Gemvara jewelry! Win a $250 gift card to design your own!

CONTESTS | | April 25, 2013 at 9:30 am


Congratulations Cindy!

I was invited to a a jewelry and cocktails night. Who says no to that? I mean seriously? Hubby works out of state and would not be back home in time for me to attend the event. So I did what any good person would do. I arranged to take them to a friend’s home and hubby would pick them up on the way after work.Before I could allow any guilty feelings to flit through my mind, I reminded myself that I had packed their pjs and in less than 2 hours their dad would pick them up. Besides this was more than needed to maintain my sanity and speak to someone whose every word was not “No!”.

Looking at beautiful jewelry is one thing but this was Gemvara. I first encountered Gemvara at the Blog Better Boston conference where I was a speaker and oggled at the jewelry. Now you know how you sometimes look at jewelry and like some parts but not others? Well customizable jewelry solves that dilemma. And I’m not talking about personalization in engraving inscription on the jewelry, though they do that too (and for free), but where you can change the metal, gemstones, etc.

I am pretty used to regular gold jewelry but color is one thing deeply lacking in my jewelry so it was fabulous to see some spring colors that will last season to season. Also? This time my eyes are on bolder pieces. After seeing the various designs I have to admit I could not wait to use the giftcard they gifted me to try and design my own jewelry.

I have to admit it was not an easy decision and in the process I designed a few more pieces so that I could order them next. Designing and deciding is like eating at a restaurant: the moment you think “this is it” you see what someone is having (they show you variations on the piece that other customers designed) and then you begin to 2nd guess yourself. Safe to say that you feel like you want it all, at least I did!

A few other worthy mentions: free shipping!!! I hate, no HATE, paying for shipping! I feel like I woud rather have my money spent on the object and free shipping is a huge deciding factor in any of my online purchases. Worried about returning? I would be too! Especially since it is a customized piece and most places offering customized anything don’t let you return the item, for obvious reasons.

Personally even in a brick and mortar store if the “return policy” is stiff or non-existent, I don’t buy. It feels like a black hole and never want to go down there no matter how awesome the product is. Not only do these confident folks at Gemvara offer a returning items, but they offer a 101 day return policy, yes one-hundred-and-one-day returns! Now if that does not scream confidence in a brand and instill comfort in a customer, I’m not sure what will!

Want to win a $250 giftcard to design your own jewelry?

To win, leave a comment below as to Which piece of jewelry would you choose from Gemvara? Paste the actual description below, example “Round Amethyst Palladium Ring with Amethyst” – and let’s be original, there is a lot of jewelry to choose from.

 That’s it easy-peasy, no hoop jumping needed here on Winner chosen by Giveaways open to  US residents only 21+ only. Winner must reply within 24 hours or new winner will be drawn. 

Please note the Rules and Regulations of contests at Entering this contest means you have read and wish to comply with those rules.

Please DO NOT leave your email address within the comment!!! Contest closes on May 5th 2013.

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Disclosure: Giftcards were presented for review and giveaway by Gemvara!




  1. 1
    Kelly says:

    I’d choose the Rich & Thin Eternity Band from Gemvara with emerald and peridot stones, the birthstones of my daughters. Even better…I’d layer them, and do one band in all emerald, one in all peridot and one with both :)

  2. 2
    Jessica says:

    This is an easy one for me. I’ve had Gemvara on my radar for ages and I love how you can personalize with your kid’s birthstones. I love the Triple Twist Pendant, I want to get it in Ruby, Amethyst and Blue Topaz. My two kiddos’ birthstones and mine.

  3. 3
    Saken says:

    Lovely. I would choose the Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Necklace

  4. 4
    Roshini Govender says:

    Simone Ring (6mm gem) Cushion Iolite 14K Rose Gold Ring with Diamond

  5. 5
    Katherine says:

    I love the Brilliant oval Pendent

  6. 6

    Star Flower Pendant with Sapphire! So so pretty :)

  7. 7
    Liza Glick says:

    Love the Yin Yang Heart necklace!

  8. 8
    Wendy says:

    Not going to lie, I love the Petite Pave Sunburst Pendant. It’s gorgeous in the 14K White Gold Necklace with Tanzanite.

  9. 9
    DC Watts says:

    I love your jewelry. I just purchased my fiance his engagement ring – it’s beautiful!

    I love these two:
    Enrapture Ring – Cushion Red Garnet 14K White Gold Ring

    Brilliant Alhambra Band – 14K White Gold Ring with Red Garnet

    :) DC Watts

  10. 10
    addrienne mertens says:

    AHHHH! i made a beautiful ring..i love this site! $11,209!

    Princess Diamond Platinum Ring with Emerald & Diamond

  11. 11
    Susan S. says:

    Love them! So many things to choose from. Currently eyeing the Emerald-Cut Green Amethyst 14K White Gold Ring.

  12. 12
    nickie says:

    lovers knot ring

  13. 13

    Oh my… I’m going to implode trying to choose which I like, but I really could use an anniversary band – the Courtney with emeralds (my May birthstone) would be incredible. I like the Atlantis style but not sure I’m brave enough… it is gorgeous!

  14. 14
    latanya says:

    Round Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Necklace with Tanzanite & Aquamarine

  15. 15
    Vaishali Kusumgar says:

    I’ve never owned Gemvara or hadn’t even heard of it. But I’d love to own the “Pure Cushion Ring –
    Checkerboard Cushion Pavilion Citrine 14K Rose Gold Ring”… It looks amazingly beautiful :) Thanks.

  16. 16
    Kelly R. says:

    I’d love the Classic 5mm Stud Earrings in sterling silver with citrine stones.

  17. 17
    Tamar says:

    among many items, I like the Two Hearts Ring.

  18. 18
    kamani says:

    I would choose the Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Necklace

  19. 19
    Ellie W says:

    I would choose the
    Knotted Vines Ring w/ round emerald stone.

  20. 20
    Katie D. says:

    I created a Renaissance Band ring with both mine and my hubby’s birthstones.

  21. 21
    Andrea Darst says:

    I love the Petite Pave “A” Initial Pendant in Yellow Gold with Blue Topaz accent stones!

  22. 22
    T. Lawson says:

    I like the Curl Pendant in garnet.

  23. 23
    Tabathia B says:

    I love the Cushion Amethyst Sterling Silver Ring enrapture ring

  24. 24
    clarissa says:

    i like the pure pave pendant with blue topaz

  25. 25
    Kristin says:

    I like the Isabella Ring with Round Aquamarine 14K White Gold Ring with Diamond

  26. 26
    shannon says:

    Triple twist with our birthstones diamond, diamond, and garnet

  27. 27
    Katie Roch says:

    I would get the Zen Garden ring with black onyx

  28. 28

    forget me knot ring

  29. 29
    stephanie hodges says:

    Delicate Claddagh Ring and the Star Flower Earrings. Both blue sapphires.

  30. 30
    Vickie Couturier says:

    I would choose:

    Double Embrace Ring

    Sterling Silver Ring with Smoky Quartz

  31. 31
    Cristi says:

    I would love to have the

    Pinstripe Eternity Band

    14K White Gold Ring with Ruby & Diamond

  32. 32
    Erin C says:

    I’d choose the Caitlin Ring with an aquamarine stone set in silver! So pretty!!!

  33. 33
    Cindy Brooks says:

    I think I’d chose the Oval Red Garnet Sterling Silver Necklace with Diamond on a sterling silver chain (it’s my birthstone)

  34. 34
    Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d put it towards this: Sirius Bracelet (4mm gems) – 14K White Gold Bracelet with Red Garnet

  35. 35
    Kalani says:

    Pure Band White Gold-
    I’ve been looking for 2 plain bands to go with my wedding band.
    inalak at msn dot com

  36. 36
    Lisa Garner says:

    I love the Split Bamboo Ring Sterling Silver Ring with Blue Topaz.

  37. 37
    Paula Hafner says:

    My husband lost his wedding ring so I would like to get the
    Men’s Mobius Band in Sterling Silver.

  38. 38
    diane Baum says:

    The Round Amethyst Sterling Silver Necklace-it’s beautiful and my birthstone

  39. 39
    Claire says:

    I love the Gem Wire Earrings, Sterling Silver Earrings with Rock Crystal.

  40. 40
    shannon says:

    I love the Cosmic Illusion bracelet!

  41. 41
    Jennifer Reed says:

    I would choose the Sterling Silver Earrings with Citrine stones. I love the delicate feature of these earrings.

  42. 42

    I love hearts!! I want the heart with 3 birthstones in it for my littles. So cute!

  43. 43
    Candie L says:

    I like the Slim Band $250

    Sterling Silver Ring with White Sapphire & London Blue Topaz. Thank you

  44. 44
    Blessie Nelson says:

    I would love to choose the Sterling Silver Earrings with Citrine gems

  45. 45
    Vikki Billings says:

    I would choose Swan Heart Pendant in sterling silver

  46. 46
    Breanne says:

    I’m so addicted to that site. I’d choose the Moon and Star Sterling Silver Necklace with Amethyst.