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{Pearl Paradise Review} + Giveaway

“Pearls lie not in the sunshine. If you desire one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese Proverb

I love that quote on the Pearl Paradise website; to me it’s saying that when you want something of value, it can be difficult to get what you want and you have to go after it.  However, when you want pearls, Pearl Paradise makes it easy.  They pride themselves on “making the beauty of fine pearls available and affordable to everyone.”

Their website offers both cultured and exotic natural pearl jewelry for both men and women and is easy to navigate. You can shop by style, type of pearl, or by price. I love a website that lets you quickly and easily find exactly what you are looking for!

I’ve always loved pearls. There are few pieces of jewelry that are as beautiful and as classic as pearls. Pearls are the world’s only organic gemstone and are a symbol of purity and natural beauty. I was thrilled to receive the white cultured Freshwater Pearls in white and they are absolutely beautiful. The Pearl Earrings came in a nice quality  box. Also included was a certified appraisal, a pearl care kit – including two Pearl Sachets and a Microfiber Pearl Cloth, and an interesting documentary about a working pearl farm with Jeremy Shepherd, founder of pearl paradise.

I’ve always thought of pearls as being for women, but another interesting thing that I learned is that Pearl jewelry for men is the newest trend in Hollywood. The site has some cool looking necklaces, cuff links, bracelets and more for men.  Here’s some images from their site so you can see what I’m talking about:

If you have ever wanted to know more about pearls, there is also a lot of information on the Pearl Paradise website about types of pearls, pearl grading, their history and care. I find the history part really interesting. For example, did you know that in many areas only rulers and royalty were allowed to wear pearls. Some of the myths and legends surrounding pearls are interesting too. My favorite is an Arab legend that talks of pearls being “dewdrops filled with moonlight that fell into the ocean” – beautiful description isn’t it?
STM Reader Discount
Pearl Paradise is willing to offfer STM readers 10% off the purchase of the 7.5-8.0mm White Freshwater Earrings (item code FWE200) featured in this post during the duration of this giveaway.
Just use the discount code: SMART (in all caps)
Here’s a few more of my favorites from the Pearl Paradise website:
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One winner will get the same set of pearl earrings featured!
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{Dakota’s Personalized Gifts} + Giveaway

I love personalized gifts,and they are quickly becoming one of the gifts i most give to my family and friends. And receiving a personalized gift is the best! My newest personalized pretty is from Dakota’s Personalized Gifts . I am loving the Engraved Mom Heart Bracelet . Beautiful bracelet featuring purple tones with silver. I really like the Love-Mother-Forever words and the closure is awesome.
I love this bracelet and its a great reminder of how special us moms really are! It came engraved with my initial letter J! That is a nice touch to this already awesome bracelet. Dakota’s Personalized Gifts is your place to meet all your personalization needs. From engraving to embroidery you really can find the right gift! For easy shopping you can shop by occasion, or recipient! You can purchase this beautiful bracelet now for 29.95! And trust me she will love it.

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{Magpie Designz} + Giveaway

I am totally excited today to tell you guys about Magpie Designz. Emily is the wonderful mind behind Magpie Designz. Her personalized jewelry line is so beautiful and fun. Creating a custom one of a kind personalized piece of jewelry has never been so much fun! I had the amazing chance to have a necklace personalized. I chose the Tenley Necklace. A beautiful necklace with our swarovski crystals birthstones dangling with a sterling silver cap hand stamped with my husbands and I’s name on it.

The necklace is so beautiful, simple and so my style. I love everything about it. The detail is terrific and the hand stamping is really cool. Every letter perfect as the last. I love it! I feel really wonderful wearing it and my husband also loved it! It came packaged beautifully ready for easy gift giving.She has so many beautiful things that you are sure to find something for yourself or as a gift. Visit her and have fun designing your own beautiful piece of jewelry! You can use this code for 10% off until 8/14

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One lucky winner will get a necklace of choice up to $35!

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{Diamond Knot Bangle Bracelet} Summer Carnival Giveaway

I have the wonderful pleasure of telling you a little bit more about a company that you have already seen on Smart and Trendy Moms. Kranich’s Jewelers has the most beautiful and amazing jewelry collections available. I mentioned in my last review how much i loved their Verragio collection and  the Two Tone Gold Everlon Love Knot collection.

Since then i have personally fallen in love with an item in particular from the Everlon collection, the Everlon Diamond Knot Bangle In Sterling Silver. It arrived at my door and it was at that point i owned my most beautiful piece of jewelry. This bracelet is simple yet elegant. I could pair it with my favorite pair of jeans or my little black dress. It came gift ready and the customer service i have had since working with them has been wonderful!

The Strength of Love Forged in a Knot- The beautiful Everlon Diamond Knot bracelet is set in sterling silver with a 1/6 carat diamond set in the heart of the Hercules knot. And it gets better. You can also get this in a different metal and diamond size!

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One lucky winner will get the Diamond Knot Bangle is Silver!{ARV 295.00}
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{Linkel Designs Jewelry} Summer Carnival Giveaway

Linkel Designs has some of the most beautiful vintage inspired jewelry i have seen on Etsy! The beautiful colors and amazing photos of their jewelry leaves you wanting more. I had so much fun checking out the all the jewelry they offer but totally fell in love with the rings! So simple yet great color with a natural look to them. But then i made my way to their necklaces and there i found a huge selection of one of a kind necklaces that seem to have the same detail and amazing quality as their rings! The best part is that everything is affordable and comes gift ready! Linkel Designs jewelry awaits you! Read a little more about them and then enter to win one of their amazing necklaces!

I (Kelly) am a stay at home mom of a busy little toddler boy, and a professional violinist. I love to make jewelry from semi precious stones, pearls, crystal, copper and silver. I started making beaded jewelry with a friend when I was in high school. I continued to do so off and on in college, but as a violin performance major, I did not have as much time (or money!) to spend on beading. After I graduated and moved back to my hometown, my mom (Linda, a hair stylist) started doing some beading and she got me interested in it again. Now we enjoy beading together – creating together when we can, shopping for beads in our hometown and now selling our creations on Etsy!

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{Kranich’s Jewelers}

I have the wonderful pleasure of telling you a little bit more about a company that you have already seen on Smart and Trendy Moms. Kranich’s Jewelers has the most beautiful and amazing jewelry collections available. I mentioned in my last review how much i loved their Verragio collection and  the Two Tone Gold Everlon Love Knot collection.
Since then i have personally fallen in love with an item in particular from the Everlon collection, the Everlon Diamond Knot Bangle In Sterling Silver. It arrived at my door and it was at that point i owned my most beautiful piece of jewelry. This bracelet is simple yet elegant. I could pair it with my favorite pair of jeans or my little black dress. It came gift ready and the customer service i have had since working with them has been wonderful!

The Strength of Love Forged in a Knot- The beautiful Everlon Diamond Knot bracelet is set in sterling silver with a 1/6 carat diamond set in the heart of the Hercules knot. And it gets better. You can also get this in a different metal and diamond size!

Follow Kranich’s on Twitter and Facebook!

I received the feature item for review.Smart and Trendy Moms finds products, ideas, projects, recipes, and other information that we have personally found helpful or interesting.  As always, it is up to you to determine what is appropriate for you, your children, and your situation.  See our Disclosure

{Kranich’s Jewelers}

Jewelry has got to be one of the most fun thing to shop for. Whether you are shopping for a gift or for something to spoil yourself, jewelry shopping is just plain great! I have found so many things i would love to have from Kranich’s Jewelers. The Verragio collection makes me think my husband needs to be diamond shopping! I am loving everything from the Two Tone Gold Everlon Love Knot Collection. If you have a chocolate or candy lover to shop for then the Hershey Kiss Jewelry needs to be your next stop. They also have free gift wrapping and a Wishlist that you can set up!

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{Murano Glass Gifts Co.}

When you are in the market for a unique gift idea look no further than Murano.  Murano Glass Gifts Co carries the finest in imported Venetian glass art. I enjoyed looking over the Murano Glass Jewelry collection. It features Murano glass pendants, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more.  I loved the pendants. The bold beautiful colors and the uniqueness are very impressive making them a wonderful gift idea for that special person.


And there is the amazing selection of everything else Murano offers. From animals and birds, to vases and center pieces. Each individual piece is hand crafted or blown by master artisans working from personal studios on the island of Murano in Venice, Italy. I love that each piece is so different from the next. I had no idea that there are so many things that can be made with glass. I get really excited when i am also able to learn more about the company, methods and origin of the material . You can read more about Venetian Glass Making at Murano.
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