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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Jewel Basket Review and Giveaway!  

I have been having a blast looking for items
to fill that little babies jewelry box. I am determined
to have a whole selection for her ready to go when
she is ready to flaunt off her little style. When I found
out I was pregnant and I was having a little girl that
was one of the first things I thought of and I could not
wait to get her ears pierced for I have seen other little
girls sporting this style and wanted her to look just as
adorable. When she was born though, with in a couple
of days, I changed my mind. I just couldn't do it. I took
one look at those little baby ears and thought I know it
is only a pinch and hurts for a second but I could not bring
myself to do anything to hurt those cute little buttons sticking
out of the side of her head. When she was two weeks and
having her first shots and WOW did I find out how well
her lungs worked, that cemented the deal. Nothing, other
then those nasty shots, would make me have her scream
like that again. So since I am filled with Irish Guilt and
figured somehow it was my fault she would not have her
ears pierced I made the choice to find her an old fashioned
Jewelry box and fill it to the brim instead!
Did you know there are literally tons and tons of
stores that offer items just for little children. From Teens
all the way down to Newborns. I already felt like I was
shirking my duties, I let the whole Newborn thing slide
by without even looking. They even have Children's Specialty
Jewelry Shops that sell nothing but Diamonds for children or
Watches or other items, I swear to god, one even only offered
Children's Toe Rings. Now Rowan will not even keep her socks
on, I can't see a Toe Ring fairing much better. I thought I
should stick to the stores that have a little of everything
and that was not at all as easy as it sounds. Most places
offered children's Jewelry that looked just liked the name implies,
children's Jewelry, meaning items for play. I wanted her to have
real items, not pretend. I am sure she will have that as well
but for my special box it needs to be the real deal. Now I am
no fool, not every piece is going to cost and arm and a leg,
pretty much the other way. In fact the piece I have for her
that does cost and arm and a leg is in my box not hers and
I plan to give it to her on her Wedding Day and let her know
I got it when she was born. A very nice pair of Diamond Earrings.
I ended up finding a couple of really nice stores for Children
and one kept sticking in my mind for I had briefly flipped
through it so I thought to get it out of my system I better
thoroughly investigate. That one was the Jewel Basket and I hit
the home page and went, hummmm, this is what I remember.
A lot of nice items right up front with a lot of the category's
I was looking for. I see why I jotted down the site for further
research. I clicked on the Children's section and thought,
hummmmmmmmmmmmmm, yes, this was defiantly why
I wanted to come back. A ton of Category's for children
all the way to teens and all on one easy to navigate area.
I clicked on the Gold Children's Bracelet the first link I
saw and thought, hummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Why
the heck didn't I click on this link last time I was
here for I would have saved myself a whole heck of a
lot of time looking at other sites. This is perfect! They have
every item I was looking for and beautiful items at that. I
loved Rocking Horse bracelet in that very category and spent
the next hour gushing over items such as the Beaded Children's
& Baby Bangle Bracelet and the Disney Jewelry. I was ohhing
and aweing over the rings and really really want to get her a
Medic Alert Bracelet since she is Allergic to Penicillin.
They have more then enough items to fill my box and more.
After speaking to them they agreed to a review and since
Mommy here was still having guilt over missing the infant
Jewelry bus they offered to have a Sterling Silver Baby
Cup made for her instead. IT-IS-GORGEOUS! I mean
breathtaking. The font is perfectly done and the craftsmanship
is more then 100%, can you get more? I don't know and
I don't care for however they did it, they did and this is
something I will cherish myself until she is old enough
to get her own place and take it with her. What she doesn't
know is I plan on using the cup as a reason to visit.
"Rowan, you Mother feels like walking down memory
lane and reliving the joy of your birth. Can you Mother
come over and visit the cup?"

I didn't say it was a good excuse but it might get
my foot in the door a few times so I can check on her
when she is older. Right now I just gaze at it and tear
up for it truely is a testament to her and her lovely
perfectness! Right now my Love list goes, Rowan, Andrew
and Boo, followed by my Mother, then the Cup and Pizza.
John comes up somewhere after chocolate IF he pulls
Valentines Day out of the fire. Right now between John
and Chocolate are like 700 other items from the Jewel Basket!
Now the Childrens Jewelry is fantastic but I kept seeing the
link to women's out of the corner of my eye and I admit
it, I have no self control, I had to look.
Sorry, the Morris and Davis Rings right on the landing
page made me fall right out of my seat. Suddenly I remembered
I had a Jewelry box, there was still room in mine too, well
a little, and if there isn't The Jewel Basket sells Wooden ones
that come engraved. I know my Mother will go Ga Ga over
the Opal Rings and the Mystic Topaz Rings rocked my world.
I have never seen them before and I am flat out in love and
if I don't get my hands on one somebody is going to get
hurt. Stunning. They also have a great selection of Stakable
rings that are all the rage and the Claddagh selection made me
melt for they are my all time favorite. Every item in the womens
section was just fantastic and I love Anklets and you never see
them anymore and hey, I just about got my fill now and a
huge wish list. For those who like the Classics they have
a lots of great antique and cameros to choose from as well
as Belly Button rings for those of you would would take a
differant road. Even their mens selections are killer and I
would love to see John in Claddagh Cuff Links since I
can't get him to wear Jewelry of any kind. He says I have
enough for both of us!

The Jewel Basket has something for everyone and
you just cant go wrong. Watches and Religious items, the
Boxes I told you about, why they even have Gem Stone
Globes and I fell in love with the Mother Of Pearl one
for me and Pearls ya, know! To make things even more
simple for you they have guides on stones and one for
wedding rings. There was also an item I had never heard
of before and I thought I knew it all, a Watch Winder! How
Quiant. I just can't get over how great this place is and
it is now formally known as my new best friend, I wasn't
even sure I was in the market but with peices and selections
this good I know I am now! Two Thumbs up is not enough
for living up to all my expectations, surprising me with perks
and education me on items I did not even know exsisted.
the Jewelry Box is two snaps, a full circle, some air kisses
and a happy dance in the snow, THUMBS UP!
The Jewel Basket also has some goodies for my
readers too! 4 of them are going to win a Gemstone
Globe Keychain, each one is made of Lapis & Sliver and
Grade A Gemstones are used for the oceans and map of
the world globes. The meridian lines are crafted in genuine
Gold and Silver Ribbon. It is really stunning and four of you
will learn just how much so! To enter head over to their site
take a look around then come back here and post your all
time favorite item in a comment. The Contest will start tonight
and run to midnight on March 29th.
USA and 18 and older can enter daily and the winner
will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to
contact me with their mailing information. As always
you can earn a bonus entry by entering the contest of
the day and other ways to enter are posted below.

Jewel Basket!

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