I was recently contacted by Charles and Colvard, creators of Moissanite, to ask if I was interested in doing a product review of their jewelry. Never one to turn down something shiny and sparkly I agreed, and they sent me a pair of stud earrings to wear.
I'd always believed that Moissanite was a false stone much like cubic zirconia - a fake imposter sadly pretending to be a diamond, but appearing nothing like it. But I learned that Moissanite is derived from silicon carbide, a naturally occurring mineral. It sparkles more than a diamond, is flawless, and has more fire and brilliance than a diamond. It is the second-hardest material on earth - stronger than sapphire, emerald or ruby, and is remarkably resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking and chipping. Silicon carbide is very rare in it's natural form and is too scarce in nature to be mined. Charles & Colvard, Ltd., owns a patented process for creating the jewel in a way that recreates the characteristics of the original mineral, duplicating its toughness, durability, fire and brilliance.
I've been wearing these earrings for a week and have gotten nothing but compliments on them. They are beautifully sparkly and look exactly like diamond earrings, but are a fraction of the cost. I typically wear very small studs or hoop earrings, and these added a very noticeable amount of glamor to my thrifted outfits.
I'm pleased to be able to offer my readers a chance to win a pair of Moissanite stud earrings of your own! With a total weight of 0.5 carat, and a retail value of $99, these are sure to become an integral part of your wardrobe. These studs come in a brilliant round shape, though Moissanite is available in fancy cuts such as cushion, princess, radiant and square brilliant.
To enter to win these gorgeous earrings, simply do the following:
- Follow me on Google Friend Connect (button is on my sidebar)
For extra entries:
- Follow me on Twitter @dresscourage
- Follow Moissanite on Twitter @CCMoissanite
- Tweet the following about the giveaway: I just entered to win a pair of Moissanite stud earrings worth $99 from @dresscourage! You can win too! http://tinyurl.com/6dxdjdn
Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
Giveaway ends on October 28th at 9 am CMT. Giveaway is for US residents only. Winner must contact me at dresswithcourage(at)gmail(dot)com with their mailing address within 48 hours of end of giveaway. Failure to contact me will result in forfeiting the earrings.
Thanks for entering and good luck!
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