Saturday, December 13, 2014

I've Seen Fire and I've Seen Rings: Amy K Jewels Review and Giveaway! US 12/21

When I was given the opportunity to work with Amy K Jewels to review her products for the For Her Section of our Holiday Gift Guide I was stoked. A predominantly Opal based jewelry shop, Amy K Jewels is owned and operated by Amy Klitsner who is a master in her trade and creator of fine jewelry that leaves you, the customer, stunned with what she has to offer in her Etsy shop. I know I sure was! From Women's jewelry to selections for Men Amy has a special, one of a kind, piece for everyone who ventures into her shop. Whether you're looking for a statement piece or after a vintage steal she has you covered.

Check out what Amy has to say about her life inside and outside her studio:

"I am a Jewelry Artisan specializing in Precious Metal Clay creations in Fine Silver, Pure Bronze & Solid Copper. I live in L.A. and have a home studio. Earlier in my life I was a cinematographer for film & television. Painting with light is the key to good photography, and I still value that appreciation of the play-of-light across gemstones and Fine metals in the planning of my jewelry designs today. 

Custom work: I love how working in the medium of Metal Clay gives me endless versatility and creative freedom to make your custom Jewelry totally unique to you. To design your piece, I strive to have a FaceTime chat with you so that I can best gain an in-depth sense of who you are, sketch out a design together, & thoroughly get your input so that I can generate a truly personalized creation for you.

My favorite Gemstones: Fire Opals. Just as they constantly reveal dynamic new aspects of themselves in the ever changing light we move through, likewise, are we humans each unique individuals with a multitude of personality aspects. Over the years I have carefully gathered a large personal treasure trove of absolutely stunning one-of-a-kind Opals and other gemstones. You can choose a fine stone from this private collection to best match your spirit for your personalized Fine Jewelry Art piece."

I was sent this gorgeous Triple Opal Ring to review. Since each stone is made of genuine Black Opal and no two Opals are the same this ring is a one of a kind beauty that has earned me more compliments than I can count! What do you think, readers, weigh in: Isn't it just breathtaking?

Because I wasn't able to capture the true essence and fire that these beautiful Opals possess and the added fact that the glare of the camera was so strong, I had to borrow the picture that Amy provided prior to having the ring shipped. As gorgeous as it turned out for her I can honestly say that the picture itself doesn't even do the ring justice unless you see it in person. Nestled on my pinky finger this statement piece is an absolute gem; no pun intended.

Each piece by Amy is created using precious Silver in clay form. Amy then proceeds by using a syringe filled with liquid form clay to extrude onto the ring form to make each one into a truly unique ring. Just as no two opals are the same, no two rings from Amy K Jewels are the same either! If Silver isn't your thing then don't despair, Amy also works in 22K Gold as well as .999 fine Silver, Copper and Bronze. With options like that you just can't go wrong when deciding to make Amy K Jewels your one stop jewelry shop this holiday season!

Some fun facts about Opals are:

  • Opal is one of the most popular gemstones in the world 
  • Pure Opal is primarily colorless but impurities impart various colors ranging from yellows and reds.
  • It's recommended that you store your Opals in water to keep them hydrated. Thirsty Opals may break or at the very least lose their shine.
Did I mention that each piece from Amy comes with a lifetime guarantee? Should you break or loosen an Opal from it's setting simply send the piece back and Amy will restore it to it's former glory for a wholesale fee for the price of the main stone and a $50 labor fee to pay for her time and expertise in putting it to rights for you. This she will do for life! How awesome is that?! 

Now, I know the question that must be burning through your minds right now..Will there be a giveaway? Will one lucky reader be selected to win one of Amy's gorgeous creations for themselves? Well, the answer is YES but it gets even better. There will be two winners!

Our 1st winner will take the grand prize, this absolutely stunning Blue Opal Pendant and Earring Set. Each Blue Opal is lab cultured, measures 8mm and is set in Sterling Silver. 

Our 2nd place winner will receive these fun and stylish Boho Rainbow Glass Lampwork earrings. Each pair is handmade in Amy's Studio and feature natural Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver Granular Style beads. How adorable are these?

So, if you'd like to win one of these lovely sets for yourself of a loved one then just get your entries in on the Rafflecopter form below and stay tuned to see if you're chosen as one of our winners! 

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  1. CONNIE = Rose

    I like the HUGE Statement Opal ring.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all of the Opal's I have always had a love of them. I do love the Green Chalcedony Gemstone & Swiss Marcasite Sterling Silver ring. Victorian Style Ring. Then I saw this one Edwardian Era style ring. Filigree Design ring. Green Opal ring trying to just pick a couple is difficult because they are all so beautiful!

  3. I love the Genuine Australian Black Opal Pendant Opal necklace.

  4. sherri crawford
    i like the huge agate ring and all those opal rings are gorgeous

  5. I like the Filagree Sterling Silver Blue Opal Pendant!

  6. I also like the Vibrant Genuine Australian Black Opal ring.3 extraordinary Opal Gemstones.Set in this Handmade Fine Silver freeform setting. Large Opals!

  7. I love this statement ring:

  8. I also like the Genuine Black Opal ring w/Amethyst Handmade Fine Silver, Celtic knot design setting.

  9. I love the Huge Agate Ring -

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