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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lauren Nicole Gifts Victorian Wax Seal Necklace Review & Giveaway


My grandfather gave my grandmother a beautiful locket during their engagement.  Shortly after, her father sent her away to live with an aunt and uncle hoping it would change her mind about getting married. It only made her more determined. She gave the photo on the left to my  grandfather to let him know how she felt about him and the locket.

For over seventy years, that locket has held a special place in Grandma's heart. When my uncle, her youngest child passed away, she kept a small photo of him inside. Somehow, that locket helped fill that empty space left at her son's passing. Of all her possessions, this necklace meant the world to her. It was always her symbol of love for my grandpa and uncle.

In June, my 22 year old daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ever since her diagnosis, I wanted something I could wear that would remind me of her. I thought of my grandma's locket and wanted to find something that would mean the same for me as it did to Grandma.  What I wanted was something stylish and modern, made by hand which expressed the hope I feel everyday that my daughter's life will be extended. 


Victorian Wax Seal Necklace by Lauren Nicole Gifts

My heart nearly jumped in my chest when I found the sterling silver Victorian Wax Seal Necklace by Lauren Nicole Gifts. This was exactly what I hoped to find as my symbol of love and hope.  I ordered my necklace with my daughter's first initial, K. The white bead is my symbol of pure love. The best part about Lauren Nicole Gifts is that I could buy a special bead add on. To my necklace, I added a bead in the ovarian cancer color of teal and a sterling silver hand stamped bead cap with the word "hope" across the top. 
When my package arrived, I was so excited to open it, my hands were shaking. I could tell from the packaging that there was something special inside.


I loved the cute little ladybug. Most of all, I loved what I found in the box. My eyes welled with tears when I saw my necklace. It was exactly what I hoped for. The perfect reminder of what I love and cherish the most in the whole world, my family, specifically my daughter.
My necklace from Lauren Nicole Gifts

I wore my necklace the first chance I got. Ironically, the first place I went with it was the hospital with my daughter into the chemotherapy infusion room. She noticed the necklace and was touched I would wear it for her. I plan on wearing it a lot. The necklace is high quality sterling silver. I have a soft spot for hand made jewelry as I used to make jewelry. It is apparent that Lauren Nicole Gifts takes extra time and care to make sure the jewelry is made to last. I especially love the Victorian look of the wax seal and the antiqued silver around it. For me, it is both modern and nostalgic, a great combination of what I love about my grandmother's locket and my style. 

I hope to add a personalized bracelet in the future. My experience with Lauren Nicole Gifts has been excellent. The customer service is impeccable. My special request for my extra bead was handled quickly and compassionately. I highly recommend Lauren Nicole Gifts for heirloom quality jewelry.

To purchase hand stamped and wax seal jewelry visit Lauren Nicole Gifts. Also, visit Lauren Nicole Gifts on Facebook. All of Lauren Nicole products are made in the U.S.A. 


Enter to win this necklace

Contest Details: Lauren Nicole Gifts generously offered one of my lucky readers their own sterling silver Wax Seal Initial Necklace ($80 ARV). Freshwater pearl bead is included. The extra bead is not included in the prize. Contest ends 8/25/2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST. By entering the contest, you acknowledge you have read the terms on the Rafflecopter form and agree to have your name published if you are the winner.



**I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

96 comments:

  1. I would love an H with the hand stamped bead charms in my boys birth stones with their names on them :)

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  2. I like this http://www.laurennicolegifts.com/foje.html

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  3. I like their Pet Photo Necklace. I also make jewelry and am currently working a technique to make my own pet photo jewelry.

    autumnblues @ live dot com

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  4. I also like the White Pearl Hand Stamped Wedding Bouquet Charm

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  5. I like the Coin Pearl Earrings

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  6. I love the Amethyst earrings.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  7. I love the baby handprint ring. (sterling silver)

    Love3570@aol.com

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  8. the coin pearl earrings
    pin as jacksondeb
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  9. I really like the Signature Bracelet
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

    Sharon
    lunrei at yahoo dot com

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  10. I like the Script Wax Seal Initial Sterling Silver Ring.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. I wanted to say your daughter is in my prayers. I did something similar when my then 7 year old was diagnosed with Osteo-sarcoma, bone cancer. I had the need to carry something in honor of her bravery and 3 year struggle. She's 25 today and she has a similar pendent she wears from me. ::)
    As long as we stay as positive as w possibly can and just get through each day. God Bless.
    Carol L.

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  12. luv their coin pearl earrings.

    siener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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  13. I like the Hand Stamped Circle of Love Necklace
    Kims2312@verizon.net

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  14. I like the "Family Necklaces made with Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Pendants".

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  15. I would like the Button Pearl and Wax Seal Toggle Bracelet
    Cathy Truman
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  16. I really like the "Love Anchors All" Bracelet!!!

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  17. I like the Baby Footprints necklace.

    cawillingham1202 at gmail dot com

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  18. I like the Handwriting Bracelet made with your loved's ones writing or signature. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win :) Thanks !!! corrysue@yahoo.com

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  19. Santa's Magic Key Ornament
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  20. I also love the Hand Stamped Circle Of Love Necklaces. Deana C. calvad at aol dot com

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  21. I would love to have Handwriting Bracelet made with your loved's ones writing or signature

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  22. I love the Hand Stamped Wedding Charm Necklace. I would love to get it with mine and my husband's wedding date!

    rm.corey@rocketmail.com

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  23. I love the Little Prints - Double Sided Necklace made with your child's footprint & handprint, and the idea in the picture to say "1 year" on the back!

    fs4sarah at gmail dot com

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  24. I love them all but most of all the personalized pet tags and the family pendants.

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  25. I like the Wax Seal Bracelet with Victorian Wax Seal Initial Charm.

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  26. I like the Baby Handprint Jewelry

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  27. "If God Brings You To It" Necklace.

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  28. Christina - xristya@rock.com - I love the Heart Of Gold necklace!

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  29. I love the hand stamped family necklace

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  30. http://www.laurennicolegifts.com/moea.html I like the monogrammed earrings

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  31. I LOVE the mommy jewelry! I got my daughter a necklace when she had her first son. She loved it!

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  32. I really like the Wax Seal Ring with Sterling Silver Script Wax Seal Initial

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  33. My wife would love this and I also love the "Love Anchors All" Bracelet. Thank you, Arthur Caudill

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  34. I like the Wax Seal Necklace with a Sterling Silver Wax Seal Initial Charm.

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  35. I love the handstamped circle of love necklaces..I would get one and include myself, my boyfriend, and my Cat...LOL

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  36. The Victorian Wax Seal Initial Sterling Silver Ring is fab!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  37. I like the Script Initial Leather Wrap Around Bracelet

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  38. Absolutely the Circle of Love necklaces!

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I really like the Circle of Love Necklaces

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  40. I like the Child's Artwork Necklaces

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  41. s.s. initial & charms bracelet...adorable

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  42. Love this: http://www.laurennicolegifts.com/haje2.html

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  43. Handwriting Bracelet made with your loved's ones writing or signature

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  44. I like the Hand Stamped Heart of Gold Necklaces

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  45. i love the baby handprint ring!

    velvetelvis46@yahoo.com

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  46. I love the Sterling Silver Child's Artwork Necklace

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  47. Hand Stamped Elegant Family Necklace
    weta1972@yahoo.com

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  48. I love the Sterling Silver Initial and Charm Bracelets!!

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  49. Baby Footprint and Handprint Bracelets

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  50. I love the Victorian Wax Seal Initial Sterling Silver Ring.
    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Baby Footprint and Handprint Bracelets

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  52. I also like the childen's artwork necklaces!

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  53. I like the Hand Stamped Family Necklace with Heart.

    Paula Michele Hafner

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  54. I Love the hand stamped family necklaces

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  55. I love the Wax Seal Bracelet with Victorian Wax Seal Initial Charm.

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  56. I like the hand stamped circle necklace.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  57. The Hand Stamped Circle of Love Necklace is gorgeous!

    chelsknits at hotmail dot com

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  58. I like the Pet Photo Necklace jennifer.b.orr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I love the Hand Stamped Mommy Bracelets

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  60. Hand Stamped Family Pendant Necklaces

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  61. Handwriting Pearl Bracelet made with your loved one's handwriting, thanks!

    Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

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  62. i love the Hand Stamped Heart of Gold Necklaces

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  63. baby footprint necklace - so amazing

    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  64. I like the monogrammed earrings.

    kelleyc76(at)live(dot)com

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  65. I like the Child's Artwork Charm Bracelet.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I like the child's artwork necklaces!

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  67. I like the Baby Footprint and Handprint Bracelets

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  68. I also like the Hand Stamped Sterling Silver Name Jewelry.

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  69. I like the Hand Stamped Bead Charm (10mm) - Blue Zircon

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  70. like Baby Footprint & Handprint Bracelet

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  71. Gemstone Earrings

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  72. I like Handwriting & Signature Bracelets
    tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

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  73. Hand Stamped Heart of Gold Necklaces is my favorite.

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  74. I like the baby footprints necklace

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  75. Personalized pet gift

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  76. I like the Hand Stamped Family Pendant Necklaces.

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  77. I love the Button Pearl & Wax Seal Toggle Bracelet. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  78. I really like the family tree necklace. Beautiful!
    http://www.laurennicolegifts.com/fatrne.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. When I clicked on this review, I never imagined I'd be lying here in tears, almost unable to see the screen. What a beautiful and very special story. I will be praying for you and your daughter. Thank you for taking the time to write this very special review. I love the product.

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  80. Such a touching story indeed. I do hope that your daughter is healing. I can only imagine the sentimentality that the necklace provided to you and your daughter. Personally, I love the heirloom jewelry and plan to checking this company out. Thanks.

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  81. I really like the initial necklace. I have been searching for necklace like this for a long time. It's a great giveaway by the way.

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