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.