Gem Collector

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Gem Collector
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Launched 8 October 2010
Closed 31 December 2010
Owned by The Genuine Gemstone Company
Picture format 576i (16:9, SDTV)
Country United Kingdom
Headquarters Warwickshire
Replaced Gems TV 2 (On Sky)
Sister channel(s) Gems TV
Gems TV Extra
Jewellery Maker
Sky Channel 656

Gem Collector was a short lived British reverse auction loose gemstone shopping channel. It is the first channel of its kind in the UK. The channel was available on Sky and online. The channel operations are based at Eagle Road Studios in Redditch, near Birmingham. The channel broadcast live between 19:00 and midnight daily.


Gem Collector began beta testing on 8 October 2010; on the same day Gems TV celebrated its 6th birthday. The channel has replaced the former Gems TV 2 EPG slot on Sky. The channel was using the former Gems TV 2/Rocks TV studio, which was also at the time being used by sister channel Jewellery Maker.

The channel officially launched at 19:00 on Monday 11 October 2010.


On 13 December 2010, it was announced on Barry Kirley's official Facebook page that Gem Collector as a stand-alone channel would cease broadcasting by the end of December and would continue from January 2011 as a programming strand within Rocks TV,[1]

Programme block[edit]

Gem Collector now only broadcasts as 2 one-hour programmes on Gems TV Extra.


  1. ^ On-screen message

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