Well, Novica graciously offered me a gift code to pick something out for myself to review! For anyone not familiar with Novica, here is some info from their website.
"We want to give artists and artisans around the world a global platform to express their true artistic talents and to spur their creativity. And, we want to provide you with access to unique, hard-to-find items at great values that only the Internet infrastructure can allow.
At the deepest essence of our philosophy, we want to create a bridge between you and the many talented artisans across the globe.
We want you to know about who you're buying from. We want you to feel that attachment to the product and to the hands that created it.
In the spirit of the Internet, let us bring you together.
NOVICA. The World is Your Market."It took a long time to decide what I wanted to get, but I finally chose the Blue Topaz Heart Necklace. This is a sterling silver necklace with blue topaz gems along one side of the heart. When it came in, I was surprised to see it also came in a very pretty box. This necklace came from India, and the designer even included a postcard in the package! Here is her story:
"My father was a jeweler and I was highly inspired by him. I grew up watching him make amazing jewelry with his own hands and this really fascinated me."In traditional Indian families, it is not easy for a housewife to start a design workshop, but I was fortunate that my husband also shares the same interests. Together, we create beautiful jewelry...."
The necklace is really nice. I can wear it to Church and dressy events, or with casual, everyday clothes.
Novica also carries much more than jewlery, and I recommend checking it out! Whether you're looking for a unique gift, or just want something for yourself, Novica offers a great variety of items from many different countries!