I posted a little while ago about this special discount code that is available through Novica.com on your first purchase of great artisan gifts. The code Save7Novica will save you $7, thanks to US Family Guide. Well I made a purchase for two sets of earrings that I plan to give away as gifts. I want to tell you that the process of ordering is very simple. There's a search box at the top of the webpage that I found to be extremely useful. I did searches for animals that I knew were favorites of people I knew until I found earrings that I knew they would love. When you do a search for something, the left hand side of the webpage will give you other ways to narrow down your search criteria so you can search more efficiently.
For instance, I did a search for elephant earrings. The initial search reveal three ways to narrow down my results: Category (jewelry or masks), Region (Bali and Java, India, Thailand, West Africa) and Price. I was looking for a specific price range due to the discount code that I was provided for my honest opinion of their service and products. This narrowed down my results from 55 to 37 which made finding something I wanted to buy just a little faster. These earrings are coming from Thailand.
When I went through the purchasing process, I had the option to pay with credit card, Amazon, or Paypal. I chose Paypal and found that unlike some websites, this one seamlessly connected with Paypal. I never felt like I was being redirected or that my information would get lost. I was able to apply two discount codes. Some places will only allow you to use one discount code at a time, so I was very happy this one was not like that. The entire ordering process was very easy.
Garnet dangle earrings, 'Dragonfly Glow'
The earrings come in a little jewelry bag or you can pay extra for a nice jewelry box. These earrings are made from sterling silver and garnet. They measure 1.6" L x 1" W which are a very nice size. They are made to dangle and weigh 0.19 oz. With earrings that are over an inch in length, the weight is important. They feel light enough to not hurt your ears after extended wear. I think they are quite lovely and will make a very nice gift.
Each pair of earrings that I ordered came with this little book that tells you a little about the earrings. The Dragonfly Glow book is seen below.
The last thing that came with the earrings is a personalized card from the artisan that made them. Each postcard has a picture of the country where the artisan is from so you get a little more information about who your money is supporting.
Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings, 'Naif Elephants'
Again, the earrings came with a nice little jewelry bag or I could have purchased a jewelry box for them. These are made solely of sterling silver. I will say they were a little smaller than I expected, but that wouldn't have been a surprise if I had looked at their measurements on the Novica.com website. They are 1" L x 0.5" W and weight only 0.06 oz. They are cute little elephants with a satin finish. Another nice gift for the elephant lover you know.
Again this pair came with a cute little book telling you about the earrings and personalized postcard from the artisan. See below.
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