Thursday, October 22, 2009

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Giveaway & Review: Pearl Paradise Bracelet [CLOSED]

I have always thought pearls looked a little bit too pure and proper, but seeing the beauty of black pearls changed my tune. In fact, before I visited PearlParadise.com, I was not even aware that so many varieties of freshwater pearls existed. It seems as if there is a different size and color of pearl to match everyone's personality.



What I thought about my Pearl Bracelet from PearlParadise.com:

1) I have to say that the presentation was very nice. The black and gold jewelry box came in a ready-to-wrap gift box.



2) This 7.0-8.0 mm Black Freshwater Pearl Bracelet was matched very well as far as the size and shape of the pearls go.

3) I was very pleased about the fit of my bracelet. 7" has always been a tad too long for my wrist, so I requested a 6.75" bracelet. My bracelet fits like it was custom made for my wrist.



4) I also came to learn that black freshwater pearls are not necessarily black, where Akoya black pearls are. Still, the colors in my bracelet compliment my wardrobe wonderfully because I wear a lot of browns. Some of the pearls remind me of one of my favorite gemstones . . . the smokey quartz.



5) I had choice of a white or yellow 14-karat gold clasp. I chose white because I am a sterling silver, white gold, and platinum kind of girl. This clasp is extremely secure. In fact, I needed assistance with both fastening and unfastening the clasp.




6) My bracelet was accompanied by an appraisal certificate, which includes it's estimated value based on the pearls' shape, color, luster, how well they are matched, any blemishes, overall quality, size, length, and clasp metal. The appraisal was much higher than the retail price of the bracelet.

7) For those who are pearl novices like me, also included was a Pearl Care Kit. This kit contained two pearl sachets and a microfibre pearl cloth along with instructions on how to clean my bracelet.

If you are thinking about presenting someone special with pearls this holiday, you can use the following promo codes to save a little off your next purchase from PearlParadise.com through December 31st, 2009.

For $15 off a purchase of $75 or more, use Code: 2009-15
For $40 off a purchase of $500 or more, use Code: 2009-40
For $75 off a purchase of $1,000 or more, use Code: 2009-75

Thank you to PearlParadise.com for providing us with a review product and a contest prize free of charge.



What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a 7.0-8.0 mm Freshwater Pearl Bracelet. (Winner's choice of white, black, multicolor, lavender, or pink pearl color. Winner may request a specific bracelet length and either a white or yellow 14-karat gold clasp.)


Limitations:
This giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.


How to Gain Entries:
Browse the vast selection of pearl jewelry on PearlParadise.com . Then leave a comment telling me what other item(s) you would love to give or receive as a gift (aside from the contest prize). You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.


Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) Add this blog to your Technorati Favorites. Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so and under what username. Add to Technorati Favorites

4) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND PearlParadise.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.


5) Follow Pearl Paradise on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.


7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

8) Subscribe to this blog's feed. Or you can follow me through Blogger or subscribe via email (widget is on sidebar). Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

9) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.




(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)


Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.



Good luck in the drawing!