Giveaway :: Minicyn

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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How many pieces of jewelry do you own? Now, how many do you actually wear? I am smack dab in the middle of a “no jewelry” phase (I blame having small children) and I’ve noticed that my jewelry box has also grown smaller as the years progress. I am much more particular about the pieces I keep and every single thing I own has a special place in my heart. This type of curating has also led me to the stop collecting the fluff pieces. You know, the inexpensive and trendy pieces that either break or change color or lose appeal once the new season hits. This makes it much easier to pack for a quick weekend trip, to be honest. I don’t worry about taking something that will work because at this point, everything works.

Oh, Minicyn. You have won my heart with your simple and chic handcrafted gorgeousness. This, people, is the kind of jewelry I am talking about. Cynthia Nge (the beauty behind Minicyn) creates stunning pieces from her atelier in Paris (your wanderlust satiated in one stop shopping!) and her graceful designs are the types of jewelry that you discuss in hushed whispers. When someone admires your “Brandy Brute Diamond Organic Ring” you sigh and smile with a nod of the head. You wear your “Bigger Faceted Diamond-like Sterling Silver Studs” and your neck elongates as you walk because you feel so proud. This is the kind of jewelry that makes you feel like traveling to foreign lands, makes you feel like visiting all the corners of your hometown with your children, makes you remember that your home is with you at all times no matter the geography. This is the type of jewelry that makes you want to wear jewelry again.

Minicyn is giving away one pair of Baby Silver Sparkles Earrings to one winner and one Golden Nipply Solid Silver Disc Pendant Necklace to one lucky winner! To enter, please answer the following question by Tuesday, August 28th. Comments now closed…good luck!
What is the most interesting piece of jewelry you own?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, September 3rd, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 51
    candice says:

    my most interesting is probably my wedding ring – my husband & i separated amicably in february after 15 years together & two small kids.
    2012 is the year of me, started going to the gym & hoping to start studying part time next year when thing 2 goes to kinder 🙂
    so my wedding ring is the end of a chapter and i’m looking forward to what the future holds 🙂

  2. 52
    julia says:

    Hmmm most interesting. . .
    I have an Alexandrite ring (it’s a purple stone) that my great grandfather gave to either his wife or daughter (my grandmother).  It’s a very large stone and supposedly rare. It’s interesting because of the family history and I get asked about it whenever I wear it. 

  3. 53
    Nikki says:

    A ring that my husband and I had made with the gemstones (peridot & citrine, our birthstones) he gave me for our 16th wedding anniversary.  They are set in a gold bowl about the size of a dime, flanked by diamonds from an antique watch, on a silver ring.  I love it, love it, love it! I enjoy wearing jewelry every day and the more unique the better.

  4. 54
    Theresa says:

    My wedding band… it is rose gold with a mohan knot/claddagh and white gold rails… I love it!

  5. 55
    Misty Venne says:

    I have a pair of tiny sparkly earrings from tiny galaxies & they are my absolute favorite jewelry I own. 

  6. 56
    Tina_R says:

    My favorite piece is a silver vintage ring that I just received thanks to a very small inheritance from my mom.
    It’s curved (like a very elongated “S”) with White Topaz (mom’s birthstone) and Sapphires (my birthstone) and fits on my little finger.

    It’s going to be worn daily as a ring of remembrance, to remind me that no one is ever going to love me as much as she did.

    PS – Next is a tattoo of her signature. (never considered a tatt until I saw this idea on Pintrest!).

  7. 57
    Nadia says:

    I made a solo journey to Kauai 6 years ago to strengthen connection with the Earth. I hadn’t intended it, but as my journey went on, breathtaking treasures made their way to my hands: jojoba tears, tiny crystals from a local temple, a wooden bead beautifully worn in, and a striking centerpiece shell which I tried to return to the beach but ended up again under my hand as I placed it to recline. The necklace is one of a kind and feels infused with the power from that journey. Definitely my most interesting and strung with story.

  8. 58
    Kate B says:

    Oh, those earrings are so perfect!

    The most interesting piece of jewelry to me, though it looks quite ordinary, would be my cross necklace. It has evolved a lot through the years. I bought a beautiful cut-crystal cross pendant on a high school trip to DC from the gift shop at the Basilica, on the campus of Catholic University, where I ended up going to college, so it links me to that past. I bought a cheap silver chain for the pendant, but my friend’s dog broke it in grad school, early in the relationship with my now-husband. For my birthday a few weeks later, he gave me a lovely white-gold chain for the pendant. I loved the pendant and chain so much and they had such significance for me that I wore then at our wedding, rather than buy a fancy new necklace I did not need. About a year and a half later, the clasp on the pendant gave, so the pendant now rides around in my change purse, because I haven’t found a good replacement for the fixing. Last year, my husband went to Guatemala on a work trip and returned with a beautiful scarf for me, and a small jade cross, which now lives on the white-gold chain. I love that my favorite piece of jewelry has “changed” in slight ways through the 13 years that I’ve had it, but always feels part of a whole.

  9. 59
    erin says:

    a silver wrap around ring, the ends are leaf shaped and filled in with crushed blue turquoise. a gift from my grandmother after she passed aways since she loved the southwest and i lived there at the time.

  10. 60
    Madeline says:

    i still have a little bead bracelet my best friend made me in elementary school. it’s simple, i never wear it, but i love to look at it & remember my childhood.

  11. 61
    Teresa E. says:

    A pair earrings I purchased at a yard sale.  They are chandelier earrings and I receive so many compliments.  Best $2 I’ve ever spent!

  12. 62
    Ana M says:

    A charm necklace I bought a few years ago. Every year I add another charm and each one represents a little about who I am.

  13. 63
    Nicole says:

    A small diamond ring that I got when I graduated from college. It was a diamond from my late maternal grandmother’s wedding ring, and I picked out a really neat swirled silver setting for it. I feel like my grandma is always near me when I wear that ring.

  14. 64
    Amie Althaea says:

    A spike ring that looks dangerous, but it’s really a cat.  The spike is his tail.  

  15. 65
    Heather says:

    I’ve always been very “classic” when it comes to jewelry, but now that my daughter’s old enough that I can start wearing earrings and necklaces again without fear of being choked or maimed, I recently went on the hunt for a perfect “statement necklace”. unable to find what I wanted, I ended up making on out of paint chips and paper glaze! the fact that it’s unlike anything I own, combined with the pride in making it myself make that my most interesting piece