Gandhara Designs: Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace {Giveaway}

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Welcome to the official Earth Tribe Baby Company’s 30 Day Social Enterprise Celebration!

Earth Tribe Baby Company has a very unique business model, where all of their products are manufactured in our communities, with a focus on working with stay at home parents, First Nations or individuals with disabilities. By creating flexible work, they provide a platform for financial independence – allowing people to make decisions which better themselves and the communities we share. Be sure to visit their website to check out the products they offer!

And to celebrate the launch of their fantastic journey, we have partnered with them and other like minded businesses and bloggers to offer 30 days of back to back giveaways, product reviews and discount days!

The giveaway

Today we are giving away a gorgeous Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace from Gandhara Designs.  Here is some info about Gandhara Designs from their website:

“We are an exclusive online boutique specializing in one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality artisanal jewellery and  accessories that are hand-crafted by artisans around the world using centuries-old techniques and master craftsmanship. We are the sole Canadian retailer of many of our products, making them attractive to globally-conscious buyers seeking unique pieces that increase in value and can be passed down through the generations.

Built upon a Direct Trade model of social entrepreneurship, Gandhara Designs empowers artisans across the developing world to end their own poverty and become active agents of social change. The Direct Trade model means that, wherever possible, we work directly with the artisan to purchase their crafts at their asking market price. In cases where additional support is needed to ensure the highest standard of artisanal quality, we work with  locally-based value adding organizations (e.g. Kazuri Fair Trade Cooperative and Zardozi: Markets for Afghan Artisans).”

Win it:

One lucky US/CAN reader will win a gorgeous Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace (pictured above)! Enter to win via Rafflecopter below, good luck!

Description: White hand-rolled beads dance with the colour and energy of the Northern Lights; they are grounded by smaller earth-brown beads. Wear this piece at work or at play and feel your spirits lift. Handcrafted with love in the Kazuri women’s cooperative in Kenya. 22 inch length. $65 value

Disclosure:  I received no compensation to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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108 responses to “Gandhara Designs: Air and Earth Kenyan Necklace {Giveaway}”

  1. stacey h — October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 am (#)

    my family lives out of town – i celebrate with friends and their family

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  2. V. HIll — October 12, 2013 @ 9:04 am (#)

    No family, I don’t celebrate.

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  3. liz — October 12, 2013 @ 9:04 am (#)

    we go to disney world each yr

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  4. Christina — October 12, 2013 @ 9:06 am (#)

    This is beautiful!

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  5. loriag — October 12, 2013 @ 9:34 am (#)

    We are having Turkey dinner on Monday. But I like to think we are taking time to do fun things and celebrating all weekend. Tonight we are going to a movie, tomorrow is a baby shower and Monday the dinner.

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  6. Victoria W. — October 12, 2013 @ 9:34 am (#)

    we have dinner with my in-laws for thanksgiving, growing up my family would go to the science center. I loved it.

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  7. Leanne — October 12, 2013 @ 9:44 am (#)

    Love the next lace

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  8. rod jackson — October 12, 2013 @ 9:51 am (#)

    turkey and the works at our house

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  9. Jayne Cameron — October 12, 2013 @ 10:13 am (#)

    We celebrate with a Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends.

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  10. Darlene Schuller — October 12, 2013 @ 10:23 am (#)

    We celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with my mom & her husband, we have a newfie dinner.

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  11. Kim — October 12, 2013 @ 10:24 am (#)

    We spend the whole day together watch the Macy’s parade in the morning, eat like pigs, then go for a walk on a beach in the afternoon

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  12. ChristineB — October 12, 2013 @ 10:25 am (#)

    We celebrate with my mom and brothers family with lots of food!

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  13. Beth — October 12, 2013 @ 10:37 am (#)

    Family dinners!

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  14. Jo-Anne Pfoh — October 12, 2013 @ 10:42 am (#)

    yes we do

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  15. Jo Ann Moffatt — October 12, 2013 @ 10:55 am (#)

    We all get together and EAT!!!!

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  16. Maegan Morin — October 12, 2013 @ 11:34 am (#)

    We usually just have supper at my moms house. Its always a good time!

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  17. Doreen Lamoureux — October 12, 2013 @ 11:52 am (#)

    We all get together and spend the weekend hanging out and eating well.

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  18. Jack Davis — October 12, 2013 @ 12:16 pm (#)

    We “ALL” get together to have a sincere “Family Day”. I enjoy these get-togethers more than any other except Christmas.

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  19. Kim Barrett — October 12, 2013 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    We gather immediate and extended family, and friends for a big potluck dinner. (I bring the seitan and tofurky!)

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  20. Toby — October 12, 2013 @ 1:14 pm (#)

    With a wonderful dinnner with all the fixin’s for family and friends! Including the furry ones! 🙂

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  21. Ken Ohl — October 12, 2013 @ 1:15 pm (#)

    dinner and great conversation

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  22. Fan R @TeddyOutReady — October 12, 2013 @ 1:43 pm (#)

    Family dinner, stories and singing.

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  23. Louise Gilbert — October 12, 2013 @ 2:24 pm (#)

    we start around 1 in the afternoon. every one shows up for appys, dinner and then after dinner we play games

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  24. janice budgell pollard — October 12, 2013 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    We celebrate by eating together of course.

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  25. sean pynaert — October 12, 2013 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    we have all the older kids home and my mother

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  26. Rachel — October 12, 2013 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    I travel to see family….spend time with them, eat a lot, and shop:)

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  27. GARRY S — October 12, 2013 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    WE EAT TOO MUCH

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  28. jan — October 12, 2013 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    turkey dinner with in-laws on Sunday. Ham dinner at home with family & mother on Monday.every one writes down something they’re thankful for,puts it in a bowl/hat then take turns picking one out and reading it- sometimes quite funny or emotional,but always fun.

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  29. Joyce James — October 12, 2013 @ 4:54 pm (#)

    Dinner at Grannie & Grampa’s house

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  30. Melissa Hartley — October 12, 2013 @ 5:24 pm (#)

    We usually go to a family get together but I don’t believe we did last year .. we just had a dinner at home so not sure what is going on this Thanksgiving .. thanks so much, Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday:)

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  31. Monique Eckert — October 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    We have both sides of our family over and my husband cooks for everyone

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  32. Laurie Snow — October 12, 2013 @ 6:00 pm (#)

    my whole family does Thanksgiving pot luck style and whoever hosts cooks the Turkey and trimmings and everyone else brings all the side dishes and deserts. A huge family meal and lots of family chatter always makes for a fun day!

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  33. Wanda Bergman — October 12, 2013 @ 6:52 pm (#)

    We always have a humungous turkey and just enjoy ourselves together as a family.

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  34. anne perry — October 12, 2013 @ 7:27 pm (#)

    We share a vegan dinner with friends and family.

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  35. Dayna Wilson — October 12, 2013 @ 8:33 pm (#)

    With a big dinner..and we go around the table and each say what we’re thankful for.

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  36. Julie G. — October 12, 2013 @ 8:37 pm (#)

    Thanksgiving is family time – a large turkey dinner & a road hockey game.

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  37. Kim-Tram — October 12, 2013 @ 9:03 pm (#)

    I usually have two thanksgiving per year, one from my dad’s and one from my mom’s. We would go to one a relative’s house and having a nice family dinner/gathering.

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  38. Tanis — October 12, 2013 @ 11:05 pm (#)

    I love the Ting Ting in Blueberry!

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  39. Karin Dollery — October 13, 2013 @ 8:06 am (#)

    My favorite pieces would be The SATHI Signature Pendant and The Bodhi Tree Bracelet.. I love all the pieces they are really beautiful.

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  40. Angela Mitchell — October 13, 2013 @ 9:39 am (#)

    I love the Silver Cuff Bracelet featuring Tibetan Knot of Interconnectedness.

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  41. Angelene Ashawasega — October 13, 2013 @ 9:48 am (#)

    Love the Felted Silk Vintage Sari Scarf!

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  42. Tari Lawson — October 13, 2013 @ 10:40 am (#)

    I like the Jungle Adventure necklace.

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  43. Carole B. — October 13, 2013 @ 10:50 am (#)

    favorite piece: Jewel of the Lotus Pendant

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  44. Joan Lund — October 13, 2013 @ 11:13 am (#)

    My favorite piece is the Turquoise Filigree Bracelet…Just Beautiful

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  45. Abigail Thomson — October 13, 2013 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    I am just smitten from the blue agate lace necklace. Gorgeous piece! Some awesome jewelry on here.

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  46. Ashley Lund — October 13, 2013 @ 12:54 pm (#)

    I’m drawn to Bula Waya Moonlight. It’s gorgeous.

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  47. Sherry k — October 13, 2013 @ 12:55 pm (#)

    I like the Bodhi Tree Bracelet

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  48. Alison K — October 13, 2013 @ 1:12 pm (#)

    Visited Gandhara Designs and my favourite piece from their selection is their “Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet” ‘cos it’s both elegant with a bit of edge.

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  49. Merry — October 13, 2013 @ 1:24 pm (#)

    I like the All That Glitters Necklace. So pretty!

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  50. Stephanie LaPlante — October 13, 2013 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    I’m in love with the Moonstone Pendant with Filigree

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  51. mickeyfan — October 13, 2013 @ 3:46 pm (#)

    I like the Turquoise pendant.

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  52. julie — October 13, 2013 @ 6:26 pm (#)

    I like the twilight twinkle beads!

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  53. nickie — October 13, 2013 @ 8:38 pm (#)

    family dinners

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  54. Terra Heck — October 13, 2013 @ 8:45 pm (#)

    I like the Filigree Ohm Pendant. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. HilLesha — October 14, 2013 @ 8:40 am (#)

    I love the Silver Cuff Bracelet featuring Tibetan Knot of Interconnectedness.

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  56. Sylvia — October 14, 2013 @ 8:52 am (#)

    The Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Bracelet is my favourite.

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  57. Jessica Gilbert — October 14, 2013 @ 10:47 am (#)

    love the gold bird pendant with ruby

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  58. Samorjj — October 14, 2013 @ 11:45 am (#)

    I like the Ting Ting in Blueberry necklace.

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  59. Jeannie — October 14, 2013 @ 12:44 pm (#)

    I love the The SATHI Signature Pendant.

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  60. Angela Bulbeck — October 14, 2013 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    Beautiful pieces!

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  61. bree — October 14, 2013 @ 11:52 pm (#)

    gold and rbird earriings

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  62. Clifford — October 15, 2013 @ 6:23 am (#)

    I like the Sterling Silver Bangle with Ohm Symbol Motif for my wife, really beautiful.

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  63. JLin — October 15, 2013 @ 7:33 am (#)

    Handcrafted Sterling Silver Snake Chain

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  64. Lori B — October 15, 2013 @ 2:40 pm (#)

    I love the gold bird and ruby earrings, beautiful piece

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  65. Aarone Mawdsley — October 15, 2013 @ 2:47 pm (#)

    I like the vintage sari scarf

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  66. Audrey Skinner — October 15, 2013 @ 5:22 pm (#)

    I love the turquoise pendants.

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  67. Ashley J — October 15, 2013 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    I liked the Facetted Rose Quartz Heart earrings 🙂

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  68. andie — October 16, 2013 @ 7:44 am (#)

    I like the “All that Glitters” beaded necklace.
    http://gandharadesigns.com/product/all-that-glitters/

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  69. Kelly Amos — October 16, 2013 @ 10:20 am (#)

    I think the Red Garnet Infinity Pendant and Earrings Set. This set could be worn with jeans and a turtleneck or even a night on the town.

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  70. melodi mance — October 16, 2013 @ 12:45 pm (#)

    i really like Red Jasper Heart Pendant

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  71. Deb Dorrington — October 16, 2013 @ 4:12 pm (#)

    I think the Felted Silk Vintage Sari Scarf by The Red Sari is so beautiful.

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  72. darci — October 16, 2013 @ 10:35 pm (#)

    I like the all that Glitters Necklace

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  73. monica a. — October 17, 2013 @ 7:04 pm (#)

    Beautiful jewellery… and such a good cause

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  74. Julie bolduc — October 17, 2013 @ 8:01 pm (#)

    I like the Desert Flower

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  75. Susan Chester — October 18, 2013 @ 4:25 pm (#)

    I love the Red on the Dot bracelet. Cute!

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  76. Elva Roberts — October 18, 2013 @ 7:18 pm (#)

    October 18-I really like the Sterling Silver and Amethyst bracelet.

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  77. Sarah Jane — October 19, 2013 @ 11:44 am (#)

    I like Mermaid’s Dream.

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  78. Jennifer L. — October 20, 2013 @ 6:00 am (#)

    I like the Meditation Ring – 8 Auspicious Signs.

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  79. Laura — October 20, 2013 @ 8:18 am (#)

    I like the twilight twinkle bracelet

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  80. Mary I — October 20, 2013 @ 1:22 pm (#)

    i love the Twilight Twinkle

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  81. Nena Sinclair — October 21, 2013 @ 12:44 am (#)

    I love the Sedona Desert Necklace!

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  82. Dorrie Turner — October 21, 2013 @ 5:46 am (#)

    I really am thrilled about the Meditation Ring – 8 Auspicious Signs. I love that is gives the wearer something to fiddle with and it’s design is to calm and embrace meditation.

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  83. Jill — October 21, 2013 @ 8:26 am (#)

    I like the bodhi tree bracelet.

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  84. Leslie G — October 21, 2013 @ 9:22 am (#)

    Very lovely beads!

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  85. Anika — October 21, 2013 @ 2:10 pm (#)

    I love the gold bird pendant!

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  86. Debbie Petch — October 21, 2013 @ 5:53 pm (#)

    I really like the Filigree Ohm Pendant

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  87. Carole Dube — October 21, 2013 @ 8:47 pm (#)

    I love the Desert Flower Necklace, the colour!

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  88. Darlene Demell — October 21, 2013 @ 9:37 pm (#)

    I really like the Red Garnet Infinity Pendant and Earrings Set

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  89. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — October 22, 2013 @ 2:04 am (#)

    I love this Tourmaline Statement Bracelet- it’s my birthstone and so pretty. There are a lot of other beautiful items/

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  90. Beth Rosell — October 22, 2013 @ 1:42 pm (#)

    My fav piece is the Om pendant in sterling silver with garnet

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  91. Patti — October 22, 2013 @ 2:41 pm (#)

    I like the Om pendant in sterling silver with garnet or amethyst.

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  92. Cora Kerrivan — October 23, 2013 @ 6:51 pm (#)

    The air and earth necklace is absolutely beautiful!! 🙂

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  93. Crystal Porter — October 23, 2013 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    I really like the mindfulness collection

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  94. Nina Bergeron — October 25, 2013 @ 5:06 pm (#)

    I love the all that glitters necklace

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  95. Melinda Stephens — October 26, 2013 @ 10:04 pm (#)

    My favorite piece is the Amethyst 5 Petal Flower Pendant with Earrings. It’s so pretty.

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  96. Katy Emanuel — October 27, 2013 @ 5:20 am (#)

    Gorgeous pieces, hard to narrow it down to a single favourite. Mountain wildflowers is one of my favourites.

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  97. Kristin Troska — October 27, 2013 @ 9:15 am (#)

    Sterling Silver Bangle with Ohm Symbol Motif

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  98. Caroline Gort — October 27, 2013 @ 9:43 am (#)

    I adore the Om pendant sterling silver with garnet. Such intricate silver work and deep gem colour

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  99. Crystal — October 27, 2013 @ 10:51 am (#)

    I really love the beauty of the Petal Necklace and Earrings!

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  100. Laura Ellington — October 27, 2013 @ 12:06 pm (#)

    The Orange Blossom necklace

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  101. Michelle Tucker — October 27, 2013 @ 5:48 pm (#)

    I really like the Peridot Solitaire Cat’s Eye Pendant.

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  102. AnnMarie — October 27, 2013 @ 6:14 pm (#)

    I love the Amethyst Filigree bracelet!

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  103. Joana A — October 27, 2013 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    i like the moonstone earrings

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  104. Tara C — October 27, 2013 @ 8:51 pm (#)

    I love the Moonstone Pendant with Filigree – so pretty!

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  105. Paol Trenny — October 27, 2013 @ 9:05 pm (#)

    I like the Black Onyx and Lapis Lazuli Vintage Bangle

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  106. Nancy — November 9, 2013 @ 9:04 am (#)

    favourite is Ishya necklace

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