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Sponsor Spotlight & $1000 Giveaway from Gemvara

by habituallychic

07 . 23 . 14
One of the other occupations I toy with trying is jewelry designer.  Since I don’t have the time or energy to take jewelry making classes, I get to indulge my fantasy on Gemvara. Each piece of Gemvara jewelry is customizable in over 20 different natural gemstones and nine different precious metals. Once you’ve designed your piece, it’s handcrafted by one of their artisans in New York City and delivered in less than two weeks with free shipping.  You can even return an engraved piece with their 101 day return policy. 

I’ve been seeing rose gold everywhere in magazines and in jewelry stores so I chose the Gemvara Puzzle Ring in rose gold.  It actually looked a little like a ring I saw in a store window in Paris. The Puzzle Ring can be worn fitted together or even apart for a different look.  They even sent it to me in Paris with no trouble.  It’s a fun memento to remember my trip too. 

The best part is that Gemvara is offering one lucky HC reader a $1000 credit to their site to create your own unique piece. Just click on this special Gemvara link, sign up your email address and then leave a comment here with your name and the url of your favorite piece of Gemvara jewelry. One entry per person will be accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 31, 2014. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated so they might not post right away.  Do not leave multiple comments or email me directly to enter. 
As an added bonus, Gemvara is also offering HC readers 15% off their order in the next 72 hours by clicking this special Gemvara link.  The discount will automatically be applied to your order.  No promo code is needed. 

Here’s a few of the fun pieces I customized on the Gemvara site while playing jewelry designer. I warn you that creating pieces by mixing the gemstones and metals can be addictive! Above is the Gemstones by the Yard Necklace in 14K Yellow Gold with Aquamarines.

Pure Cushion Small Earrings in Blue Topaz and Yellow Gold

Gemstones by the Yard Front-Back Drop Earrings with Diamonds, Blue Topaz, and Yellow Sapphire in 14K Rose Gold

Gemstones by the Yard Front-Back Drop Earrings with Rock Crystal, Black Diamond, and Black Onyx

Cecilia Ring with Cushion Black Onyx and Diamonds in 14K Rose Gold

One of the only things I thought they didn’t offer was a grey pearl but they have those too! Flowering Pearl Ring with Tahitian Cultured Pearl and Diamonds in Rose Gold

You can also custom design your own engagement ring so you make sure you like it!  I love this Adele Ring with Diamonds in 14K White Gold

This post was sponsored by Gemvara but all opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. Casey July 23, 2014 | 11:47 am
  2. Mimi July 23, 2014 | 11:48 am

    So hard to choose ! Many thanks to you and Gemvara for such a splendid giveaway!

  3. Nicole P. July 23, 2014 | 12:51 pm

    Heather, thanks for introducing us to Gemvara – what a great site! If I won I’d put the $1000 toward this gorgeous emerald gemstones by the yard necklace:

  4. Tara Dillard July 23, 2014 | 1:07 pm


    Deeply appreciate the Abbey Collection. Under the radar way to wear love of architecture or brand of spirit or merely a fun piece of jewelry.

    This is wicked. Wish I had never seen this sponsor of yours!

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  5. Amanda Raponi July 23, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    I love the gemstones by the yard necklace!

  6. Shana July 23, 2014 | 1:39 pm

    I love the Renaissance Band!


    shanahertz at yahoo dot com (this i s the e-mail with which I signed up)

  7. i love poppies July 23, 2014 | 1:43 pm

    Very very hard to choose, but I would say my favorite is the rich and think stackable bands–three of them of course!


  8. Shandi Elise Hill July 23, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    I love the “By the Yard Stud Earrings” in black onyx and rose gold. Such a classic and elegant look to wear out in the evening or just to work!



  9. Patricia Gilbert July 23, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    What a fun site! I think I’d go for the gemstones by the yeard bracelet set with garnets and crystal. http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-fivestone-bracelet/round-red-garnet-14k-rose-gold-bracelet-with-rose-quartz-and-red-garnet/xxlr6

  10. emcSquared July 23, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    Done! Beautiful jewelry. It would be difficult to choose. Thank you!
    em9499 at (gmail) dot com

  11. kat July 23, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    i like the simplicity of a simple band–http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/band-of-brilliance/14k-yellow-gold-ring-with-amethyst/j1n

  12. ArchitectDesign™ July 23, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    Oh lovely -count me in! Love your rings and even more love the little Place Royale dish!

  13. bll July 23, 2014 | 2:24 pm

    so many pages of jewels, it’s hard to choose! i do love pinky rings:

  14. Karena Albert July 23, 2014 | 3:05 pm

    Adore all that Gemvara has to offer…these really caught my eye though! http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-frontback-drop-earrings/round-black-onyx-14k-rose-gold-earrings-with-black-onyx–diamond/xxlgj

    The Arts by Karena

  15. Janet July 23, 2014 | 3:08 pm


    You always have the most splendid finds! I love the gemstones by the yard.

  16. Thea Beasley July 23, 2014 | 3:28 pm

    This jewelry is beautiful, but I’m also intrigued by the book. Can you give me the details about it. It’s not one I know, and it looks very interesting.
    Thank you!

  17. Amy Afsari July 23, 2014 | 4:15 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to this company! Love their pretty things. I would be so lucky to have these!

  18. Katherine Scaglione July 23, 2014 | 4:15 pm

    Hi there
    I think the sea spray ring in rose gold and emeralds is sublime – pure heaven!
    I loved reading this post. Thanks!

  19. Katherine Scaglione July 23, 2014 | 4:17 pm

    I love the sea spray ring in rose gold and emeralds – it is just sublime – pure heaven! I always enjoy reading your posts – thank you.

  20. Kylie Italiano July 23, 2014 | 6:35 pm

    The rose gold is perfect! Just like this:

  21. emcSquared July 23, 2014 | 6:52 pm

    Heather, I forgot to include the url in my original post! http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/pure-cushion-bezel-ring/checkerboard-cushion-pavilion-london-blue-topaz-sterling-silver-ring/3vtd6 I love this beautiful London Blue topaz ring. Thank you! Eva-Marie

  22. LiliAna July 23, 2014 | 7:05 pm

    I am newly engaged and adore all of Gemvara’s wedding bands, especially the Victoria band!


  23. Lindsay Rupp July 23, 2014 | 7:11 pm

    Cecilia Ring with Cushion Black Onyx and Diamonds in 14K Rose Gold is Gorgeous and would go with everything! Lindsay Rupp

  24. Lindsay Rupp July 23, 2014 | 7:12 pm

    Cecilia Ring with Cushion Black Onyx and Diamonds in 14K Rose Gold is gorgeous and will match with everything! Love! – Lindsay Rupp

  25. Lindsay Rupp July 23, 2014 | 7:15 pm

    Cecilia Ring with Cushion Black Onyx and Diamonds in 14K Rose Gold is gorgeous and will go with everything! -Lindsay Rupp

  26. La Petite Maison July 23, 2014 | 9:31 pm

    My wallet is in trouble! So many great pieces, but I would start with this ring: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/desert-band/14k-rose-gold-ring/zzb

    I love your puzzle ring too. Merci!

  27. Wahoo4uva July 23, 2014 | 9:54 pm
  28. Curlylocks July 23, 2014 | 11:59 pm

    What beautiful jewellery!

    I’d love a Black Onyx statement piece:


    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the competition!


  29. Amy Billmire July 24, 2014 | 12:27 am


    I like this stacking ring in the black onyx, emerald, or blue sapphire. Simple and sleek!

  30. päivi July 24, 2014 | 6:38 am

    What a great site, thank you for introducing it. I love these earrings as you can wear them longer or shorter


  31. SimplySimply July 24, 2014 | 9:48 am

    “Die Qual der Wahl” as we would say in German! Love this one in particular: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/brilliant-intertwined-knot-ring/14k-white-gold-ring-with-diamond–aquamarine/rm9wh

  32. Laetitia Chapman July 24, 2014 | 10:34 am

    This is so stunning and would look fabulous with my vintage inspired emerald and diamond engagement ring or own by it’s self everyday! The dream… I need to start saving!


  33. spicymeatball July 24, 2014 | 10:35 am

    So hard to choose, but I think I would wear these everyday. Thank you for introducing me to Gemvara!


  34. spicymeatball July 24, 2014 | 10:36 am

    So hard to choose, but I think I would wear these everyday. Thank you for introducing me to Gemvara!


  35. Sherri Blum, CID July 24, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Love this site! Such fun being able to create your own jewelry and see it come to life right then and there!
    I’ve made some stunning earrings. Here is my link:
    Thanks again!

  36. Lisa Amiri July 24, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    I love the gemstones by the yard necklace, it reminds me if a necklace I had as a kid but lost when I was in the hospital. I would put the money toward this creation for sure! http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-3-stone-necklace/round-diamond-14k-white-gold-necklace-with-sapphire/tbxm9

  37. lynn July 24, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    What a way to get in trouble! It would take me a few hours to choose.

  38. Unknown July 24, 2014 | 12:11 pm


    Beautiful jewelry! What a great source. Thanks for introducing.

  39. Whitney July 24, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    What a great giveaway. I have been wanting a fun cocktail ring and I think this would be perfect but can’t decide between the citrine or smoky topaz: http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/racetrack-ring/oval-citrine-14k-rose-gold-ring-with-red-garnet/bh0b4.

  40. Amanda Baker July 24, 2014 | 12:53 pm


    this is an amazing design to customize! could simply spend hours on this site.

  41. Peony July 24, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    Gemvara’s website is addicting! I could spend hours “designing” jewelry. Here is the design I came up with for a rose gold seed and pod eternity band with smoky quartz and black onyx stones. You are so right about the rose gold, which looks fresh and chic–of the moment.

  42. Peony July 24, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    Sorry, forgot the url in the prior comment. Here it is:

    Back to jewelry design!

  43. Leslie July 24, 2014 | 2:27 pm

    Beautiful jewelry and wonderful giveaway Heather. So many lovely pieces to choose from. I like your puzzle ring! http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/puzzle-ring/14k-rose-gold-ring/16j9?promo=HabituallyChicMay14&utm_source=blogger&utm_medium=other&utm_campaign=HabituallyChic

  44. Nancy July 24, 2014 | 2:57 pm

    Heather, I love your new look—so chic and French! I also love designing jewelry at Gemvara! I chose http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/rich–thin-band/18k-yellow-gold-ring-with-sapphire/3xy6y


  45. BRASWELL July 24, 2014 | 4:58 pm

    what a fun website + love the Gemstone by the yard ring. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  46. BW July 24, 2014 | 4:59 pm

    I am enjoying your adventure in Paris. What a wonderful opportunity. It was fun to see your apartment this week – it looks so ‘French’!

    Here’s the link to the bracelet I would choose. It’s gorgeous. http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/gemstones-by-the-yard-twenty-two-stone-bracelet/sterling-silver-bracelet-with-white-sapphire/wjzdv

  47. BW July 24, 2014 | 5:00 pm

    I am really enjoying your adventures in Paris. It’s so fun to follow along with someone who is there for more than just a week or two.

    Here’s the piece I love – I think it’s gorgeous.

    Thank you!

  48. Carol July 24, 2014 | 7:12 pm

    I cant believe I have never heard of this fabulous company. Leave it to Heather to discover such a “gem”. Pun intended.
    I love this ring!

  49. kellyroo July 24, 2014 | 11:06 pm

    So many tempting choices, but here’s what I fell in love with.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kelly Cummins

  50. Beeta @ Mon Petit Four July 25, 2014 | 1:05 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! I LOVE that you can customize the jewelry. I often find that I’ll love the stone in a piece of jewelry but not the metal, or vice versa. So it’s great that you can customize each piece to your taste. There are so many great options, but I have to say that my favorite was the Vela ring with the emerald cut black onyx stone and gold metal. I love the emerald cut and since black and gold are my favorite colors, it’s the perfect fit! 🙂

  51. CarolAnne - camdesign July 25, 2014 | 1:46 am

    Cushion-Cut Cascade Pendant with Black onyx and diamonds

    Totally inlove with the ring you purchased….

    I could have another piece in pink gold too, totally soft colour on the hand

  52. Pata's Matka July 25, 2014 | 2:28 am

    How fun is it to be your own jewlery designer by getting to choose your own stones and metals! Thanks for letting me dream!


  53. Tracy Jo Brewer July 25, 2014 | 4:00 am

    thanks Heather! you are right, I could spend hours exploring the website… One of my favs
    hope I win so I can shop 🙂

  54. nealme July 25, 2014 | 11:43 pm

    I customized the Cecilia ring! So pretty! Neal.megane at gmail.com

  55. AnnaCero July 26, 2014 | 5:55 pm

    The Halo earrings are tres chic! Simply stunning.


    Thank you for this giveaway, Heather!

  56. Freshwater Style July 27, 2014 | 12:19 am


    I love the idea of a piece that I can wear every day. This Gemstone by the yard with aquamarines and a single pink tourmaline, is subtle enough wear daily but elegant enough to elevate an evening outfit into something special.

  57. Cassie Sawacke July 27, 2014 | 2:16 pm

    I have played with the ring designs on gemvara for countless hours over the last couple years! I lost my wedding ring this spring so now i NEED to order something!


    My fingers are crossed!

    Cassie Sawacke

  58. Mario Perez July 28, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Signed up and ready to win! This is one of may all time favorites! Classic!


    My girlfriend is in for a surprise:)

  59. Majda Mehanovic July 29, 2014 | 6:17 am

    A classic ring I could spend forever wearing. This ring is one I would easily invest in. Thanks for the lovely opportunity!


  60. Martha July 30, 2014 | 6:45 am
  61. isabelle July 30, 2014 | 9:40 am

    bonjour et merçi pour ce sublime concours!je participe avec grand plaisir,je suis française et j’espère que je peux jouer…..
    mon choix s’est arrêté sur cette très belle bague http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/brilliant-infinity-twist-band-3-loops/14k-white-gold-ring-with-aquamarine-and-diamond/k7y97.
    je suis inscrite sur le site Gemvara(isabelle.droumaguet@yahoo.fr)
    j’adore votre blog ou je me régale grâce à vos belles photos de voyages!
    bonne journée et bonne chance à tous ;))

  62. Loriann Facchini July 31, 2014 | 2:56 am

    The Gemvara site offers something for everyone.
    My personal creation, http://www.gemvara.com/jewelry/full-of-love-pendant/14k-yellow-gold-necklace-with-aquamarine/r04jb
    Thank-you for the invitation to play.