The 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.
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!)
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.
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).
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!
Wow, what beautiful jewelry and what a great giveaway! A happy Galentine’s Day to all!
Yes, Lois. It is really pretty.
I show myself love by carving out some “me time” every day. A lot of times it is so I can blog. Other times it is for crocheting or reading. Spending time on yourself, and not the needs of others, is (I think) the best way of loving yourself.
Alana, great tips. Keep the loving going.
Well, I like to treat myself to different things now and then, it keeps me positive and up beat.
Sounds like a positive way to take care of yourself.
I go get a manicure and spend time at the Spa every year to help me feel relaxed for Valentine’s Day. It is a gift from my husband!
Sounds like you have a great husband and partner. I love manicures too.
I make sure to eat right daily.
Very important to look at what we put into our body. Reflects how we take care of it.
I show myself love by exercising daily to take care of my body!
Good for you Natalie. A great way to keep yourself healthy.
I have a Godiva chocolate martini. They are so good, but very expensive. I can only afford them a couple times a year. If I could afford them, I’d be drunk all the time.
Yum, a Godiva chocolate martini sounds wonderful.
I give myself a break from school and enjoy a cozy movie night!
Movie nights are fun and relaxing.
Who doesn\’t love gems? Or a giveaway? Or BFFs?? Fun!!
Yes Lori, gems, BFFs are the best.
It looks like you and L had a fabulous time together 🙂 how sweet of you to share!
And I forgot to post how I take care of myself… honestly, I know some people think it’s hokey, but I have started to write down things I am thankful for every day. I have found this to help me have more peace of mind, particularly at work.
Nancy, being grateful is a very positive attitude to have and appreciate every day.
We did have fun taking pics and picking out our gems.
I would like a great movie with lobster tail and macncheese
Yum, sounds delicious.
I give myself permission to do some things that are solely for me every day.
Debbie, good for you. Keep it up.
Wow, wish I had found your blog sooner – great Galentine’s Day Giveaway!
Sorry you missed the giveaway, but watch for more giveaways coming soon.