Monday, September 30, 2013

Jewelry Giveaway for September: Blue Turkey Turquoise and "Sapphire" Colored Gemstone Beads Earrings and Bracelet Set

The jewelry giveaway for September is this pair of long dangle earrings and matching bracelet.  I wanted to use blue since Sapphire is the birthstone for the month and really liked the rich, deep blue color of these beads.  The small 5x8 beads are faceted for extra sparkle. The larger focal beads are 18mm Blue Turkey Turquoise square beads.  The earrings feature .925 sterling silver ear wires and I opted for a large rounded style.  I am including earring guards to keep these nice and secure.

The earrings measure 3-6/8 inches and the bracelet measures 7.5 inches. The bracelet can fit a smaller wrist and can be extended to 8 inches. 

I also used blue bicone crystals in the earrings, on either side of the square bead, along with silver plated accent beads. Other than the ear wires, all other findings are sterling silver plated.

This jewelry giveaway is available to only United States residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited.  It will begin September 1 at 6:00 p.m. and end September 30 at 11:00 p.m. EST.

You can enter via the form below, or visit if the form does not display for some reason (use the red ribbon giveaway tab at the top of the page).

Best wishes and thanks for participating!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sapphire Jewelry: The Birthstone of September. Take Advantage of Incredible Savings!

Sapphire is such a gorgeous gemstone with it's deep, intriguing blue. It is the birthstone for September.  If you have someone in your life with a September birthday still to come, or that has already passed, or if you are the birthday person and did not get quite what you would have liked, this post is for you!

As an Amazon affiliate I can bring to you a variety of beautiful, high quality items. I personally look for great savings on the products I share. On my Facebook page, all month long I have shared sapphire jewelry.

In this post, I'd like to share a few of my favorite pieces. With express shipment, you can still get a lovely jewelry item in hand before the end of the month and make someone extremely happy!

Sapphire Dressed Up

It's Your Night - Sapphire Set

1.  Earrings and Pendant Necklace. This set includes a beautiful 10.25 carat concave-cut snowflake blue Sapphire pendant and earring set in sterling silver with rhodium nickel finish. It is stunning! The price is even better. The set is on sale for $99, which represents a savings of $200. Shipping is included. This is a created sapphire of very good quality. Shop this item here: Sapphire Pendant and Earring Set

2. Sapphire and CZ bracelet. Gorgeous is the only word I can use. Created sapphire with CZs. Sale priced $139.99 (you save over $235). Shop this item here: Perfect Allure: Pear Shape Blue Sapphire & White CZ Bracelet in Sterling Silver Rhodium Finish

You can price the other items in the set by clicking the link directly beneath the picture. Note that these Amazon products are showing as sold out from Polyvore, which is why I am providing you direct links as they are, in fact, in stock.

Sapphire Dressed Down

Sapphire Jewelry in a Casual Setting

1.  Heart Earrings.  Lovely studs on sale for $39.99 (savings of $40). Shop this item here: Original Star K(tm) 7mm Heart Created Sapphire Earring Studs in .925 Sterling Silver 

2. Heart Necklace.  Created sapphire and CZ. Sale price $79.99 (savings of $120). Shop this item here: Original Star K(tm) Heart Shape 8mm Created Sapphire Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver 

3.  Heart Ring.  This ring is a real bargain at $29.99 (savings of $69). Shop this item here: Dazzling Love 1.75 Carats Blue Sapphire Ring in Sterling Silver Rhodium Nickel Finish Size 5 to 9    

As above, you can view other items in the set by clicking the link directly beneath the picture. Polyvore is showing these Amazon items out of stock, when in fact they are available, so please use the links I am providing.

I hope these two sets have displayed the beauty of sapphire, rather natural or created, and that you can save BIG by being a savvy shopper! Also, we often think of gemstones as simply for dress up, so I wanted to show that they can go casual as well. I hope that I accomplished my goal!

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If you haven't entered this month's jewelry giveaway, do so! See the widget in the sidebar for the giveaway to quickly go to that post to enter.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sale! Save 10% on ALL Gemstone Chip Earrings in Dangle or Hoop Styles!

When I started making handcrafted jewelry, gemstone chips earrings were the first earrings I started making and are still my most popular item! They are unique in that every stone is different and no two pairs are identical. Available in a wide range of gemstones, such as Peridot, Tiger's Eye, Aquamarine, Blackstone, Quartz, Brecciated Jasper, and more, they start (regular price) as low as $3.49, and that includes shipping and gift bag.

All gemstone chip earrings are discounted 10% until the end of the month, 9/30. So, you can save on dangle styles in both regular, design quality, and with .925 sterling ear wires.  You can save on beading hoop styles in both regular and premium gemstone chips. I also have another style I call "floating", pictured just above.

These make a wonderful treat for yourself, or a gift for someone else, and, as stated above, an organza gift bag is included. For presentation, just slip that bag into a small gift bag from (shop the dollar store), nestled in some tissue paper, along with your card.  Thinking ahead to the holidays, they are wonderful "stocking stuffers" for young ladies (and not so young ladies).

If you see an item that is out of stock, please inquire as I may have the chips and can make it up for you. I'll be working on building up my inventory over the next several weeks.

So, take advantage of 10% savings off of already low prices on handcrafted jewelry, gemstone chip earrings in particular. Here are a few examples:

Design Quality - Tourmaline Gemstone Chips

Blackstone Floating Gemstone Chips

Howlite and Red Coral Gemstone Chips

Extra Long Clear Quartz Gemstone Chips Gold Plate

Blackstone Gemstone Chips Beading Hoops Silver Plated

As you can see, gemstone chip earrings are wonderfully versatile and you can wear them with casual wear or a little more dressed up. You can click on each picture above to visit that particular listing.  The sale will run until 9/30. Shop early for best selection and save 10% on handcrafted earrings featuring lovely gemstone chips.

To visit my store, or you can click this link: jacgems on ebay and all sale items are featured at the top.

Five Ways to Wear White Jeans This Fall

Did you fall in love with your skinny white jeans this summer? Well, fashion rules are a bit more flexible these days, so don't be in such a hurry to pack them up or place them to the very rear of your closet!  Most of us know the "rule" about wearing white shoes after labor day. I think more people are inclined to follow that one (at least for summer shoes-white boots are fine).  Let's take a look at how fashionably appropriate white jeans can be for the fall.

Please note that clicking on each picture below will take you to Pinterest, and from there you can visit the web site to price/shop the items.

1.  Pair White Jeans with Black for a Winning Combination.

"White Jeans For Fall" by eskoien on Polyvore

Black and white is such a classic, timeless combination.  I particularly love the comfortable low-heeled black boots and blazer in this set.  The polka dot blouse picks up just a little of the white, but keeps the look dark (other than the pants).  The black neck scarf and handbag complete the look. Scarves are one way to add warmth and style and instantly update your look. Click HERE for scarves under $6 in a wide variety of colors.

2. Pair White Jeans with a Sweater, Red and Browns for a Warm, Cozy Look.

" these boots!" by tigerwoman37086 on Polyvore

Here again are riding boots in brown and the bag is a perfect match. The gray sweater picks up the cool tone of the white, and the scarf accents the main colors, while adding red tones. The glow of gold bangles adds warmth and the dangle earrings mirror the red tones in the scarf. The finished look is one that is comfortable and warm. Click HERE to see riding boots in 3 colors, priced under $70.

3.  Pair White Jeans With a Flannel Shirt and Add Layers.

Layers and Layers by archimedes16 on Polyvore

A flannel or other checkered-printed shirt that incorporates white is ideal, and then layer on a cardigan that picks up one of the colors in the shirt. A jean jacket is a must have for fall and adds both warmth and casual style.  Need one? Click HERE. While this set designer has selected brown flats and a white bag with handles that match the flats, you might go with gray ankle boots and a matching hobo bag. Or, you might pick up the lilac or even the navy blue if you want to go for a darker look in the shoes and bag.

4.  Pair White Jeans with Emerald Green, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013
Fall 2012 White Jeans" by michelleleighla on Polyvore

White and green look beautiful together. Here, the green is a flowing shirt. The brown boots and gold tone necklace pick up the warm tones of the shirt. You can also opt for a long, loose fitting sweater in emerald green and green pumps or flats. You can find a chunky, gold tone celebrity style necklace HERE.

5.  Pair White Jeans with Warm Neutrals, Light Brown and Beige.

Playing up neutrals (oatmeal, white, brown, leopard).

Have I saved the best for last? I personally like every look, but this is my favorite. I love the warm browns in various shades and the draped sweater is lovely. The set designer pulled in leopard flats, another fall trend for 2013 and that adds a really cute touch to the entire ensemble. Another option would be a leopard print clutch, such as you'll see HERE.

Well, I hope that these 5 fashion sets have convinced you that wearing white jeans into the fall is not a fashion no-no! If you somehow missed out on white jeans this summer, you can save BIG right now, wear them for the fall and enjoy them this coming summer. Just click on the below banner to get a pair of stylish, high quality white jeans today at an unbeatable price!

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Russian Amethyst Heart and Gemstone Chips Long Kidney Wire Earrings - Random Jewelry Giveaway

I just posted this new random jewelry giveaway early this morning. It is for a pair of sterling silver plated kidney wire earrings (35mm) from a Russian Amethyst heart shaped bead dangles, along with silver plated accent beads. I've also threaded Amethyst gemstone chips and accent beads onto the wire itself.

This giveaway is available to US residents, 18 and over, void where prohibited. It will end on 9/9/2013 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific time. Enter via my Facebook page at and use the Green and Blue Giveaway Tab at the top of the page.

I had hoped to reach 4000 fans last week and promised to put up a random giveaway if we made it, we still have a few hundred to go, but I appreciate everyone who shared posts to try to help me out. Please share the giveaway on your timeline so that more people will hear about my page. Thanks so much for your support! Here are pics of the earrings:
And here they are in a fashion set:

Best wishes and again, thanks for all of your support in helping my page to grow, participating in the giveaways and sharing with your friends. The link again is and use the Green and Blue Tab at the top of the page.

Labor Day Sale! Save 15% on Handcrafted Earrings with Natural Gemstones Ends 9/8

I just had to do a Labor Day sale. You can save 15% on over 30 pairs of handcrafted earrings featuring natural gemstone earrings until September 8, 2013. You will find a variety of earrings on sale, and prices to meet every budget. Think ahead because these savings are just incredible when you take into consideration my already low prices-and that shipping and gift bag are included!  Think ahead for upcoming birthdays, etc. and visit

Here is just a sample of what is available:

  • Howlite Oval Bead with AAA Red Coral in .925 Sterling Silver with Round Hook-$12.74.
  • Russian Amethyst Heart and Gemstone Chips Long Kidney Wire Earrings Silver Plated-$8.49
  • Red Carnelian Heart Dangle Earrings with Crystal Bicones Sterling Silver Plate-$5.09 
  • Blue Mexican Opal Long Dangle Earrings with Silver Plated Copper Ear Wires-$6.79
  • Sri Lanka Moonstone with blue crystal bicones in silver plate-$8.49

And her are the pictures of the items I just listed:

Howlite Oval Bead with AAA Red Coral

Russian Amethyst Heart and Gemstone Chips

Red Carnelian Heart Dangle Earrings

Blue Mexican Opal Long Dangle Earrings

Sri Lanka Moonstone

These are just a few samples of the variety available. Visit jacgems on eBay to see the entire selection. The kidney wire is a multi-listing with many different types of gemstones. 

Happy Labor Day and I hope you enjoy these discounts on my handcrafted earrings! Remember, you have until 9/8/2013 to take advantage of these specials. Shop early for best selection.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

August 2013 Fan of the Month - Celebrating Those Who Help Me on the Road to Success!

I decided that I wanted to do a "Fan of the Month" to recognize and reward individuals who are active on my Facebook page, Jacqueline's Gems Handcrafted Jewelry on Facebook..  With Facebook's new settings, engagement from fans is even more important. The more people who like, comment and share posts means more people will actually get to SEE my posts. So engagement is critical and something I want to reward. This giveaway is not associated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook and is not a Facebook giveaway.

 I initially thought I would just select one person, but have changed my mind (that is a woman's prerogative, I believe). First, it would be very hard to do! Also, it takes many individuals to make a real difference. For that reason, I have decided to do a drawing from a small group of individuals (10) who have taken the time to like, share and comment noticeably on my page.

If you believe your name is listed below, you need to do the following:

1Send me an email at jacqgems at gmail dot com. 
2.  Respond within 48 hours (prior to 9/4/2013 - I am extending it 1 day due to the holiday).

I will give an extra entry for comments, likes and shares to an individual who is very active.
  • Murreline C.  (Comments extra entry)
  • Theresa M. (Likes extra entry)
  • Lupe B. (Shares extra entry).
  • Miracle C. 
  • Victoria S. 
  • Elaine M. 
  • Christopher K.
  • Linda P. 
  • Leticia F. 
  • Denise G. 
If you would prefer not to participate, simply do not respond by email. By responding by email, you give me permission to include you in the drawing and if you win, to announce your name as the winner of the Fan of the Month both here and on my Facebook page.  

Thank you all so much for being an active fan!

P.S. The reward will be your choice of gemstone chip earrings in dangle or hoop style.

Thanks again to everyone who participated!