Novica Agate Bracelet Review – Gifts for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is right around the corner (less than a week away!) and if you are anything like me, you may still be struggling with what to get for mom this year. I used to buy my mom a pretty hanging basket of flowers but since they live in an apartment building, she really doesn’t have anywhere to hang one anymore. And since their space is very limited, it’s hard to know what I should get for her! Often times, I will find a store or website that has products I know she’ll like and buy her a gift card so she can choose her own gift. She seems to enjoy this along with her card, I know I love getting gift cards, who doesn’t?

I recently received a gift code to review the Novica website. I have never shopped there before but knew as soon as I started browsing that they had some beautiful and interesting items that could very well make nice gifts. I was really pleased to see all of the Jewelry Gifts for Mom, especially the beautiful stone jewelry.

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I found the Novica Curation feature to be a really useful way to group together items that I liked on the website. I also loved browsing through other user’s Curated Collections. It’s a fun way to discover new artists and you can even share collections via social media like Facebook and Twitter. I plan to go back and curate some more boards, it’s a great place to find inspiration for gifts, decor and more! Sometimes there are even Curate contests where you can win prizes for creating collections! 

I used Novica’s Curate feature to whittle down the selection of bracelets.  After much debate, I purchased a lovely Agate Wristband Bracelet.

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This beautiful agate bracelet shipped inside a small box and was wrapped very nicely in a decorative fabric drawstring pouch. It included a small handwritten Thank you card on the back of a souvenir photo from Bangkok and an artist card describing the piece and an artist quote. This is certainly gift worthy — the workmanship is beautifully done and it arrived in perfect condition since the box was reinforced with rigid cardboard. 

My bracelet was handcrafted by Panapha from Thailand, and is called “Natural Mystique,” and is prettier than the photo shows on the site! I love agate and I really like the smoothness of the stones and the simplicity of the design. I expect this to last for a very long time and become a treasured piece in my wardrobe. It was very interesting to read about how the artist, Panapha, grew up in Bangkok, then Chiang Mai. It was also fun to read that we were both born in the same year! Owning a piece that someone else has lovingly handcrafted on the other side of the world is a true joy.

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Shopping on the Novica site is very easy to do and I like that I have many options to shop — by region, price, popularity, style and more. It’s wonderful knowing that Novica is working in association with National Geographic to bring the artistic works of thousands of artisans from Asia, Africa and Latin America to people around the globe! I would never have the chance to find these items on my own for such an affordable price!

It’s easy to find what you’re looking for on Novica and there are so many Unique Gifts for Mom. All of the items created by artisans from around the world are special and beautiful! I really love being able to read the stories about each artisan and how they created their pieces and collections. 

Where to find and how to stay in touch!

Fins more beautiful gifts for mom, and everyone else on your list, at To keep up to date with promotions and Curat Contests and artist news by following the Novica Facebook page and @novica on Twitter.

Win a Novica Gift Card!

Thanks to Novica, one lucky reader will win a $50 Novica gift code to spend on the website!  WooHoo! Buy something for mom, grandma or yourself and enjoy the beauty of these handcrafted items from far away places!

Entry is super easy using the Rafflecopter form below. Just complete the first mandatory entry to open up a bunch of optional extra entries! Giveaway is open to Canada & U.S. residents ages 18+ only and will end on May 20, 2013 11:59pm est. Winner will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted via email. Winner must respond to winner notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

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Product information, giveaway prize and complimentary review product were provided by Novica, regardless, all thoughts and opinions are genuine and 100% my own.


About the Author

Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
With a love for the outdoors and visiting local attractions in and around NW PA and Lake Erie, you never know what you'll find in my nest! Subscribe to A Hen's Nest so you don't miss the fun!



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    Anne Taylor says

    I love the Glass pitcher, ‘Amber Harmony’, but there is so much to choose from! I could get lost for days!


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    I love the Cultured pearl and blue topaz floral necklace, ‘Frangipani Trio’

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

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    Mary Beth Elderton says

    The Talavera ceramic serving plate, ‘A Taste of Mexico’ and several similar pieces are just gorgeous.

  4. 5

    I love the Pearl and citrine cluster earrings, ‘Radiant Love’

  5. 6

    I like the tin and ceramic wall mirror, ‘Colonial Blue.’

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    Kate F. says

    I like the Garnet dangle earrings, ‘Kuta Princess.’

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    Aimee R says

    I like the Silk shawl, ‘Pink Reflecting Pools’

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    susan hartman says

    I might buy one of the many great purses -maybe this one or maybe the bracelet. Its beautiful.

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    I like the Summer Sun Mirror.

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    Ruby Yoshi says

    I like the Mohena mirror, ‘Golden Peacocks’

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    pinky sade says

    I’d spend it on the Gold plated blue topaz cocktail ring, ‘Chiang Mai Majesty’

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    Eloise C says

    I really like the Sterling silver band ring, ‘Circle of Stars’. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!


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    I’d get the Ishpingo wood statuette, ‘Loyal Dachshund’. Thanks.

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    Desiree Dunbar says

    I love the Moon Halo cultured Pearl drop earrings.

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    I like the Celadon ceramic vase, ‘Autumn in My Heart’

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    Margaret Smith says

    I’d love to get the Sterling silver pendant necklace, ‘Love Forever’

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    Jennifer T. says

    I’ve had my eye on the Serpentine long eco-necklace, ‘Story of Hope’ for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Ann Fantom says

    I like the Wood bookends, ‘Speak No Evil Monkey’ by Nyoman Karsa

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    Stephanie Larison says

    Garnet waterfall necklace, ‘Queen of Diamonds’

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    Robert Lloyd says

    I like the Paradise Hummingbird wall art.

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    I love Novica! I actually really like the Agate bracelet you got… I would probably spend it on one of those! Thank you :-)

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    Katie Roch says

    If I won I would like to get the Leather tablet case, ‘Honey Cyberspace’

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    Michele P. says

    my favorite is the glassware/tableware from Javier & Efren, especially the margarita glasses

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    Kelli A says

    I like the Silk batik scarf, ‘Awakening’

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    Barbara Montag says

    I’d get the Jade Heart Ring – thank you.

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    virginia says

    The bracelet is exquisite.

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    mickeyfan says

    There is a vase I love called Amber Fan.

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    I love their metal scuplture artisans, I’d get one of them, love the Rustic Flamingo by Armando Ramirez

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    CherylS22 says

    I might get the Blue topaz link bracelet, ‘A New Leaf’ by Ngurah Gede.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Bailey-Eileen Dexter-Parr says


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    rod jackson says

    the radiant natural fiber basket

    Rod Jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

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    I might get the Blue topaz link bracelet, ‘A New Leaf’!

  33. 34

    i really want the challenger cribbage set

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    judy gardner says
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    I would get the Family Time bracelet!

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    Cherie Montorio says

    I would probably get the Sterling silver flower earrings, ‘Fern Flowers’.

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    Sharon Kaminski says

    Blue topaz pendant necklace, ‘In Circles’ is nice

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    Jennifer Reed says

    I think I would get the cute Ceramic mugs, ‘Good Morning’ (set of 4)

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    I would get the Sterling silver cocktail ring, ‘Arabesque Curl’.

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    I like the Amethyst flower necklace, ‘Sacred Lilac Lotus’.

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    I like the Rhodochrosite sphere, ‘Venus’.

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    Lisa Garner says

    I would get the Mohena wood mirror, ‘Moonlit Tulips’ (large)
    by Marcos Luzalde (Andes)

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    Sterling silver pendant necklace, ‘Thoughtful Owl’

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    Susan Smith says

    Garnet and peridot earrings, ‘Sisters’

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    Laurie Emerson says

    I would get the Wood Sculpture Love Blossoms.

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    I would put the gift card towards Wood mask, ‘Awaiting Him’

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    Amanda Sakovitz says

    I love the dangle Trumpeted Elephant earrings!

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    Shoulder bag, ‘Gujrati Mandalas’

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    Bryan E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… Glass pitcher, ‘Blue Grace’

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    Thomas Murphy says

    I would get the Wood sculpture, ‘A Mother’s Love’

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    Ann Fantom says


    Thanks for announcing me as the winner! I have responded to your email.

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    Awesome collection, wish I would have won that gift card. I love stone jewerly and I think it makes a great gift, my Mother loves it as well so its perfect. Novica has some great stuff, the jewerly is unique and perfect for a gift. Got my sister and mom necklaces, and they love them!


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