1.31.2012

NOVICA Review & Giveaway

Be Bold, Achara at Novica

Novica in association with National Geographic is an online global marketplace featuring the work of artisans from all over the world. This month I was invited to review a product and offer a $50 gift certificate to one of my readers.

The item I purchased from Novica is this beautiful sterling silver ring handcrafted by Achara and her family in Thailand.

The ring was shipped all the way from Thailand so there was a delay in receiving it, but when I opened the package it was sheer delight. The ring came nestled in a lovely decorative paper box with a delicate leaf pressed into the top. Also, included was a thoughtful handwritten note in both English and Thai thanking me for my patronage.

The ring itself is very well made and has a nice fit. I also like that it's adjustable so that I can expand it to fit on one of my larger fingers


At the deepest essence of our philosophy, 
we want to create a bridge between you 
and the many talented artisans across the globe.
- Novica Team

Another interesting feature of Novica is that they have an artisan loan program where you can lend money. If you are a part of their microfinancing program you earn 15% bonus if you spend your repayment at Novica. In addition, Novica has launched their home party division where you can become a consultant and sell artisan products from around the globe in your home.

If you would like to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to shop at Novica, please leave a comment below or send me an e-mail at hintjewelry@gmail.com.  I'll select the winner's name by random on Friday, February 3rd and make the announcement on my blog.

Here are some items to check out:

women's brazilian accessories

15 comments:

  1. What a macro shot.. lol Could very well pass for a cuff bracelet.. Gorgeous site, Beth.

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  2. I love the ring! I thought it was a bracelet, but I love it even more as a ring. I think that the fact that you had to wait to receive this lovingly handmade gift only heightens the mystique. To know that your order has touched someone on the other side of the world is a treasure indeed! I will have to check this out. I love the idea of microfinancing. Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  3. ooooh, very nice. I've seen their catalog and there's lots of cool stuff.

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  4. What an awesome site. The talent of the artists is amazing. And what a wonderful way to support artists!

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  5. What an excellent opportunity to spread the word! I often go to Novica when looking for that unique present for the "has everything " friend. Please count me in!

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  6. I would love to win! I love novica
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  7. i would love to enter your fabulous give away- I have been looking at the Novica website and I love the idea of ordering from artists around the world. Microfinancing is a great idea too- use some of our wealth to help others.

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  8. I love this website! I have never heard of it before now, and think I found a new addiction... :) (there is no such thing as too much silver jewelry)

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  9. thank you for posting this. I'm gonna go check it out

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  10. going to check this out right now. thank you

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  11. I have adored Novica and would be delighted to win!

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  12. They have such lovely jewelry pieces, love that each is handmade by it's designer. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

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  13. Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to get this scarf-http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=141024&rectype=2


    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  14. Love Novica! If I won I'd get the Natural orchid gold plated brooch necklace, 'Orchid Fantasy'. Thanks for the chance!
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  15. Thanks to everyone for their participation and checking out Novica!

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