**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from PicturesOnGold.com & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.
I seem to have more necklaces than any other kind of jewelry. But I've never had a necklace that was so perfect. And I've also never received so many compliments on a necklace before in my life!
Every time I hear of a locket necklace, I immediately picture the kind I grew up with. They all seemed to have the generic front & you always had to cut your own pictures to fit. So of course I was blown away by the quality of the locket necklace I received from PicturesOnGold. So much so, that my eyes actually watered. (Seriously, they did.)
Aside from the locket itself, I loved how easy it was to build. Yep, that's right, I chose every detail of the locket myself!
To build your own locket, you must first decide on the locket itself. (I have the Build Your Own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket) & then decide on what you'd like for the front. I went with a mother with three kids (how perfect!) from the selection of clipart available for Mother's Day. You can also leave it blank, add text or choose a monogram instead.
Next was the inside, which was only difficult because I was being indecisive on which photos to use. I started out with two that I wasn't really impressed with, but when I got to the end, I realized I could choose the pictures I really wanted & leave special instructions to have them placed how I wanted. And you have to admit, the color laser engraved pictures just pop! (Simple laser engraving or a paper photo option are also available, as well as leaving either side plain, adding text or adding a monogram.)
Now for the back of the locket. I kept mine very simple with text in a Script font (Block font also available) that went perfect with the clipart on the front.
You can also choose the chain. I chose an 18in. Rolo style chain, for the simple fact that it stated that it was very durable. You should know that my two year old has thoroughly put it to the test & it has passed with flying colors! (Box & Singapore chains are also available in varying sizes.)
OK, so now for the special instructions that I mentioned earlier. If your picture isn't quite centered or slightly small, simply tell PicturesOnGold exactly how you'd like it & they'll perfect it for you. My pictures needed to be slightly altered in size & position and I also asked for faces only, which eliminates any background. I was semi-afraid that it wouldn't turn out as I had hoped, but it turned out better than I imagined!
Would you love to build your own Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket for someone special (including yourself)?
One lucky winner will get the chance!
The giveaway will conclude on at 12:00 a.m. est on Thursday 5/22/14. Winners will be announced via rafflecopter & in a separate blog post which will be published no later than 3:00 p.m. on Thursday 5/22/14. Winners will also be notified via email & announced on the Smith and Blessings facebook page. Winners will have 48 hours to submit shipping information, which will then be passed on to PicturesOnGold.com for distribution of product. If 48 hours has lapsed, a new winner will be picked & then will also have 48 hours to submit their information. Smith and Blessings is not responsible for prize shipment.
*Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.
You can also use the Promo Code: MOM2014 to save 10% on all purchases made until May 9th.