In late August the Chef went all out and made my birthday super special (see here if you weren't following at that time). It was honestly the best one of my life. Unbeknownst to me, however, someone had done a little "shopping" in my suitcase while we were at the hotel and I returned home without several of my choicest pieces of jewelry. Right after my birthday we left for Canada and I noticed I couldn't find a ring and a necklace while packing my bag, but chalked it up to having just misplaced it upon our return from birthdayville. Not so much. Cut to present and I have thus far realized I'm missing two rings, two bracelets and two necklaces (swallows lump in throat). Two of the pieces were Melinda Maria (this ring and this cuff) - and you know I wear her jewelry 95% of the time (because it is in almost every single blog post) - so after suffering for the past few weeks I couldn't take it anymore and decided to jump off my wallet and replace as much as possible (3 pieces aren't even made anymore just to add salt to the wound).
First stop: Melinda Maria. I called her studio and explained the scenario which was like crying on the shoulders of my best girlfriends. Back in the spring when I attended a private showing we did a giveaway and, as we were talking about recent events, the other day decided to erase a bad experience with a good one. So you know what that means, right? It's giveaway time!! Yahoooo!!
So here's the piece we selected for one lucky winner - it is my most favorite to date:
One lucky winner will win their choice of this ring with either white or black cz stones - the black stone version is not even available for sale yet anywhere and is a part of Melinda's upcoming collection.
*This giveaway is open to all U.S., Canadian and Overseas readers. The entry period will run through 11:59pm PST Thursday, October 21st, 2010 and the winner will be announced on Friday, October 22, 2010.
HOW TO ENTER - please leave a separate comment for each entry
*For one entry you must be a follower of this free bird via Google Reader (if you aren't already :)), AND leave a comment on this post stating you have done so. Be sure you either leave an email address or have a link to your email on your blog so that I can contact you if you win.
*For additional entries: follow this free bird on twitter.
*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with the link back stating you have done so. If this helps for twitter: Just entered great @birdgirlc #giveaway for a Melinda Maria Oxidized Link Ring! http://bit.ly/akrDBj
* and of course visit Melinda Maria Jewelry and let me know your favorite piece of jewelry. Prepare to swoon!
I will contact the winner after next week's draw to find out your ring size (it is available in sizes 5 - 8), color preference and mailing address. Good luck everyone!!
And p.s. - Have a great weekend! Any special plans?