Congrats to Alicia W! The winner of the $1000 credit to Gemvara! You should have an email in your inbox right now girl!
DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post and awesome giveaway brought to you by Gemvara. All opinions are my own….the ‘awesome’ part is not an opinion…it’s a fact 🙂
Did you know that whenever I go to another country I pick out a piece of jewelry? It’s kinda my thing now. I got a pair of silver earrings on our honeymoon to Mexico, a red coral necklace when I went to Eleuthera, and a blue larimar ring on our babymoon to Dominican Republic. Whenever I wear those pieces I try to remember the littlest details about those places. I love remembering those schools of fish that surrounded me, feeling the rain on our back as we biked up the ancient ruins, smelling the sea air and the taste of salt on my lips. It’s easy for me to go back there in my mind. To retrace my steps and be in those moments all over again.
I feel the same way about my wedding bands and my engagement rings. I feel the small gold ring that was my grandmother’s wedding band on my right hand and it takes me back to her. Those memories, celebrating some big moments and important people in my life are commemorated with little jewels. Yes…they are just things….but they are things that symbolize this one wild and beautiful gift I have been given. And I hope one day that these pieces will pass down to others that I love and hold dear and maybe those people will think of me and our time together.
It comes as no surprise to anyone that when Gemvara asked if I would review their pieces that I jumped at the chance. They make handcrafted pieces of jewelry by New York artisans and every single piece is customized by you...or in this case…by me 🙂 I walked through the process of ordering and customizing the pieces to really understand the site and it’s something that is right up my alley. I like tweaking things. Some stones mean nothing to me except being a pretty thing…others (like my kid’s birthstones) mean the world. Not only can you switch up the stones in a piece but you can also customize the metals….so if white gold is your thing…or rose gold or yellow gold…you can choose your style. They actually have over 20 different natural gemstones and 9 precious metals! Every single piece is custom made just for you…the way you choose…the design you love…and is delivered to you in less than two weeks.
And that’s not all (no..this isn’t an infomercial…it’s just really exciting to me)…
it’s not all at all….
When I reviewed the ordering process, they actually sent me some of the jewels (I am returning them of course but I did contemplate ‘losing’ them or telling Gemvara that our dog ate them….no, we don’t have a dog) and when I saw the real thing in person…I was so impressed. I actually learned that there was a green amethyst (my birthstone) and I am gonna keep that in mind whenever Jeremy takes me to Italy for my birthday (coughcoughhinthint). And of course, I had so much fun staging mini-photoshoots for jewelry. Which brings me to my next point…
I am a hoop-girl. Regina George can’t tell me to stop. These are totally fetch.
Yup…the beauty is on the outside AND the inside…just like you 🙂
This sweet necklace is too cute. I can see my boys initials engraved on the back to make it extra special.
I might need to ask for this pave necklace as a push present….it’s dainty and feminine without being fussy.
But the best part of this post is that Gemvara wants to give away some of their beauties…
Here’s how you enter to win:
- PRIZE: (1) $1000 credit to Gemvara (I KNOW SHUT UP!)
- NUMBER OF WINNERS : (1) One
- MORE INFORMATION :
- Free shipping and 101-day returns (even on engraved pieces)
- Find out more on the quality of gems and metals here
- TO ENTER : Go visit Gemvara, become exclusive member to view jewels, oogle all the pretties, comment on this post with “Gem ME!” and leave me the link to your favorite pick. Oh and tell me what it would commemorate in your life…baby, marriage, Tuesday!
- PRIZE SHIPS : US
- NITTY GRITTY : This giveaway closes on Monday, June 2nd at 8pm EDT. Only one contest entry per email address. The winner will be chosen using Random.org and will be announced in an update to this post the following Tuesday morning. We will email the winner directly, so please make sure you use your regular everyday email address.
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