Petra Azar Giveaway – Rules & Regulations

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1. NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Sweepstakes is offered only in the United States. (Void where prohibited by law). All individuals who are legal U.S. residents who have reached the age of majority in the State in which they reside are eligible to enter except residents of the State of Rhode Island, employees, officers or directors of Ice.com  and any entities involved in the creation, development, administration or fulfillment of this Sweepstakes, their immediate families (defined as parents, child/children, sibling(s), spouse of such persons, regardless of where they live) and persons living in the same household as such employees/officers/directors (whether related or not).

2. One (1) prize will be awarded to one (1) winner: SKU: NCY122008 – Silver, Resin, and White Sapphire Magnetic Pendant valued at $495

Winner is solely responsible for all expenses relative to acceptance/use of prize that are not specified herein. Prize must be accepted as awarded with no substitution. Prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or credit, in whole or in part

3. To participate in the sweepstakes, enter online at http://blog.ice.com/in-the-community/petra-azar-giveaway starting 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) September 9th, 2011 and ending 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) September 23, 2011. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for purposes of the Sweepstakes. To enter, input your e-mail address in the indicated field and fill all other relevant fields. Any other form of Internet entry is void and will NOT be accepted. Without limiting the foregoing, use of automated, programmed or like on-line entry methods is prohibited. Any person who attempts to participate with multiple e-mail and/or street addresses, under multiple identities, or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified In case of dispute, on-line entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

4. The Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The Prize will be delivered to the confirmed winner.

5. Alternatively you can enter by filling out a 3″x 5″ card with your hand-printed name, complete address including zip code, daytime phone number, birth date and e-mail address (if applicable), and mailing same in a first class, business size (#10) postage paid envelope to: Rock the Red Carpet Sweepstakes, PO BOX 3663, Champlain, NY 12919. Mail entries must be postmarked no later than September 16, 2011 and received no later than September 23, 2011.

6. The random drawings will be held September 28, 2011 by Sponsor. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

7. If selected entrant entered online, he/she will be contacted by e-mail ONLY at the e-mail address provided when entering. If selected entrant entered via mail, he/she will be contacted at the e-mail address included on his/her 3″x5″ card; but, if an e-mail address was not included on his/her 3″x5″ card, he/she will be notified by mail and/or phone. If the selected entrant does not respond to prize notification within seven (7) days, or if the selected entrant does not comply with these Official Rules, that entrant will be disqualified and will forfeit any right to the Prize (without compensation of any kind) and another entrant will be selected.

8. Sponsor is not responsible for failure for any reason whatsoever of selected entrant to receive notification.

9. The selected entrant will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, Publicity Release (where legal), to be returned within an indicated time period. Sponsor is not responsible for any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer system, property or anything stored on or related thereto as a result of participation in, or otherwise in connection with, this sweepstakes. By participating, entrant releases and agrees to hold harmless Ice.com, its directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons and/or property arising from acceptance, possession, use/misuse of the prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity.

10. Where legal, by accepting prize, winner authorizes Sponsor to announce and publish (and/or otherwise use for purposes of advertising/trade/promotion) his/her name, address (city, state), photograph or likeness without additional compensation or notification.

11. Failure to comply with all these Official Rules or to timely sign and return the Affidavit/Release will result in disqualification and another entrant will be drawn from the remaining eligible entries received.

12. Sponsor is not responsible for error, omission, interruption, deletion, delay in operation or transmission or unauthorized access to or alterations of entries, or for technical, equipment, network, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunction or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry by Sponsor, even if it affects ability to enter this sweepstakes. Sponsor is also not responsible for lost, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, delayed, destroyed, illegible entries or postage due mail. All entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned by reason of, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select the winner from all eligible mail-in entries received and all eligible on-line entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. In such event, notice will be posted at http://www.ice.com. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the Sweepstakes or the web site or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. YOUR PROVISION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE ICE.COM PRIVACY POLICY; IF YOU DO NOT FULLY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THE PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEB SITE OR ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES ON-LINE.

13. By participating, entrant agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Taxes on the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.

14. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value in the event of non-availability of the Prize for any reason.

15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, participants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an action in state or federal court located in the appropriate courts in CLINTON COUNTY, STATE OF NEW YORK, and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participant and/or Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the STATE OF NEW YORK without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

16. WINNER’S LIST. The name of the winner may be obtained by e-mail sent to info@ice.com within 60 days after the draw date of the Rock the Red Carpet Sweepstakes. Or, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Rock the Red Carpet Sweepstakes, Ice.com, PO BOX 3663, Champlain, NY 12919 within such time period.

SPONSORED BY: Ice.com

 

 

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Peridot

August…the month where everyone’s trying to squeeze in as much of summer fun as they can before the dreaded September comes along. I think of it as a transition month before back to school time and fall begins.  All the stores are fully stocked on fall clothing but yet you don’t want to give up your summery bright colors just yet.

The perfect color for this transitory month is green. Also happens to be the color of August’s birthstone Peridot. It’s a great shade of green that fits nicely in both summer and fall.

For all you August babies and curious cats out there, here are some interesting tidbits you might not have known about Peridot.

  1. One color available – Peridot is one of the few gemstones that is found in only one color. It does have different shades of green ranging from a yellowy green to an olive green depending on the amount of iron.
  2. An anti-depressant – The Romans believed Peridot release negative energy and calms nerves. It leaves a clear path to the heart and heals emotional wounds from the past. So next time you need a confidence boost put on your favorite Peridot jewelry piece.
  3. Happy 16th Anniversary – Peridot is said to be the appropriate gemstone to give as a gift of celebrating 16 years of wedded bliss.
  4. Cleopatra’s “Emeralds” – Queen Cleopatra made Emeralds famous as one of her favorite gems but what most don’t know is that some of her “Emeralds” in her jewels were actually Peridots.
  5. Costly Peridots – At one time, Peridot was more valuable than diamonds. Who would of thunk it?

What do you think of Peridot? Do you have any jewelry pieces with this gem?

Hot Fun In The Sun Sweepstakes

Many of you have been asking about when we’re doing our next Sweepstakes…well here it is folks…the Hot Fun in The Summer Sweepstakes!

Pay attention to the Sweeps Pop-up when you go on Ice.com, this is where you’ll enter to win. What can you win?

The prizes are stunning and just the right colors to show off your sun-kissed glow this summer.

Enter Now! Good luck! :)

 

 

The Duchess in the Princess’ Jewelry

As we know Prince William (now the Duke of Cambridge) gave his then girlfriend Kate Middleton his late mother’s Sapphire engagement ring. He didn’t stop there, he recently gave his new wife Princess Diana’s Sapphire and Diamond earrings. She’s been seen on their tour of Canada and the US sporting them a few times.

These earrings were a favorite of Diana and she was often photographed wearing them over the years. They were originally made as studs but Kate added her own touch to them by turning them into drop earrings. They match nicely with Kate’s engagement ring.

We have very similar earrings to these at Ice.com that resemble both the original Sapphire & diamond studs and Kate’s updated drop earrings version.

What do you think of remodeling jewelry that was a family heirloom? Would you keep it as is or alter it to fit your personal style?

Statement Bracelets To Go With Your LBD

As we all know a little black dress is a must-have in your closet. Even if you only have one or two LBDs the trick to changing up the look for each occasion is with your accessories. Often times, people think of their LBD as safe or boring. Ladies, wearing all black is not boring, it’s the prefect opportunity to have fun with your look. Let your accessories stand out! I love putting on one main statement piece and going a little simpler on the rest of the accessories. A great statement piece is this new black & white diamond cuff bracelet from Ice.

1/4 Carat Black & White Diamond Wide Cuff

As soon as I saw these new bracelets at Ice I knew they would be the perfect accessory for a LBD. Of course you can wear them with other outfits but I can’t help but imagine how gorgeous they would look in all black on a nice evening out or a fancy schmancy party. This Diamond Heart Bangle will add a nice touch of romance and class to your outfit – sure to grab the attention of many.

1/4 Carat Diamond Bangle with Pink Rhodium

Check out all our latest jewelry at Ice – new stunning pieces added weekly.

Facebook RoundUp

We adore our Facebook fans, they are always fun to engage with. We took a look at this part week’s most popular posts and wanted to share with you our favorite moments of the week.

Morganite and Diamond Pink Gold Ring

The most liked product from our Facebook was without a doubt our new Morganite & Diamond Rose Gold ring. I wanted to share it with our lovely blog readers. Now, I will admit I am hesitant to post this ring on the blog and on Facebook for very selfish reasons. I was afraid it would sell out in my size and I wouldn’t be able to order it. Ahhh I feel better now that I confessed that. I also feel better now that I ordered it and it will be safe on my hand very soon. :) Oh and one more thing, this ring is on sale until July 24th! Click here!!

Our most commented post really warmed my heart. We’re looking into a few causes to give back to and we asked our community what causes they normally donate to. We were really happy with the response and love hearing about all our kind customers who help those in need. I want to hear from you too. Which causes do you give back to when given the chance?

One of the best parts of being on Facebook is checking out pics of your friends,  so naturally we love when our Facebook fans post pics of themselves with our jewelry. We received a handful of pics  this week on our wall including Jasmine Hajibad’s diamond ring pic which you can see here. Because of her pic and her lovely comment we decided to choose her as Fan of the Week. If you’re interested in becoming a Facebook Fan of the Week, posting pics on our wall is a surefire way to land that title.

Those are the highlights from this week. Like us on Facebook to stay updated on what’s going on.

 

Friends With Benefits in Red

One of the movies I’ve been excited to see is Friends With Benefits staring the stunning Mila Kunis and the gorgeous Justin Timberlake. Remember when we saw them present an award at the Oscars together? During our Oscar Twitter Party so many of you tweeted that those two should hurry up and get together – they would make such a gorgeous couple! Anyways…back on track…the movie comes out this Friday but the New York premiere was Monday night with all the movie’s stars walking the red carpet.

The color red was the highlight of the night worn by Mila Kunis, the hilarious and adorable Emma Stone and the Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui. Both Mila and Emma opted to pairing the vibrant color with yellow gold jewelry. This really compliments the color red nicely for a subtle classy look. Mila also accessorized with long dangle earrings and kept her neck bare to not over do it. If you’re looking to grab more attention go with white gold or silver like Emmanuelle did by stacked silver bangles.

Are you planning on seeing Friends With Benefits?

Mom and Me Collection

Matching Bangles for you & your little one

As kids we always looked up to adults, wanting to be just like them. We played mommy and daddy, followed our parents around copying everything they did. The first thing my nieces do when they come over is go straight to my room to dress up in my high heels, purses and especially my jewelry. This is why I absolutely LOVE one of our newest collections at Ice.com…the Mom and Me Collection!

You can get a matching bangle bracelet for both you and your daughter. They come in a few different colors like red, white and blue where you can mix and match or get the same color for the ultimate Mom and Me look.

You don’t have to be a Mommy to enjoy this collection either. You can purchase them for yourself, your nieces or just your daughters as a cute sister’s bracelet. I’m definitely going to get some matching bangles for myself and my nieces. :)

What do you think of this idea of matching adult and children’s jewelry?

 

J.K Rowling Blooms at the Harry Potter Premiere

This weekend is the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two: The Boy Who Lived Come To Die (longest movie title ever!!!) Last week the movie premiered in London where the movie’s stars walked the red carpet including Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe. The Harry Potter movie franchise would be nothing without the woman behind the best selling books J.K Rowling.

The author looked beautiful at the premiere in a strapless Oscar de la Renta gown. The gown was accessorized with matching floral earrings shaped like pink flowers and green stems. The sparkly earrings made her face glow and were enough of a statement piece to not even need anything around her bare neck.

To get a similar look for much less check out these Peridot & Garnet flower earrings at Ice.com. These beauties are on sale for only $35 and most definitely one of our customer’s favorite jewelry finds.

Are you  a fan of the Harry Potter films and books?

Wear your Smiley Face

When was the last time you went a day without writing a ;) or a :P in an email, text, Facebook or Twitter? These emoticons, or smileys as some call them, are a part of our everyday world. So why not wear your smiles? Ice.com just launched a new Emoticons jewelry collection.

Find your favorite emoticon pendant to describe your daily moods with the happy smiley :), the sad face :(, the silly face :P, and much more. I personally love the heart <3 one. It’s so cute! These pendants also double as bracelet charms. Clip them onto your charm bracelet to wear the whole set around your wrist.

This is a perfect gift for women of all ages. It’s a really fun piece, plus they are all accented with diamonds to add a little glamour to your favorite emoticon.

What do you think – love it or hate it? Which is your favorite emoticon?