I cannot tell you how excited I am about doing this giveaway. I am absolutely obsessed with this company now!!! When I got an email from them asking if I’d like to do a giveaway, I immediately fell in love with the idea of their site, and then proceeded to quite accidentally spend the rest of the afternoon browsing all of their products.
So this is a disclaimer – prepare to be totally enthralled (for the next few hours) when clicking on these links!!!
NOVICA is a fair trade artisan website that works with National Geographic to identify and give artisans around the world a chance to sell their products online – so they serve as a bridge between artisans around the world and the internet, giving them an opportunity to grow in their art and share their art, something that they might have never otherwise been able to do.
What I really fell in love with about their site were the personal touches. On each item you go to, you are introduced to the artist of that product – both in picture and by their personal story. This site allows you to shop as you would if you were locally visiting their village – with access to their products AND the opportunity to get to know them. It’s absolutely a stunning experience!
A lot of the jewelry is made with precious and semi-precious stones, but the prices are much lower than I find in jewelry stores here. In my searches, I fell in love with the Peridot Jewelry, and ordered a necklace and bracelet, both from India.
I was beyond myself with glee when they showed up in these amazing boxes:
And even more excited when I opened them up and found how beautiful they were:
Luckily for me, someone also translated their note:
The jewelry is of amazing quality, and I am even more thrilled with it because of the fact that by getting it, I was able to support an artisan in a third world country!
If you would like the chance to win a $100 gift certificate to be used for any product on NOVICA’s amazing site, go visit their site and come back and tell me what you might buy with it! I promise – you’ll be AMAZED at what you find!!!
You can earn up to four extra entries if you:
- Tweet, blog, OR Facebook about this giveaway
- Follow NOVICA on Twitter or Facebook
- Subscribe to OR Follow my blog
- Follow me on Twitter OR Facebook
(be sure to leave separate comments for your extra entries.)
Best of luck! This giveaway is open until Monday, July 26th. The winner will be randomly selected and posted on my giveaway winners page on Tuesday, July 27th.
Disclosure: I received a gift certificate that partially paid for the products that I ordered from NOVICA so that I could review their site. This did not affect my opinions in this post – they are, as always, my own.