Sweet Sixteen Contest Winner

Winner of our Photo Likes contest

This week we hosted a contest on Facebook asking our fans to submit a photo on our wall of themselves with their Ice.com jewelry. We received some really fabulous pics of our fans showing off their Ice. The photo with the most Likes would win $100 to spend at Ice.com!

The winner is…..Sharon Marturano-Decoursey who posted a pic of her beautiful daughter Megan Lynn’s Sweet 16 where she surprised her with a gorgeous Emerald & Diamond Ring. The pic had 80 likes that earned her to be the winner!

Congrats Sharon! Hope you enjoy your prize. Keep us updated on what you order with your prize.

Stay tuned for more great giveaways!

Revitalize Your Skin With Rubies & Diamonds?

Photo by PR Photos

Many gemstones are used for various uses such as construction tools with diamonds. Diamonds are the hardest of all substances therefore it has the ability to cut many materials. We just heard about another use of gemstones that appeals more to the female demographic rather than men’s tools. Actress Mila Kunis reportedly enjoyed a Ruby and Diamond facial!

Sounds weird, doesn’t it? The star splurged a whopping $7000 on this skin treatment to prep her look for her press tour for her new movie Friends with Benefits.

For those who are curious, the procedure is called the HD Diamond and Ruby Peel which uses rubies and diamonds as antioxidants for the skin leaving your skin with a natural glow. Mila has used this procedure in the past for the Golden Globes so she must have been happy with the results to splurge on it again. I think Mila is gorgeous with or without the pricey facial.

What do you think of this procedure? Do you think diamonds and rubies can actually help your skin?

Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds Reunite

Ryan Reynolds & Sandra Bullock on the red carpet

You should remember the on-screen (and off-screen) chemistry from The Proposal stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. While the two have always denied being romantically linked we can’t help but think they would be perfect together. This week, Sandra surprised Ryan on the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie The Change-Up. (I hear it’s hilarious by the way)

The unexpected guest had Ryan thrilled as he ran over to her to say hello. The two posed for pictures together and I have to say Sandy is looking damn good!

The actress pulls off an effortless look on the red carpet with a black Lanvin jumpsuit and gold jewelry that really makes her summery glow pop. She’s looking quite fabulous with large gold bracelets and hoop earrings. Women often have the misconception that hoops are only for youngsters but we totally disagree! Stars like Helen Mirren rock hoops all the time.

What do you think of Sandra’s golden look?

Gallery 10 Collection

Talk about making a statement! The items in the new Gallery 10 Collection know how to get attention.

These pieces were inspired by European styles by taking simple designs such as flowers and heart jewelry and adding a little twist to them. This has left a bold luxurious look that will have everyone giving you a double take to check out your jewels.

Each item is well finished using high quality CZ in vibrant purple and classic black & white with rhodium plating in black and rose. The rose and purple color combinations is stunning in person!

Certain elements of these items like the rose metals and the abstract designs are very on-trend right now but these pieces are going to be stylish for many years to come.

What do you think of the new Gallery 10 Collection? Which pieces in the collection are your favorite?


Petra Azar Giveaway – Rules & Regulations

View Giveaway here

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.




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.