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life after 50, baby boomer women, boomer womenThe nice PR people at Jewelry Television (JTV), asked me if I would like to sponsor a special giveaway in honor of Galentine’s Day, which they declared as February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. “That’s gem-tastic,” I replied, as I quickly called my BFF L. “Come over quick,” I told L, “we need to pick out some jewelry!”

A Galentine’s Day Promotion
As part of the Galentine’s Day promotion, I get to pick a piece of jewelry for myself, give a piece to my BFF L, and use a third gem as a blog giveaway. While Marliyn Monroe said that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” my BFF L and I were glad to select from a host of colorful gems – rubies to citron, coral to ameythst, garnet to peridot, and a whole lot more beauties. There were several pretty necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that caught our eyes on the JTV website.

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My BFF L (pictured right) and I had fun taking pictures with our new earrings.

We found the jewelry fairly priced and when the gems arrived they were pretty true to spec. I selected Emerald Cut Lab Bixbite Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings. In researching this gem, I found that it is a red beryl stone offering properties of soothing and healing, often used to enhance creative energy. In fact, one site said “intuitive sources state that physically bixbite is good for healing problems associated with the heart, liver, lungs, mouth, throat, stomach, physical energy level, and digestive system.”  (I really liked the pink color, little did I know the benefits of this gem!)

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I selected sterling silver earrings with a bixbite gem.

My BFF L chose Round Cabochon Red Coral Sterling Silver Earrings from the Artisan Gem Collection of Bali. They went nicely with her auburn hair color and eyeglasses. My research found that coral has healing properties as well, including absorbing negative energy, quieting the emotions, and bringing inner peace to the self.

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My BFF L selected coral earrings with sterling silver.

A Special Galentine’s Day Bixbite Pendant Necklace Giveaway
I saved the best for last, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter giveaway below and tell your friends to participate too.

Drum roll please!

What’s that? How do you enter? Here’s the scoop. I want to know how you take care of yourself. How do you show love to yourself not only on Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day, but every day? Are you gentle to yourself when you’ve had a bad day? Are you supportive of yourself when you have challenges? How do you bring yourself joy? Share a tip or two and enter to win a beautiful JTV Oval Lab Created Bixbite Rhodolite, White Zircon Silver Pendant with Chain (valued at $79).

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Enter the Galentine’s Day Giveaway to win a bixbite pendant and chain.

If you have a sweetheart and he or she hasn’t picked out a V-Day gift yet, you can always drop a hint by sending a link to one of your favorite jewels from the JTV Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

Go Red For Women
I was also pleased to learn that JTV promotes Go Red For Women in February through their ‘Love Your Heart’ campaign to increase awareness and educate viewers about the risks of heart disease and raise funds for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement. For every purchase from the exclusive 2016 ‘Love Your Heart’ jewelry and gift collection, JTV will donate 10% of the selling price to the American Heart Association.

In addition, you can contribute $5 or more to JTV’s ‘Love Your Heart’ fund February 6 – 29 and receive a $10 promotional offer to use on a JTV purchase in March. Funds raised will go directly to Go Red For Women and help fund important research and educational programs.

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day and remember to love yourself too!



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