"Jewelry should make you feel good," she says, "And nothing feels like fine jewelry."
Thanks to Brodie, now every woman can live the glamourous life and add a quality (non-costume jewelry) statement piece to her wardrobe.
In June 2009 the "Queen of Diamonds" started her own brand, Rarities, sold exclusively on HSN and HSN.com. The splurge-worthy fine jewelry collection features an eclectic assortment of precious and semi-precious gems inspired by sought after styles from around the world.
Just in time for Rarities' June birthday, I chatted with the personable designer and got a sneak peek at her one-year anniversary collection which features a mix of spiritual talismans including evil eye, Buddha, and cross pendants.
"When a woman wears a piece of jewelry," she muses, "it should evoke a memory or tell a story."
I have my eye on the chunky evil eye bracelet (above right photo) and Brodie wears her own bling-y pendant with the symbol every day.
"The more successful I become, the more jealous people become," she admits. "The eye protects me from the haters."
Like Brodie, the Rarities customer loves to make a bold statement with accessories. The bigger the better. "Jewelry speaks," she says. "It takes a lot of confidence to wear a big [cocktail] ring."
Tune in to watch her launch the Rarities One-Year Collection live on HSN June 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For updates, you can also follow the social media fan on Twitter @CarolBrodieHSN.
Image credit: Tracy E. Hopkins