We are so excited to be partnering with Melinda Maria to bring you a fantastic GIVEAWAY! What could be better than a free pair of gorgeous statement earrings from a jewelry designer who regularly dresses the stars? Oh, and a 30% discount code on her site exclusively for idazzle readers? See below for the details to enter to win, and an exclusive discount code to enter on Melinda Maria’s website.
UPDATE: We have a winner! S.D. was the lucky entry! It was so much fun to read all the great reasons people wanted these earrings! Thanks for all the stories! Sorry that there is only one pair, but don’t worry, we’ll do this again soon!
About the Melinda Maria Baby Oxidized Chain Earrings
I received the earrings for the purpose of reviewing. For more information about Melinda Maria, her design philosophy and an idazzle interview with her, click here. The earrings are 18kt plated, with a soft hammered texture to the gold teardrop bezels that frame each ear pendant. Suspended in the frames are tiny sterling silver chains that have been oxidized to black, a super-hot color and texture for jewelry right now. There are three marquise-shaped white CZ’s (a diamond simulant) that sparkle beautifully in bezel settings down the center of each frame. A round CZ is bezel set in the top of the earring, and the teardrop frames are attached with a ring that allows the bottom to move gently with the wearer. The earrings are pierced, with a simple wire that is nicely crafted and sits securely on the ear. The earrings measure about 1 and a half inches in length, and about 1 inch wide at the widest point, a substantial size, but very wearable everyday as well. The earrings are well-designed, nicely finished, and a substantial weight–they feel like fine jewelry!
Enter the Giveaway
One lucky reader will be drawn to win these earrings on Monday, February 21st at 12:00 Midnight Eastern Time. Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
1. Subscribe to idazzle blog via email or RSS.
2. Comment below tell us why you NEED these earrings, for yourself or a special gift for someone important in your life. Enter your email as part of the comment log in (your address won’t be published, I won’t email you unless you win, or use your email in any other way).
But wait! Here’s how to earn an additional entry in your name!
1. Follow idazzle.com on Twitter: click here.
2. Follow Melinda Maria on Twitter: click here.
3. Like idazzle.com on Facebook: click here.
4. Like Melinda Maria on Facebook: click here.
Do any or all of the above, and earn another entry in your name for each activity above (up to 4 additional entries)! Be sure to let us know in your comment below to receive credit.
Here’s how to earn 5 additional entries in your name:
1. Tweet this post, or link to the giveaway in your tweet, and let us know below in comments.
2. Link to this post on your Facebook page, and let us know below in comments.
3. Post a mention and link to this giveaway, or another post on this site, to your own blog, and let us know below in comments.
EACH of the above actions, with a comment below, will earn 5 additional entries!
QUALIFYING ENTRANT’S NAMES WILL BE RECORDED AND ONE RANDOM WINNER WILL BE DRAWN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 12 MIDNIGHT EST. Winner will be announced on the idazzle.com site on the 21st, and announced on Twitter. Once winner has been confirmed, earrings will be packaged securely and shipped insured to recipient (tracking numbers will be provided).
Exclusive 30% Discount Code for idazzle.com Readers from February 7th through Feb 28th, 2011
If you’re jonesin’ for a Melinda Maria design and just can’t wait for the end of the Giveaway, we have arranged for an exclusive discount of 30% off your order at Melinda Maria’s website. So click here www.melindamaria.com and start shopping! At checkout, enter code IDAZZLE30 for a 30% discount on the merchandise total of your order.
Entries must be received by 11:59 EST February 21st. Please leave just one comment per person, unless you are letting me know about additional entries made using the guidelines above. If you enter multiple duplicate comments, I’ll discard those. If I suspect an entry was made through a bot or script, I will also discard those. If the first winner drawn does not respond to emails to reach them within 3 days, I’ll draw another name from qualified entrants and award the prize to them. The prize as stated above will be awarded, no cash equivalant will be given. Winners are responsible for any local, State or Federal taxes on the value of the item.
A huge thank you to Melinda Maria for sponsoring the giveaway! Can’t wait to hear the stories below! Good Luck!