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Pearl Paradise {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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I’m a sucker for pearls!  They are just so CLASSIC in every way!  I wore pearls on my wedding day and had all my bridesmaids wear them.  I own a strand of chocolate pearls that I just adore, but I’ve never seen or heard of these beautiful Tahitian pearls from Pearl Paradise until recently.  They are stunning!!

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Pearl Paradise carries pearls of all sizes and colors, as necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants, and sets.  You can even purchase loose pearls if you’re looking for just the right piece to complete an heirloom or create your own piece of meaningful jewelry.

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Pearl Paradise asked if I would review their Venus Collection Tahitian Baroque Pearl Pendant, and my heart soared!  This is sold for $105, but keep reading…

My pearl came beautifully packaged with a cleaning kit, a disk about Tahitian pearls, and an authentic appraisal document, showing that this pearl has been appraised for $1,940!!!

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All Tahitian pearls are slightly unique and not all are black–in fact, some are naturally a pistachio or a blue/green color.  There is an official chart of Tahitian pearl grading, where you can see how and why pearls are given specific ratings.  Mine has a green overtone, a AAA overall quality, and is 10-11mm.

What a treasure, right?

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I love how unique this pearl is, but how it still looks classic and versatile.  I’ve been reading up on the art of making Tahitian pearl strands, and I am fascinated and awestruck by the beauty of a full strand of these gems.on

 The chain my pearl arrived on is very delicate and finely constructed, and available in two different lengths.  Pictured here is the 18″ sterling silver chain.  What a classic beauty.  Because these pearls are so affordable, gorgeous, and unique, I keep thinking about how these would be perfect gifts for our mothers.  I wish I had come across Pearl Paradise a little sooner, so I could have ordered one for my mom for Mother’s Day!

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One lucky winner will also win a Tahitian pearl necklace!  Yours could also be appraised for $1,940 or more!!!

 

*This giveaway is open to US entries only
*The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of May 28th and will be emailed.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
*The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.  

Kranich’s Black Cultured Pearl Bracelet {Review}

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Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but pearls are a classy girl’s true love.  Honestly, to me, a strand of pearls screams high-class, timeless, and gorgeous!  When I was in elementary school, I once had a pearl necklace that I wore around my neck for probably a solid year.  Even with t-shirts.  I might do it again with this gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Black Cultured Pearl Bracelet from Kranich’s!
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Kranich is well-known for their unbelievably beautiful and intricate pieces of jewelry.  They carry stunning bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and watches and almost 3,000 of the most beautiful diamond rings I’ve ever seen!  Just spend a few minutes gazing on all their dazzling jewelry and find the next item to put on your wish list.  Valentine’s Day, anyone?

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I felt like royalty opening up this box.  The first thing I noticed was how much color is in these pearls.  The colors are sure beautiful!  As you can see, the pearls are not black at all, like the description would suggest, but rather peacock purples and blues.
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The pearls felt a little twisted, or rather, the strand looked a little warped, probably from being twisted small inside the travel box, but I’m sure that with time, it will relax and straighten itself out completely.  The bracelet measures 7″, which sits beautifully on the average-sized wrist.  On my hand, it is loose enough to feel elegant and quite comfortable, without the possibility of it slipping off.
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The clasp is made of 14kt yellow gold filagree, which would explain why this bracelet is sold for $141.90!  The clasp is VERY tiny and intricate, so with the way it attaches on the wrist, I can’t put it on myself, and it is a little too small for my husband’s big fingers to finagle.  Problem solved if you have a roommate or a little sister with little fingers to help you out!
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Don’t it look gorgeous!?!  I want to wear it out to every classy event I ever attend!  Thank you, Kranich’s, for best piece of jewelry I own, next to my wedding ring!  Dandies, go pick out your next Valentine’s gift!

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Dear Mr. Gable {Review}

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Time for some shameless self-promotion 🙂 Dandy readers, welcome to my tiny Etsy shop, Dear Mr. Gable.  The name of my shop comes from my favorite classic actress, Judy Garland, and her song “Dear Mr. Gable” that is just so sweet.
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This latest hobby is really more of a trial-run right now, to see if there is still a market for beaded watches.  I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time, and couldn’t find exactly what I wanted in a beaded watch, so I decided to make my own, and loved how they turned out.
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Beaded watches can be so pretty, but they can also be too clunky, scratchy, heavy, and kitschy, in my opinion.  I wanted to make a watch that could be dressed up or down and compliment practically any wardrobe, while still being simple and sophisticated, as well as extremely affordable.
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These watches are being sold for $11.50, and if you’d like a watch done for Mother’s Day, purchase this week and I can guarantee it will be at your door (or your mother’s door) in time!  Choose from either a smooth watch face (on the right) or a dotted watch face (on the left).
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All watches are made with a strong, stretchy jewelry cord, and prepared so as not to stretch out with time, but still allowing you to easily take it on and off your wrist. These are made with a double row of beads, though I can make a watch with a single row if you prefer, and indicate in a message to me.  Here are the colors available:
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Small 6”- 6.5”
Medium 6.5”- 7”
Large 7”- 7.5”
XLarge 7.5″ – 8”
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Mother’s Day gift?
Message me with any questions!  I’d love to send something lovely your way!
–Camille
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