Google+

NOVICA Jewelry Review

1 Flares 1 Flares ×

 

Have you heard of NOVICA? The site, in association with National Geographic, works directly with talented artisans around the world to help give them a place to express their artistic talents and provide access to the world market. It is one of the leading fair trade artisan websites.

With over 2,000 extraordinary master artists from around the world, NOVICA offers you the chance to read about their lives, explore their cultures, and select from more than 30,000 handcrafted works of art.

I was recently offered a opportunity to review an item from their Home Decor or Jewelry lines. Once I hopped onto the NOVICA site, I found myself perusing their products for nearly 2 hours! The Home Decor department includes bookends, clocks, tableware, wind chimes, hammocks and everything in between.

While I thoroughly enjoyed looking at all of the items in Home Decor, it was the jewelry department that drew me in. The online shop offers beautifully handcrafted silver jewelry, earrings, bracelets, brooches, rings and more. I found each piece to be elegant, but it was the selection of 3,427 necklaces that grabbed my attention.

It took me nearly an hour to decide which necklace to choose and when I happily settled on the Pearl Torsade Necklace “Party Balloons” I was excited to read about the artist who created it. I chose this necklace because it seemed to float off the page and it’s bright festive colors were eye-catching.

I ordered the necklace and in less than a week it arrived at my doorstep! I was impressed with the number of tracking emails I received and the necklace arrived faster than expected. It came in a very pretty box made with handmade mulberry bark paper and the necklace was wrapped around a small pillow to prevent tangling.

I had the opportunity to wear the necklace out to a formal dinner and it received many compliments. Everyone loved the colors and many commented on how lovely it was.
Thanks to NOVICA for providing the coupon codes for review. No compensation was provided for this post.
1 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Reddit 0 Email -- 1 Flares ×
About Tired Mom Tésa

Tésa (pronounced Taysa) is a work-at-home mom who enjoys blogging while raising her family in Cleveland, Ohio. In between naps, Tésa enjoys writing about family life, giving back, food, tech, and travel.

Connect with Tésa Nicolanti on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Comments

  1. Buy cheap pendants, bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces, silver jewelry, gems, jewelry, gemstone jewelry online store.www.gogulive.com
    cheap gold chain

  2. I love the idea of being exposed to the skills of artisans from all over the world. They are so talented and allow us to see what they make. Over 2000 artisans being showcased. It intrigues to learn about them and l have a new appreciation for their skills. Thanks for the write up.

    spec@live.ca

  3. Lauren Foster says:

    subscribe via email – 3
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  4. Lauren Foster says:

    subscribe via email – 2
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  5. Lauren Foster says:

    subscribe via email – 1
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  6. Lauren Foster says:

    retweeted – 2
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  7. Lauren Foster says:

    retweeted – 1
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  8. Lauren Foster says:

    voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  9. Lauren Foster says:

    following you on twitter!
    @anamlgrl
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  10. Lauren Foster says:

    following you via GFC!
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  11. Lauren Foster says:

    I really want to win this G.C. so I can buy this beautiful necklace!!
    anamlgrl@yahoo.com

  12. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/happy_haylee_3/status/15534721131

    (happy_haylee_3@hotmail.com)

  13. following you on twitter under username happy_haylee_3

    (happy_haylee_3@hotmail.com)

  14. shoot and my email is happy_haylee_3@hotmail.com

  15. I wouldn’t only like to, but i’d LOVE to win. :)

  16. Subscribed via email #3
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  17. Subscribed via email #2
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  18. Subscribed via email.
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  19. I subscribe via email (#3)

  20. I subscribe via email (#2)

  21. I subscribe via email (#1)

  22. I’d love to win! They have some really cute stuff!

  23. Following on Twitter
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  24. Following on GFC
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  25. I would like win :)
    cookiesandclogs@gmail.com

  26. 2. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/15530942473

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Janet F says:

    1. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/15530942473

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  28. Voted for you!

  29. RSS #3

  30. RSS #2

  31. RSS #1

  32. Blog roll #2

  33. Blog roll #1

  34. I follow on twitter @blueviolet

  35. GFC follower!

  36. I really DO want to win!

  37. tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe 3/3

  38. tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe 2/3

  39. tina reynolds says:

    i subscribe 1/3

  40. tina reynolds says:

    I follow on gfc

  41. Laura W. says:

    I subscribe to your email updates! #3
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. Laura W. says:

    I subscribe to your email updates! #2
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  43. Laura W. says:

    I subscribe to your email updates! #1
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  44. Laura W. says:

    Follow on Twitter (LauraL444)
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. Laura W. says:

    Voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs!
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  46. Laura W. says:

    Following GFC!
    LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  47. 3) subscribe w/rss w/google reader

  48. 2) subscribe w/rss w/google reader

  49. 1) subscribe w/rss w/google reader

  50. 3) subscribe w/email

  51. 2) subscribe w/email

  52. 1) subscribe w/email

  53. voted!

  54. follow w/twitter under repurrpussed

  55. follow w/google

  56. I would love to win this so that I could get something pretty for my wife! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  57. I subscribe via google reader to your RSS -3-

  58. I subscribe via google reader to your RSS -2-

  59. I subscribe via google reader to your RSS -1-

  60. I subscribe via email -3-

  61. I subscribe via email -2-

  62. I subscribe via email -1-

  63. I voted for you! Good luck!

  64. I follow you via Twitter as FotoMacro.

  65. I follow you via GFC.

  66. LOVE LOVE LOVE the Peridot dangle earrings, ‘Taxco Dawn’ and would get those if I win! Thanks for the chance!

  67. Aimee W. says:

    Such a tough decision! Since I simply cannot pick just one, here are a few of my favorites:

    * Cotton dress, ‘Ebony Leaves’
    * Modal dress, ‘Victorious Black’
    * Silk dress, ‘Moving in Joy’

    Thanks!

  68. Aimee W. says:

    I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!

  69. your button is in my right scrolling side bar #2

  70. your button is in my right scrolling side bar #1

  71. email subscriber #3

  72. email subscriber #2

  73. email subscriber #1

  74. lifesandcastle2 is following on twitter

  75. Following GFC

  76. Oh love that necklace, beautiful! I want to win.

  77. Marie R says:

    I would love to win this. Thanks for the chance

  78. Laura W. says:

    I would like to win! LauraL444(at)yahoo(dot)com

  79. I subscribe by email – 3

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  80. I subscribe by email – 2

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  81. I subscribe by email – 1

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  82. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  83. I follow you on twitter (as @alitsao)

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  84. I follow you through Google Friend Connect

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  85. I would love the Silver cocktail ring, ‘Arabian Jasmine’!

    northssclub at yahoo dot com

  86. #3
    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  87. #2
    I’m and e-mail subscriber.

  88. #1
    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

  89. I voted for you – good luck!

  90. I follwo via Google Friend: allibrary.

  91. Wow – I’d love to win!

  92. subscribed via email 3

    (I hope I didn’t enter too late:()

  93. subscribed via email 2

  94. subscribed via email.
    1

  95. Added your blog to my blogroll http://ivorykeystease.blogspot.com/

    2

  96. I added your blog to my blogroll http://ivorykeystease.blogspot.com/

    1

  97. follow on twitter- @ivorykeystease

  98. I follow on google connect.

  99. Ah I would Love To Win!

  100. Jennifer Barr says:

    follow via twitter
    @jennifer57

  101. Jennifer Barr says:

    Follow me through Google Friend Connect.

  102. subscribed via rss #3

  103. subscribed via rss #2

  104. subscribed via rss

  105. following on twitter (@woozlewozzle)

  106. Sounds like a great website, I would love to give use this certificate to help purchase a gift!

  107. I’m now following your blog through Google Friend Connect.

  108. I’d buy the sterling silver Peace ring for my hubby for Father’s Day to replace the wedding band he lost

  109. I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com #3

  110. I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com #2

  111. I subscribe by email
    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com #1

  112. voted on top Mom blogs

  113. I follow on google friend connect (Anne Jolly)

  114. I’d love to win!

  115. i subscribe via rss feed
    3

  116. i subscribe via rss feed
    2

  117. I subscribe via rss feed

  118. I retweeted!
    2

  119. I retweeted!

  120. I voted for you!

  121. I follow you on twitter
    @budget_bride

  122. I follow you via google friend connect

  123. I would looove to win, especially the Gold plated cross necklace, ‘Cross of Faith’!

  124. delfino says:

    i subscribed :) to your email, hopeful that i win

  125. Kristen says:

    I’d love to win…this site is amazing!

  126. I’ve been a fan of this site for some time – I would SO love to win! Thanks for the contest!

  127. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/15441098174
    kimhigueria at gmaildot
    2

  128. tweet!
    http://twitter.com/kimhigueria/status/15441098174
    kimhigueria at gmaildot
    1

  129. button is on my site at daffodilmama.blogspotcom
    kimhigueria at gmaildot com
    2

  130. button is on my site at daffodilmama.blogspotcom
    kimhigueria at gmaildot com
    1

  131. voted!
    kimhigueria at gmaildot com

  132. following on twitter @kimhigueria
    kimhigueria at gmaildot com

  133. I would love the Wood key holder, ‘Mughal Wreath’
    kimhigueria at gmaildot com

  134. #3 – I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed (Google Reader).

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  135. #2 – I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed (Google Reader).

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  136. #1 – I’m a subscriber via RSS Feed (Google Reader).

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  137. #2 – I retweeted this giveaway.

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  138. #1 – I retweeted this giveaway.

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  139. I follow you on Twitter SarahSimplifies

  140. I follow you via GFC

  141. I love the Pearl and rose quartz pendant necklace, ‘Pink Fascination’

  142. Christy says:

    I would love a chance to win this beautiful necklace! Thanks!! christylaverty(at)hotmail(dot)com

  143. jessica says:

    i follow with google friend

  144. jessica says:

    i would love to win

  145. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #2 –> Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/15391978664
    Thanks!

  146. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #1 –> Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/15391978664
    Thanks!

  147. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #3 –> I subscribe to your blog feed via email.
    Thanks!

  148. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #2 –> I subscribe to your blog feed via email.
    Thanks!

  149. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #1 –> I subscribe to your blog feed via email.
    Thanks!

  150. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #3 –> I subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed.
    Thanks!

  151. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #2 –> I subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed.
    Thanks!

  152. Aimee W. says:

    Entry #1 –> I subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed.
    Thanks!

  153. Aimee W. says:

    I voted for your blog today at Top Mommy Blogs.
    Thanks!

  154. Aimee W. says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Nelsby).
    Thanks!

  155. Aimee W. says:

    I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby). Thanks!

  156. Aimee W. says:

    Thank you for hosting this fabulous giveaway – I would be SO thrilled to win!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

  157. #2 – I grabbed your button and posted it here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  158. #1 – I grabbed your button and posted it here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  159. I drool over Novica on a regular basis – I’d love to get a chance to buy something. It might take me a week to decide, though!

    crystalarcand (at) gmail (dot) com

  160. Following on Google Friend Connect! Name: Sami Salo

    vancouver1995@gmail.com

  161. I would love to win!

    vancouver1995@gmail.com

  162. I’d definitely like to win this! Gorgeous! Thanks for the chance!

  163. Courtney Shipe says:

    Wow – gorgeous items! I would definitely get one of the beautiful chess sets for my dad for Christmas – he collects them. I can’t decide which one though! I like the ones Mr. Rakesh Pathak makes.

    Thank you for the opportunity!
    allshipesandsizes at gmail dot com

  164. #2 – Your fabulous blog is listed in my blog list/roll here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  165. #1 – Your fabulous blog is listed in my blog list/roll here: http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

  166. I would love to win this!

  167. Caroline says:

    I’m subscribed to your RSS feed.

  168. Caroline says:

    I’d love to win, that necklace has so many colors, it’s very cheerful!

  169. I’m following you through Google Friend connect! :)
    http://murrayfamily213.blogspot.com/

  170. Great giveaway!!! Thanks for doing this and I love the necklace you got!
    http://murrayfamily213.blogspot.com/

  171. Have not heard about this company!! Love the necklace you chose!

  172. Wow! There is great stuff here! I’d love to win!

  173. Jeane Gallo says:

    I would love to win the gift card. They have so many lovely items.

  174. Lucinda N says:

    Hello. Their products are beautiful! They have such unique and different items and I am bookmarking their web site. I would like to enter the contest please. MzDustyrose09@yahoo.com

  175. I follow on twitter (@EcoBlogz)

  176. I follow with GFC

  177. I would love to win!

  178. I voted for you on TopMommyBlogs.

  179. I’m following your blog publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

  180. I’d like to use it towards buying the Tunic, ‘Exotic Blue’.
    http://www.novica.com/itemdetail/index.cfm?pid=160082

  181. I’d like the Silver dangle earrings, ‘Dragonfly Flight’!

  182. They have beautiful things. I’d love to win! Thanks!

  183. sara loud says:

    I adore Novica! I would love to win.

  184. The Batik dress, ‘Travel Dreams’ is gorgeous. I did spend quite a lot of time on the site trying to decide, though!

  185. I follow you on twitter under ChildrensNook

  186. Great giveaway! I would love to win!

  187. I really love that necklace with all of the colors and shape of the stones. I would love to win.
    tinap
    tinajanet1@verizon.net

  188. Amanda L. says:

    I want a new handbag for the summer! The elephants are so cute~

    amanda.kana.lo(at)live.ca

  189. Geri@heartnsoulcooking says:

    I subscribe via email – 3rd entry.
    heartnsoulcooking@gmail.com

  190. Geri@heartnsoulcooking says:

    I subscribe via email – 2nd entry.
    heartnsoulcooking@gmail.com

  191. Geri@heartnsoulcooking says:

    I subscribe via email – 1st entry.
    heartnsoulcooking@gmail.com

  192. Geri@heartnsoulcooking says:

    I follow via GFC.
    heartnsoulcookimg@gmail.com

  193. Geri@heartnsoulcooking says:

    I would LOVE!!! the Sterling silver cuff bracelet, ‘Exquisite Nature’.
    heartnsoulcooking@gmail.com

  194. I follow on Google Friend Connect.

  195. That is the coolest site. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  196. I subscribe by RSS #3
    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  197. I subscribe by RSS #2
    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  198. I subscribe by RSS #1
    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  199. I follow on GFC
    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  200. What a great site! I’d love to win!
    mearley1979 (at) gmail (dot) com

  201. Email subscriber (3rd entry)…thanks so much!

  202. Email subscriber (2nd entry)

  203. Email subscriber (1st entry)

  204. Love, love, love to win!!

  205. I wouldn’t just like to win, I would love to win!
    mkzellmer@yahoo.com

  206. Kimberly says:

    follow you with gfc
    please follow me back kdaunfamily.blogspot.com

  207. Kimberly says:

    follow you on twitter

  208. Kimberly says:

    would love to win! this is so beautiful!

  209. Deanna Q says:

    Saw this through the SV Moms Big Tent site. Would love to participate. Thanks!
    dqathome@aol.com

  210. Darcie K says:

    I subscribe via email!!! #3
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  211. Darcie K says:

    I subscribe via email!!! #2
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  212. Darcie K says:

    I subscribe via email!!! #1
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  213. Darcie K says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    DivaliciousDK
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  214. Darcie K says:

    I follow via Google Friend Connect
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  215. Darcie K says:

    I would love to win this!
    dmkayes@gmail.com

  216. email subscriber

    entry 3

  217. email subscriber

    entry 2

  218. email subscriber

    entry 1

  219. follow on twitter-lmurley2000

  220. follow on GFC

  221. i like the eggshell mosaic vase-falling snow

  222. Monique F says:

    I subscribe through e-mail -3

  223. Monique F says:

    I subscribe through e-mail -2

  224. Monique F says:

    I subscribe through e-mail -1

  225. Monique F says:

    I would purchase Blown glass shot glasses, ‘Ripe Ruby’ (set of 6), they are so wonderful

  226. I love that necklace! It’s so summery! I would probably pick that if I won!

  227. Donna Warrington` says:

    I subscribe through e-mail. -3

    Donna

  228. Donna Warrington` says:

    I subscribe through e-mail. -2

    Donna

  229. Donna Warrington` says:

    I subscribe through e-mail.

    Donna

  230. Donna Warrington` says:

    I follow your blog

    Donna

  231. Donna Warrington` says:

    I would love to win this prize….please include me.

    Donna

  232. Third entry for emails
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  233. Second entry for emails
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  234. I subscribe to your emails
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  235. Second entry for retweeting
    http://twitter.com/getinonthewins/status/15178892750
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  236. I retweeted this
    http://twitter.com/getinonthewins/status/15178892750
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  237. I voted for your blog
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  238. I follow you on twitter @getinonthewins
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  239. I would love to win this beautiful necklace!!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  240. email subscriber #3
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  241. email subscriber #2
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  242. email subscriber #1
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  243. voted on Top Mommy Blogs
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  244. Following you on Twitter @maybaby522.
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  245. I am a follower through GFC (nbalogh522 at gmail dot com).

  246. I would love to win! The necklace you chose is beautiful!
    kreb_dog at hotmail dot com

  247. Janet F says:

    3. Email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  248. Janet F says:

    2. Email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  249. Janet F says:

    1. Email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  250. Janet F says:

    2. You are on my text blog roll:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  251. Janet F says:

    1. You are on my text blog roll:
    http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  252. Janet F says:

    I voted for you.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  253. I would love one of the beautiful silk batik shawls!

  254. Janet F says:

    I follow you on Twitter – Janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  255. Janet F says:

    I follow on GFC – janetfaye

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  256. Janet F says:

    I would like to win!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  257. subscriber #3

  258. subscriber #2

  259. subscriber #1

  260. twitter follower- kgail11

  261. I follow on google!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by maybaby522, Mary Williams. Mary Williams said: RT @2wired2tired National Geographic NOVICA Store Review & $50 Giveaway! | 2 Wired 2 Tired http://bit.ly/c88qCs [...]

  2. [...] post:  National Geographic NOVICA Store Review & $50 Giveaway! | 2 Wired … Share and [...]

1 Flares Twitter 1 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 0 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Reddit 0 Email -- 1 Flares ×