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win a beautiful black pearl necklace from avalon pearls!

Avalon PearlsDon’t you love this single black pearl pendant?

When Avalon Pearls invited me to choose a piece from their amazing selection to review and give away, I asked my mom which one she liked best. Always one to think outside the box, she chose the black pearl.

So, happy birthday, Mom! And happy day for one of you!

When you spend time on the Avalon Pearls website, you totally understand why so many stylish women are known for their quotes about pearls. “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls,” said Coco Chanel. “Pearls are always appropriate,” agreed Jackie Kennedy. And Lady Sarah Churchill admitted, “I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket.”

Avalon Pearls jewelry is made from the best quality pearls which are certified by the Gem Institute of America, a grading system that guarantees the quality of the pearls. The best quality pearls are rated AAAA downward to A. The company makes sure that all pearls exceed the quality of their competition.

They also make sure they give back, and recently raised money for Charity Water. To me, this makes them, well, a gem of a company.

I’m always interested in learning the back story of a company, and Avalon, meaning apple, was the city where King Arthur first retrieved Excalibur, his legendary sword, and where he later went to heal his wounds from the famous battle of Cammlan. Avalon Pearls jewelry represents strength, courage, and perseverance.

Wearing that black pearl beauty would certainly give you confidence.

So, for a chance to win, simply leave a comment below. For a second chance, Tweet this:

[Tweet “Enter to win a beautiful black pearl pendant from @AvalonPearls #jewelry #giveaway #pearls]

Contest ends on February 9 at midnight Pacific time. Winner will be notified by return email. Prize can only be sent to a U.S. mailing address.

Hint: you may want to leave this page open so someone who loves you gets the idea to give you something from Avalon Pearls for Valentine’s Day 🙂

Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Pearls are such a classic look. I have never had a black pearl before.

    • A black pearl would be so special to me… like being on a pirate ship with captain jack sparrow and finding in a treasure chest one beautiful strand of black pearls. I can dream can’t I? Xox

  2. That’s beautiful.

  3. The single black pearl is stunning. And it would go so well with my favorite color…black. Love that they also give to Charity Water.

  4. Lois I. Van Dahm says:

    The beautiful black pearl necklace, Lois has described so well, would be perfect to wear with my green dress trimmed in black.. I would wear it on St Patrick’s day which is when my husband and I will celebrate our 64th wedding anniversary.!

  5. I love pearls, I think they are so classic, with almost any outfit. I have to admit though, I do not own any black pearls, but would love to have some.

  6. Ann Elders says:

    Pearls are beautiful…

  7. Pearls are definitely one of my jewelry weaknesses. I love them, they are classic and never go out of style.
    The pearls are always what my granddaughters choose from my jewelry box to wear to our tea parties.

  8. It wasn’t an easy decision. All the pearls are beautiful but I think the black pearl is different.. I hope others think so too. Thank you, Lois….and Avalon.

  9. My parents gave me a beautiful strand of pearls for my college graduation. I love and cherish them.

    I remember going to the Jackie O. exhibit at The Met and she proudly wore her pearls and looked gorgeous with them.

    Pick me! Pick me! Since my birthday is soon wouldn’t it be so nice to win? 🙂 <3 They are gaw-geous!

  10. Black pearls are simply beautiful.

  11. Sandy Espino says:

    The pearl would look perfect on me!

  12. I love the idea of leaving the screen open or “accidentally” opening this post on a computer across the office :)! Or forwarding this post might be a good idea as well!

  13. Those are some nice pearls that they have on their site and I have a classic white pair. I would however love to get a black.

  14. This is a great accessory that will go with anything!

  15. I have a black pearl that I bought on my honeymoon in Bora Bora and treasure it for so many reasons.

  16. I’d love a black pearl necklace. I have very few accessories (I’m not super huge on jewelry) but I do love simple pieces and do own a natural pearl necklace my sister gave me when serving as one of her (eleven!!) bridesmaids.

  17. What a beautiful necklace! I love it.

  18. Pearls are so classy and dainty. This necklace is definitely a conversation starter with its unique look.

  19. I love the exotic feel of a black pearl and this is such an elegant example.

  20. Pearls are so classy and so timeless. I don’t have any black pearl jewelry…. yet.

  21. Those pearls are gorgeous. I have always wanted to have black pearls. Guess I need to send this to my hubby

  22. Very fancy. I’ve never worn or owned any type of pearls.

  23. Mary Songer says:

    Simple and elegant. I would love to have it.

  24. Ohhhh… I love the black pearl. I wonder what health properties it has. I am going to google it and find out.

  25. Very lovely!

  26. Wow, black pearls would go with a lot of different outfits! That single pearl pendant is really pretty.

  27. What a classy piece of jewelry. I would love this piece for sure.

  28. I totally emailed this to hubby. He will hopefully take the hint. “wink”

  29. I don’t wear much jewelry, but simple stuff like this is so my style. It’s elegant but not overbearing.

  30. How crazy is it that I’ve never heard of black pearls? This looks glorious! I need!

  31. I actually do not own any pearls. This is a beautiful necklace.

  32. I love the simple look of this necklace! Pearls are my birthstone.
    Dede

  33. This is such a simple but elegant pearl necklace. I know black ones are pretty rare right?

  34. I absolutely love pearls! I’ve always wanted one. Black pearls are just stunningly gorgeous!

  35. That is really pretty and elegant. You can wear it with anything too!

  36. so pretty! out of the different colors, i would have never thought to get the black pearl, but i actually really like the look. it’s classy.. and it’s so easy to coordinate black on black. 🙂

  37. I love pearls. I haven’t seen a black pearl before though

  38. I would love to win a black pearl necklace. I am looking to expand my jewelry collection.

  39. This is gorgeous! I love black pearls!

  40. This looks like a beautiful necklace. I would love to win a black pearl necklace.

  41. It’s a little early, but I think this would be such a great Mother’s Day gift. I know my mom would just love it!

  42. That is quite classy and beautiful. This would make a great gift for Valentine’s Day or a birthday. I would love it.

  43. I think that necklace is stunning! I would love to win one too.

  44. I love the black pearl pendant necklace it is beautiful and your mom is very lucky. I’m glad she had such a great birthday. I would love to win one of these.

  45. Pretty necklace. Pearls are always in style.

  46. So very pretty. I’ve always like pearls. Thanks Lois!

  47. I love black pears – so very very pretty.

  48. I love black pearls. They are so pretty and elegant. I wear mine with a lot of different outfits too because its such a universal stone to wear.

  49. It’s a stunning piece of classic jewelry. I would love to wear this one!

  50. I love the simplicity of it! It’s not gawdy like some necklaces, but really draws the eye in! Beautiful!

  51. I love black mixed in simple jewelry pieces. I am not super girly and feel that having the basic like grey and black gives me more of a ‘my style’ type feel. I would certainly wear this without hesitation!

  52. I love that necklace! Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us!

  53. Beautiful. I love black pearls

  54. What a gorgeous necklace. This would be such a great accessory for work and going out.

  55. I have a traditional strand of pearls that I hardly ever wear. This is just lovely and something I could wear a lot more often.

  56. Simple yet beautiful necklace!

  57. This is beautiful. I do not own any real pearls. Love it.

  58. Just beautiful and so wonderful that you are sharing this contest, also 🙂

  59. My hubs brought me back pearls from one of his trips that I cherish!

  60. Pearls are so classic but this gorgeous black pearl brings a refreshing change to something considered a bit old fashioned.

  61. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I’m honestly not big on pearls but this black pearl looks so amazing! I love how unique it is!

  62. Claire Grant says:

    What a great giveaway- and Charity: Water is such a great organization. Were my name to be pulled as the winner I would definitely give this as a Valentine’s Day gift to my best friend, Kate. Not only because its simplicity suits her minimalist style perfectly, but also because she works as a human rights activist in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and I know how much she would appreciate you linking your giveaway to a charity. And, as a single mom, she deserves a little bit of spoiling.
    And, Happy Birthday to your mom!

  63. I love this necklace. It’s simple but lovely at the same time!

  64. I have always been attracted by the black pearls of Tahiti, I didn’t realize that you could find them in other places in the world.

  65. Robin Wilson says:

    That necklace is beautiful! Simple and elegant!

  66. Robin Wilson says:
  67. This beautiful necklace exemplifies one of my favorite Coco Chanel quotes ~ “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”

  68. Wholly Boogers…So Amazing. I can only imagine wearing something so beautiful!

  69. i love simple, classic jewelry, and i LOVE this necklace 🙂

  70. This would be my first black pearl ever – and I’d wear it with everything!

  71. Scott Harris says:

    Know someone that this would look great on.

  72. jamesedward anderson says:

    black pearls are so ethereal!

  73. Joyce Clark says:

    Gorgeous!! Would love to wear this!!

  74. So Pretty!

  75. i love the simplicity of one pearl on a simple chain. Black is very elegant.

  76. It would make a great gift for my wife.

  77. This is gorgeous!

  78. These pearls are beautiful.

  79. A perfect look with so many outfits, it looks so classy

  80. Kathy Grega says:

    I seldom wear jewelry but I might change my mind after seeing this beautiful black pearl.

  81. KYRA MAIREAD says:

    My name in Irish Gaelic actually mean Pearl Black/Dark!

  82. Tim Anderson says:

    It The necklace has a simple, clean elegance. It seems .like it will almost go with anything my wife chooses to wear. It would be cool to surprise her with it

  83. Deborah Anderson says:

    Never owned any black pearls. Lovely!

  84. Tracey byram says:

    I love dainty, simple necklaces and this is just that.

  85. My wife would love it

  86. Vera Wilson says:

    The black pearls are special. Thanks for the chance.

  87. My husband and I went to Tahiti 25 years ago and to this day I regret not purchasing a black pearl necklace. I would love to win that necklace!!!!

  88. Renee Plessner says:

    I never go anywhere without my pearl bracelet & necklace!

  89. Danna Givot says:

    Classical elegance.

  90. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I would love to win this beautiful necklace.

  91. Rebecca Xavier says:
  92. Strength, courage, and perseverance? I think that’d be something I’d wear every day as a reminder of what I’ve been through and that I can overcome. I’ve never seen a black pearl, but I love what it represents. It doesn’t hurt that black is one of my main wardrobe staples either, so it would go with everything. Thank you for this generous opportunity!

  93. Rosa Mills says:

    Just beautiful.Would love to win this for my Sister-in-law. We are celebrating her Mothers life on Valentines Day, it also was her Mothers Wedding Anniversary on that day. What a Special Gift that would be. In Remembrance.

  94. Suzanne Deal-Fitzgerald says:

    Oooh! Me! Me! Universe, if I win this necklace, I’ll model it on Instagram. Me and my necklace! And wearing nothing else!!!

  95. If this comes my way I will be gifting it to my sister who turns 50 this year:))

    Thank you Lois!

  96. I don’t have much in the way of jewelry but I would add this in a heartbeat. I also have a white and black pearl ring.. perfect pairing.

  97. What a beautiful necklace! Very stunning.

  98. Susancarol710 says:

    Pearls tell the world you are a lady! Love pearls and would especially love a black pearl! Please pick me! Hugs!

  99. Gaye McGill says:

    This is lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  100. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I love the beautiful simplicity of the single pearl.

  101. Cynthia Richardson says:
  102. Anita Duvall says:

    Oh I love this. I have never had a Black Pearl Before. So Pretty!

  103. Anita Duvall says:
  104. I love this necklace, the black pearl is very nice.

  105. This is very pretty

  106. This is beautiful and simple, I adore it.

  107. This is so simple yet very elegant looking.

  108. SO beautiful!

  109. Holly Kennedy says:

    My aunt who passed away liked black pearls. It would remind me of her.

  110. Danielle Foster says:

    Dazzling! Everything is beautiful in black c:

    https://twitter.com/PiIose/status/564894481502052353

  111. Kimberly O says:

    This necklace is so pretty, just simple & elegant. Thanks.

  112. sherry walker says:

    my grandmother had a black pearl ring and I always loved it. Wearing this necklace would remind me of her!

  113. Pearls are just so easy to wear with ANYthing!! Love black pearls but the classic white is pretty great as well.

  114. laurie murley says:

    this is beautiful jewelry would love to win it

  115. laurie murley says:
  116. What a beautiful necklace – yet so simple

  117. Robert Olinger says:

    Beautiful necklace

  118. Beautiful necklace!

  119. Connie Tucker says:

    Such a lovely piece, I would so love to win!

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