21 June 2012

A JEWELRY GIVEAWAY ON COTE DE TEXAS!!!

 

Today, Cote de Texas sponsor Karen Sugarman Designs is offering a fabulous giveaway.  And it all has to do with Elizabeth Taylor! Yes! Elizabeth Taylor.  But let’s start at the beginning of the story – there’s always a story.  Karen Sugarman designs one of a kind, couture jewelry – with a twist.  She’s been a long time sponsor on Cote de Texas – and I am a huge fan of her work.  I think it’s so gorgeous – and unique.  Here’s a necklace I have from Karen:

 

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It’s a beautiful piece made of freshwater pearls and stones.  I think it’s stunning.  I love my necklace so much that for Christmas, Ben and I got one for our sister-in-law:

 

 

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Shannon’s necklace is similar to this one – it’s like mine, but with darker red stones that go better with her coloring.  Beautiful, right?

 

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This antique watch on a necklace caught my eye on Karen’s web site.  I love the way she styles her designs – with décor items, like these antique books.

 

 

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I’ve always adored this one with shells and a beautiful cameo.  It would be so pretty in the summer!

 

Besides necklaces, Karen makes earrings and bracelets and she specializes in jewelry for brides.  Most of her work is custom and one of a kind.  All the pieces she has previously made for clients are shown on the web site for inspiration when designing your own piece. 

 

Recently Karen contacted me with great news about one of her new designs – her necklace was going to be in a movie!  It’s an interesting story she tells – all about Elizabeth Taylor:

 

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Elizabeth Taylor’s famous diamond ring, auctioned off at Christie’s.

 

Recently, Christie’s auctioned off the famed jewelry collection of the late actress Elizabeth Taylor.  Taylor had a love of expensive stones that was shared by her husband, actor Richard Burton.  He gifted her with stunning pieces that over time were worth a king’s ransom.  The auction took place late last year and is said to have broken all records – the final total was more than $137 million.   Three of the biggest items were gifts from Burton:  the Taj Mahal diamond (a 40th birthday gift) and the 33.19 carat diamond ring – shown above.  The pearl and diamond necklace “La Peregrina” – sold for $11.8.  Burton paid only $37,000. for it.  Amazing. 

 

 

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Just a few of her famous diamonds.  The diamond necklace was sold in 1978 to fund a hospital in Africa.  She is wearing the diamond ring, which it is said, she wore every single day.

 

 

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Not all the jewelry auctioned at Christie’s was made of diamonds.  This necklace received a lot of press because of its uniqueness and provenance and its chic look.  Called the Opera Token Necklace, this was a gift from the famous costume designer Edith Head.  Made of antique ivory opera tokens from the 18th and 19th century, the necklace was valued at $1,500 to $2,000 but was auctioned at $314,500.00!!   The tokens are made of ivory and encircled in gold.  

One person who was enraptured by the token necklace was sponsor Karen Sugarman.  She wasn’t alone – other jewelers were looking for ways to recreate this stunner – but Karen really surpassed them all with her own design:

 

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Karen Sugarman’s own Ivory Opera Token Necklace!!

AND…here is the necklace Karen is now offering for sale! DYING!!! I want one sooo badly!!  DROOL!!!!  The really neat thing about this necklace is the buyer can customize the tokens to reflect their love of operas, ballets and symphonies. The original necklace and Karen’s design features 13 tokens, BUT you can order as few as 1 token, 3 or more – (odd numbers only.)   These scrimshaw tokens are made of pre-ban ivory and are hand lettered.

 

The back of the necklace shows the seat and box numbers.

 

 

You can choose from one, three, or more tokens – 13 is the maximum.  I wonder if you could order this in a bracelet size?  It would make such a cute charm bracelet too.

 

 

Karen made this special necklace for her mother in law for Mother’s Day.  It was customized with her beloved Boston Symphony Orchestra on it.

Now, the story gets even more exciting for Karen! 

Her husband’s cousin is directing the Lifetime Movie “Liz and Dick” starring Lindsey Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor and Grant Bowler as Richard Burton.  Since Karen had just completed the famous Elizabeth Taylor Ivory Token Necklace, the director showed it to the Costume Designer, Salvador Perez who chose to put it in the movie!   Karen was told there were 66 costume changes in the movie, so, it’s always possible the necklace will end up on the cutting room floor but – Karen is thrilled just for the chance.

 

 

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Liz and Dick is being filmed now, and here is Lindsey Lohan dressed up as Elizabeth.  The resemblance is striking for a red haired girl with freckles!  She really has channeled the actress.

 

 

Here, the two stars of Liz and Dick recreate a famous photograph of the two lovers.  Lohan really looks exactly like Elizabeth here!

 

 

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor fell head over heels in love while filming the movie Cleopatra.  Both were married to others and their romance was a major Hollywood scandal.  The movie Liz and Dick will recreate their passionate affair. 

 

 

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This photograph taken of the couple kissing was what alerted the world to their love affair.  Today, few stories match this one for the paparazzi storm it created.

 

 

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The couple were madly in love and unable to stay apart, despite both being married to others.  Eventually they wed and their marriage lasted 10 years, but broke up due to Burton’s alcoholism.  They reconciled a year later and married again - which lasted only one year.  After their second divorce, Burton was quoted as saying:  'If I live to be a hundred, I'll always love that woman.'   So romantic!!!   He doted on Elizabeth, buying her the famous jewels and even a yacht, The Kalizma – named after their three daughters – Richard’s Kate, Elizabeth’s Liza, and Maria, the adopted daughter of Richard and Elizabeth. 

 

 

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Here in the movie Liz and Dick, Lohan recreates famous scenes aboard the Kalizma.

 

 

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Filming is taking place on this yacht – a look alike of the vintage Kalizma. 

 

 

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Here, the actors act out a heated argument on the movie set of the Kalizma.

 

 

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The actual yacht – the Kalizma, a beautiful vintage boat built in 1907.  Gorgeous.  Can you imagine owning this????     Burton bought it mainly so that they could bring their dogs to Europe and not have to worry about the strict quarantine laws.  Today, the yacht has been renovated and looks different with an additional center story added.

 

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The lovers sailing on the Kalizma.

 

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The boat was later sold to a billionaire who spent three years renovating it.

 

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Look at the portals on the left.   The wood is incredible.

 

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Dining Room, before the renovation.

 

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Notice the carved wood at the back corners.

 

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Charming porcelain sink in this cabin.  Notice the carved headboard.

 

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Before the latest renovation.

 

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Today, the Kalizma is known as My Kalizma and has been totally updated and restored.   There is even a hot tub on the boat.

 

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Same dining room chairs. 

 

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That carpet????  Oh well.  My Kalizma is available for rent – but you have to be Oprah to afford it!  Still, I love the romance of the vintage yacht and I can’t wait to see “Liz and Dick” to see how they portray the inside of the cabins.

 

 

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I tried to find a picture of Lohan in costume wearing the Karen Sugarman’s Ivory Opera Token necklace, but no luck yet.   There are only a few photographs of Lohan in costume that have been released, so hopefully she’ll be wearing it one scene.

 

Hellebores Necklace (Flora Collection) - Freshwater Pearls, Prasiolite, Kyanite and Quartz with Green Tourmaline Crystal Pendant

Another necklace from Karen Sugarman Designs web site.

 

In honor of Karen's stunning new Ivory Token necklace, Karen Sugarman is offering a giveaway for Cote de Texas readers!

GIVEAWAY:

The giveaway is a $250 gift certificate for use of any item on her web site or towards a custom design piece.  In order to enter – you  must first go to Karen Sugarman Design’s web site – look around and come back here to comment and tell me what your favorite piece is.  Be sure to look under the Past Jewelry Designs to see even more pictures of custom pieces.  The web site is HERE.

Besides leaving the comment of your favorite design, if you are a member of Facebook, please visit her Facebook page and “Like” it.  HERE.

 

The contest runs until Friday night at 11:59 pm. 

Remember – to enter: visit the Karen Sugarman web site and leave a comment telling me your favorite design.  And “Like” her Facebook page.  That’s it!

Good luck!!!!

A huge thank you to Karen for this most generous giveaway.

Now I’m going to go BEG Ben to buy me that Ivory Token necklace!!!!!  He probably won’t!!

 

201 comments:

  1. Hi Joni, I love how you take a simple idea, spin an entire design story around it then wrap it up with a neat little bow. Karen's jewlery is very beautiful. However, I already have enough jewelry to be suitably bedecked for lunch with The Queen. So, I will let your other readers vie for the prize. None the less, I shall "Like" Karen's website.

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  2. Love to win the Charlotte or the Molly.
    So many pretties....and what a post you have crafted. Again!
    Thank-you for sharing so many lovely things.
    pve

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  3. Love the Mother of Pearl Quatrefoil & Baroque Pearl Necklace - Daisy Necklace...so versatile.

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  4. Just liked her on Facebook...keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the background story on Liz and Burt. Fascinating!

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  5. Fun Post! I have followed Karen for quite a while. She is very talented and I love her combinations of materials, new, vintage, precious and semi...just beautiful.

    I love this post for another reason. Memories of the tales my dad share with our family after his experiences with Elizabeth Taylor. My dad was a sea captain, sailing the largest ships in the world to all seas of the world. However, when I was a child, he wanted to stay closer to home, so he was the Captain of a large yacht, the Hyding, based in Newport Beach, California. In 1956, he took Michael Todd and Elizabeth Taylor to the coast of Mexico while Mr. Todd was filming Around the World in Eight Days. "...yes, she is very beautiful...yes, her eyes ARE blue-violet..." he confirmed. And the stories...there were stories...stories that would make the tabloids today. Sadly, Michael Todd was killed in an airplane crash about a year later, when Liz was 26. They had been married for just over one year. Mike Todd was her third husband out of seven.

    Thanks for the memories...I will enter the drawing...I love Karen's work! Thank you to both of you for the opportunity.
    xoxo, Chris

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  6. Such beautiful jewelry! I love the Morgaine cuff bracelet.

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  7. Gorgeous post - definitely the Opera Necklace, of course!

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  8. Maurie@GraciousInteriors.blogspot.comJune 21, 2012 at 5:50 AM

    We are obsessed with beauty and love! I hope Karen 's piece makes the movie. My favorite of her many gorgeous pieces is: Baroque Pearls and Seed Pearls with Onyx Quatrefoil - Charlotte Necklace. Thanks for the opportunity, Joni; maybe this time I will be the blessed recipient...I have entered many give-aways and never won, but hope springs eternal!

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  9. Love the abalone and amethyst necklace!

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  10. I love all her pieces! But if I have to pick... the Campania Neclace works for me. Thanks Vicky@ vickydar@charter.net

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  11. Gosh, all the pieces are beautiful - I took a good 10 minutes, to finally choose "Le Jeton - Antique Chinese Game Counter Pendant with Raw Diamonds and Freshwater Baroque Pearls Necklace" I think this would be perfect w/ a white T-shirt and jeans, or you can totally accessorize a black dress and wear it dressy. Love it.! (Laviza@verizon.net)

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  12. So hard to chose a favorite...I would have to say the Mallory necklace though.. I love the simplicity of it, with the little artistic twist. What an honour for Karen to design a necklace for the movie...can;t wait to see that movie.

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  13. Earring - cuspids kiss or In the Clouds. Her designs are fabulous.
    Karlight52 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Like the Charlotte necklace. Thanks for the opportunity, Joni!

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  15. Karen's pieces are absolutely stunning, so hard to choose. I love the Isadora earrings and the Leila bracelet (in past designs) is definitely my style. (lahaddad@verizon.net)

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  16. My first reaction was, NO WAY can Lindsay Lohan pull off Elizabeth Taylor. Then I scrolled back and forth between the photos... If Lindsay lays off the lip injections, the resemblance is actually pretty good. Weird!

    The jewelry is gorgeous. Do you know anything else about the opera tokens in the original necklace? Were they considered disposable, like tickets, or were they more like a key or a membership card used to access the owner's theatre box for every performance? I wonder if more could be found in the Paris flea markets, if someone (like Claudia of The Paris Apartment!) knew where to look? I love the opera necklace. If I was the winner, that's what I'd choose -- and I'd ask for French, Italian and Austrian opera houses on my tokens, with names like Maria Theresa or Marie Antoinette, because why not?

    Also, when will you be launching the yacht giveaway? Because I TOTALLY need a Yacht of One's Own so I can bring my dogs with me when I go to Europe!!! ;-)

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  17. Love the Peruvian Opal earrings and the cuff bracelets.....oh darn....I love everything Karen designs! I'd love to win the giveaway!

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  18. I liked on facebook and am now off to visit the website!

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  19. Thank you so much for introducing me to Karen's jewelry. It is truly stunning! The opera token necklace sings to me. I have two pairs of antique enamel French opera glasses. The necklace would be a beautiful reminder of times gone by.

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  20. Definitely the opera necklace! My mother and father were both opera singers and it would be perfect for my mom's 80th in July! She wants to go to Boston (Tanglewood to be exact) to celebrate for the BSO's 75th!

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  21. Pretty is as pretty does - What a gorgeous necklace. Thank you for yet another amazing giveaway and also showcasing the upcoming movie and a piece of Liz's life. I also liked the facebook page.

    sageabfatmaildotcom
    sageabf@mail.com

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  22. I just love the little Darci bracelet.

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  23. I love that Token necklace!!!!! I remember when I saw it during the build up to Liz's jewelry auction. To die for!
    Beth

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  24. I love rings and it just happens that she has one! Iliana Ring - Pink Amethyst and Pearls It is beyond gorgeous and I would choose a pair of earrings to match the ring. Thank you for the giveaway. I found you through Town and Country Living.

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  25. Ok, I "Liked" on Facebook and I'm back to say that Token necklace yet again is my total fav. I actually tried to contact Karen about last week and I guess it didn't go through. Thanks Joni for offering the giveaway! groovieb@aim.com (Beth)

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  26. What beautiful pieces! I kept going back to Beloved Generations – Green Amethyst Nuggets, Tourmaline & Antique Locket Necklace. Wonderful giveaway!

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  27. The Hellebores necklace- love that beautiful green color! Her jewelry is lovely!

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  28. Wow! What beautiful jewelry. It was hard to choose, but I loved the Amulette Chanceuse - Antique Chinese Game Counter, Flameball Pearl and Antique chalcedony Fob with Raw Black Diamonds & Baroque Pearls Chain.

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  29. Last week I saw Karen's ivory token necklace in an ad on your blog. It literally took my breath away, I gasped with joy as I have dreamed of that necklace since I first saw it in Elizabeth Taylor's book, My Love Affair With Jewelry! I have been on the hunt for some ivory theater tokens since I laid eyes on that picture. Karen's designs are MAJOR eye candy. It is apparent she pours her heart and soul into every piece she designs. The token necklace is to DIE for !! Thanks for the opportunity to own one of Karen's design. Debbie M

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  30. The Winter Wonderland wedding necklace is gorgeous!

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  31. Oh. My. Goodness, Joni! LOVE!
    the Whiskey Quartz, Prasiolite & Freshwater Pearls Earrings - Olivia Earrings are a favorite, and the necklaces are beautiful1
    Liked on fb.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  32. I love the lulu bracelet!

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  33. So many beautiful necklaces.. and bracelets! I am in awe of her talent. Thanks to both of you for the chance at this most gracious giveaway. I love the Hellebores Necklace.. the colors remind me of the sea.

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  34. My goodness...such an incredible collection of jewelry. I want so many of her necklaces, but if I must choose...it would either be the Prasiolite and Pearl necklace or the Abalone and Amethyst necklace. She is richly talented! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Turquoise and Abalone....a blend of two passions: my beloved Galveston Island, where I grew up at Jamaica Beach, and met my husband of 36 years, and Santa Fe and the desert Southwest, my teaching and hobby passion. Perfect!

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  36. Gorgeous stuff! I like the cupid's kiss earrings. Liked on fb too.

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  37. How unique. Stunning stuff. I loved the Charmaine Necklace.

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  38. What beautiful and unique jewelry. I was not familiar with her work, but truly love the one of a kind pieces. Absolutely loved the Morgaine necklace from the past collection!

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  39. Wow! Everything is beautiful! I looked through all her items and I think I love any of the bracelets and the Abalone and Amethyst necklace, or the Hellebores necklace. Awesome! Liking on fb too! Thank you Joni! xoxo, Melaine

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  40. Love the abalone and amethyst necklace!- Michele

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  41. I love the Tanzanite Quartz, Blue Lace Agate and Quatrefoil Necklace - Ophelia III Necklace. It's in her Past Jewelry section, but it is my favorite!!!! Would take anything from her collections, tho. They are outstanding!!!
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  42. I love your necklace. But the Sailor's Valentine necklace is fabulous.

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  43. I would love the Opera Token necklace with a single token of the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra. I also Like her on FB.

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  44. Love it all. I liked her facebook page! My favorite necklace is Grisaille Cherub Edwardian Silver Paste Locket Necklace - Elyse Necklace!! Everything is so beautiful!
    Lesliecarrigan@gmail.com

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  45. What gorgeous pieces. I love the Marissa II Necklace from a past collection, with the quatrefoil design & hot pink topaz.......wow!!

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  46. Token necklace is the one I like best + a big like on FB. Thank you, Joni & Karen. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  47. I love the opera token necklace and also the sailor's valentine necklace. Each item is lovely! laurieannzimmer@gmail.com

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  48. The Token necklace is my FAVORITE! I'm with you Joni, I would kill for a bracelet version!!! So BEAUTIFUL!

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  49. Liked and Shared the token necklace on CrushParty's facebook page! It's killer!!!

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  50. I would love a custom piece with Peruvian blue opals. What beautiful designs! Lisa U.

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  51. I love the Campania Grand Tour necklace. Love!

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  52. So beautiful. I love the Pretty is as pretty does necklace!

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  53. Hi Joni, I have been lusting after the Opera Token necklace since I first saw it in your sidebar. All of her pieces are beautiful and I especially love the Abalone and Amethyst Necklace. Thanks so much to you and Karen for the giveaway and I "Liked" on FaceBook.
    ~ Sherry

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  54. The Margot cuff bracelet in the bridal section is to die for! I just got married last year, wish I had seen this in time! Stunning.

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  55. Gorgeous jewelry! Karen has some amazing designs. I love her Annalise Earrings. Thank you, EvaMarie
    em9499 at gmail dot com

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  56. Joni I have always wanted a fabulous necklace from Karen ( I have several pairs of her earrings. I spotted the Moonstone and Cherry Quartz Briolette necklace, adore!! The Opera necklace, oh could it be any more of a statement necklace. The history of Elizabeth's Jewels and the love this man had for her....astounding!

    xoxo

    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artist Series!

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  57. Good Morning!
    Several weeks ago, while reading your post, I happen to notice the gorgeous Opera Necklace on the left of your screen. I immediately looked at Karen's website. What beautiful creations!
    The Opera Token is still my fav! I would love a gc- just in time for my birthday, next friday the 29th! Thank you for the chance!

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  58. Is there one thing I don't love? NO! Everything is gorgeous and unbelievable! I especially like the Baroque Pearls and Seed Pearls with Onyx Quatrefoil - Charlotte Necklace, it elegant and reminds me a little of Elizabeth's elegant yet over the top style. I'm not much like Elizabeth - but with a piece of Karen's jewelry I would certainly feel like her!

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  59. Oh my!!! What a romantic post and the jewelry is to die for..I would proudly wear any of her designs.

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  60. Absolutely gorgeous jewelry. Loved it all. But I particularly loved the Sailor's Valentine pendants. Couldn't decide between the Antiqua with aquamarine or the Rum Cay with rose quartz. And that shell necklace with the cameo was unbelievable!

    Still can't see Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor, though.

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  61. I "like" Karen Sugarman on facebook. Thank you so much for this generous and exciting giveaway!

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  62. It is hard to choose but the Maggie Bracelet caught my eye! It is all stunning!

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  63. Back in December I was captivated for three days as I watched the Christie's auction online. My cousin had gone to the pre show and sent me the catalog. Enraptured does not describe the fervor she and I felt for the Token Necklace. I even wrote a blog post about it:
    http://decortoadore.blogspot.com/2012/01/charmed-im-sure.html

    My daughter is a fashion design student so we both love and admire Edith Head. (I've written about her too on the blog.:) She is a favorite of the Fashionista who graduates with a Bachelor's in December. Wouldn't that be THE gift?

    There was no pricing on Ms. Sugarman's website. That scares me a bit because I NEED that necklace.

    My fingers cannot be crossed ANY tighter.

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  64. I would hit the "LIKE" button a million times if I could. :)

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  65. Dear Joni,

    It was hard to choose, I found so many I really like; le Jeton, Peruvian Pink Parfait opal, the watermelon tourmaline. They are all so unique.

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  66. I enjoyed post!! All of Karen Sugerman's creations are fabulous, but I especialy love the antique enameled watch necklace!!!! OMG.

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  67. Karen's designs are beyond beautiful. I love her moonstone bracelet.

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  68. I love the LuLu bracelet. I also love the idea of a bracelet with one of the ivory tokens!

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  69. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Emily Necklace but each piece is fabulous!

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  70. What beautiful jewelry! I love love love the ivory opera token necklace.
    You deserve that necklace, get yourself one...

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  71. I know first hand how wonderful your giveaways are, because I won that amazing Julie Neill chandelier! And now you have brought your fans another fabulous designer. I love the Campania Necklace. Also, her Peridot Boucle d'Orelle earrings. Peridot is my birthstone and I so rarely find peridot earrings I like...these are exquisite.

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  72. The Lover's Eye locket and necklace are gorgeous. Good luck to all...a wonderful post!

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  73. Colleen: I reallllllly want the opera token necklace......I would even settle for just one token for my charm bracelet! Incredible site.

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  74. Ahhh, Miss Taylor!I clicked on the multi-strand collection because I love this style and whoa....... I love the -Annette Layering Necklaces - Green Tourmaline, Peridot and Raw Black Tourmaline Nuggets !! Beautiful, versatile and lovely. Thanks for having a give away. Interesting story about the Taylors.

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  75. after looking at EVERY SINGLE ITEM i finally decided on Aquamarine and Pearls Necklace - Amethyst Stalactite and Pink Amethyst Amulets - Charmed, I’m Sure IV Necklace as my favorite. Not only do I like her cute (and long) names she gives each design but also her imagination and creativity she puts into every piece. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  76. http://www.karensugarmandesigns.com/detail?item_id=27772&category_id=660 because I love the game token and the history behind it. All her pieces have fabulous stories behind them, that makes them so much fun and so interesting to read.

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  77. SO many beautiful things!

    I love the fun of the Token necklace. And a bracelet of the same would make a most wonderful clatter. But my heart always is won by pearls and shells. The Shell of an Idea necklace is just a winner. It would be like wearing a garland around your neck. And the Abalone and Amethyst necklace has such stately beauty.

    What a feast for the eyes her website is! Her artist's voice comes through every piece.

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  78. Love the necklace. What a great way to pay tribute to l'Opera.

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  79. I watched "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" a couple of nights ago~ powerhouse performances from these iconic figures. The Abalone and Amethyst necklace is stunning. Unique & beautiful designs~ what jewelry pieces should be.

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  80. I am in love with the Baroque Pearl and rhodium diamond earrings! I would love one of each on the website but my favorite are the earrings. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful collection.
    Fondly,
    Yvonne Freeman

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  81. What beautiful jewelry. Very unique. I love everything especially the earrings and the opera necklace.
    Wanda
    wwilsongm@gmail.com

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  82. Sandram@wilsonhouston.com
    I really love the reproduction of the opera token necklace because it is very unique and quite a standout!!

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  83. Great post!! I love anything in the bridal section, just beautiful!!!!! Very talented.

    ccmays@charter.net

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  84. Love her jewelry! So unusual and beautiful!! Well as far as a favorite, that is difficult, but I think I like the Sailor’s Valentine Stick Pearls & Champagne Citrine Necklace - Seychelles Necklace. I am crossing my fingers!!

    Thanks,
    Sheila Irwin

    P.S. email me at sheilairwin@sbcglobal.net

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  85. Of course, I love the Opera Token/Elizabeth Taylor necklace since I have training as an Opera Singer. But the comment from Anonymous, about her Mother's Birthday, is having me wish she would win...

    I love the "Washed Ashore" necklace. Beautiful. Aqua and Ivory are my favorite colors. Perhaps I can do a bit of shopping...hint hint to my Husband. And, yes, I "like" Karen Sugarman Designs. Beautiful, elegant, interesting.

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  86. Well, my favorite one is so out of my price range as I LOVE the Opera Token necklace! However the flora collection with the aqua marine stones and pearls are to DIE FOR! They are all lovely it would be hard to choose! OK, I hope your husband will buy you the OPera Token necklace....maybe she will let your borrow it for an evening...if so, take a picture and let us see you wearing it!

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  87. i like the Peruvian Opal, Coral, Pink Opal & Rhodochrosite Earrings - Jacqueline Earrings best . THanks for the chance, Joni!

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  88. What a great post; I always enjoy your blog. You have lovely pictures and just enough narrative. I love your decorating as well. My favorite piece is the necklace YOU own! It is gorgeous. I would like to see the opera tokens sold individually. I think just one would be smashing for a bracelet. Thanks for all of the great work and the contest!

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  89. What beautiful jewelry! I would pick the Peruvian Pink Parfait Opal Necklace (or maybe the Hellebores Necklace, or Pretty Is As Pretty Does Necklace, hard to decide :)). Thanks for the chance to win!

    Beth

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  90. Definitely the Opera Token necklace -- I can totally envision it with a white shirt and pair of jeans. Such a fab piece! And thanks for such a great post today about Elizabeth Taylor! linda

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  91. Karen's designs are all so unique and timeless that it is truly difficult to choose just one. However, one piece absolutely took my breath away due to it's simplicity, timeless design and connection to a bygone era. While the Opera necklace takes you back to the glamorous Hollywood Regency period, Karen's Grisaille Cherub Edwardian Silver Paste Locket Necklace - Elyse Necklace - harkens back to an era that I lose myself in on a regular basis. My love of Victorian romance novels--not the cheesy ones, but the epic stories of Lords and Ladies and the Love that conquers all regularly allow me a glimpse into the world of the well heeled and those who aspire to it.

    I am not sure if it was the antique Victorian locket with a putti image--knowing it once graced a lady's décolletage more than a century ago; the surprise of the Byzantine cross in 24k gold vermeil, floating in a sea of tiny emeralds hiding behind the putti on the back side of the locket; or if it was just the beauty found in the naming of the piece, alluding to the inclusion of a paste locket, something I could only read about in many a favorite novel as ladies of lesser means were wont to wear to immitate real jewels. The entire piece just breaths romance.

    Well that was my favorite.

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  92. I love all of Karen's designs! My current favorite is the 'Elizabeth's Legacy' necklace, but i would love to have it in a charm
    bracelet form. How much fun to hear the tokens jingle. Thank you so much for having this give-a-way ... hope I win this time.

    xoxo, Lissy Parker

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  93. I "liked" Karen on Facebook and then went over to see more of her designs. What a talented lady! My heart went flippy flop over a black diamond and pearl necklace. It would be perfect with a little black dress.

    Thanks for this fabulous give-away.
    Sam

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  94. I am so glad you did a segment on handmade jewelry! It is so hard to find beautiful and one of a kind creations these days! I absolutely loved everything on Karen's website and was especially drawn to her Lemon Quartz, Tourmaline & Rubellite Earrings - Georgia Earrings! I also "liked" her on Facebook! Thanks for showcasing her beautiful work!

    Best,
    Christina G.
    New Orleans, LA

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  95. What's not to love? Every piece is so interesting with beautiful stones and interesting color combinations. The sailor's valentines are so sweet, and the Yvette earrings in any of the color combinations are just beautiful. The Hellebores necklace featured at the end of your blog is just gorgeous as well. I think it's great that you are featuring beautiful, wearable art like this on your blog.

    Pamela

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  96. All of these designs are so beautiful, but the one that says "me" is the Tundra Sapphires & Champagne Citrine Earrings - Taffy Earrings. Would love to have them!

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  97. Oops--forgot to include my name!

    All of these designs are so beautiful, but the one that says "me" is the Tundra Sapphires & Champagne Citrine Earrings - Taffy Earrings. Would love to have them!

    Eileen
    Oakland, CA

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  98. I love, love the Margot cuff bracelet! I would wear it with everything!!! Now that I've seen it, my life is somehow less complete without it.

    Keri L.
    Austin, Texas

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  99. I want to dress up and wear this lovely jewelry! The Ursula bracelet- wow!
    pjseattle at hotmail

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  100. Every one of her designs is a "conversation piece!" My favorite is the Preppy Green and Pink Necklace. It is so cheerful and summery and would go with so many of my outfits.

    Lou Ann C.
    Charleston, WV

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  101. What a fabulous website. The older I get, the bigger my accessories want to be. I saw this necklace, and I was "Green With Envy Necklace".

    zoeripley@frontier.com

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  102. I have to agree with Joni--the necklace with the cameo is my fave. It's One Shell of a Necklace!
    equinutt@aol.com

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  103. Oh my goodness, there is nothing I would love better than to win this necklace! So the piece I liked the most is...The French Opera Necklace.

    karenday01@yahoo.com

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  104. I love so many of the designs! The Flameball Pearl & Diamond Cap Micro Pearl Necklace - Chantilly Necklace is stunning but i love the shell & cameo one too!

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  105. So many beautiful pieces! I've been looking for cuff for quite a while. When I saw the margo cuff bracelet I knew it had to be mine. It's simple yet elegant and can be dressed up or down. Love it!!!

    Thanks for an interesting post and great giveaway.

    maureen@berhold.com

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  106. How to decide? The Ivory Opera necklace is stunning, vintage and modern at the same time, but the Hellebores necklace is me for sure. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    wrigley8988@gmail.com

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  107. WOW! I loved so many of her designs it was hard to pick a favorite. One that stood out was the Le Jeton - Antique Chinese Game Counter Pendant with Raw Diamonds and Freshwater Baroque Pearls Necklace. I love pearls and the pendant is very unique. I also liked her page on Facebook. Love this post and thanks for offering this amazing giveaway. mamapennyt@aol.com

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  108. Karen in Atlanta, GAJune 21, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    the French Opera Necklace is outstanding and that is saying something when you consider all the beautiful things Karen produces..I discovered her through Cote de Texas ...which is a win, win... all Joni's outstanding posts and then to find Karen's website.. which I have looked at time after time... so thanks Karen for making your French Opera necklace for all of us who aren't movie star legends...

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  109. I like the Raw Black Diamond and Baroque Pearl Chain - Colleen Necklace

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  110. I really love all of these: the Turquoise Garnished Leaf Necklace AND the Millicent Necklace AND Vermeil & Labradorite Circles Link Bracelet - Lulu Bracelet

    Obviously, this was too hard for me. Her designs are stunning!

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  111. So hard to choose but I am going with the Morgaine cuff bracelet, so different and perfect for summer!

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  112. love the Whiskey Quartz, Prasiolite & Freshwater Pearls Earrings - Olivia Earrings

    And i have liked her on fb Nicole Lum

    email: nicolemarielum @gmail.com

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  113. Wow...do I really have to choose one of those gorgeous pieces? I want the ALL! But the Peruvian Blue Opal Necklace or the Hellebores Necklace would make me smile with delight!

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  114. I was introduced to Karen Sugarman jewelry through Cote de Texas about 3 years ago. I fell madly in love with a gorgeous pearl necklace and l posted a link to another stunner on my blog. My DH saw the entry and surprised me with my 1st Karen Sugarman necklace for our anniversary. She has become to go-to gift for all my life celebrations. I have at least 6 of her pink and black boxes in my jewelry box and wear her pieces almost everyday. That being said, the opera necklace is the most amazing gorgeous design I have ever seen! Kudos to Karen. Is it wrong to want something so badly!

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  115. Her stuff is gorgeous and anybody would be proud to wear it! I would totally go with earrings or necklace that at least had some aquamarine in it. What a cool giveaway! Thanks!

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  116. I love every single thing in Karen Sugarman's gallery. And the Ruby Boucles d’Oreille - Cupid’s Kiss Earrings are begging to come home with me!

    FB fan- M.J. Moore

    butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I love the Paris Opera tag necklace...with all the tags. Also the fossil coral that has been sold. I love large necklaces. I have told my girlfriends that if it doesn't give me a back ache, I won't wear it. (No dainty necklaces for me!)

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  118. The butterfly garden necklace is stunningly beautiful!

    rlrplus4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Would be happy with any of her items--they're all beautiful--especially love the styling of the Flora collection necklaces(did she also design your seaglass necklace I've seen in some of your pics?). Stacy

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  120. I love the baroque flameball pearl earrings. I have been looking for pearl earrings like that for a while! All beautiful pieces.
    ehw8@hotmail.com

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  121. After looking at everything on her site, I have to say the one you created, the Les Fleurs de la Mer, is my favorite. Hey, you've got great taste, right??

    kathyhanson4@gmail.com

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  122. I liked Karen on FB!!

    kathyhanson4@gmail.com

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  123. This was such a fun and interesting post. The addition of a contest for a piece of Karen's jewelry is the icing on the cake. While going through her website I kept changing my mind as to which piece or collection was my favorite until I came to the Butterfly Garden necklace and my heart skipped a beat. It's a carnival, no one could be unhappy while wearing it.

    Carolyn Pierce-Dyer
    president@refineddesign.biz

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  124. Not only is your blog one of the very best out there, but then your contests offer the most exquisite items! The details of Liz and Dick, the pictures, the information on the jewelry design of the token necklace, it is all the bomb. You put such time and attention into your posts....it is clear you love what you do. I liked the Charmed Im Sure single strand necklace. Why, because if I were to have some extra funds, it would be actually attainable. But, like you, there is nothing better than a bracelet loaded with charms..........and those ivory tokens are so unique and oohlala!

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  125. I love how Karen recreated the Edith Head, necklace! I remember when I first got the set of catalogs for the auction and amidst all the glorious "rocks" and major jewels was this simple yet "can't take my eyes off it necklace." Dotti is right "oohlala." I'm clicking over to Karen's site next. Great post and as a Ms. Taylor fan, you got all the details right. Us designers are suckers for books, I'm guessing we have a similar collection. :)

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  126. You had me at Flora Collection, I want anything that looks like your necklace! Thank your for this generous giveaway :)

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  127. I enjoyed looking at the beautiful designs, my fav is the Edwardian Lovers Eye Pearl Neckace. I love the vintage feel! I like it on Facebook too!

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  128. This jewelry is so feminine and timeless. Of all the sparkling combinations of beads and found pieces Isadora is my favorite. Opal is my birthstone and I love the lavender opal with the pearl petal.

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  129. OMGGGGGGGosh! That jewelry is so beautiful!!!! How can you choose just one?? Ok, if I have to......it would be the Antigua Sailor's Pendant. The colours remind me of my favourite place ..... Turks and Caicos Islands. I would like to have one made but rename it after my favourite spot......Chalk Sound. If you haven't been there, please Google Earth Chalk Sound and look at the most spectacular colour of the water and imagine a necklace made of that colour!!! Beautiful!!! Thank you Joni and Karen for the opportunity. :)

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  130. WHAT A SIMPLY WONDERFUL POST!!! I LOVE THAT BOAT, I LOVE THIS JEWELRY.. LOVELY AND CLASSIC. I ESPECIALLY WOULD LOVE THAT CHARLOTTE NECKLACE WITH THE ONYX QUATREFOIL ACCENT!! GORGEOUS!

    KAROLYN
    THE RELISHED ROOST!

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  131. kristine, dallasJune 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Love, love, love your pieces. As I stated on your FB page I notice you use quatrefoil in your design~ love it! Quatrefoil is such a beautiful design in everything, garden design, fabric, accessories, etc. But I also love the Opera necklace! :)

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  132. Since i used to be an opera singer, the opera necklace is the one for me! I would put names of operas I performed in on the tokens. So creative!!

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  133. I enjoyed looking at Karen's jewellery collection as much as the movie pics. I can see myself wearing quite a number of her designs and in my favourite colours too. Like you said Joni, "there's always a story" and so it is that I love the Liz Taylor inspired pieces most because of the wonderfull and romantic story behind them.

    Thank you both Karen and Joni for a lovely opportunity.

    Cherill W,
    South Australia

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  134. I love the opera tokens...a bracelet or just the single token as shown on a necklace would be perfect!!!!

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  135. Joni,
    The jewelry is lovely. Karen is very talented. How can I pick just one. London Blue Topaz Boucle d’Oreille are very sweet!
    Please pick me got to have those.
    leviheart@aol.com

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  136. So hard to pick just one ... there are so many pieces that I love. But since you asked ... the Peerless Peridot and Pearl Necklace would be fabulous, even if a copy ... just beautiful! An especially wonderful post, Joni ... and the best giveaway ever! merry be@comcast.net

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  137. (Whoops ... that was merrybe@comcast.net)

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  138. What a fun offer. I am already happy you profiled this sponsor because I had actually not noticed her ads and her stuff is stunning. You had me at the first necklace photo on the post :) Her site has many lovely things and one that struck me hard (though it was sold....) was the Mother of Pearl Quatrefoil. But there were so many gorgeous items.

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    1. Hi Tricia-

      If you are reading this - I just re-listed the Mother-of-Pearl quatrefoil necklace (Daisy Necklace) - it is available again.

      Many Thanks,
      Karen

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  139. I love the Morgaine Cuff Bracelet - the aqua colors are so beautiful! rosiegmendez@yahoo.com

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  140. Hi Joni-

    I’ve just come up for air after a wild but wonderful day of answering emails and speaking with several of your readers about the Opera Token Necklace as well as other jewelry items on my website. Your reach is far and wide and I truly believe you have some of the nicest subscribers to your blog that I have ever encountered! I just did not want the day to end without letting you know that your post about Taylor/Burton was not only deliciously romantic, but took on such a unique perspective about the ship where this love affair began. Your attention to detail in searching out the information on this gorgeous yacht made for simply compelling reading (and with wonderful photos to enhance the story).

    Although we have never met in person (even after all these years) - I knew immediately that your funny and cheeky style of writing made you someone I would someday love to meet in person. As time progressed, I realized that your cute humor was only upstaged by your selflessness in helping to shine the light on others while simultaneously engaging your very faithful readers. It is this charming combination of fun and altruism that has made you such a resounding success. Thank you so much for your very flattering and kind thoughts and for allowing me to be a part of your endearing legacy to the design community.

    I don’t know how many of your subscribers will come back to monitor the comments and/or if they have a feed - but I do want to add a few thoughts. Several of your readers had suggested that the Opera Tokens would make a lovely charm bracelet and/or single bracelet accent. That is something that I had previously thought of, but not yet implemented. If you are interested in pursuing this idea, please get in touch and we can work out the particulars.

    Another of your readers asked this morning in a phone call - if I would consider making Opera Token earrings and/or creating tokens with monograms. I was raised in the South (Louisiana) and monograms were a way of life when I was growing up. Everything - including sheets, shirts, belt buckles and even the little iconic Lily Pulitzer button-on handbag covers in needlepoint were fair game! I think this is a wonderful idea and I am happy to give anyone a quote if interested.

    If you sent an email or left a phone message today - I promise I will get back to you (hopefully tomorrow) as soon as I can wade through all the inquiries. I am just delighted with all the lovely responses and cute comments and I cannot wait to see who the winner will be (and what they will actually choose). Once again - thank you Joni for such a wonderful opportunity to meet so many of your charming subscribers.

    Many Thanks,
    Karen

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  141. Oh Joni! Karen Sugarman's designs have been on my wish list for some time! She is a genius with the way she creates such beauty with stones. How in the world do you choose just one? But I guess you have to start somewhere. That Opera necklace is to live for! I am a singer and I cannot imagine a more beautiful and fitting piece of jewelry! Simply stunning! If I had to choose another piece, I adore the colorful stones of her Chrysoprase Coins Peruvian Blue Opal Kyanite Necklace - Molly Necklace. What an amazing giveaway and how sweet of both Karen and you to share with us!

    ~ Victoria in Bedford, Texas
    vaustin08@gmail.com

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  142. Karen, you are spot on about Joni and her humor and selflessness. This was a beautiful post that I got lost in dreaming of how utterly beautiful Taylor and Burton were. Joni's posts do that to us! I would love a book of many of her amazing posts!

    And Karen, an opera token charm bracelet sounds divine! Oh my! If I don't win this lovely giveaway I now have a perfect idea for my husband for my upcoming"big" birthday!

    Blessings to you and Joni!

    ~ Victoria in Bedford, Texas
    vaustin08@gmail.com

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  143. I am an American expat living just west of London. I was fortunate to have been able to see the Christie's show of Elizabeth Taylor's jewellery, clothes and artworks this past year prior to their auction. What fun!

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  144. All of her stuff is beautiful but I have yearned for a cameo for so long and the one you feature here with the shells I can imagine with so many of my outfits! Thanks for the chance to win and for the motivation to go over and check out her site!

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  145. Such beautiful jewelry! Hard to pick but I liked the FLora with aquamarine and pearls and the Turquoise Garnished Leaf Necklace. Thanks so much for sharing the giveaway with your readers. Love your blog.

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  146. The shell and cameo necklace is absolutely gorgeous. It has been a long time since I have seen such an exquisitely designed necklace. It is perfect in every way. The antiqued gold around the delicate cameo and the gilding on the peach/pink shells -- heavenly. I 'liked'Karen Sugarman Designs on Facebook.
    Thank you,
    Ashley Bruce

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  147. Hard to single out a favorite. LOVING the opera token necklace(s)and agree that a bracelet would be darling, as well.

    Suzanne

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  148. Well I have it down to three bracelets - Desiree, Darci, or Lulu for my sister for her 60th birthday. She loves bracelets and would love any of them. I am loving the token necklace and really like the button pearls in her work.

    Rebecca

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  149. Talk about a Texas-sized giveaway!!!! I love everything. One of my faves is the Chantilly necklace - absolutely stunning!!!!

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  150. How can anyone choose?
    After looking and looking and scanning, I've choosen the Baroque Pearls and Seed Pearls with Onyx Quatrefoil - Charlotte Necklace. So beautiful.

    Nancy
    nspiper@comcast.net

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  151. Thank you so much Joni for introducing us to this fabulous designer. Her work is beautiful and such an interesting twist on traditional and antique jewelry. If I were to win, it would be a difficult choice. But I I am inclined to choose one of the pieces you highlighted, the Hellebores Necklace (Flora Collection) - Freshwater Pearls, Prasiolite, Kyanite and Quartz with Green Tourmaline Crystal Pendant. It is so fragile and beautiful, like a fabulous flower. Thank you for running this give-away. Jennifer at Merry Mischief Acres

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  152. Thank you for this opportunity, Joni. And the great post, as always. I have always adored the Edith Head necklace and the story of Elizabeth taking refuge in the guest room at Edith's. What is not to love in Karen Sugarman's collection--my favorite is the Campania Necklace from the Grand Tour collection. So sophisticated.

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  153. Love the Amethyst ring. My wife would go into orbit to wear this stunner. A lovely ring for a lovely lady

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  154. Wow fabulous jewelery! Cluoldn't help myself I just bought my favorite piece - the last necklace pictured on your website here. However I am happy to purchase more everything is so unique and gorgeous!!

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  155. Her jewelry is breathtakingly gorgeous, so it's hard to name a favorite. One that took my breath away was London Blue Topaz and Green Fluorite Necklace. I LIKED her Facebook page, and if I could have LOVED it, I would have done that!

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  156. Karen is an extremely talented artist! I loved the earrings -- Whiskey Quartz Prasiolite Freshwater Pearl Earrings ... Olivia Earrings!

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  157. I have a few of Karen's pieces, she is an exceptional artist! I would love the rohdium diamond earrings! Thanks for the give away. Sarah

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  158. I adore the amethyst ring. It's my birth stone and would love to wear this one on my finger!!

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  159. My absolute favorite has to be the Opera tokens! Love the opera and love the tokens also love the update.

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  160. I like the Preppy Green and Pink Necklace. I have always loved green and pink.

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  161. I have about seventeen favorites I've found gorgeous things everywhere on Karensugarmandesigns.com. Though I find the Vanessa Earrings the most stunning and I think I'd wear them almost anywhere- they'd dress up any outfit while being elegant enough for anything I've ever worn...and the Gentrified Gladiolus Garden is incredibly beautiful...the quartz and tourmaline piece you've shown on your site is delightful, and I have to agree; the Opera Tokens Necklace is great too!
    I could make great use of the gift certificate as I'm studying to become a Physician's Assistant and, after 20+ years as a veterinary technician, need a serious wardrobe and accessory upgrade.
    BTW, I really enjoyed your article too- lots of info made for a fascinating read!
    Have a great evening. Shawn

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  162. I would be the happiest girl on the block if I had the Mother of Pearl Quatrefoil & Baroque Pearl Necklace/Daisy Necklace. Thank you for the opportunity! Kathryn

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  163. Hi Joni, i'm a big fan of Karen and have several of her pieces; i would love the Morgaine cuff in turquoise; it's my birthstone. I found her via your website; thanks to both of you for the contest. Sonya
    sonyawiley97@yahoo.com

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  164. LOVE the antique locket with peruvian opals and pink sapphire necklace!! And I noticed it is still for sale! So maybe if I win the $250 gift certificate I can get it! (: Thanks for the give-away! Lots of fun! I also really love the Elizabeth Taylor necklace and would love to know pricing. I am definitely interested in ordering one of those! Would love the 13 tokens but have a feeling it may be pretty expensive!?!

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    1. Hi Kelley-

      Here is the link to the listing for the necklace - http://www.karensugarmandesigns.com/detail?item_id=32829&category_id=661

      Karen

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  165. All so wonderful! I would have to say the Opera Necklace. Thank you for introducing us to these beautiful pieces.

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  166. OMG! The Margot Cuff Bracelet is amazing. I would love to have it and wear it proudly.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  167. Hi Joni, I was too late to enter - but just gotta say, her collection is gorgeous. I really love the ivory token necklace. Nice post (as always). x

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  168. Joni,
    I loved your post on all things Elizabeth! The ivory token necklace is wonderful and I also love the one Karen made for her mother-in-law (so sweet). So hard to choose, but besides the ivory - my favorite was the Baroque Pearls and Seed Pearls with Onyx Quatrefoil - Charlotte Necklace. Hmmm. I may have to go shopping later! Thank you both for the opportunity to win. Oh, and I "liked" Karen on facebook. My grandfather was a jeweler and it is wonderful to see the artistry!
    Jamie

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  169. Peruvian Opal & Labradorite Long Earrings - simply breathtaking! What stunning pieces she has created!
    Meredith Horn

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  170. SHE is so talented. I think the piece that spoke to me first was the Margot Cuff Bracelet! (Freshwater Pearls, Biwa Pearls, Mother-of-Pearl and Mystic Moonstone)

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  171. Thanks for the giveaway. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Karen's "Matt Black Onyx & Shell Pearl Necklace - Brooke Necklace II" in the past designs.

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  172. Hello! First of all, I just LOVE your blogg. It always has the most amazing pictures and stories that go with it. I really loved the Elizabeth story - what a wonderful love affair that was!! She was such a gorgeous woman and deserving of all that jewellery!! I went over to Karen Sugarmen's blogg and "liked" her on Facebook and and my goodness she has created so much jewellery and it will take me a few days to go through all of them!!! However, I do like chokers and big beads and this one caught my eye first up - it was one of her Past Designs - Luxe Natural Aquamarine Mystic Prasiolite Choker Necklace - Blair Necklace. Thank you so much for this give away and good luck to all of us!!!

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  173. I am such a fan of these two soulful lovers. I so enjoyed this post, I know it was a lot of work for you. Thanks, it was wonderfully nostalgic and romantic.

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  174. Beloved - Ivory Pearls and Rock Crystal Briolette Earrings - love this jewelry! Thank you so much for sharing with us. I will be browsing this site regularly now! Gorgeous designs!

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  175. I am a huge fan of Antique Pinchbeck, Pyrite & Pink Sapphire Bracelet - Emma Bracelet
    The clasp adn color combinations are to die for. How beautifully romantic and magical!

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  176. Love the earrings
    Peruvian Opal, Coral, Pink Opal & Rhodochrosite Earrings - Jacqueline Earrings. The colors are just what I go for- gorgeous work!
    Tami

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  177. Such stunning and unique pieces! I would love the A Shell Of An Idea III Necklace! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Charlene

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  178. Thank you Karen for this giveaway...I love your Raw Black Diamond and Baroque Pearl Chain - Colleen Necklace
    I will be back to your website again forsure...

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  179. So hard to decide; they are lovely! I think Matte Black Onyx and shell pearl is my fav! Great give-away!

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  180. CAUGHT I love so many but one that caught my eye was a past design, the "luxe aquamarine choker. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  182. I have long admired Karen Sugarman's designs. So hard to pick one favorite, but I do love the Charlotte necklace.

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  185. Love her choker styles, I loved the Abalone and Amethyst #24241 necklace and it is on sale. But, she is a fabulous designer. I especially love the way she mixes in natural elements with historical items. sallyvavra@me.com

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  186. Well..that Peruvian Opal and Pink Sapphire Locket Necklace is pretty special! Love Richard and Elizabeth - just watched "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf?" again - OMG - they were absolutely compelling in that movie! Thanks for the post!

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  187. I love Liz's diamond ring...its huge! My favorite jewelry are gold grillz though.

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