards or Norstrom.

I just had a party and ordered a lot of jewelry from them, my order was delivered in a little less than a week after closing, all the pieces were the exact quality that my jeweler had on display. Did you know your jeweler personally, or go to one of their shows previously?

I think it is true as a sales rep for any home party....soon your friends hide for fear of feeling guilty not buying. In today's economy. This is not cheap merchandise! A friend or family member are not here to finance my living. Don't see how many feel comfortable with this... Yes, please come over for fun, laughs and snacks My door is open for<br />
The good times, sad times but not for you to leave with a purchase. I think home parties are tacky!

You were never a Premier Designs Hostess and especially never a Jewelry Lady for Premier Designs Jewelry. I tracked your computer ip and got your address & name a few months after you posted this. Just stumbled on it again and thought I would let you know I know who you are.

That's a bummer... I too was disappointed when I moved from Texas to Colorado and found there are so many Premier Design reps than I know. I also invested in the catalogs a few times a month and the initial $1200 kit. I was at a neighbors watching a football game and starting talking with someone else from my church about Paparazzi Accessories- where everything is priced for under $5!!! I was BLOWN AWAY! Almost every women will spend $20 for 4 pieces of jewelry and its the same quality, if not better than all the stores at the mall. I quickly realized the potential with this company is much bigger- everyone goes crazy for $5 jewelry! Its sells itself and its such a new company that the competition is much lower for the consultants.... there is a lot of room to grow! Each piece you buy at wholesale for $2.75, sell it for $5 and you pocket $2.25 of that. There are starter kits that save you a ton of $ starting at $300 for 100 pieces of jewelry. There are no catalogs to keep up with or buy and you have permission to sell online-something a lot of direct sales do not allow. There are a ton of ways to sell- basket/lunch parties (you can drop these off and collect later), home parties, craft shows, boutiques, online stores, expos, even Facebook parties, you can get creative with it. There are still less than 25K consultants as they just stated MLM in 2011! Let me know if you're interested. Its the perfect transition!

Virginia Brewster
www.paparazziaccessories.com/23875

I looked up Paparazzi, was not impressed. There is hardly anything in their catalog I would wear. I am 40yrs. old not 20, and nothing worth wearing. I want something stylish and age appropriate and Premier offers all that and more.

I am a jewelry designer in New Orleans and am looking to launch into the home party business. My work WILL appeal to you who it seen has a more sophisticated taste and is looking for quality rather than quantity. If you have any suggestion on how to reach people like you and I, please feel free to contact me. The easiest way is through my facebook page. Check out The Cat Nap Company and LIKE my page and drop me a line! Thanks, Pam

Premier is different. If you were a Premier jeweler you know their heart is people, not profit. They use jewelry as an ends to a means and that is to enrich the life of every person that they touch. I've visited the manufacturing plant and after seeing the quality that goes into the jewelry I'm surprised they can sell it for what they do. I also love the fact that we have a golden guarantee. With it being hand made, things do happen and when they do Premier takes care of it.
I've never worked with a better company. Of course, everyone is different. I love the personal touch and their attentiveness to people but at the same time allowing me to make a GREAT profit! NO other marketing plan compares.

And that jewelry looks like it cost $2.75. I wouldn't buy that stuff from the dollar store. .. Unless it was for a child. I have several pieces from Premier with no issues whatsoever. And I even spray my perfume on AFTER putting on my jewelry. It's fine if you hate Premier, but please don't try to pretend that Paparazzi is even close in quality.

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Lol at everyone saying premier jewelry is quality especially the "gemologist", its plated crap...but to each their own I guess

Check the BBB for Premier Designs Jewelry and then check any other direct distributor in the US. No one comes close to the A+ rating Premier Designs has and you don't get that rating if you have or sell a bad product of any kind, especially jewelry. Sorry to see you are such a poor, uneducated and socially disabled person.

Rude

I am a jewelry designer in New Orleans and am looking to launch into the home party business. My work WILL appeal to you who it seen has a more sophisticated taste and is looking for quality rather than quantity. If you have any suggestion on how to reach people like you and I, please feel free to contact me. The easiest way is through my facebook page. Check out The Cat Nap Company and LIKE my page and drop me a line! Thanks, Pam

Found the address on Whitepages.com
Premier Designs Inc
(972) 550-0955
1551 Corporate Dr Ste 150
Irving, TX 75038
Premier Designs has been in business for 28 years. I bought jewelry from a friend 25 years ago who was a Premier Design Jeweler. I did have a piece fade and Premier stood by their guarantee and replaced it. Nice jewelry and great company.

There is definitely a physical address for Premier. I am an independent sales distributor for Premier Designs and I mail things directly to them and get things directly from them as well. I call them all of the time and they answer the phone "How may I serve you?" Just so you know, each piece of jewelry is hand made by Premier Designs. Plus, most of the profit goes towards charities and mission trips. I have over 70 pieces of jewelry from Premier Designs and they are of the highest quality of jewelry I have ever owned. For a great price too! Other jewelry companies are solely focused on just making profit. Premier Designs is people before profit always. Other companies charge a fortune, Premier Designs has the best hostess plan and hostess benefits out there. I was able to give my last hostess $400 in free jewelry. Please, I'm just saying, Premier Designs in most certainly not a scam. It has completely changed my husband's and my life. I'm no longer worried about paying the bills.

I just want to testify that I am proud of my Premier Jewelry and have a friendship with my Premier Jewelry Lady. The overt anger that the blogger has expressed sounds genuine. She must have a little "activist" blood in her and wants to bring down "the man". What can I say, she has the right to investigate but I hope she finds a transparent company who will be blessed by the confrontation in the long run. I happen to be attending a jewelry party tonight and I'm excited!

I checked out their website. There is no physical address for this company and no telephone number listed. I'm not saying they scam people, but c'mon no contact info.

You can only log into the website if you are an Independent Sales Distributor yourself. I am and I am able to contact them personally.

I just checked the website and beg to differ. There is a home office address, a mailing address, a toll-free phone number, and a link to contact them.

Their phone number is on every single catalog they print. If you think Premier is a scam, you obviously don't know anything about them.

I am shocked - I have several pieces of Premier Designs jewelry and it lasts, is durable, beautiful, the hostesses are very, VERY wonderful and HONEST!

so.....how did it go? did you get the expose you were looking for, or just debunk your own opinion? Just curious.....

I have purchased quite a few items from premier and they are very nice. Not top quality but fun pieces. I think a tad bit higher in price but no one twists your arm. I do not consider the sales people jewelers just honest women making a honest living.

We may have freedom of speech as part of our Constitution, but you can also be sued for "libel" when what your choose to write is false. I would suggest removing this post because it is entirely false.

It isn't false lol, premier designs is a scam; the hostest receive sub par jewlery for the shows they hold under the actual jeweler, and the jeweler has to pay a yearly entry fee and pay for the magazines to present. Um Pyramid scheme???

IF you can go around and sell the product for FREE, if you can't post the product online and attempt to further the selling process... Lol if you have to pay to sell there product, yeah. SCAM

It's an independent business.. Of course you have to pay to sell their product. Just like Mary Kay, Avon or any other Independent Sales company...

First off the jewelry we sell is the same exact jewelry our customers get, I even sell off my table if the need it before next week. So the quality of the jewelry isn't any different than what you see at a jewelry show. Second, If you own your own business, don't you have to pay a manufacturer to manufacture the product for you!?! Unless you make it where you sell it, most companies have a plant miles away making their products for them, they buy, then resell. So the fact that we have to pay to sell the jewelry should be a big DUH. When I make $2,000-$3,000 a month for working less than 10 hours, I don't really mind the annual fee, and apparently millions of other Premier Designs jewelry ladies don't either. Premier is the total opposite of a pyramid scheme, we're not a cut throat company, and us jewelers absolutely aren't on the bottom of a pyramid. It saddens me that you hate on Premier so much, but you obviously don't know anything about it. While your at it, take an economics class...

YOU CANNOT SELL THE JEWELRY YOU BUY! and the company uses MLM strategies to stay in business. You personally may have made a decent amount running your business, but %95 of your 'coworkers' or 'partners' did not. Your personal gain for someone else's loss is terrible. Go feel good for yourself.

If you own your own business you pay the manufacturer and then sell the product. Not pay the manufacturer, then sell catalog product and your stuff with $500s or more worth of actual product.

It Is a SCAM!

I have done my research and seen people go homeless, jobless, and in debt because of businesses like this. You should be ashamed.

You obviously have not done your research. First off, all direct sales companies charge a fee to be a distributor. Second, Premier is the FIRST company I have found that does not have a quarterly sales minimum to make to remain active. THIRD, the annual fee you mentioned is a drop in a bucket compared to the shipping fees other companies charge their distributors, not to mention paying the annual fee is much cheaper than the quarterly minimums put together annually. Not everyone is going to make the same profit in the DS business. It all depends on how much time and effort you put into YOUR business. If you sign up and then expect the money to pour in while sitting on the couch watching television, well again.. you have not clue what you are talking about. But, you go right ahead and delude yourself.

As far as the quality from Premier. I had never heard of them before becoming a jeweler. I actually considered myself a jewelry snob, and only ever wore real pieces, gold, silver, precious gems. I ran into a Premier Design table at a craft fair and stopped by because my daughter wanted to check them out. I was very impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of their product. They are extremely honest. The jewelry is gold, silver, and rhodium plated, unless other wise noted. They do not claim to sell High end jewelry, but High fashion jewelry. The pieces that are seen at shows and in the catalogs are the EXACT same pieces that the Jeweler, Hostess and customers receive. There is no swapping.

Furthermore, I have not found a company anywhere that has a warranty like Premier's. Any piece of cheap costume jewelry you buy from a department store will not offer to replace our piece if it is broken or has any sort of manufacturers defect. Let alone, offer 60 days free replacement, or charge a miniscule $5 fee to cover the shipping of your new piece... if you need replacement after the initial 60 days.

I have also, NEVER found another company that offers 50% commission up front to its jewelers and I have been with quite a few of them.

You sound like a very sad and angry person, and I pray that the Lord can help you to open your heart, look for the good things in life and stop looking at it as a glass that is half empty.

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I bought 3 pieces last year or so, maybe 2 years. But one of my rings faded rusted around the ring I loved the ring but feels uncomfortable wearing it. They both are very pretty. but wanted to see if im stuck with them or am i able to exchange them?

You can always exchange your jewelry. Premier has a lifetime golden guarantee. Find a premier jeweler and let her know that you would like to exchange and she will help you out.

this is far from the truth. You either had a bad experience with a false seller or you were not buying premier jewelry. I do not sell premier but am a frequent buyer I have always gotten the product I was shown and paid for. I am sorry you had a bad experience but don't fault the company for an individual seller.

I just started as a premier designs jeweler. I am in college and my full-time job makes me about 16k a year. I live with my fiance that make quite a bit of money (70K). The money I make at my full time job is hardley enough to live on after paying bills. Everyone says oh well get a better paying job. Yeah, that is almost impossible because my school schedule changes every six weeks. Premier has helped me double my money in a week. Sometime I make more money doing a show then a do a week at my 40hr a week job. Yes the start up fee was a little high but I used the jeweler rewards credit card which is only helping me build up my credit. This is not something I will be doing as a full time job for the rest of my life but PD is helping me pay for college so I can acheive my goals and have my dream job as an occupational therapist.

I have been a gemologist for over 30 yrs.
Premier Designs jewelry is the finest made in America.
I also have chosen to offer this high fashion product to my clientele for travel and gift purchases. 19 yrs now in fact. I don't know this woman of have never had anyone state the things she has.. she is a anomaly. Premier Designs Has received multi national awards for business ethics and principal....
ignore this woman post.

You're a gemologist? Really? Where did you study? And the "finest made" in America? Okay. That's believable..... Tiffany, anyone? Shane company? Come oooooonnn.

Please stop calling yourselves 'jewelers'. You are salespeople.

Jewelers is the term that Premier Designs calls its sales people, and God Bless you.

There is nothing inaccurate about calling ourselves "jewelers". According to the Google dictionary
jew·el·er
ˈjo͞o(ə)lər/noun
1. a person or company that makes or sells jewels or jewelry.

But you don't make or sell it, you advertise it. No jewelry goes to your hand into the hands of your buyers.

When there jewelry starts to die, I will feel bad for the hundreds of dollars some people will lose.

What in the world are you even talking about?!?! The whole reason we have Jewelry shows in people's home, instead of Premier selling it in a store, is so we do physically show, sell and give people jewelry "hand in hand". And, I have seen pieces of Premier jewelry that my customers pull out of their jewelry box AT their HOME, that is 20 years old and they are bragging on it to their guest of how it looks just as good as it did 20 years ago. IF, the jewelry starts to have any damage that isn't normal wear and tear, Premier replaces it, no questions asked. Can you name ANY company in the world that will replace a 20 year old necklace with a brand new one?!?! Also, the jewelry comes with a piece of paper saying not to sweat or swim in your jewelry, so if you don't get it wet and follow the long care instructions, your jewelry will last. We are not selling 14k gold diamond jewelry, but we are also not selling "costume" jewelry you would get at Charlotte Russe, Wet Seal, Target, etc. If you take care of your things, they will last. You must have a very pessimistic spirit to hate on a company you know nothing about.

Do you not see the thousand of people in your company losing money? Do you not understand that with the MLM strategy your company has there is a %100 Greentree SOMEONE will NOT make any profit and actually lose money.

I love you false 'optimism' but the reality is you are working for a company that went in debt years ago, and has found a way to stay above water by taking the money out of the pocket of millions of our every day workers. Go feel good for yourself while I try and help the newly found homeless, debt ridden, and struggling families because of this business.

If the smartest person in the world told you that you were wrong, I would listen. So obviously I do not expect you to listen to me. But when, the smartest people in the world start to tell you that you are wrong. Id second guess who you think you are working for.

The complex marketing strategy the company has is in play so the every day woman does not realizes she is being scammed.

Go get a radioactive machine that checks what material you jewelry is made out of and then you might understand.

Go learn so math and maybe you'll see that your companies approach to how the product is sold has a definite reason.

MLM = SCAM end of story.

Premier design along side quite a few other jeweler companies use some form of a pyramid scheme to stay in business.

There is a limiting factor and that is the population. Learn your economics. *****.

Plus it is always fun to waste your time.

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This is really sad. I am so sorry but I can promise you that if you were indeed tricked or scammed it was not Premier Designs. They have so much integrity that if you called the company instead on taking this route they would have investigated the person who you think was a fraud and helped you in anyway possible. I have been a jeweler for 8 years and have never dealt with any other company who truly have people as there number asset. They put God first and profit second. This is what Premier is really about so I hope you have the opportunity to experience this for yourself someday. It really breaks my heart when someone has a negative experience from a jeweler who doesn't really model premiers true purpose and plan. Praying for you to achieve peace and happiness with whatever you choose.

This is so untrue! As a Premier Designs Jewelry lady myself I can tell you that they "showcase" jewelry that I bring to my parties is jewelry that I have purchased myself through the company!! We show our own personal jewelry. We wear our samples on a daily basis. We don't order special jewelry to show, it's all the same stuff!! This complaint is totally bogus. I am proud of the jewelry that I sell and the products that my customers receive.

Ariydan: Not sure who you were dealing with but it definitely wasn't a true Premier Design Consultant. I have been hosting parties for many, many years and I have never had 1 piece of jewelry that wasn't as advertised, actually it always looks better after I receive it.

I am new to this site and have been reading you all's postings. let me start off by saying I really hate that some ppl have had some bad experiences with the Premier Jewelry line. I have quite a bit of it myself & had not had any problems. And these ppl have my sympathy but we MUST understand that there are different strokes for different folks...there are all types of jewelry that can and cannot be worn due to various sensitive skin & acidic skin issues...so wear only what your skins allows then life goes on (not to sound non-caring). The reasoning behind my post is that I am needing help to gain knowledge & ONLY FACTS (both bad & good, but FACTS) about the various Jewelry companies that are out there like Premier Designs. Because I have a love for jewelry & would love to be involved in this type of business as a Jeweler or Rep so can anyone assist me in Which company is the best one to join? (Premier, Stella & Dot, Lia Sophia, Silpada) & what others are out there (besides the ones I named) that I may not be aware of ? Thanks in advance for anyone that can answer my post.

I am a Premier rep but beforehand, I too researched other direct sales companies. I\'d be happy to answer any questions you may have other email if you\'re interested. I\'d love to share my own personal reasons for joining Premier. I don\'t have a rags to riches sob story where Premier saved my life. I\'m just a mom who wanted some time out of the house to herself. I LOVE Premier and plan on continuing to serve women. And if I can help someone find their niche and something that would make them as happy as I am, I\'m more than happy to do so. ;) And if even after talking with me you discover one of these other companies is your better fit, then I was still able to help you find your way. That\'s what it\'s all about. ;)

Hello I too was a Premier Designs "jewelry lady" since Premier I am enjoying life and part of an amazing company. Doing what I love best giving away lots of free jewelry! I joined Park Lane company 3 years ago and it truly has changed my life and my family for the best! With no investments yes! no investments only $10.00 ! You can start your business and Park Lane invests in you! For only $10.00 dollars current promotion (normally $39.00) they provide you with a $1000 kit plus books and all the necessary tools to test drive the business! During the first 6 months they offer more jewelry to help you with your business! It even gets better...Park Lane showers it's customers, hostess and especially its directors with many gifts! Park Lane showers us Directors with many gifts just for doing our job! We receive so many things like cash..gemstone rings, cash..car bonus or Mercedes Benz..cash..designer outfits and cash! Just when you think it can't get any better! Park Lane Directors can also earn two all-expense paid vacations each year.....to places all over the world, even if you are brand new to Park Lane! When I first joined Park Lane I won my very 1st trip to Aruba not only for me but for both my husband and I. Since then it's been Italy, Ireland, Costa Rica coming up Cabo after that is all expense paid vacation to Barcelona! In Park Lane there's no investment, No inventory, No quotas and NO yearly fees!!! So, who do you know that loves jewelry, recognition & could use extra money? It gets even better Park Lane can offer management positions for Direct Sales Experience! That's correct if you or know someone who has direct sales experience they bring in the same level from your current company! Amazing!!! feel free to contact me to learn more!
God bless!

Park Lane is EXPENSIVE!!!!There is pieces in there that are over $100 or even more, never would I pay those prices for costume jewelry. There is not one piece over $70 for any Premier piece, and those are mostly their watches, and they stand behind EVERY piece 100% for as long as you own their jewelry.

At one time I thought the same but when I understood the wonderful Specials Park Lane offers I was wowed. Park lane is not expensive there are over 100 pieces under $50.00. With Park Lane there is a Good Deal purchase $30-$50 item select One Bonus Item Equal to your Purchase Total for just $12.
Better Deal purchase $50-$89 select two bonus items equal to your purchase total for just $12 each and Get 4 item for FREE!! For example purchase
bracelet $37
Pierced earrings $21
Pierced earring $22 total $80
Purchase a necklace valued at $80 for just $12
Purchase another necklace valued $80 for $12
And pick an item valued $80 for Free wow!!!
That's a total of $320 for $104 dollars each piece is $26 dollars.
Best Deal purchase over $90
Select THREE bonus ITEMS equal to your purchase total for just $12 each and get another item equal same value for FREE!! And best part the director does not pay out for these incentives special deals it comes directly from company and there is a unconditional lifetime guaranty included on all of our jewelry.

I am a jewelry designer in New Orleans and am looking to launch into the home party business. My work WILL appeal to you who it seen has a more sophisticated taste and is looking for quality rather than quantity. If you have any suggestion on how to reach people like you and I, please feel free to contact me. The easiest way is through my facebook page. Check out The Cat Nap Company and LIKE my page and drop me a line! Thanks, Pam

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If you weren't happy with the quality of your jewelry you can always return it or exchange it. Premier Designs jewelry come with a golden guarantee that other companies don't offer. Fear not Premier Design jewelry is high quality.

Let's resolve this phony complaint right now.....what is Premier Designs rating with the BBB???? Yes, that's right....they are an accredited business with the BBB and their rating is A+ The highest you can get for all categories !!!! Now....try some other direct sales companies and see where they rate...some of them had to change names 5 or so times to get rid of their F ratings.....Premier is top notch in every way.

What you say is untrue.....I was a hostess for Premier Designs Jewelry for 5 years. The product is superior and the prices cannot be beat...but what makes Premier truly different then all the rest...is the care they show everyone. This is what convinced me to become a jeweler, so I could do the same for others.

I have been to several Premier home shows/parties and have been generally disappointed. I have to agree that some of the pieces I ordered did not look as good as what was displayed. This may have been unintentional, but at best, there was a break down in quality control.

Ha Ha I Found A Site That Sells Premier Design Jewelry For Cheap .. Found Triumph Which Is Retailed At $39 Plus Tax Plus Shipping .. For Only $2 Free Shipping For 2 Of Them!! Also Found Manhattan For $9 Bucks Free Shipping Aswell .. Premier Is A Rip Off.

I will caution you! There are many out there who try to replicate Premier's jewelry. They are very good at duplicating the design and not the quality, and if it suits your fancy than great! However, know that it may not be getting what you think. When you buy from a Premier jeweler you know that what you are getting top end high fashion jewelry with one of the most impressive quality minimums out there.

Premier has been the biggest blessing in my life so far. I am a jeweler and lifelong jewelry collector, and Premier's jewelry is the nicest in my collection. It is quality, life-long, and beautiful.. just like all the relationships i have built with jewelers and hostesses i have had the pleasure of knowing through Premier!! Love this company, this article is misleading!!

I myself am a premier jewelry lady and I must say that what you are saying is a total lie. All my clients will tell you that the jewelry is high quality and besides that I am allergic to the medals in cheap jewelry but I can wear every piece in our line so I know it's not cheap.

I have been to and purchased many Premier Designs Jewelry peices and you my dear are the scammer. I would be willing to bet you are a competitor and lack integrity! Premier is the top company boasting ethics and a Bible Based philosophy. Your comment is a complete lie.

I recently ordered jewelry from a friend's Premier Jewelry party and hosted my own party a few days ago. I have seven pieces of jewelry and the quality of all my items is great. I have a ton of 14K and sterling jewelry and wouldn't wear anything that looked cheap!

Cheap stuff. Major rip off.

Cheap stuff? How? Please explain.

I've bought quite a bit and the quality is fine. The pieces are exactly what is shown at the show. You have got to be kidding. A local TV anchor? Anchors aren't the ones who go out on investigative stories. They anchor the news show and segue to the investigative journalist. Anyway, this also is not a pyramid. The jeweler gets 50%, the one who recruited her gets 10% and the one who recruited her gets 10% but it doesn't go any higher than that. Pyramid schemes are where you pay money to join then go to meetings and continue to pay money to go to meetings and everyone above you gets a cut.

I'm more than willing to believe the poverty- to - riches aspect but I'd like to find a catalog of expected prices before I go to my d-i-l's party next week!

Please go to premierdesigns.com, prices range from $11-$99. Watches are the $99. I've bought and hosted and I love Premier.

I am a Premier Designs independent distributor. I have never worked for such a devoted service oriented company! I hosted and attended many shows before making the decision to join the thousands of others who have made Premier a part time endeavor or a career. The jewelry I display is from the same stock that my customers order from. There is also a Golden Guarantee that allows you to return items for free in the first sixty days, or anytime afternoon that for $5 if it has a manufacture's defect. Given your disappointment or suspicions, you could have returned the items right away for a refund. I'm sorry you feel you had such a bad experience, but as you can see from the other remarks, the company has a stellar reputation.

If you could please everyone all time, life would be boring..
Premier Designs is an amazing company that gives and serves, if anyone doubts that they should go to Regional Rally in July and they would have a change of heart:)

I had a party few a weeks ago and the girl did everything she could to help my show and get me free stuff for my wedding. Just because you had one bad experience doesn't kill the whole kit and koboodle. She also did my friend's show and very kind, since my friend just lost her dog the day before.

Post your video. My bet is that you wont because it will prove you wrng!

I love Premier Designs! I have been in the business for just under a year, and cannot believe how wonderful it feels to help ladies feel and look their best!! Premier has been a huge help to my family, both financially and spiritually. All of our jewelry is of the highest quality fashion jewelry. And the best part?? It has a 100% satisfaction guarantee!! If it breaks, they replace it; if it tarnishes or fades, they replaceit!! Who else does that?? No one that I know of. I'm sorry you had a bad experience with Premier. Please give us another shot and keep an open mind during the show you attend!! I hope we are able to win back your love, because this business is hugely rewarding!!

I love Premier. I have found it to have the highest qualify of jewelry anywhere and I love the price point. It has been a great source of income for my family too. I have been able to help alot of moms be home with their kids, and also been able to pay off alot of debt and be home myself. I love it. I feel so blessed and honored to represent the company

I own literally hundreds of dollars in PD jewelry and for the most part have been happy with the quality and service. However, a recent selection turned out to be of very poor design, and now I'm stuck with it. It is a necklace called "Harmony" and has 5 strands that constantly get twisted and tangled when I wear it (which has only been 3 times). Evidently since I'm just beyond 60 days since I purchased it, I'm out of luck. I was told that I could keep it and give it away as a gift. There are two problems with that: A) I don't give gifts that I've worn; that is extremely tacky. B) Why would I give a necklace that looks awful to someone else? If I had "tugged a little too hard" and broken a clasp, I could evidently get something else if I'm understanding the golden guarantee correctly? This makes no sense to me. If a customer is telling you that a product looks horrible when worn, would you want them to continue wearing it or would you fix it and let them choose something else? I didn't expect a refund, just an exchange for something I can wear. They have a very generous hostess plan and I truly love my consultant, but this will definitely hinder future purchases. I'm better off purchasing Monet at Macy's. At least they will let you exchange it if it's of poor design.

Hi. My wife and I are Premier Designs jewelrs. You send that neckalce to us and we will make sure you get something you like. This is not a joke. We get angry when jewelers don't take care of their customers. We will be HAPPY to make this right!

I am a Premier Design Jewelry and I have many pieces of the collection. At all my shows the jewelry the guests order is of the same beautiful quality. I have also handled personnally several older pieces from guests , not mine, that had lost a stone or had a broken clasp (all due to normal wear and tear) and the company has repaired or replaced the item free of charge or a minimal fee of $5.00 plus tax within 3 days of re-ceiving it.. This company is founded on biblical principals and they stand behind all their beautiful jewelry.

Which Biblical principles?
The part about not having outward adornment? No, you're selling JEWELRY.
Maybe it's the part about being more blessed to give than receive? No, people line up to host so they can get jewelry off of their friends' purchases.
Oh, I know, it's the part about the last being first &amp; the first being last? Nooooo, the upline is where the money is and all of the little people are clamoring to get there.
I suggest reading your Bible.

I suggest you read your bible. Then research Premier Designs. This is a company the helps people change lives. They give and give and give. The owners don't even take a salary.

Judas was a Christian

To answer our question, the principles they are built on are honesty and integrity. The company does hold this in very high esteem. The also support over 60 ministries around the world.

ohmygoshareyouserious - You are so ignorant!! Perfect example of someone speaking out of turn about something they know nothing about!

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Like any MLM someone has to lose money in order for the top tier to gain money. It is nothing more than a pyramid scheme but they are able to avoid calling it that because they have a "product".
Forget the product. It does not matter what it is. Think about a company in which salesmen make commission. Other than perhaps a licensure fee, such as a realtor, they do not pay the company to make money for the company! Why should one pay a company to sell their product? They socialize the profits but privatize the loss and EVERYONE on the lower rung loses. The only supposed "profit" for the people on the lower rung comes in free jewelry which is cheaply made despite having a "warranty".
Of course, just like any other MLM, there are always a gaggle of hens that will come out in vehement defense of the company despite blatant and downright truthful complaints. Just look at the following comments to people that complain.
"That is not Premier Designs fault so contact your consultant" or "Your consultant does not represent Premier Designs." I personally like this one, "The credit card is 3rd party and is not part of Premier Designs."
Those happen to be quotes you will find in more than a few comments below. With a legitimate business everyone from the janitor to the CEO represents the company and anyone that violates the image of the company is subject to termination, suspension or forced resignation.

Ever hear of buying a franchise? I am on the "bottom rung" and I made 14,000 in 2012 with Premier. and that was PART TIME! This company has been in business for 27 years. Pyramids are illegal. They would have been put out of business if thos was a pyramid... check your facts BEFORE you spout judgement and hate!

$14,000 for a year? You know that is poverty level, right? I manage 35 salesmen for a car dealership. The lowest paid salesmen averages $45,000 a year. The difference in a franchise and an MLM scam is that a franchise will be there with quality product and will hold franchise owners accountable to certain industry standards. With an MLM any ex-con can be an "associate".

And those salesman put in crazy hours, not all are honest to earn that salary.. No tto mention, they do not ALWAYS stand behind the product that they sell. I have experienced some who after the sale, then pass off the problem of he customer to fight with the vehicle maker to fix the issues.. Let's not forget about having no problem selling their customers vehicles they can not afford. Being military, I have seen that tactic left and right.. truly not a profession I would be bragging about.

Okay, but if this is a pt, secondary "job" then 14K/year isn't all that shabby ..

A pyramid scheme is where the individuals at the top make the most money and make money off of everyone below them. Premier only goes 3 levels deep. So, premier pays me 10 percent of those individuals earnings, but only 3 levels deep. And to be quite honest, my up line has put in countless hours of work to help me on things I would like to improve on. Also, premier is unlike a pyramid scheme because I can exceed anyone who is above me. With a pyramid scene you can never go farther than the individuals wo brought you in. Lastly, she said 14000 working part time. Well, that's all. I just thought I should clear some things up. Thanks!

You're not "PAYING TO BE A PART OF A COMPANY" You are paying for your jewelry kit to show and your goods and services! As a jeweler we do not pay shipping, insurance, tracking, website maintenance fees, or to file our state taxes nor do we have to keep track of our sales, etc throughout the year, it is all part of what we pay for when we get in...that is what we are "PAYING FOR"! And the percentage made off your down line does not come from our down line it comes from the company and that is what we are compensated for mentoring others in their business. We also have the highest industry standards for product quality.

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Seriously don't believe this post! Know this company, know their jewelry and know their heart. This is NOT who or what they are about. Would like to know how your supposed scam went. Sounds to me like you sell someone else's line of jewelry.

I am sorry that some of you ladies have had problems with the jewelry and the exchange process. I have been a jeweler for Premier for 2 years and I have been around it for 6. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience. Premier Designs is based off being personal and serving others, not just selling jewelry. The jewelry has a great quality to it the hostess benefits and golden guarantee is excellent. Women that have shows earn lots of free jewelry and if they have a problem with it, they can exchange it, no problem. I wish that y'all had a better experience

I find just a little incongruity in your statments:
"being personal and serving others" vs. "hostess benefits"
"being personal an serving others" vs. "earn lots of free jewelry"
The simple fact of the matter is that guests come to buy things so the hostess can get more things and finally the "jeweler" can profit. Hmmmmmmm. Doesn't sound like serving others to me.

Do you not work to make money and take care of your family?? At Premier Designs, the jeweler is doing the same thing. She is working, selling jewelry, to make money which helps support her family. That is the profit she makes. As for the alpplication and sign up fee, they are in place to help pay for the services the jeweler receives throughout the year from the company, such as accounting and tax filing. Unless you have given Premier a true chance, and experienced the benefits for yourself, you should not judge. Building your business from the ground up is part of earning the money you make in the future. The more you work, the more you make. ALL Jewelers start out in the same place in this company!! As an independent distributor whose profit margin is based totally on how much and how often they choose to work. Please join us, let us train you, allow your hard work and positive attitude to bring joy and fulfillment to you and yours, according to how often you choose to work, of course.

In fact you'd be very wrong. I am a full time missionary in Peru. I travel home once a year and every time I am home a seller for Premier Jewelry sets up a party/ fundraiser for me and I get atleast 20% of the profit to help my mission organization!!! Which technically would be coming out of their own pay!! So not only do they help me and my organization out but also the people of Peru!!

I have been a Premier customer for a couple years now and will begin selling it this month. The product is good and is the same as the one you see at the show. In fact my party girl sold me items off of her table and had me order her the same items and they were identical. So I am sorry about your luck but I have only had great experiences with the company.

I sell Stella and Dot and I GUARANTEE your skin won't change colors. Lol! A little bit pricier but SUCH good
quality. Google all the celebrities that wear Stella and Dot and you'll be AMAZED. Best of luck, ladies! Go ahead...check it out! www.stelladot.com/ameliacvick

Even though Premier let me exchange the necklace and ring that turned my skin green (mind you after I went up their coporate ladder for help) I would not purchase any more jewerly from this company. The woman that was the demonstrater is no longer selling the product as it seems she has exhausted all her family and friends and friends of friends and has run out of people to have parties. Also after hearing all the problems with the quality of this product, why would I be foolish to go back for more? My other friend's bracelet fell apart on the street. I don't doubt that the company treats their employees well as that is their bread and butter but I think in this economy it is pretty easy to find bargains with costume jewerly elsewhere.

Your skin turned becasue you have acidic skin. Premier does not sell costume jewelry. And your right.... if your friend ran out of people to sell to its because she stopped working. The ONLY way to not make money with Premier is to NOT do it. Just like any other job! You dont show up you dont get paid!!!

Now this is the absolute funniest thing I have read. Even I remember from college that it is the acid in the sweat that react with the metal causing a compound to form. Then it is absorbed back into the skin and you get a green finger. EVERYONE'S sweat is around the same pH or else we would die. Just be honest, it is fake jewelry and therefore will cause your skin to turn green if you sweat a lot.

Actually, once again.. you are wrong. Everyone has a different chemical make up. Just like there are many who can not wear anything containing nickle. Which, by the way, Premier is nickle free and the pieces state whether or not they are gold or silver plated. Yes, I said plated.
Also, if the owner does not follow the care instructions, such as not washing of hands, no sweat, no sleeping, do not spray, etc while wearing the pieces... Then it is more than likely the pieces will change or tarnish. Premier is very up front about the care of the product that they sell. They do not 'hide' anything.

yes what is up with keeping the catalog secret?? I went to look at it online and it just keeps transferring me. Would like to see what I am missing if anything ;)

The catalog is not a "secret" but you are right, it is not offered online. you can not purchase the jewelry from the internet...and they do it this way so that the company and it's jewelers can keep it on a more personal level and actually have a chance to serve you. It's not an elaborate scheme, it's simply to keep it personal, their jewelers in business and working, the face to face interaction and personal service that the world is so lacking. Call a jewelry lady and she will bring you a catalog right away I'm sure. Mine is always glad to :)

They do this not to keep it on a personal level but in order to make money off people. They make the majority of their money by having people pay them to sell their stuff.

I have been a customer of Premier for years and never heard of this. In fact, I now am selling the jewerly because I love the product and the warranty offered by this great company that I know no other company can match!! I'm sorry you feel you were scammed and would have to agree with others that it would have to be your jewerly lady and not the company or the products it represents. I can honestly say that the pieces we carry are the same any other person can order thru us or other jewelers. I'm glad to hear that the home office made it "right" as all us jewelers know it would. Wish you better in the future with your purchases.

This post is in response to being allergic to premier jewerly. I purchased a ring and necklace and the necklace turned my neck green. I was not exercising, swimming or doing anything other than wearing it to a baby shower. The ring also turned a friend of ours finger green. When I asked the premier lady I purchased it from to help me as I not only had bought these pieces but had spent hundreds of dollars for other pieces too. Her response wast that it was my fault my skin reacted this way as there is copper in some of the pieces. Well I own a lot of jewerly that is high end and costume and have never ever had anything turn my skin green. I was told I could pay five dollars per piece and exchange the necklace and ring for something else or get this give it away as a gift and would I like to host a party? Needless to say I called their headquaters and also found another rep to exchange for something else. And no way was anyone going to give me a refund even though it was purchased with in a month of it turning my skin green. I do not feel comfortable with a product that is made cheap and the company keeps your money when there is a problem! The next book put out needless to say did not have the ring or necklace in it so I am assuming other people had issues not just me. I have since purchased Ralph Lauren jewerly and get many compliments when I wear it and their company takes back their jewerly with not problems. I don't like being made to feel that it is my problem or that I am a criminal because I want a refund. Thank you for letting me post and for hearing me out.

Premier\'s guarantee allows you to exchange your jewelry within the first 60 days of purchase. Your jewelry lady should have told the hostess and customers to try on all their jewelry as soon as it arrived to make sure they had no allergic reactions. If there was a reaction and the hostess was notified in the 60 days the piece could have been exchanged without any fee.

I am a premier designs jewelry lady & the only way you were scamed, I hate to say was by your so called jewelry lady. Every piece of jewelry I've received from Premier has been the best quality and it is identical to the pieces shown at the seminars & rallies. I am so sorry for your trouble & deceit, but it sounds like your jewelry lady made money off of you & gave you pieces she found somewhere else. I've seen pieces that were similar to Premier but looked like it was made with cheap materials & cost anywhere from a dollar to even 50 cents. I hope she did not expect you to not know the diference, but I'm glad you knew, she needs to be exposed she does not represent Premier correctly & needs to be exposed to the President of the Company. I am so sorry for your inconvience & I hope you receive the jewelry you chose & she is exposed for the fake that she is. Again, I am so sorry for your trouble & wish you only the best. Pamela DeFoor, Premier Designs Jewelry Lady

I am SUPER surprised to see that someone was/is so disappointed with a company that has been, and continues to be, soooooooo good to me, my family, my customers, and so many people in communities all over the world. I read through a lot of these responses and was so please to see other positive interpretations. I'm terribly sorry that you, and the others on here with negative experiences, have been exposed to a misrepresentation of what Premier Designs is all about.

wow! Very funny that the jewelry is different! NEVER heard of that before. I have purchased jewelry off the table at a show, and ordered and it has always been exactly the same. The jewelers order their jewelry the same way they order home show jewelry, and from the same place.....Don't know how that would ever happen. I've been buying Premier for YEARS and never had ANY problems that weren't solved immediately by the jeweler or a call to Premier. They stand behind everything, and the quality is much better than what you get at Kohls, or even Macys costume jewelry.

I just want to say that i have sold premier designs jewelry in the past and was very disappointed in the quality of the jewelry i got in my starter kit in comparrison t the jewelry the jeweler had in her kit. i also want to say that after i did my first party i soon lost alot of my customers because the jewelery they had ordered at the party was not the quality they saw in the catalogs andwas disappointed when they recieved their products.

not possible.....the jewelry all comes from the same place...every jeweler gets the same stuff! What, you think that jewelers who have been in longer have access to better quality jewelry?? The pictures sometimes look better, sometimes worse than the actual jewelry....ITS A PICTURE! I have been a customer for years, had many shows (at least 10 with 8-10 guests each time) and only had ONE return because a clasp broke. (it was replaced immediately)

I have bought about 10 pieces of Premier Jewelry in the past year. I have been very pleased with not only the quality, no breaks or stones falling out, but very nicely surprised by the heft and weight of some of the stones used. I also had one piece, a spoon ring (one of their most modestly priced pieces @ $15), from a friends party bought years ago that lasted for many years with almost constant wearing, no special care given to the ring or taking it off in order to swim, shower, do dishes or anything else, before it started to lose its finish.

Ladies...lets face it...if your skin is turning green...it is you and your unique body chemistry and not the jewelry. If you know you have a sensitivity to some metals then make sure what you buy doesn't contain that metal. I myself have sensitive ears and can not wear cheap earrings for more than a few minutes before that tingling feeling starts in my earlobes. I do not however have that same problem when wearing rings, necklaces or bracelets so I buy accordingly. We can develop allergies to anything at any time...even when we haven't had those problems before.

It may not be very ethical, but lots of ladies combine their orders and split the shipping and handling costs. Think about Ebay. Do you know how they set their mailing costs? They pick points furthest from their homes to cover all contingencies. If you live closer to them they don't lower their charge to you, they pocket the difference. It is a part of their profit.

Hang on to your receipts and guarantees. They are given for a reason. No manufacturing process is perfect. Even on items you did pay thousands and thousands of dollars for. Brand new cars have recalls all the time, those are free but if their products are so wonderful why does the dealer push you to buy more warrantees? Be glad you are given one for items so modestly priced...and it is for a lifetime. You only have to pay Premier's $5 if you have need of it. Not ahead of time just in case you "might" ever need it.

I am sure there are good arguments on both sides for buying or not buying a product based on the beliefs of the company or causes it may support. Religion is probably not one I would bother with, even if that religion was not my own, as long as that religion wasn't using it to hurt people or supporting groups that do. I think if I was going to worry about this aspect of all my purchases I would spend a lifetime checking them all out and no longer have time to shop.

I too had a party and the consultant did a great show. However, when it came time for me to get all my jewelry- it took her over a year. Then I had problems with some pieces and I couldn't locate her- she had moved to another state. I had to call the company and they doubted me at first- but after further investigation- they realized she had moved too!
I won't ever buy another piece of Premier Design jewelry.

Oh, Yes, you can not blame the company for the lack of integrity of the consultant. If a consultant does not do what they say they will or live up to your expectation. YOU need to call the company right away. They will make it right and take care of the situations!

Wow, i just stumbled apon this also looking for something else. Direct sales companys have been around for 30 or 40 years if not more. They have helped many women be able to stay home with there children and earn extra money for their familys. Asking friends and family help them get started and pay off there investment is just that. HELPING a family member or friend be able to support her family! Whether it is to pay off debt, buy grocerys, pay a car payment or school. Most women enjoy getting together with other women and supporting each other. Look at Tupperware, Avon and the jewelry companys that were around years ago. Like Sara Conventry and Lady Remington. In life we are to support one another and most direct sales companys are out to please the customer and make it worth your wild. So the person who stated that they feel like $#&^ for helping someone pay off there kit or helping someone with a need. I feel sorry that you look at it that way instead of the way it is meant. And to respond to the Christian part..... It is not that the owners are Christians. Alot of companys claim that. It is that they started the company to support women so they can stay home with there children and to support missions. It is the one company that take a substantial portion for there profit to support missionarys around the world. I know this for sure, because I have meet a lot of the missonarys they support. So their purpose is to honor God, by being fair in every business deal and supporting people! As far as the mark up on jewelry, No matter where you buy your jewelry, at JcPennys, Macys, Norstrom, Tiffanys....... Jewelry has the highest mark up than any other product on the market. And yes, try to take your jewelry back to any one of those companys after 20 years for a manufacturing defect and see if they do!

My wife has bought their Jewelry for probably 10 years now and has never had any real issues. I bet she has 40-50 of their pieces. It is NOT "Fine" jewelry, but it doesn't claim to be. She has had a couple of pieces that she just flat wore out, from wearing too much, and they replaced them, just for paying the $5 handling fee. (BTW I stumbled onto this looking for another company named Premier _____).
She says the shows are always fun and pleasant and no-one tries to cram Religon down anyone's throat. What's the big deal about the owners being Christian? A lot of companies in America are owned by Christians.