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Giveaway :: Danique Jewelry

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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When it comes to accessories, I am a firm believer in options. Sure, there are the tried and true pieces we wear all the time (wedding rings, for example) but for the rest of the adornment, it always helps to have pieces that match your mood. I mean, we don’t wear the same outfit every day, right? (Uniforms aside, obviously.) Why should our jewelry be the same every day? This is why part of our mission this month is to introduce you to a variety of artists to whet your appetite. Artists who speak to beauty and passion and joy.

Danique Jewelry is full of beauty, passion, joy. Named after her daughter, Irina creates stunning pieces with different gemstones, gold, and sterling silver. Her work is clearly a labor of love and it shows. With impeccable craftsmanship and simple, clean design, Danique Jewelry is the perfect place to find that meaningful piece to gift to a loved one or even yourself. I, personally, have my eyes set on the Orange Agate Teardrop necklace and the Faceted Green Amethyst ring. I could tell you these are bookmarked for others but I care about you too much to not be honest. These beauties have my name all over them.

Danique Jewelry is giving away one Personalized Seafoam Aqua Chalcedony Bracelet to one lucky winner! To enter, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, January 23rd. Comments now closed…good luck!

What is your favorite piece from Danique Jewelry AND what is the best date you have ever been on?

Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, January 28th, to see if you’ve won!

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  1. 1
    Lydia says:

    The rings are my favorite–especially the green onyx.  

    Hmm… as a college student, I don’t really date, I just “hang out” with my boyfriend and sometimes we see a movie. :)  Does homework and grocery shopping count?

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    Amzi says:

    I loooooooooove the Faceted Aqua Seafoam Chalcedony Sterling Silver bezel set Stud Post Earrings!

    Oh, I dunno, I’m not picky–anything that combines coffee and a good topic of conversation is a recipe for success.  And maybe a superhero movie.  That always helps.

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    Emma says:

    I love the labradorite earrings! The best date I have ever been on? It is either very sad, or really terrific, that I cannot say – all my dates have been great! Being chased by an angry bull across a field when on a romantic picnic is definitely one of the more memorable, though.

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    Juliet Farmer says:

    I love the White druzy sterling silver pear drop shape stacking bezel set ring. The best date? The first date with my future husband, just because we ended up getting marruied six years later. :)  

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    Tiffany says:

    I actually really love the Icedony bracelet pictured here. My second fav is the Tiny faceted Mini Nugget Gold necklace. And the best date I’ve been on? Hmm….ok but only if you promise not to tell my husband! I have the best dates with my soul friend Angela. You see, she will go to the fancy restaurants, lounges and jazz concerts with me. My favorite outing with her so far has been to her favorite group “the average white band”. It was so much fun to see her face light up when they were on stage. Boys are fun, but girl friends I think make great dates as well.

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    Melelina says:

    I love the Black Druzy Quartz Vermeil Gold bezel set Earrings – Large Gemstone Earrings. Best date was going to a fancy restaurant in Montreal! 

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    Bevin Deak says:

    I love a ton of the jewelry, but I especially like anything with the Labradorite stone, so beautiful!
    My best date was my first date with my now husband. It was a blind date set up by my sister in law. We went for dinner and then to a bar. We drank a little too much and the whole thing was very awkward, but we knew we liked each other right away.  Despite the awkwardness, we decided to see eachother again, and never spent a day apart after that!

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    Brittany K says:

    I LOVE the Large Black Druzy Quartz Vermeil Gold bezel set necklace – Large Gemstone necklace, it’s so beautiful and can be worn with anything. 

    My favorite date was probably to a Glee Concert – not only am I a gleek, but the concert was basically a show of the best of the “80s, 90s and today!” It was a birthday present and something I’ll never forget.

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    Natalie says:

    My favorite piece in your collection is the18K Vermeil Gold Teardrop Briolettes earrings – Long gold earrings.
    I haven’t had my best date ever, but I think I’ll wear these earrings when I have it.

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    shannon says:

    Oh how I adore that bracelet!  I just took a look at their shop and I’m also loving the Aqua Blue Chalcedony Ring and the Faceted Ruby Ring (my birthstone).  I’d say my favorite date was going to see my favorite band at an outdoor concert and then going out for a yummy dinner. It was perfect night.

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    Melissa T. says:

    I am in love, Love, LOVE with the Natural Faceted various gemstones rim set necklace- Lollipop Station.  It is really stunning.

    My best date ever was with my now husband (wasn’t at the time).  It was summer time and we went to an outdoor restaurant.  We spent what felt like hours talking, eating peel and eat shrimp and drinking beer in the warm afternoon sun until the sun went down.  Doesn’t sound all that amazing, but there was something about the magic of the place, the time, and the company that came together and still remains 14 years later as one of my happiest memories.  I think I fell in love with him that day. My husband and I will celebrate our 12 year anniversary on January 21 and are planning a night together with our son, one of the first we’ve had in the four years since he was born.  (No close family so we don’t have any reliable babysitters!)  Maybe that will end up being my new “best date” !!!!

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    Melissa T. says:

    Opps, that should say *without* our son…

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    sam says:

    My favorite — the Clover Earrings (in sterling) – it represents my family – Irish, three children and me : )  

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    Jennifer says:

    I love a lot of the pieces – eternity necklace, silver bead necklace, the mermaid charms. But I adore the carved turquoise skulls. So cool!

    The best date I’ve ever been on would have to be the night my husband proposed. It was so unexpected! He was totally calm. When he asked me, I was so surprised that I just laughed and laughed!

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    Pumpernickel says:

    My Favorite is the Faceted White Moonstone Earrings. They would look great with everything!

    When I was 16 I went on a date to the airport of all places! We sat and watched the planes take off (this was before 9/11 and the security crackdowns) and couples reuniting. Cinnabon and talking and learning about each other. It was just a really sweet date. Now we’re married with babies and plan on getting old and wrinkly together.

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    heather f says:

    Personalized Custom birthstone crystals Family Tree Charm

    I would love to have this for my grandsons. dates….gosh….it’s been 40 years since I’ve been on a date. although my husband and I still go on dates and we still have fun

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    ren says:

    i love the “black druzy sterling silver round stacking bezel set ring.”

    and i’ve went on a lot of dates before i settled down and got married. the best was probably the first…”smokey and the bandit part 2″ and popcorn. can’t beat that!

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    Wehaf says:

    I love the White Druzy Quartz Vermeil Gold bezel set Earrings.

    My favorite date was just a regular dinner date, but it was my first with my boyfriend!

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    Emily B says:

    Three charm personalized vermeli gold disc necklace is my favorite. Ever since I became a mother three years and two boys later, I love keeping them literally and symbolically close to me. I would stamp have their initials stamped on there with the name of the new baby on the way. 

    My best date has to be every date I take with my 3-year old. We go on dates every few weeks (to the museum to do an art project! to go see the christmas lights and eat a cupcake!) just the two of us. It’s amazing to me how well my kids respond, how well they blossom when I take the time to spend one-on-one time with them. 

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    Dana J. says:

    My favourite piece is your Multicolor Green Turquoise Clover Bracelet.

    My best date ever was my first date with my husband.  He borrowed a friend’s dog and we walked the beach for hours talking.  Years later, we’re still together, we’ve got our own dog and we still walk that same beach.        

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    Courtney J says:

    My favorite piece is the “Large Black Druzy Quartz Vermeil Gold” necklace. The best date I ever went on was eating dinner at a little noodle restaurant in Chinatown in Los Angeles, and then visiting the Griffith Observatory at night!

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    Stylista says:

    Love this:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/116573456/personalized-large-natural-aqua-seafoam

    And never been on a date!

    angelican3 at hotmail dot com

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    Cat says:

    I love the Custom Personalized Initial Leaf Charms Lovebird on a Branch necklace with Birthstone bezel Freshwater pearl necklace!!  The best date I have been on was actually like being in a movie. It was basically a blind date. We picked up tickets to les mis, walked along the tems, went to the modern art museum and just explored London together. It was totally amazing. 

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    Jennifer Y says:

    My favorite is the Birds on a Branch necklace–so adorable and absolutely perfect for a gift. My best date was a spontaneous beach trip with my friend. :)

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    holly says:

    I’m torn between the personalized birds on a branch necklace and the personalized natural quartz necklace. Very unique.

    My favorite date was my 10th anniversary trip with my husband — it was a date-week, our first trip without our daughters and was so relaxing and nice to be just the two of us for a few days, (though we missed our daughters terribly!).

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    The entire range is so gorgeous. I love the ‘Large faceted Dyed Ruby bezel set drops’. The red is beautiful (but so are the other colours). My husband and I met at the airport, a brief blind date before he went back to work overseas. In the first five minutes, I knew he was ‘The One’. We were married a year later.

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    Trisha says:

    I love both the Black druzy sterling silver ring and the White druzy sterling silver  square ring. 

    The best date I ever went on was the first date I had with my husband. It encompassed a day and a half, and seven different activities, including midnight frisbee with some friends.

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    Faye Moffatt says:

    I love the White Druzy Quartz earrings, the texture looks really cool.
    My best date was my first date with my boyfriend, we went out taking photos in the sand dunes and on the beach.

    Brilliant give away, the bracelet is stunning!

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    Stephanie says:

    I love the new Cascade Personalized Mother and baby bird Birthstone necklace preferably in silver.

    I am a sucker for sitting and talking the night away with the person I love.

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    Rayna Miller says:

    I love everything from their etsy shop, specially the Aqua Blue Seafoam Chalcedony sterling silver ring. And i’ve never been on a date.

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    Nikki says:

    My favorite piece is the large citrine quartz drop on the gold necklace.  It makes me smile.

    The best date I have ever been on was the night my husband and I took our two boys out to dinner at our favorite restaurant in Santa Barbara (a 30 min. drive from our house).  I had been feeling housebound and wanting to dress up and go out but didn’t want to leave the boys with a sitter or ask our parents to watch them.  Everybody had a fantastic time.  We had made rules about only talking about things that are interesting to the other people, wearing nice clothes because it’s important to look good for others, calm, polite manners, and only ordering food that you don’t eat at home.  It was a perfectly fantastic night. Yummy food, laughter and talking and the boys saw daddy “romance” mommy.  On the way home we pulled off of lookout spot over the city and all four of us sat on the roof of our toyota 4-runner and looked out over the city lights the ocean and the stars.  9 years later, all four of us still call that restaurant our favorite and that night is one of my most precious memories of who my young boys would become as young men and seeing my husband love and cherish me and my desire to be treated to a special night out.

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    Lori says:

    The sterling silver leaf necklace is so very pretty!

    My favorite dates are picnics and walks in the park near where my bf and I live.

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    melanie says:

    it’s all so gorgeous, but i’ll choose the gold leaf necklace as my favorite today.  and my favorite date?  well, that would probably be the weekend my husband and i snuck a way to monterey for the weekend, driving through big sur on the way, when i was pregnant with our second baby.  it was the first time we left our first baby for more than a few hours, and i was heartbroken at first, but it was so good to get away!  can that count as a date?

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    Lindsay says:

    My favourite is the personalised gemstone necklaces, all of the stones are stunning but my three favs are solar quartz, labradorite, and moonstone. I love it all!

    I’m not really one for intense dates but I love the idea of planning something out for some one special. Sometimes plans go terribly awry…. read on:

    My favourite date is probably when I met up with my now boyfriend in NZ – we had already met in Aus, and by coincidence were going to be in NZ at the same time over xmas (a happy coincidence for me). My boyfriend who is a kiwi thought he would show me a traditional kiwi good time, and take me night fishing. Sadly we ran out of fuel once we got to our special fishing spot, and naturally his cellphone was dead.  After two hours of trying to signal another boat (anyone!) I lay there attempting to sleep rigor mortis style, with three lifejackets layered on top of me, and fish guts matted around the sleeves of my sweater, while bad luck boyfriend stared at the GPS. We had to be hauled in a 5 30 am by an old man who was out catching his morning fish fry in a little put-put boat. My boyfriend says he knew I would “sweet as” when I just laughed the whole thing off, and after that I learnt how to fillet a snapper.

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    jane says:

    love the white druzy sterling silver bezel stacking ring!

    i’m 21 and never been on a date! :D

    i guess i used to feel slightly insecure when i was younger, especially when i meet up with ex-classmates for meals and tadaah, yet another girl is attached (i was from an all-girls school) but now that i’m older and (hopefully) wiser, singlehood is something i treasure as well and i’m totally enjoying my life! of course i do hope to find mr right in the future, but for now i’ll just wait patiently :)

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    Rinny says:

    I just L O V E the Black Druzy Quartz Vermeil earrings! I love all things sparkly that aren’t blatantly sparkly.

    The best date I’ve ever been on was quite recently. He had told me he was a musician but I never imagined that when we went for coffee after dinner he’d play a bunch of songs for me. It felt like he was performing a mini concert just for me. The baristas were closing up shop and I thought, “oh…the date’s over.” But he surprised me, leaned over and said, “I’m not ready to let you go home yet.” The rest…history :)

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    Sarah says:

    best date was a double date with my bestie that was one of the most ridiculous, fun nights of my life. 
    I love love the seafoam rings.

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    Suzanne Hayes says:

    I love the green onyx faceted rings. I love that color in everything. I love how the jewelry is dainty and feminine.

    And my favorite date would have to be …….”That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket”

    ;)

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    Christy Ann says:

    My favorite is the Large Black Druzy Quartz Vermeil Gold bezel set necklace! So pretty!

    I haven’t been on many traditional dates, but the best one I’ve been on was when he took me to a brand new club in Miami and got us into the VIP, where we hung out with his friends and danced all night. After leaving, we took the top off his Jeep and rode in the open air down to the beach, which was deserted. We ended up skinny dipping in the ocean in the dark and laid out on the beach til the sun came up. While the relationship fizzled after only a few more dates, that was a first date I’ll never forget.

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    Meg T says:

    The black druzy ring is gorgeous! My favorite date was when I left in the afternoon with a boyfriend and came home that night with a fiance. My now husband, was absent half the date b/c he kept trying to get in touch with my dad to ask for my hand : )

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    Stella says:

    I love all the personalized taken on the mother’s jewelery, but not being a mother for me I’d choose the Turquoise Clover Quartrefoil necklace….it’s stunning!
    My best date was a first date that began with a visit to a mid-century modern office furniture exhibit and ended with an impromptu car trip singing to Fugazi…… 3 days later. :)

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    Jessica Shea says:

    Double Faceted White Moonstone and dyed ruby Vermeil Gold bezel set Earrings, wow! Talk about gorgeous earrings!

    My best date ever was when my boyfriend (my now husband), who was living in Montana at the time, took me up to this secluded little spot on the Big Hole river, a place that he only went to by himself or with family/friends to relax and just enjoy being. Well, he took me up there and showed me around his stomping grounds and then attempted to teach my how to fly fish (didn’t go so well) but it was SO incredible being let in like that and seeing him enjoy himself so much :)

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    Theresa says:

    My favorite is the orange agate teardrop necklace as well…

    My favorite date was our first wedding anniversary. We went to the Mayfair hotel and had a fancy grown up dinner. Bliss!

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    I love the gold feather charm necklace! My favorite date was the first one with my future hubby because I could see so much potential!

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    Redding says:

    I love the Faceted Cushion square cut Aqua Seafoam Chalcedony Sterling Silver Stud Post Earrings.  The best date I ever went on was the one where my husband proposed to me.  We went sailing on Lake Champlain and drank a bottle of wine.  It was beautiful and so romantic.  <3