Thursday, December 16, 2010

SO Exciting: A Jewelry Giveaway!

It may come to a shock to all of you, but I’m not ALWAYS the girliest girl on the block. It’s not always hearts and sparkles and flowers and glitter with me all the time - sometimes, I like the dark side!

For example, I looooove studs (see these old Steve Madden flats, which I loved so much I bought TWO back-up pairs). I also love black leather (I am currently obsessed with my Anthropologie leather jacket and wear it constantly), and never miss an opportunity to layer on some extra coats of thick black eyeliner when I’m feeling sort of Sandy-at-the-end-of-Grease-ish.

But perhaps the most surprising of all is my deep love for SKULLS. For as long as I can remember (okay, maybe since high school), I can’t get enough of things with skulls. I have these earrings, and wear them when I’m feeling particularly punk-rock. When I’m forced to wear sneakers, I particularly enjoy my pink-and-white skull print Vans. And I never miss an opportunity to wear my Chan Luu skull wrap bracelet.

Last month when I was in New York, I had a jewelry designer custom make me a gorgeous gold skull ring. I had her make it a little big so I could wear it on my middle finger... so when I’m feeling extra sassy, I can wave it around in the air :)

The ring arrived in the mail this week and I LOVE IT! It’s exactly what I wanted – a great rose gold color, super detailed, and not too heavy. It adds the perfect amount of edge to my usually-sweet ensembles, and I’ve gotten SO many compliments from friends, coworkers, and even perfect strangers.

I emailed the designer, Mindy Recht of CJ Recht Jewelry, to tell her how much I loved my new purchase, and she was so sweet… sweet enough, in fact, that we’ve decided to team up for an AMAZING GIVEAWAY!

That’s right – we’re giving away a piece of her jewelry! One lucky commenter will WIN her Dozen Diamond Bronze Pendant! This gorgeous necklace is bronze on a sterling silver chain (the one on the left, above) and retails for $132 at Bloomingdales… and one of you is going to win it!

Now I know you're sitting there freaking out, going "HOW CAN I ENTER!?"

Well, here's how!

- Visit CJ Recht Jewelry’s website – take a look around and pick out your absolute favorite bracelet, necklace, ring, or pair of earrings.

- Leave me a comment with the name of your favorite piece, your name, and your email where I can reach you if you win!

- Please note: You MUST be an official follower of this blog here and on the Queen of LA Facebook page to be eligible to win! So even if you read this blog every day, you have to become an official follower! (Send me an email if you don’t know how to become one and I’ll help you out!)

I will draw a winner Tuesday, December 21st at night, so make sure you enter to win before then! Winners will be chosen at random so no matter how many cupcakes or balloons you buy me, you can’t throw the contest :)

I am so excited about hosting this giveaway for my readers, so please enter and tell everyone you know to do the same! Special thanks to Mindy for partnering with me – her stuff is so gorgeous, you guys. You can also become a fan of CJ Recht Jewelry on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to get updates on new pieces as she makes them. I can't wait to buy my next piece!

This girly girl/sometime wannabe punk-rocker is in a great mood :) and whoever wins this necklace is a lucky duck indeed!


Rachel said...

I love the crystal pendant bracelet. It's just super cute. CJ Recht's stuff is awesome!

Sydney said...

Yellow Gold Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Kim said...

LOVE the long zig zag station chain!

Diana M. said...

Great stuff! LOVE the Pinecone Necklace almost as much as the Dozen Diamond Bronze Pendant! (You KNOW that is right up my alley!) :-)

Marta said...

I love the anemone pendant in sterling silver! totally gorg.

Fab giveaway - ps totally love the skull ring!

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samantha said...

we lovee the zig zag Y necklace! we love the whole zig zag collection! it was hard to pick one!
xo love sami and susan levine(:

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Kelly said...

Gold Point Ring!!!
Black and Gold Tourmaline Bead Necklace!!!
Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring!!!
Mexican Cantera Opal and Gold Necklace!!!

It was too hard to pick just one!!

blair said...

I love the whole feather collection! especially the earings and ring!

remy said...

Definitely the bronze moonscape ring!

Rebecca said...

I like the giant knot bracelet and I would also like to win!

Grace said...

Wow - what a great giveaway - this is a gorgeous necklace. I follow you on Facebook, Twitter, & Google Friend.

I'm obsessed with Rose Gold right now... so I would have to go with the Rose Gold Smush Band - it's so fun! (But I really, really love this necklace, so I am crossing my fingers and my toes.)

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yoga and yogurt said...

love the cracked gold disc neclace!

Anonymous said...

I am loving the Pearl Bangle!

Ashley Y

Love ya Jor

Anonymous said...


I had a hard time choosing (between this and the Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring), but I came up with this: the MOONSCAPE RING. I love square rings, so this is perfect!!

Tamar Resnick -

Stacy said...

I love everything, but specifically the Tiny Knot Chains necklace:

i would love one as a present... hint hint

Fox said...

I REALLY love the Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring!


lynn said...

I love the Anemone ring

miss mal said...


I follow here (miss mal) & on Facebook. and PS I'm @blairsheadband

I love the Rough Citrine Ring in Bronze AND LOVE THIS GIVEAWAY

Robin said...


(if i leave this comment 3 times does it increase my chances?)

Your fav NYC brunch date

Danielle Rideau said...

OMG LOVE! Double loop ring, forget me knot ring, giant knot could you pick just one?! Did you like my twitter shout out? Love the blog!

Kimmi said...

I Love the Coin Edge Ring set . CJ Recht Jewelry is beautiful.

It was very nice to meet you today your dad is a roit.

Katie said...

What an awesome idea! I love it! My favorite piece of CJ Recht's is the "rose gold smush band" ring. It's gorgeous and would go perfectly with my trio of gold rings.

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Alexandra said...

Yay! Ok, here is my information:

Name: Alexandra Cherry
Favorite piece of CJ Recht Jewelry: Smoky Quartz Ring

I hope I win!!!

Anna said...

I really like these: Smush Triple Loop Dangle Earrings



My favorite thing (though I like nearly everything on her site) is the sterling silver and leather id bracelet!

Elianna Yolkut

Deborah said...

Love the long zig zag station chain. Very me, no? Been too long since we've seen each other (again.) Let's catch up!

Ally B said...

Ahhh I love Jordy giveaways!! So happy I came on this morning...and i BETTER not be too late.... hmm...i love everything. of course I love the gold pendant necklace...The one you have at the top of this page...

Gosh darn it...I want everything you like!! lol!!!


Elana Vorspan said...

Love the Giant Knot bracelet. Gorgeous stuff! Hope I win!! You know how to reach me!

Sophie said...

I love all of it but especially the Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring! So great! And I love your skull ring! I will have to show you my skull ring that my mom gave me for valentines once! haha!

Marni said...

That was a tough decision. But I've decided my favorite thing is the Long Zig Zag Station Chain. It just seems so classy and perfect with every outfit and delicate and...

What a fun contest. Nice job, Jordan!


The Giveaway Diva said...

love the giant knots bracelet!


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Michelle said...

my pick would be that amazing Black and Gold Tourmaline Bead Necklace!

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Kate said...

I would love to get my hands on the rose gold smush band!!!


Nicki said...

the Dozen-and-a-Half Diamond Ring would look really nice with that necklace!!!!

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