...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Jessica who isn’t a jewelry girl, per se, but loves the skylight disc pendant!

Do you display your jewelry at home?

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I have a porcelain egg crate on my nightstand. I use it to corral my favorite pieces.

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It also makes a great dumping zone for my everyday studs, wedding band and hair elastic at the end of the day when I’m crawling into bed.

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I recently added a jewelry tree to the top of the dresser. I love the simple, modern design. (It was an etsy find.) I had been stashing the majority of my jewelry in plastic sandwich bags in a drawer and, as a result, it wasn’t getting much wear time. I’m hoping that by displaying everything in plain sight maybe I’ll be more inclined to wear pieces I haven’t worn in years.

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The top tier is perfect for watches, bracelets and dangly earrings. The bottom tier holds necklaces galore. I was a little worried about the display looking too busy (I tend to like things uncluttered) but I think it looks so pretty!

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A trio of wood dot hooks is another fun way to display jewelry. I hung these in Mabrey’s room just this week. At two years old, she’s a little young for jewelry yet, but maybe she’ll use these to display her baubles some day. (For now, I hang her towel, sleep sack and favorite tutu from the hooks.)

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My jewelry is a mix of high and low. The red triangle choker was a flea market find. It’s very Wilma Flintstone, no? In general, I’m drawn to beaded necklaces and bracelets with a few special pieces thrown in.

 

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Speaking of special pieces…Gemvara sent me this skylight disc gem pendant to share. A small black diamond eclipses the gold disc and it’s just about the cutest thing ever. This is going to sound far-fetched and cliché but the pendant makes me think that no matter how big our problems (the black diamond) might seem, in the grand scheme of things (the gold disc) they’re just a blip. I like that this necklace can be dressed up or down. It’s perfect for day or night.

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For years, I swore off gold jewelry but I’m having a big love affair with it at the moment. If black diamonds and gold metal aren’t your thing, no worries. Gemvara jewelry is customizable in over 20 different natural gemstones and 9 precious metals. (You just click on your preferred gemstone and metal then the site generates an image of your selections so you know exactly what to expect.) There’s no inventory. Each piece is handcrafted in the U.S.A. and shipping is always free. If something doesn’t fit (or she says no – AH!), you have 101 days to return all items – even engraved pieces.

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Does all this talk about jewelry have you itching to get your bling on? Yes? Then keep reading because Gemvara is giving away a $1,000 credit to their site! See more dazzling pieces and find the giveaway entry details below.

 

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gemstones by the yard stud earrings // zoe band // roxanne band // cecelia ring // emerald isle ring // gemstones by the yard solitaire necklace // gem wire earrings

PRIZE: one $1,000 credit to Gemvara

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a shipping address (no P.O. boxes please) within the U.S. One entry per email address.

TO ENTER: Click here, sign up for email, then link to your favorite Gemvara piece in the comments section below.

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, August 7th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One random winner will be announced Saturday, August 9th.

BUT, WAIT!, THERE’S MORE: Score 15% off your Gemvara purchase over the next 72 hours by clicking here. (The discount will automatically apply. No promo code is necessary. Easy!)

Good luck! I hope you win something special.

*This post is sponsored in part by Gemvara. All content and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

326 Comments

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In love with the elegant “Mother’s Gift Ring” with its trinity of diamonds! http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/mothers-gift-ring-with-three-gems/round-diamond-14k-white-gold-ring-with-diamond/y1v83

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31.July.2014

I wear a silver version of this….but also have recently got into the layer necklaces and going gold, i would LOVE to have a necklace like this….

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/skylight-disc-gem-pendant/round-diamond-18k-rose-gold-pendant/xtx1x

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Diamonds and my birthstone – a perfect necklace!

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31.July.2014

i have always loved the diamonds by the yard series that several different jewelers have, but this version with a black diamond is SPOT ON! #pickmepickme!
http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-solitaire-necklace-65mm-gem/round-black-diamond-14k-yellow-gold-necklace/t9h5p

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31.July.2014

I swooned for this necklace: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-solitaire-necklace-65mm-gem/round-rose-quartz-14k-rose-gold-necklace/t9h80 and was even more thrilled to discover the stone is my new kiddo’s birthstone.

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31.July.2014

Love this band! Getting married in October and still need to find myself a wedding band. I’ve been looking for something thin and delicate – this one would be perfect!

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/raquel-band/14k-white-gold-ring-with-diamond/9slqz

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I LOVE black diamonds/onyx and rose gold together. Been eyeing this for awhile…. http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/heartbeat-band/14k-rose-gold-ring-with-black-onyx/bffl7

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I also love that necklace, but I would like this too :)http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/inner-circle-pendant/round-black-diamond-18k-yellow-gold-necklace/638jx or a eternity band ;) I still have yet to pick out a “push” present for my 6 month old baby boy :)

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Beautiful jewelry! I love the simplicity of the solitaire gem necklaces! I’d love to be able to get one with my daughter’s birthstone :) http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-solitaire-necklace-5mm-gem/round-diamond-14k-white-gold-pendant/y1vpq

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31.July.2014

I wear earrings the most out of any jewelery, so I chose: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/abbey-collection-earrings-5mm-gems/round-white-sapphire-sterling-silver-earrings/w20gd

They seem very classic and would go with anything!

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31.July.2014

Do you have the link to the Etsy shop your jewelry stand is from? It looks awesome!

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replied on July 31st, 2014

It’s from Robinson Steel Company.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RobinsonSteelCompany

Love everything in this etsy shop!

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31.July.2014

I can’t add the link buti love your necklace with the little black dimond.
that would be my pick, thanks for the chance to win.

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I love love love this necklace: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/pure-pave-pendant/14k-white-gold-necklace-with-diamond/3vslk

Thanks for the chance to win – fun giveaway and cool company!

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31.July.2014

I have to ask – where did you find your specs? Love the tortoise shell!

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replied on July 31st, 2014

They’re from BonLook!

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31.July.2014

I have been wanting this exact type of necklace all summer. Rose gold is all I’m thinking about lately. http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-solitaire-necklace-6-5mm-gem/round-rose-quartz-14k-rose-gold-necklace/t9h80

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Thanks for the chance to win! I love the Gemstones by the Yard necklace, or maybe a slim diamond anniversary band. Lots of pretty choices!

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I’m loving this love letters L pendant! I may need to drop some not-so-subtle hints to my husband…

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/love-letters-l-pendant/sterling-silver-necklace/4z2qv

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In love with the very first piece i saw, but this is a gorgeous line! Thank you!

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/rich–thin-band/14k-white-gold-ring-with-diamond/11srq

And wondering where the wood hooks are from? LOVE.

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replied on July 31st, 2014

The wood dot hooks are from CB2!

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31.July.2014

Hi! I don’t qualify for the draw (I’m in Canada) but can you tell me where those wood dot hooks are from? Thanks!

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replied on July 31st, 2014

CB2!! Love them.

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31.July.2014

I love the skylight pendant! I “designed” one with a rose gold disk, diamond and platinum setting. I’m in love!!

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/skylight-disc-gem-pendant/round-diamond-18k-rose-gold-pendant/y1w31

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31.July.2014

Definitely the fort me not ring!

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So many things. I love their gemstone by the yard necklace and so much more. Thanks for the giveaway.

http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-3-stone-necklace/round-rhodolite-garnet-14k-rose-gold-necklace-with-diamond/t9hss

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