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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthday Blog-stravaganza - Day Two: Perfectly Peridot

{Today is Day 2 of my Birthday Blog-stravagaza!!!!

 Each day this week a guest blogger will post about one of my favorite things. Be sure to check back daily to find out what they are.   Also, there will be a daily giveaway having to do with one of my favorite things. Please go to the end of the post for more details.

Today's guest post is by one of my dearest gals, Naleli Askew, Jewelry Diva Extraordinaire!  Her blog, Essential Jewels offers up all kinds of bling-a-liciousness!  She has the 411 on how to  choose the right jewlery to wear with the latest fashions to providing personlized one-on-one consultations for those ready to jump the broom!  Please take a look at her blog when you have a chance.}

I was honored to be asked to guest blog on CWBD as part of Keisha’s Birthday blog-extravaganza. So my challenge (if I choose to accept it) is to take what I write about JEWELRY and what CWBD is about PARTIES and I hope mission accomplished.  Augusts’ birthstone is the peridot, a beautiful olive green stone mined in countries like Australia, Mexico, Burma and South Africa. Legend has it that peridot was the favorite gem of Cleopatra, hmmmm that sounds like the “inner queen diva” of CWBD! (*wink wink)
It is thought to bring the wearer good luck, peace and success and have healing power and dispel negative energy.

Here are some fabulous designers that I came across that really know how to feature a beautiful peridot. What great accessories when painting the town red for your birthday.


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Designer Suzy Landa uses gold and diamonds to accent this lush peridot.
clip_image004Mallary Marks showcases these faceted peridots in 22k gold and diamonds.


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 Mauri Pioppo handcrafted this beautiful pair of serpent earrings - very Sex and the City!


clip_image008I love this Mallary Mark teardrop necklace, since layering is the hautest trend grab a couple of these and go to town.


So now that you’re fully bejeweled, it’s time to celebrate and how better to do that than with cocktails & cupcakes!!!! A cool Mojito beverage (or what I tell my kids is a “grown up drink”) and Mojito cupcakes....

Talk about heaven in one wrapper!


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Happy Birthday Keisha, I wish you a day full of all your bling-a-lious dreams coming true!!

Don't forget to leave your comment below for a chance to win a Peridot cupcake pendant

Five lucky winners will each receive a Peridot Cupcake
Charm Pendant by Etsy seller Dewy and Pat



These are the most adorable little charms and they are super affordable. 
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