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Give the gift of personalized jewelry from Pictures on Gold

 

Have you finished holiday shopping yet? I haven’t. I have three gifts for my husband, and that’s about it. I have two gift ideas for our son, and one for our daughter (depending on how much it costs). I did purchase gifts for my co-workers and my son’s girlfriend, which is great because I don’t have to run around looking for last minute gifts for them.

I honestly don’t want people to think that their gift was a last minute thought, which is why I am happy I already have gifts for my co-workers. I want my family and friends to know that I DID give a lot of thought about their gift, and that it’s not just any old gift you can grab at the last minute at a local department store.

One way to show the person you a gifting that you put a lot of thought into their gift, and took the time to create it, is by giving them a gift of personalized jewelry.

Over the years I have posted reviews for the brand Pictures on Gold. I have always loved their jewelry and I still wear the pieces I was sent to review. Each one is special to me and contains photos of the people who mean the most to me in this world like my husband, our children and my family.

Here are some of Pictures on Gold necklaces that I have. PLEASE NOTE – it’s not easy to get a great photo of the inside. They look scratched, but they are not. They look so much nicer in person.

This is how one of the lockets looked on the computer screen as I was designing it.

I blurred out my husband’s name and our anniversary date for privacy reasons.

This year I was fortunate to receive another beautiful piece of jewelry to review. I was sent one of their photo lockets.

This year I knew exactly what photos I wanted to have inside – a picture of me and my brother John, and a picture of my cousin John. Both of them died within a year of each other. My cousin John has been in my life since I was a baby. He was more like a brother to me than a cousin. As for my actual brother, it took me 28 years to find him and I lost him two years later in a car accident. My heart is forever broken with the loss of both Johns.

For privacy reasons, and out of respect for both families, I have “fuzzed out” the images of both Johns (my brother or my cousin). I left my image so you can see it.

On the front I have a special quote engraved on it. On the back I have my husband’s initials (since he’s a very special person in my life too). I tired to get a good photo of the quote, but the reflection from my photo interfered with it and it was hard to see in the photos.

The locket comes with your choice of a necklace.

The necklace and locket come in a beautiful box, ready to give to the lucky recipient. The necklace and locket can also be kept in the box for safe keeping.

Designing your own locket is an easy and unique process that let’s customers use their creativity to create the perfect locket. It’s super easy to do, and all the instructions are laid out before you so you never have to question what you are doing.

What I love most about the designing process (aside from how easy it is), is that you can see what your locket will look like in real time. That means you don’t have to wait for it to arrive to see the finished product. You can see how it will look before it’s processed right there on my desktop and/or mobile device.

You also get to design the front, back, inside left and inside right of the locket.

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Inside left

Inside right

Back

 

The whole locket is a blank canvas, just waiting for your personalization with images, text and/or clip art (they have plenty of clip art to choose from).

Here is a link to the whole process – Design Your Own Locket:

Here are the steps:

  1. Customize the FRONT SIDE of the Locket by selecting CLIP ART from any category.
  2. Proceed to the next step to add a PHOTO to the left side. Choose to upload the file. You can center it yourself.
  3. Proceed to the next step to add a PHOTO to the right side. Choose to upload the file. You can center it yourself.
  4. Click on the next step to add a PERSONAL MESSAGE on the reverse side.
  5. Click on next step and choose an 18 inch Sterling Silver BOX CHAIN with a lobster claw.
  6. Click on next step to PREVIEW the finished locket before you add it to the cart.
  7.   In the preview mode you are able to see the completed locket
  8.   If you would like to make changes you can then make changes.

You don’t have to worry if you think the image is not sitting properly in the locket on your screen. The people at Pictures on Gold will make sure the image fits in perfectly. They will remove any white background, however, if you would like the white background kept in the image, write that down in the “special instructions” section of the order.

If you happen to have two people in the image you are using that are spaced apart, the people at Pictures on Gold will enhance the photo and bring the people closer together.

The images you choose are not photos stuck inside the locket. They are done with a color laser or laser, making them 100% waterproof (unlike a paper photo that can’t get wet). The image is also scratch-proof and guaranteed for a lifetime. Even the text you create is done with a high definition laser engraver.

Here is an example of how beautiful laser engraving can look. I love it!

You might think that designing your own photo locket (or any other piece of photo jewelry on their site) would take forever to be made and shipped out to you. That is not the case at all. Believe it or not, most times the jewelry ships out in ONE DAY! That is pretty impressive if you ask me.

There are so many details about this gift that anyone would love to receive during the holiday season. Being able to Design Your Own Locket for a loved one makes it the ideal gift.

If a personalized photo locket is not what you’d like to gift someone, Pictures on Gold has many other great jewelry options to choose from.

Pictures on Gold carries regular lockets, personalized fingerprint jewelry, medical alert jewelry, religious medallions, sports themed jewelry, name jewelry and more. They also carry necklaces, rings (even a toe ring), bracelets, wedding bands and more.

If you are interested in checking out all that Pictures on Gold has to offer, visit PicturesonGold.com.

You can also check out the brand on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Would you like to gift someone personalized jewelry? If so, what kind?

Would you love to receive a photo locket from Pictures on Gold?

Kimberly

*I received a free sample product to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Sterling Silver Heart “Valentine” Photo Locket from PicturesonGold.com Review & Giveaway (ends 1/26/13)

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Walk into any retail store right now and they are already set up for Valentines day. In fact I snapped a picture of SpongeBob Valentine’s Day cards at Toys R Us weeks ago. Nothing like rushing the holidays. Sigh…

Valentine’s Day is coming up. For some people its a chance to shower their special someone with love, hugs and kisses. For others Valentine’s Day is not as exciting (trust me, I remember being single on Valentine’s Day).

My husband went on our first date on Ground Hog’s Day (Feb. 2nd). We tend to combine our First Date Anniversary with Valentine’s Day. Not that we do much or splurge on fancy gifts, but we do try and do something special and give each other small token gifts.

If you are looking for a beautiful gift to give someone special this year why not check out the beautiful customized photo jewelry available at Pictures On Gold. Not only can they laser engrave your special message, they can also laser engrave photos right on to the jewelry. When the image is laser engraved it’s permanent and won’t come off.

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Remember years ago if you had one of those lockets and you wanted to put the image of your sweetheart in it you had to find an itty bitty picture, or print out a tiny photo and trim it to fit? With Pictures on Gold you can have your favorite image laser engraved in the locket and not have to worry about looking for a tiny photo. Simply upload the image you want to use and Pictures on Gold will do the rest.

Pictures on Gold sent me one of their new Valentine’s Day Photo Lockets. It’s a Sterling Silver Heart “Valentine” Photo Locket with an 18″ Sterling Silver Box Chain. The outside features beautiful red roses. The inside houses a photo of your special someone (or someones) and your special message, both laser engraved into the locket.

I opted to use my wedding photo. There is only one wedding photo. We eloped and there is only one photo from when we took our vows. I used that photo (even if my hubby and I no longer look that way). For the personalization I had our names laser engraved in it (opposite from the laser engraved photo), our wedding date and the word “Forever”.

Here is my locket. Sadly my photos do not do the locket justice. I think the flash ruins the image. It’s much nicer in person. I also blocked out my husband’s name and our wedding anniversary date to protect our privacy.

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The flash makes odd lines appear in the laser photo and laser engraved text. When you see it in person you don’t see those odd lines. As I mentioned previously, I think the flash brought those lines out. With the naked eye they are not there.

Here are few more examples of photos to give you a better idea.

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This photo locket would make a very special gift, not only for your one and only true love, but also for a parent or grandparent.

Pictures on Gold has many other jewelry options to choose from including medical IDs, rings, children’s jewelry, wedding bands and more.

Visit www.PicturesonGold.com for more information.

If you are interested in placing an order you can save 10% using the promo code “Valentine2013” at check out. This code is only valid until February 4, 2013. 

You can also check out Pictures on Gold on Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.

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Pictures on Gold would like to give a lucky winner the same exact necklace that I was sent to review, including a laser photo and special message. Thank you Pictures on Gold!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on January 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen.            

To enterplease comment on this post and tell me who the locket would be for (it’s OK to say yourself) and whose photo do you  think you would have put inside?

For extra entriesyou can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

* PLEASE NOTE *Extra entries are optional. They are just another way you can get more chances to win.

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Kimberly       

*I received a free product to review, however the opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way. Pictures on Gold will be providing the prize.