Monday, December 13, 2010

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Holiday 2010 Giveaway: Novica Gemstone "Perfect Petals" Silver Ring ($50 GC) [CLOSED]

There are very few things about which I would say that I want one in every color. This "Perfect Petals" ring created by an artisan in India for, an online retailer of green gifts, as well as personal and corporate fair trade gifts, is certainly one of them. I received the sterling silver smoky quartz floral ring, but I would love to also own the garnet, citrine, and amethyst versions. Then I would have one for every season!

Whether you are purchasing a corporate gift or a gift for a friend or family-member, each item comes with a postcard from the artisan's region and a specially printed product card that tells all about the product and the person who created it. Many of the Novica products come with free gift wrapping or a free gift box, like the one that housed my "Perfect Petals" ring.

The gemstone petals on this ring are set in a strong and sturdy setting, which is opened in the back, allowing the light to shine through each gem. The flower itself is 3/4" in diameter. The silver band is also quite substantial. This is not a band that will bend or become misshapen after being worn for awhile.

If you are shopping on a deadline, then please be sure to note the quoted shipping time frame for each particular item. In the past, I have received my items fairly quickly, but for this ring, it states that it could take up to 16 days to ship. I still went forward with my order because I knew this ring would be worth the wait.

If you are seeking unique gifts for your loved ones or corporate gifts for your company, be sure to visit for gift ideas in jewelry, home furnishings, desk accessories, clothing, and more. While you are there, also visit the page about microfinance to learn how Novica supports artisans from around the world with business loans that carry 0% interest. It is amazing how Novica has affected the lives of so many who would not have a viable business otherwise.

Thank you to Novica for providing us with a gift code to shop for an item to base this review upon and for providing a second gift code for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive a $50 gift code to shop on .

This giveaway is open to WORLDWIDE entries. 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 selection of fair trade gifts offered by Novica. Then leave a comment telling me the name of one item you might purchase if you won this contest. 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.


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.

For 10 extra entries, sign up to received the Novica Journal by email (right sidebar on homepage). Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments telling me you did.


For 1 extra entry each, if you are a Friend of mine on Facebook and/or if you have "liked" the 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Facebook page, then leave a separate comment here telling me so with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 1 extra entry each
, follow Novica on Twitter and/or "Like" Novica on Facebook Then leave a separate comment for each with the link to your Twitter or Facebook profile.


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


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.


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

Random Drawing:

This contest will be closed on Monday, December 27th, 2010 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!