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Giveaway & Review: HipFusion Designer Necklace ($125) [CLOSED]

Welcome to my 1st blogoversary celebration! It's difficult to believe it has already been one year since 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires was created. Thanks to HipFusion Designs I have something very special to give away as a thank you to all my readers (both old and new).

In honor of my blogoversary, I received a package from HipFusion which contained this beautifully adorned gift box. You have no idea how giddy I was. I had to wait an hour to open it. I wanted to take a photo of the gift box and I needed my husband to come home from work to watch our children because I did not want them to get their little hands on this. Nope, this was mine. It was one of the longest hours of my life.

Finally, I was able to open the box and this is what was inside . . . a personalized bar necklace (the HipFusion Soap Opera Bar Tag Necklace to be exact) with my blog's name on it. If you don't know, the "3 Garnets" are my three children who were all born in January and the "2 Sapphires" are my husband and myself who were both born in September.

What impressed me about HipFusion jewelry . . .

1) The owner and designer is just about one of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with online.

2) Hand stamped sterling silver jewelry has become so common, but HipFusion Designs has found a way to take it to the next level. Take a look at the examples below. These pieces are stylish, a little edgy, and are actually individually crafted works of art.

3) I am a huge fan of personalized gifts. Why spend a fortune on Tiffany & Co silver jewelry to have it engraved on the back? This designer silver jewelry is a fraction of the cost and you are able to personalize it so that yours is a little different than everyone else's.

4) I have to point out that the workmanship on my necklace is flawless. Everything hangs symmetrically and the string of beads is smooth without any kinks.

5) I was worried that a triple layer necklace would be cumbersome, but this necklace feels the same as if I were wearing a single strand necklace. The three strands are not too much at all. In fact, this necklace looks rather elegant around my neck.

Mother's Day this year falls on May 5th. That is just 2 months away. So if you are a mom, it's time to start dropping hints now about what you would like for a Mother's Day gift. If you decide to place an order with HipFusion Designs, please keep in mind that because the jewelry is in such high demand and it takes time to create and personalize, you should allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Also, HipFusion offers flat rate shipping. It's only $7 no matter how many pieces you order, so you can pick up a coordinating necklace for Dad too. Each piece of designer jewelry comes gift boxed and ready to give.

What you can win:
The prize for this contest is one personalized sterling silver Soap Opera Bar Tag Necklace of your very own. This necklace retails for $125.

This giveaway is open to entries within the U.S. & Canada only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address. 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:
Subscribe to the Hip Fusion Newsletter via email and leave the email you used in a comment so I can verify your entry. You must do this to be eligible to win this contest and you have the option of unsubscribing after this contest has concluded.

Extra Entries:

1) Check out the various HipFusion Jewelry Collections then leave a separate comment telling me which SPECIFIC piece is your ultimate favorite (aside from the Soap Opera Bar Tag Necklace).

2) Leave a separate comment telling me how you would personalize the two silver bars if you won this contest for the Soap Opera Necklace.

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) Blog about this giveaway linking back to this post AND to HipFusion Designs, Inc. Then come back here and leave a separate comment with the link to your blog post.

5) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave your link in a separate comment.

6) 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.

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

8) Help me celebrate my blogoversary by grabbing the Hip Fusion contest button at the top of this blog and carrying it on yours! 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 Monday, March 23rd, 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!