I was recently contacted by a representative from Novica, a company in association with National Geographic, that sells home decor, jewelry, apparel, and paintings, all hand crafted from artists all over the world.
From their website:
"We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it."
To say the items found at Novica are unique is an understatement. These products are beautiful, amazing, fine pieces of work that I truly believe you cannot find anywhere else, and if you did, it would be a cheap knock off and not nearly as genuine as what is found at Novica.
For my review, I received the Blue Topaz Pendant Necklace.
The first thing that intrigued me about this necklace was the circle design. I am a HUGE fan of polka dots/circles (just ask anyone who knows me! All our kids have polka dot blankets and sheets, Mason has polka dot cups and pacifiers, we have a circle design/polka dot shower curtain, bed set, etc. So, when I saw this necklace, I HAD to have it!
I wasn't disappointed when I received the necklace several days later. The blue color is even more beautiful in person than in the photo. It's a little shorter than I expected so at first, I was worried it wouldn't fit but there was no worries, it fits fine and I actually like that it doesn't dangle too long, as it's hard to wear jewelry with 3 little ones grabbing at everything mommy has! :-)
I have gotten a lot of compliments when I have worn this necklace out, and Merasia is a big fan of it on mommy too. ;-)
It came packaged neatly in a adorable little box, and was even complete with a personal note from the designer who made the necklace. I love that! It makes me feel like a genuine, cared about customer, and not just another number or just another order.
Though I could not be more happy with the product I chose and received, there were so many other choices! Some of my other favorites were some of these Amethyst dangle earrings, these silver pendant necklaces, and these gorgeous silver cocktail rings.
You can purchase the necklace seen here, as well as all of the other products seen here and many, many more at Novica's website. For even more info and to follow along with new items and news, be sure to "Like" Novica's Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.
Novica is also offering a generous opportunity for me and my readers. For every reader of my blog that registers and buys a starter kit, I get a bonus $50 gift certificate, which I am sure some of you readers would love to win in a surprise giveaway! ;-) To do this, be sure to choose the option that says you heard about Novica Live through my blog, and leave the blog address. :-)