Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#NOVICA Review and $35 GC Giveaway! Ends 12/16/16





Did you grow up with a subscription to National Geographic? Did you eagerly watch the TV specials? Do you subscribe to NatGeo on Cable?

I did and I do now!

I discovered NOVICA just a few years ago.  Novica is a global market place in associated with National Geographic. It's endeavor is to Empower. Connect. Preserve. 


That they most certainly do! The artisans supported by Novica come from many different regions of the world: The Andes, Bali, Java, India, Mexico, Thailand, West Africa, and Central America.

The items created by these artisans are amazing. From Jewelry to Fashion to Sculpture and more, every piece is crafted with love and skill.

I was blessed to receive this stunningly beautiful Cultured Pearl and Amethyst Necklace with Cross Pendant handmade from India. It retails for $43.19
Five radiant pearls adorn this amethyst cross pendant designed by Neeru Goel.






An artist story card comes with the pendant, so you will know the real person behind the item that you purchased. You may even follow that artist through your Novica account!








Hi! My name is Neeru Goel and I was born on September 19, 1960. I spent most of my childhood in Kolkata, a metropolis in West Bengal. Collecting jewelry and gemstones has been my passion ever since childhood. I have been greatly inspired by my grandmother who used to look into each and every detail, from how jewelry is made to what had been used to make the jewelry. I remember when I was just a child, my grandmother used to watch nomads walking on the roads and admire them for wearing huge and fancy jewelry. 
I recently started designing sculptures in silver with Meenakari art. This was suggested by a friend, who by looking at my designing skills thought I could also make a mark in sculpting. I am overwhelmed at this new experience, and I am looking forward to continuing on this new artistic path. 


Novica offers so many options for buy personal and gift items: unique corporate gifts, Decor Accessories, and more.

I am saving up for a birthstone ring for myself.  Are these Opal Rings not amazing? This one is my favourite:




You already know that I'm addicted to Bangles and Bracelets and there are so many beautiful choices. Like chips, you MUST buy more than one!






Now, my second addiction is Handbags. This leather bag just calls for me to bring it home.  It is hand-tooled Mexican leather!





There is something for everyone at Novica.  You rest assured that the money you spend will help the artisans and craftsmen who design and create these awesome pieces of art.

You may connect with NOVICA on their website and Social Media pages:
Facebook, Pinterest,  Google+,  Instagram, and @NOVICA on Twitter!

The wonderful folks at Novica have generously offered one of my readers the chance to win a $35 Gift Code of their own!

Just follow the instructions below for your chance to enter and win! Remember, the more options that you enter, the better your chances!

Open to USA, 18+.  Gift Code will be delivered by email.

DISCLOSURE: I received a Gift Certificate to facilitate this review. I received no other compensation. The opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use of and experience with the item.




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73 comments:

Charlene S. said...

I would love to get the Artisan Crafted 7 Stone Chakra Earrings, 'Color Mantra'.

BethElderton said...

I find something wonderfully surprising every time I go to Novica! I love the Mahogany Toothpick Holders Bride and Groom (Pair), 'Bride and Groom'---so unusual and so cute!
Mary Beth Elderton

Danielle S said...

I might get the Artisan Crafted Wood and Brass Box with 2 Decks of Cards, 'A Hand of Aces'

Maryann D. said...

I would like to buy the Long Beaded Multigem Necklace, 'Rainbow'
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Bee W Bedard said...

I really like the Pearl Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings, 'Sunny Day'

Sandy H said...

I like the silver bangle bracelets with swirls.

Andrew Colton said...

Guatemalan Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver Band Ring, 'Iguanas'

Danielle S said...

I like the Hand Crafted Marble Chinese Checker Game Set, 'Colorful Contrast'

Laura S said...

If I had more money, I would totally buy the dulcimer, such a unique instrument, but since I don't I might go with one of the bamboo flutes instead!

BethElderton said...

I just added the Nickel and wood tray and coasters (Set of 6), 'Wild Birds' to my Novica wishlist---stunning.
Mary Beth Elderton

Cindy Peterson said...

I just bought a hand carved octopus necklace as a Christmas gift from NOVICA. I was pleasantly surprised how quick the delivery came and the piece was just as advertised.

Maryann D. said...

I also like the Mexican Talavera Floral Ceramic Oval Serving Bowl, 'Wilderness'
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Allan F said...

I do like the end of the day expressionist painting that they have on their site

Subscription Box Girl said...

I love the glistening whale pendant
Dana
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Marilyn said...

So many beautiful things it was hard to choose. Finally decided on the... Floral Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, 'Meadow in Bloom'

nickieisis3 said...

I would buy the Indian palace

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Maryann D. said...

I would love the Heart Shaped Sterling Silver and Carnelian Necklace, 'Love Declared'
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BethElderton said...

The Indian Jewelry Cocktail Ring with Opal and Sterling Silver, 'Blue Promise' is gorgeous!
Mary Beth Elderton

LauraJJ said...

Oh I really love the Indian Sterling Silver and Blue Topaz Necklace! That is so beautiful!

Alison King said...

I like the Natural Malachite Pendant Necklace in 925 Sterling SIlver, 'Captivating Forest'.

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would buy the red sea geometric alpaca wool pattern cushion cover.

Maryann D. said...

I do like the Iron Wall Lamp with Hand Painted Glass from Mexico, 'Sierra Sun'
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Danielle S said...

I would love to have the Handcrafted Peridot and Silver Cuff Bracelet, 'Coral Treasure'

LauraJJ said...

Oh I also really love the 18k Gold Accented Sterling Silver 925 Bracelet, 'Naga's Mystery'! That is so pretty!

dawn keenan (newnameford) said...

I would use the gift card to help offset the cost of the tiger trance necklace. It is just stunning.

Maryann D. said...

I would like Thanks for a Fine Day painting.
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Danielle S said...

I would love to have the Antiqued Leather Travel Bag from Mexico, 'World Traveler'!

BethElderton said...

I love the bird ornaments. I sqw a few including the Handcrafted Pair of Ceramic Bird Ornaments, 'Seven Colors'
Mary Beth Elderton

Maryann D. said...

I think the Leather Accent Tribal Cotton Shoulder Bag, 'Naga Midnight' would be wonderful to have.
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beachgirl0323 said...

I love the Twin Dolphins made from cow bone. Novica has so many amazing things to bad I can't buy more of them.

T Martin said...

The jewelry on this site is awesome. I would probably get the Chalcedony cuff bracelet, 'Clear Sky'

BethElderton said...

I love the Artisan Crafted Wrap Indian Silk Blue Shawl, 'Bhagalpur Blues'
Mary Beth Elderton

Amanda Lea said...

Love these, Handcrafted Copper Sterling Silver Stacking Rings (Set of 3), 'Taxco Destiny'!!

Kalona Elaine said...

I would love a set of the decorative coasters!

Maryann D. said...

I do like the Malachite and amethyst strand necklace, 'Jacaranda Passions'
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Kim Reid said...

I would love the Two Embroidered Cushion Covers in Aqua Tones from India, 'Aqua Fusion'.

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Danielle S said...

There are so many things that I would love to get from Novica. I would like the Unique Handblown Glass Water Tumblers Drinkware (Set of 6), 'Marine'

Lindsay RC Wilson said...

I would purchase some Guatemalan glass bead ornaments.

BethElderton said...

The Hand Woven Sedge Shoulder Bag with Leather Accents, 'Thai Elephant Parade on Brown' is so cute!
Mary Beth Elderton

mary gardner said...

I would like to get the Blue Composite Turquoise Sterling Silver Necklace from India, 'Sky Whisper' .

Teresa Thompson said...

Artisan Crafted Copper and Bronze Decorative Boxes is one of my favorites.

Laurie Nykaza said...

Verdant Nature
Peridot Solitaire Ring in Gold Vermeil from India Jewelry is so pretty.

Maryann D. said...

The Handwoven Wool Shawl India Wrap, 'Ginger Nutmeg' is just lovely too.
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Danielle Magee said...

I would love the Fair Trade Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

Audra said...

I love the elephant teapot

Michelle said...

I would love the Wood with Bone Inlay Indian Bangle Bracelet, 'Mumbai Mosaic'!

Kendall Kriesen said...

I really want to get the Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace, 'Elephant Pride' love elephants and had this in my cart forever!!

BethElderton said...

I love the Floral Celadon Ceramic Serving Plate, 'Green Vanda'
Mary Beth Elderton

mary gardner said...

I'd like to get the Floral Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, 'Meadow in Bloom' .

kathy dalton said...

i would love the face of the moon ring

Tara said...

This is pretty - Sterling Silver Filigree Necklace from Indonesia, 'Glowing'

Cindy Peterson said...

I would like to buy Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace of an Octopus, 'Octopus of the Deep' for my DIL

Geraldine Sandoval said...

I would love to get the Indian Amethyst Earrings with Composite Purple Turquoise, 'Purple Sparkle'

lissa crane said...

Everything there is beautiful, but I would most love to have the Hand Crafted Silver 'Family Love' Elephant Pendant Necklace! It reminds me of my daughter and I and how close we are!

Jennifers Deals said...

I would really like to have the Colorful Mango Wood Wall Mirror Hand Crafted in India, 'Festive Holi'

Marcie Vargas said...

Modern Sterling Silver and Jade Cocktail Ring from Guatemala, 'Night Forest'

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like the Unique Handspun Cotton Pullover Sweater, 'Maya Gentleman'. If I am lucky enough to win, I may just get this!

kendra hardcastle said...

My husband is always loosing his glasses, so when i was looking in the site I found Artisan Crafted Nose-shaped Wood Eyeglass Stand Holder, 'Mustachioed Fellow' and if i were to win i would get that for him

Isaiahsmom said...

I like many of their products but the Guitar lamp is so unique.

Charlene E said...

I like the Jade dangle earrings, 'Mystic Green Cats

It's Me De said...

I love the handcrafted Tree of Life sculpture.

Ken Ohl said...

I love the tiger trance necklace think my wife would love this. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Maryann D. said...

I would like the Mosaic glass photo frame, 'Diwali Muse' (4x6)
Glass photo frame (4x6), 'Diwali Muse'
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Molli Taylor said...

i like the igauanas rin,g i am iguana obsessed

Pam Halligan said...

I would like to have the Silver and Peridot Dangle Earrings Crafted in India, 'Lime Knot'.

Kristin Higgs said...

I loved the Long Agate and Suede Pendant Necklace from Brazil, 'Mysterious Cave', Ive recently gotten into Crystals and their energy properties so there would be so many other things I'd want as well! This is great!

Jenny Scheldberg said...

I love the pastel green throw.

Breanne said...

I like the Fair Trade Blue Handblown Glass Tumbler Drinkware Set of 6, 'Classic'

Michelle said...

I like the 2 Ornaments of Couple Kissing Hand Carved of Suar Wood

EverythingSarah said...

I would love the Hand Crafted Wood Backgammon Game Set from India, 'Winning Strategy II'

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rajee pandi said...

love glistening whale pendant

Leela said...

Owl VisionsArtisan Crafted Wood Owl Eyeglass Stand Holder from India.