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!

NOVICA sells many different product lines, including Home Decor (including some amazing clocks, crosses, and hammocks that I fell in love with), Sterling Silver Jewelry, Earrings, and Necklaces.

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:



There was a booklet with each piece of jewelry telling about the artist and products used to make it, and a postcard with a handwritten note from the artist:

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:

(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.

326 thoughts on “NOVICA.com $100 Giveaway!

  1. I think this is a great website. I would probably order some jewelry made from Lapis, I love it or something with my birthstone. I can definitley see myself shopping here sometimes.

  2. What a way cool website! I can't wait to see your jewelry in person!!!

    I love things with a "story" behind it!

  3. Ooooohhh!! Pretty, sparkly things! I'm all about the peridot beaded scarf necklace. That's my birthstone. :) This might be my only chance to get jewelry for my birthday since Jason doesn't take hints very well.

  4. I love several of the placemats! My kitchen needs some updating and the placemats would help a ton.

  5. Whoops- I definitely just commented on the wrong post.

    I want (no, NEED) the amethyst water goblets. SO pretty!

  6. I would get Sterling silver dangle earrings, 'FiligreeTeardrop' or Copper and gold leaf vase, 'Floral Rainbow'.

  7. Okay, there is a LOT of stuff on that site that is just gorgeous. There's a pretty white sundress that is lovely, and a hairclip… but then there's so much pretty jewelery too. I don't know how you decided what you wanted.

  8. I love the Queen Bee necklace –I have a thing for insect-themed jewelry, and this one is stunning!

  9. I would have to go for one of the hammocks – it would be so hard to choose! Love the idea of the story cards.

  10. Wow, what wonderful stuff! I think I would indulge in new jewelry or maybe even a leather handbag! thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I would have a hard time picking out a piece of jewelry. There were so many things I like. I would probably pick out something with amethysts.

  12. What a really nice giveaway. Gosh I briefly went through it and it would be tough but I would start out in jewelry. Besides myself, we have 3 daughters, so jewelry is a must.

  13. I would love either one of the leather bags or some of the jewelry! LOVE fair trade merchandise!!!

  14. I follow your blog…and I follow you…all the time. Hee hee hee…

    For anyone else reading. I'M KIDDING!!!

  15. I would shop shop shop for jewelry for sure! Love the items you got! Thanks for sharing this site!

  16. Love the site!!!! I would a hard time choosing between a musical instrument and one of the hammocks!!! Wow!

  17. Wow, what a great website! I think I would maybe get an area run or maybe one of their end tables. I don't know though, they have so much cute stuff!

  18. I might get the Congolese wood mask, 'River Goddess'

    Thank you for the giveaway :)

  19. I love the pearl necklace earring set. I also love the recycled glass sets.
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  20. The Amethyst locket necklace, 'Treasure Forever' is beautiful. There are sooooo many beautiful choices.

  21. This is an outstanding website! I'm now in love with NOVICA! Their jewelry is beautiful and I'd be fortunate if I get to choose my most favorite pieces if I won. The Agate and carnelian Y necklace, 'Summer Flower' is one.

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  22. I would definitely choose a necklace from one of the 76 PAGES of choices. So when I win, it will be a tough choice to make. :)

  23. It is time for me to stop lurking. I am a Canadian who has been enjoying your blog for the past 2 months. You have great thoughts. thanks for the great Website recomendation.

  24. I would put it toward the purchase of the Blue topaz solitaire ring – 'Enchanted Bali.' It's so gorgeous! Thanks so much for the chance! :)

  25. If I won, I might get the Silver pendant necklace, 'Crescent Moon Bouquet'–it's just lovely.

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  26. I love their Marble Inlay Jewelry Boxes. Although it would be tough to choose amongst them! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous gift card. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

  27. I was torn between the jewelry and the tapestries. So far, I really like the "Fields of Flowers" wool tapestry.

  28. There are plenty of great choices under $100, but I might add to the gift card and buy l and the pearl and turquoise charm bracelet, 'Open Sea'

  29. I really liked the website! Thanks for introducing it to your readers! I would love to get some of the blouses, there were several that caught my eye!

  30. "The Secret Garden" Wool Handbag would be my first choice, and then the Cobalt Blue Shot Glasses. :)


  31. I would love to buy:

    Onyx cocktail ring, 'Night Light'
    & Pearl earrings, 'Exotic'


  32. I would start with the Alpaca wool sweater Chocolate Charisma and then probably some jewelry to go with it.

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  33. The Wood djembe drum, 'Infinite Love' would be a neat addition to our home.
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  34. There are so many beautiful and unique items at NOVICA and I truly love the concept behind it! It's hard to choose just one item, but I thought the "Love of Nature" silver and wood ring was lovely. Thanks so much for the chance to win this!!

  35. Their Bamboo boxes, 'Treasured Gifts' (set of 3) caught my eye for the living room!

  36. I would apply it toward the Leather handbag, 'Natural' by Arturo Martinez because I need a new handbag.

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