Product review and giveaway: Win a pair of Moissanite stud earrings worth $99!

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!

In case you missed it: You still have a chance to enter my giveaway for a $25 gift card to JC Penney!



73 comments:

  1. oh wow great review! I want to find new jewellery as well similar to these, because Santana from GLEE always wears a pair similar to this heheh. I'm a follower, please enter me? :D

    natalie
    http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

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  2. oooh, i'm always up for more jewelry! great giveaway! i'm a GFC follower.

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  3. My engagement ring is moissanite (at my request). It's a shame that any clear gemstone automatically gets a bad rap as a "fake diamond," but I definitely heard that from more than one person when I got engaged. I love mine to pieces, and it always gets tons of compliments. It's so sparkly! I wholeheartedly recommend moissanite to just about everybody. :)

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  4. These are lovely! I'm following on GFC.

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  5. I follow you via GFC! Beautiful earrings! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    loveandlookpretty@gmail.com
    http://loveandlookpretty.blogspot.com

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  6. Fascinating! I didn't know much about Moissanite before. I follow you on Bloglovin'.

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  7. And you're on my blog roll.
    http://whenlifehandsyouapear.wordpress.com/

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  8. I follow you on GFC! And these are so pretty and classy:)

    Mwah!
    Jen
    jwronko@att.net
    midwesternmodernmomma.blogspot.com

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  9. I also follow you on twitter (and send you pumpkin recipes when you have bad days!!)

    jwronko@att.net

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  10. I follow you on Google Friend Connect!

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  11. Your blog is on my igoogle reader!

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  12. hell yes elissa! i follow you on GFC!

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  13. You are in my google reader.

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  14. I love Moissanite! My dad used to be a jeweler and he would rave about they beauty of Moissanite jewelry.

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  15. And I tweeted about your giveaway! :-)

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  16. I follow you via GFC!

    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

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  17. I follow you via twitter as Calliandras.

    geminicalli at yahoo dot com

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  18. These are awesome! Even if I don't win, I think I might pick a pair up for my (not soon, but in the works) wedding. I follow you on GFC.

    ssimpson83(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I follow you through Google friend connect & always look forward to your entries popping up in my Google reader!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. I'm already following you on google friend connect.

    hollyetf (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. I Follow u on Google Friend Connect as Mango
    loayza.janet@gmail.com
    :)

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  22. I Follow u on Twitter @dresscourage as @janicevip
    loayza.janet@gmail.com
    :)

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  23. I Tweeted about ur giveaway as @janicevip here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/JaniceVip/status/124319966794227712
    loayza.janet@gmail.com
    :)
    thank u 4 ur giveaway!!

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  24. And I follow you on Twitter.

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  25. i follow you on twitter (@bmakatche)

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  26. i tweeted about your giveaway (@bmakatche)

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  27. is there a typo error there? you meant 1/half carat total weight? making each diamonds 1/4 carat each?

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  28. Google Friends Connect - following you publicly as (Louis)

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  29. following you on twitter @left_the_stars


    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  30. following @CCMoissanite on twitter @left_the_stars


    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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  31. I followed via GFC (pudgy.ponies@yahoo dot com)

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  32. I followed Dresswithcourage on twitter (@PudgyPonies)

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  33. I followed CCmoissanite on twitter (@PudgyPonies)

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  34. I tweeted this wonderful giveaway,
    http://twitter.com/#!/PudgyPonies/status/126008070114525184

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  35. Just signed up to follow you. Found you through an Ann Taylor Loft FB comment. Please enter me in your contest. Thanks!

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  36. following @CCMoissanite on twitter @saraminda

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  37. I am following @DressCourage on twitter @saraminda

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  38. http://twitter.com/#!/saraminda/status/126450733389316096

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  39. following blog thru google connect :)

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  40. These are beautiful! I would never buy another diamond! I have one moissanite piece and I would LOVE these to match!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  41. GFC
    thanks for the chance to win these beauties!
    anissacoupons@hotmail.com

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  42. http://twitter.com/#!/goochin/status/126654795904856064

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  43. I just started reading like a minute ago. Where have you been all my life? I am utterly envious of your thrifting abilities. The best I've ever done is my 2006 Halloween costume 80's prom dress. I mean, it was a good buy, but it was only appropriate to wear once. And really, not even then. Anyway...

    I have box-dyed. I have manic panic dyed, even. Pink looks great at 15. In fact, I keep a box of emergency brown in my closet at all times - just in case. I've had to use it many a-time. the highlighter yellow highlights from the super expensive salon? Emergency Brown! The "holy shit that's red" box? Emergency Brown! The six-months-since-my-last-dye-job-roots? Emergency Brown. I would be a regular box-dyer if only I could do my own highlights. Instead, I have six month roots followed by beautifully highlight textured locks. H.O.T.

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  44. Between you and Christina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly, I'm sold. Now I want to win! Following on GC
    -Bella@thecitizenrosebud.com

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  45. And I follow you like a rabbit down a hole on twitter, humbly watching your klout score soar and over shadow mine.

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  46. I follow you via google friend connect (and google reader!). :)

    My name is Paula and my e-mail is:
    lavita.xo@gmail.com

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  47. I have a moissanite engagement ring. After doing so much research I told my FI that I did not want a diamond. It sucks that on some of the wedding forums people still call it a fake diamond. I'm also glad that with my moissanite and moissaniteco.com review, I've helped a lot of women learn about it and even had people tell me that they bought a moissanite based on my reviews! How sweet! Even a year later, my moissanite looks brand new. It sparkles so much and I still get compliments on it. Just the other day I had an emergency dental appointment and the receptionist grabbed my hand to oogle my ring! She said she had never seen such a pretty diamond and I told her it was moissanite. Well, when I went in today for a follow up, she told me that she buying a pair od moissanite earrings because of me! I'm hoping to get a pink pair for my wedding! Enough rambling! Moissanite will soon to be as popular, if not more, as a diamond!
    I'm following you on GFC!

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  48. following you on Twitter. @tattoosandlace

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  49. Already following CC @tattoosandlace

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  50. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/Tattoosandlace

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  51. following moissanite on twitter!

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  52. I am a follower via google friend connect.

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  53. I followed you on Twitter.

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  54. I followed Moissanite on Twitter.

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  55. I tweeted about the giveaway. (My first tweet EVER) FutureMrs0912

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  56. I'm a new follower! What a great giveaway!

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  57. I follow you now via GFC.
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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