Giveaway :: Friedasophie

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Great jewelry is what legends are born of. The kind of pieces you hold onto, smile when you wear and pass on to your children. One facet of my “Happy New Year, Happy New You” focus has been to only keep jewelry that makes me feel like the absolute best version of myself. To only add pieces that add something to me; no fluff. This requires a somewhat discerning palate and discriminatory nature. You also have to know yourself, know what you love, know your heart.

My love for Friedasophie is no secret. Here at the BSP, we have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to showcase the stunning works of art created by this San Francisco artist. Each time I visit the store, I am more and more inspired to be the absolute best version of myself. Here is a perfect example: the “Midnight Sunstone Gold Necklace” brings to mind every great novel I’ve ever read, my favorite song, the perfect cup of coffee. The “Delicate Gold Double Chain Ring”  makes me feel like walking outside in the rain, singing. This is the kind of jewelry love songs are made of. (Seriously, friends. The Midnight Sunstone Necklace? It is magic.) And magic is exactly what a “Happy New You” is all about.

Friedasophie is giving away one set of “Delicate Gold Silver Band Rings”to one lucky winner. To enter to win, please answer the following question by Tuesday, January 31st.
What jewelry are you wearing right this very minute? What does it mean to you?
Please begin checking the winners box on February 2, 2012 to see if you’ve won. Good luck!


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  1. 1
    Michelle says:

    right now I am wearing my Brave Girls necklace. I love it so much! Not just the colors of the beads but also because it has wings… brave girl wings… it makes me feel empowered, I can’t wear it without touching it all the time.It is so special and I ordered it after doing some wonderful soul work(online) from the founders of the bravegirlsclub! I met those wonderful gals in MN last year, and it was insanely inspiring!

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    Anne B. says:

    Only piece of jewelry I am wearing at the moment is my wedding band. My husband and I designed them and they are matching…..and they make me furiously happy!!!

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    winnie says:

    Today i am wearing tiny mother of pearl and gold hoop earrings. They never come off. There’s no significance to them – I just like my earrings small and not have to think about changing them everyday.  I’ve been drawn to simpler and simpler aesthetics recently and have stopped wearing my chunky rings. 

  4. 4
    suburban prep says:

    I am wearing my wedding bands and a silver necklace that has Baltic amber in it that my father bought me when we were in the Baltic and a pair of pearl earrings that my husband gave me for our anniversary.

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    hanna says:

    I am wearing a silver ring that is either birch or aspen pattern on it. It just reminds me how nice my momma is because she gave me her ring when I lost mine!

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    Courtney says:

    I’m wearing a necklace that has a tiny diamond pendant. It used to be my grandmother’s, and I found it in her collection of “costume jewelry”, and I know she’d want me to wear it. It was hardly worn, still in it’s original box. She probably bought it on one of her Europe trips.

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    heather f says:

    I am wearing a black hills gold engagement ring and my wedding band. I have to keep my jewelry simple because I’m a nurse, but I also thing simple jewelery is the most beautiful!

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    Lolandra says:

    Right now I’m wearing a pair of blue & red blown glass ear studs given to me by my elder sister and a silver pinky ring with a heart-shape amethyst stone surrounded with white diamonds on one side bought two years ago while on a trip to South Korea.
    My sister, who is married, is the only kin I have left and by wearing the ear studs, I can feel that my sister is by my side. It is important to me especially today since it is the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year.
    As for the pinky ring, it doesn’t have much meaning. I started wearing pinky ring when my elder sis gave me one many years back.

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    Emma says:

    I’m wearing a wooden hair stick, the broad end of which is carved into the likeness of a smiling fox. My husband gave it to me as a surprise present in the middle of a stressful semester. I love that the fox is just slightly too big and thus looks like it is trying to escape from my big messy hair bun!

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    alex says:

    my wedding and engagement rings (meaningful for obvious reasons, but I’ll add that my husband designed the engagement ring himself, and it’s lovely…rubies tucked into the platinum band and a round diamond between), my silver unisex watch (looks good with everything and I’ve had and loved it since high school!), a beaded bracelet that I just received as a birthday gift from 2 friends, and a fox shaped ring. I also always wear my Helen Ficolora charm with my toddler’s initial. I am (unintentionally I’ll admit) paying homage to my husband, my child, my friends, my pets (no, not a fox…but one of the dogs looks like one!) and myself. Who knew? 🙂

  11. 11
    Jessica says:

    Just my wedding band. It says I’m married (duh), and I’m a scientist because I can’t put on my gloves wearing an engagement ring.

  12. 12
    Stephanie says:

    I’m not wearing any jewelry today, but when I travel instead of getting some tchotchke, I buy jewelry instead. Every time I wear that piece of jewelry I think of that vacation and what it meant to me… or I buy handmade as much as possible. Handmade jewelry bought on vacation? The best of all worlds!

  13. 13
    ren says:

    my wedding band, a tiny silver watch, a silver cigar band style ring, thin silver earrings and a key with a peace sign on it that is a necklace. to me, this is me. nothing big, nothing flashy, but every piece is something and says something i care about. i care about my marriage, i care about the keys to peace, i care about the delicate vines on my ring and all they imply about nature and about myself. the earrings…well, they are just earrings, i guess. heh. but my jewelry is always about making me happy and comfortable, not about flash and bling…unless i happen to feel flashy and blingy that day.

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    Tiffany A. says:

    I am wearing my wedding ring set… Which is beautiful and sparkly, it makes me smile every time I look at my hand. I am also wearing a long 32inch necklace that has infinity signs every 2 inches. I love infinity signs, the meaning and beauty of the sign is so powerful. 

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    Courtney T says:

    I am wearing a beautifully aged key, that was to my great great grandmothers farm house, on a chain. It helps to keep me grounded and be reminded of the strength of the women in my family.  

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    katherine w says:

    i’m not wearing any jewelry right now… i tend to have a plain and simple, no fuss kind of style. BUT if anything, i’m usually wearing a small gold circular locket passed down to me from my mom. it’s simple, pretty, and reminds me of someone who gave me all she had, year after year of growing up.

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    jennyo says:

    I am wearing diamond/platinum studs in my ears, my  20th anniversary band of five diamonds in white gold, with my wedding band, a wedge of yellow gold and three diamonds.  All of them were given to me by my tall dark and handsome husband as a symbol of his love for me.
     I also wear a small gold band on my  right ring finger as alchemy for the arthritis that irritates that finger.

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    Kelly K. says:

    I’m wearing my wedding band, now and always. It’s made from tungston, which we chose because it’s indestructable, like us.  When I look down at my hand I’m reminded of our wedding, and how I couldn’t get my husband’s ring all the way on so I held onto his finger while saying my vows. I’m reminded of our committment, and I feel proud to wear a piece matching his. 

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    Barbara says:

    I am wearing my engagement ring, which, besides my wedding band is my most precious piece of jewelry ( my band is being repaired right now). I also wear a necklace with a Hamsa and an initial B. the Hamsa reminds me that there is always a hand when I need it and that I am protected. The B charm was a gift from my bonus daughter.  My earrings were given to me by my husband the day before he proposed. 
    Each item is special to me and I wear my jewelry 24/7. I love it and what it means, especially because of who gave it to me; my loved ones 

  20. 20
    Dawn says:

    I have my wedding and engagement ring. I am also wearing a necklace yellow gold rope chain with a very small ring that my first born wore for the few hours of his life. All of this is very special in its own way.

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    Szabina L says:

    Right now I’m wearing a butterfly-shaped pendant made from murano glass and with a purple flower in the middle of it . I love it because it’s so like me! I love purple-pink and all the lovely colors, also I love butterflies and flowers and it’s really a simple but adorable one. So the most important why I love it that I got it from my boyfriend for my birthday and our very first ‘1-year-anniversary ‘ 🙂

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    Faye Wood says:

    I’m wearing a little silver ring my boyfriend gave me as a surprise when he moved away for work. It’s a band made up of tiny little silver daisies with yellow gold centres and it reminds me of him and the sacrifice he is making by working away from all of his family and friends so one day we can afford to have a future together.

  23. 23
    Lauren P says:

    I am wearing an Etsy necklace (Christmas gift from my fiancé), my engagement ring, and a silver elephant ring my dad gave me when I was a pre-teen. Even though I love my engagement ring and everything it means, I have just as much love for my elephant ring. When I got engaged, I felt both elated about my future and a bit sad to leave my past. I had the elephant ring re-sized so I could wear it on my right hand and I emailed my dad: “This way I don’t lose myself just because I’m getting married.” He wrote back: “You are very together and always will be!” I know that getting married doesn’t mean I become a different person or that wearing a ring makes me who I always have been. Still, I like to look at the silver elephant on my finger and remember all that I was, am, and yet to become.

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    Moran says:

    my mom took one of her late grandma’s bracelets, took the pieces apart and made 3 necklaces – for her, for my sister and for me. it means a lot to me, it’s heirloom that i plan on passing on – it really preserves the old in a new and improved way.

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    Shanley says:

    my wedding rings, particularly important as my husband is overseas for the month in Afghanistan. And, pretty new gold-dipped leaf pendant that i got for my birthday in December.

  26. 26
    Echo says:

    A simple silver ring and hot pink sports watch. They are my all the time friends.

  27. 27
    Juliet Farmer says:

    my wedding ring. it’s understated but beautiful.

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    julia says:

    I’m wearing a ring, just simple silver band with etched lines on it. It’s vintage from Paris but new (ie, from a dealer but never sold or worn). 
    It’s special because my boyfriend bought it for my in my home town. I wear it just about everyday because it doesn’t get in the way (I’m a designer and photographer) and it makes me think of him. . .

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    brenda says:

    i am wearing a wide silver band that i bought back in the early 70s…it had been in a jewelry box for many years..a few months ago i came across it and now it is my favorite piece of jewelry and i will wear it forever..it is full of memories.

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    julie r says:

    today i’m wearing simple pearls in my ears and my wedding ring and band – white gold, a single solitaire diamond in tension setting. i love it because it’s so simple and yet means so much to me. my husband is my other half! we’ve been married almost 9 yrs. and all that time (and 3 kids!) later, i love him even more! i feel practically naked without it on. 

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    Jacqueline says:

    I’m wearing a pair of diamond stud earrings that my parents gave me for my 21st birthday. They are special to me because they mark an important date when I transitioned into adulthood. They were my first fine jewelry gift and something I will wear the rest of my life.

  32. 32
    Suzi C says:

    On my left hand (ring finger); 2 rings I won from this very website a few years back now (2009). I won a set for me and a set for my mum. I had just come out of surgery (I was 17 and had stage 3 endometriosis removed) and I cried and cried when I found I had won them- it was like a wee reward for so much pain. And mum was over the moon too! The lovely lady who made them for us, kept in contact for months and months and she is one of the kindest most interesting ladies I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. So – they mean a lot. Kind of like my ‘gold star’ from the universe. 

    Next on that finger is a massive gold and CZ ring I won from a jeweller here in NZ. Me and my old best friend lined up at 5am that morning to get into the mall, the jewellery shop was having a huge sale (I’m talking $1 things!!). I got my lucky number, 28, as a raffle ticket and I ended up winning this perfect-fitting ring. So my left hand is my ‘gold hand’. 

    Right hand:
    Ring finger- a ring from a friend in 2006, he was mad about me and I didn’t feel the same way so I never wore it. Then, in 2007 he was tragically killed in a car accident. I haven’t removed the ring since. It is thin silver with a small garnet heart.

    My bracelets: A plain silver bangle which was my Nana’s (from same jeweller as mentioned before). A chain bracelet with a key hanging off, which I bought myself for my first Mother’s Day 2011- (I’m a solo mum)- ironically from same jeweller as mentioned twice before now! And also my newish Pandora which I got for Christmas, from my babies father. With a baby carriage charm, a ‘gift’ charm from my mum, and a little birdie I bought myself. 

    Also in my ears are small CZ silver studs- which I never take out!

    All my jewellery means the world to me. Each one reminds me of a different part of my life; my teenage years, my painful years, my current years…. It’s wonderful 🙂

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    Kate says:

    I am wearing my heart-shaped Tiffany’s earrings, given to me by my parents. I absolutely adore them!

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    Melinda K E says:

    I’m wearing a pair of gold and turquoise beaded earrings, no special meaning, I just like the colors and shape, and a gold and sapphire ring that my father bought me when I was younger.  I was about 11 years old when my father bought me this ring and I still remember how exciting it was to go to the store and pick it out! I felt so grown up and special, the sales woman measured my finger with the ring sizer, we placed the order and several weeks later we were able to pick it up! This is the only piece of jewelry I have had ordered to fit me, and it’s surprising that it still fits! Truly, a ring full of memories.

  35. 35
    Lindsay says:

    It’s interesting to read through these entries and see how emotionally attached people all to their jewelry – most of us wear jewelry everyday but the significance is lost on the average person on the street, it’s only us and our loved ones who recognize the importance of what we’re wearing!
    Anyways, today and everyday I wear the same jewelry. On my middle finger I wear a gold wishbone wring; my Nana originally was given it by my Grandad, and there are photos of her holding me with it on when I was a chubby little baby!
    She then passed it on to my Mom, who last year passed it on to me because she knew how much I loved how simple and pretty it was. I also wear (also passed down!) a very light gold chain with a milky green opal on it, and small freshwater pear earrings which were my Mom’s as well! Everything is very classic and simple and I hope if I have girls one day they can wear them too and love their history.

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    Asha Marie says:

    Five months ago, for our three year anniversary, my boyfriend and I went to a beach called Moonstone. Its tucked away in a small foggy town on the Central Coast of California. It’s the most peaceful, quaint get away. There you can find moonstones on the beach if you sift through the rocks. One evening we spent hours combing the beaches to collect these strange milky translucent white stones. I picked my favorite and made a necklace of it by wrapping the top with wire and creating a loop for a thin chain to go through.

    I later found that real moonstone gems are a different mineral than the stones we found on the beach that day. They come from Sri Lanka and actually are thought to balance yin and yang and bring about sweet and beautiful dreams.

    To this day, I never take off my moonstone necklace. It’s dainty and delicate and means so much to me. Even though its not a true moonstone, it’s brought me more than just beautiful dreams and I love it so much.

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    Cindy says:

    I’m wearing my Superhero necklace. It has just a swirl on the front but says superhero on the back. It is my secret power and makes me feel invincible no matter what is happening in the crazy world around me!

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    Julie says:

    I’m about to go to bed, so I’m only wearing my wedding ring.  It’s a dainty ring with an Indian diamond by Me & Ro.  I love it dearly and feel naked without it.

  39. 39
    Gali says:

    I am just wearing my three earrings (a tiny rose and a teddy bear in my left ear and a flower in my right). They’re a reminder that no matter what life throws at me, I can always bring out the child that’s always hidden deep inside myself. No matter how grown up I have to act in front of my students, no matter how fancily I have to dress for a conference, those earrings will always be there and I will never compromise!

  40. 40
    Kelley says:

    I’m wearing my engagement ring. It’s simple with a small diamond, definitely not as fancy as a lot of rings out there. But it makes me smile, because it reminds me of the day my fiance surprised me with the words “will you marry me?” written in the sand at the beach. I was so happy I cried.

  41. 41
    KHBride says:

    My wedding ring. Means so much to me because it really is a symbol of our eternal love. When he proposed he first gave me a necklace, I’m wearing the matching ring, and a funky thumb ring I got myself. I like it because it shows I’m a little bit different. 

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    Trish says:

    A simple, delicate chain with a small circle pendant – I call it my “karma” necklace. It’s a daily reminder — what comes around, goes around.

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    Monica says:

    A watch I got for Christmas. I had been oogling over it for monthes and monthes. It is simple but chic and totally me and I didn’t tell anyone I was dying inside every time I saw it(it is very expensive) and my mom asked the shop owner who we both know and she fessed up. When I opened the gift complete bliss washed over me and then love and then gratitude, and then glee.

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    Jessica K says:

    I’m wearing a necklace made from the last Tibetan coin minted – given to me by my best friend’s mom (who is also like a mom to me) from her travels in the Himalayan region. To me it shows the world that I stand with the Tibetan people in exile and their commitment to non-violence. It also reminds me that there is a huge world outside my door, some of which I hope I get to see.

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    Tina_R says:

    The watch band that I’ve worn for almost twenty years is “one of a kind” that I myself made. It’s beaded and not just a simple string of beads. Nor is it made of seed beads. It’s four strands of unique beads, (silver, semi precious and asst unique beads. It connects to the watch with silver thunderbirds. One stationary and the other hooks onto the “pin” Every year or so I restring it because the jewelry wire I use will need to be replaced.

    Then on my right ring finger I stack two rings (prefer one or two fingers with lots of rings vs lots of fingers w/a ring each) One is a silver ring set with 3 small sapphires set east to west (my birthstone and first ring I bought on my own) the other is a silver band engraved with a special to me scripture in Hebrew. Still looking for a statement ring for the other hand (silver of course since I’m “allergic” to gold! Not really..yellow metal just doesn’t agree with my skin tone.)

    Earrings I always wear (not dressed without out them!) I have a nice collection and will rotate them accordingly.

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    Nikki says:

    My wedding ring (16 yrs.) dark blue sapphire and 8 diamonds, designed by my husband.  A small pair of silver hoops and a pair of light turquoise sapphire studs that my grandmother mined in Montana and had made into earrings for me.  I’m also wearing a pair of diamond stud earrings that my sons gave me for my 35th birthday when I wanted to get my ears pierced for the 3rd time.  One other little diamond stud in the top of my left ear that I got pierced when I was 18 with my best friend.  And lastly, a silver snake style necklace with a big piece of rose quartz that I made into a pendant.

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    Renee A. says:

    I’m wearing a pair of juicy couture dangling cherry earrings. I think it defines the fun type of personality I have, I love to have fun and I think my earrings show that.

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