Mar 26, 2011

Closed - Jewelry Giveaway! Genuine Amethyst Sterling Silver Heart Necklace

Purple Amethyst Silver Heart Necklace by York Avenue Studio
Why does anyone buy colored gemstone jewelry?  Why not just buy gold and diamonds?  I'm curious why customers buy colored gems.  I know why I love colorful jewelry, but want to know what a person thinks that gets them online to search out a great gemstone ring, for example.  Is it an upcoming birthday for a daughter or a neice, Mother's Day, an engagement or anniversary?

Is the specific color gem they choose based on the birthstone for the one receiving the gift or is it the perceived value of the classic three precious gems Ruby, Emerald and Sapphire?

I'd love to hear how people select their gems.  If you leave a comment below with your preference on selecting gemstone jewelry, maybe a true story of a past purchase, or even just describe your favorite gemstone, etc. you will be entered into the Free Giveaway for the Purple Amethyst Silver Heart Necklace! 

I'll announce the winner April 9th along with my reasons why I love colored gemstone jewelry and why I started my collection and my shop.



Purple Amethyst Silver Heart Necklace by York Avenue Studio

This solid .925 Sterling Silver Heart pendant is both semi-textured and shiny.  The classic symbol of love and devotion.  The genuine Amethyst gemstone is 5mm round and .40cts with light purple color and super clarity!  I will include an 18" sterling silver chain.  Amethyst is the birthstone for February.  Retail value is $130.00.

Other ways to enter:

If you Follow my blog, you'll also be entered automatically for the Giveaway!

If you'd rather send me an email with your comments on gemstone jewelry, you will also be entered to win!

Share this link and tell your friends and family to visit and enter, too!  Fellow jewelry makers are welcome to enter as well as anyone, ANYONE, who enjoys genuine gems!  My only limitation is that I will only ship the item to an address within the US or Canada.  I'm sorry that I can't ship international on this item.

Good Luck and I can't wait to read your comments!

Kathy

93 comments:

  1. I like to choose my gemstones based on the sentiment behind the stone. For example, Amethyst is my husbands birthstone and besides loving the color, it's sentimental to me. I also like to choose my anniversary stone or kids birth month stones.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway. What a pretty necklace.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I'm a GFC follower (rickpeggysmith)
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. new follower, found you on the etsy business team. I can be found at http://repurposehistory.blogspot.com/

    I used to buy jewelry based on the whole birthstone and perceived value but honestly these days I buy what I love.

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  4. I select gems based on favorite colors and also birthstones. I was born in February so Amethyst is my birthstone, which is why I would just love to win this!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. mlswin@triad.rr.comMarch 27, 2011 at 11:38 AM

    usually choose based on meaning- special event.

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  6. I follow your blog with google friend connect too
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I have a daughter and two granddaughters and love to buy them jewelry for all occasions. Of course, I buy for myself too. I look for gemstones that represent their birthday, or a special property attributed to the stone, or just because it looks pretty. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  8. I also follow your blog:)
    great giveway!
    wildcardacehigh@yahoo.ca

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  9. I follow your blog with GFC. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

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  10. i buy by beauty-- all gems are beautiful and buy by that way of shopping mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  11. gfc follower

    miss manda

    ahellen@gmail.com

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  12. Congratulations, pgrotsky
    You are now following York Avenue Studio's Blog

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  13. I just love colored gemstones and buy them to coordinate with different outfits. You could call me a collector and I like the histories of different gemstones also. Thank you!

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  14. My mom gave me a ring when I was in my teens that had been in our family that was a garnet, ever since I love garnets and I'm drawn to anything that has a garnet in it.
    I'm also following your blog on GFC as Kathy Detweiler

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  15. I'm a new follower!!
    and I absolutely love anything that has a sparkle to it, it just appeals to the eye. I would love to wear that necklace, its gorgeous!!

    -aubreygoodreau@gmail.com

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  16. I'm a new follower--I choose gems for their specific colors, but I choose Amethyst because it is my birthstone.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  17. When we got married, my wife asked that the ring have rubies and diamonds. Over the years, I have gotten her several gemstone pieces, usually offset with a diamond of some sort, but we always come back to rubies...
    russrpm@gmail.com

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  18. I love the way colored gemstones look with coordinating outfits. They really pick up the colors and sparkle!

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  19. Very pretty heart Kathy!

    I go for uniqeness where gemstones are concerned, in the stone and the craftsmanship.

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  20. For me, it really depends on the reason for the piece. If it is for religious, I'll choose it based on research. If it is just to wear, I'll wear a birthstone of my twin or mother.


    rainpendragon2684[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. I love ALL jewelry and I usually choose silver over gold for some reason, I have a lot of gold inherited from my mother and ,for that reason, I prefer silver or mixed media pieces to give as gifts or to wear myself. Design is the main attracting feature for me.

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  22. would have to say Diamonds are a girls best friend, thanks

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  23. I choose gemstone jewelry based on birthstones for the people I'm buying for.
    kimkmc at yahoo.com

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  24. I bought a necklace a ways back with my kids birthstones on it. I tend to buy either birthstones or my favorite stone which has always been amethyst.

    shilobeedy@gmail.com

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  25. I like buying gems that match my chldren's birthday month
    joni dot taylor3710 at gmail dot com

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  26. For some reason I always choose the colored gemstone based on the birthstone. calvad at aol dot com

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  27. I select them based on colour! I love bright cheerful stones!

    nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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  28. i love colored gemstones. i love to collected different shapes, sizes, and colors. I would have definitely loved to have been a jewelry designer and/or gemologist. please enter me in the purple amethyst silver heart necklace giveaway.

    l82473@yahoo.com

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  29. i love jewelry with gemstones and the more stones the better. I love a rainbow of colors. i love a variety of shapes and sizes too. I would love to win the purple amethyst silver heart necklace. please enter me in your contest.

    jr619873@yahoo.com

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  30. I select mostly on what looks attractive to me, and I love purple, so.....I love amethyst

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  31. I never select they were always gifts

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  32. I love garnets, but recently found a fire opal from Mexico. They come in a range of shades and I just love it. My husband bought the ruby red and I got light shade. with light they really look on fire!

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  33. tweeted
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  34. fb share
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  35. I am following you on Google Friend Connect :D

    Username: Timbo Squad

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  36. I am a follower of your blog.


    I buy based on what I like not based on the gemstone. Mine is aquamarine and usually what I find geared towards that is not something I like

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  37. I buy gemstones based on color. And since green, red, and purple are my favorite colors I especially like emeralds, garnets, and amethysts.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  38. i choose mine based on how they look and how sparkly they are!

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  39. I buy gemstones based on what colors I like. I always wanted a colorful birthstone but I got a plain diamond instead.

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  40. I buy gemstones based on the richness of their color and the setting that they're in.
    bookloon@gmail.com

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  41. My favorite gemstone is a sphene, which is a rare green-ish stone that has more fire than a diamond. The most special gemstones are the ones that I found myself gemstone mining in Hiddenite, NC. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow you via Google Friend Connect / Blogger : Goldilocs codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  43. Following via GFC, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  44. I really like peridots or anything bright and sparkly

    erroneous02(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I chose mine by the cut and design of the piece. It's how the stone looks not what stone it is. dpschad@yahoo.com

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  46. I choose gemstones for the colours. I love deep rich colours in gems.

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  47. I choose gemstones based on sentiment. Whether it's one of my children's birthstones or mine. lisacarr7 ataol dot com

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  48. I shared on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/My3Sons33/status/56359785204944896 lisacarr7 ataol dot com

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  49. I select them based on what attracts my eye

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  50. I don't really have a method- it either speaks to me or it doesn't - sorry I'm not more helpful. :)

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  51. I follow via GFC dddiva
    discriminating_diva at yahoo dot com

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  52. I just have a natural liking of citrus colors (if you came to my house, you'd see what I mean.) So my favorite gems include citrines and peridots. For me, color is more important than scarcity or value in gemstone jewelry. My mom has always loved amethysts, and I would LOVE to give this to her as a birthday present. It's weird, my mom's favorite colors were always yellow and purple, and as I get older I am inexplicably drawn more and more to these colors. Lol, so maybe it's genetic.

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  53. I also follow you on GFC as AMD.

    Thanks!

    makedolivewell at yahoo dot com

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  54. I was born in February so Amethyst is my birthstone, I would just love to win this! I also select gems based on favorite colors too.
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  55. I also follow GFC
    kat_emerick@yahoo.com

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  56. i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
    i love garnet
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  57. I buy jewelry based on the colors I need to match outfits I wear.

    tlannan30[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  58. I buy what catches my eye--usually something different not the same old thing--or a gorgeous color that reminds me of something that warms my heart.
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

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  59. I pick gems based on my family members' birthstones. I love wearing something that reminds me of them. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  60. amethyst is my birthstone--I like to buy them that way, although if something catches the eye, then just as well!!!
    thanks for the entry
    kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

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  61. i love ruby which is my birth stone i love the beautiful red color

    kathypease(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. google friend klp1965
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  63. http://twitter.com/#!/klp1965/status/56477033374556161

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  64. follow-carol lewis

    spencer1953 at gmail dot com

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  65. I chose gems by the colors. I love certain colors and when I see them in jewelry then I just think they are beautiful Some rings can look different with different stones but when combined with the design or type of metal will look better or worse. I just chose by something that catches my eye and that I love or if I have a favorite color then I look for that.
    spencer1953 at gmail dot com.

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  66. tweet http://twitter.com/#!/dresdenrain/status/56480688312041472

    spencer1953 at gmail dot com

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  67. I like the 'sapphire.' I am following, liking, joining and subscribing. gainessimmons@aol.com

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  68. I buy gems based on ....just what i like. Attended a few classes on jewelry and stones, but I just decided to go with what I like-rather then what's worth the most money.
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  69. I select gems on most of my jewelery strictly by color preference. My birthstone is a ruby and sometimes I will purchase a piece because of that.
    Thanks
    Jjones782 at verizon dot net

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  70. Besides my wedding ring my most precious piece of jewelry is a little ruby ring my husband bought for me on our first Valentines. Since then the only colored gems I've purchased have been the colors of my daughters' birthstones. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  71. GFC follower. LKVOYER at aol dot com

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  72. I don't worry about which stone is associated with which birth month. I just choose gems in colors that appeal to me and consider the setting/design of the piece.
    momznite_at_yahoo_daught_com

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  73. I usually go by color.. I like clear gemstones and light blue ones because they look the most beautiful to me.

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  74. ps.. thanks for the budgie link on the side of your page! I love budgies :)

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  75. I choose based on both color and sentiment. I love sapphires because of the wonderful blue color and garnets because it's my birthstone.

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  76. I have to say that I really love diamonds...They are my favorite stone & I would choose them over anything.
    yummyfaerie at hotmail dot com

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  77. I follow via GFC
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  78. I like gemstones based on overall look and my favorite color of a deep green. The cut is important too

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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  79. follow gfc
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  80. TWEET
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  81. I usually get their birthstone.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  82. I follow on GFC.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  83. I choose gemstones according to our astrology signs. My husband, my daughter and I have different signs. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  84. Closed - No further entries!

    Feel free to continue to comment on gemstones, I'd love to read them!
    Thanks,
    Kathy
    York Avenue Studio

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