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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happening Now: April Mint Collections Chat + Giveaways + Jewels+Mints 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!


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Welcome to tonight's April Mint Collections + Jewels+Mints 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

How to join in:  Log into the chat modules above via Twitter or Facebook. The modules will post exactly at 10pm PT in a new post. 100 person capacity. If the chat fills, you may have to wait to enter upon the exit of another. Giveaway(s) eligible to U.S. residents. Winners are chosen at random using a number system via random.org. Participants (in the first posted chat room only) are automatically entered to win based off of being logged into the chat module at the time of the giveaway. Please be kind to others in the chat room or you may be blocked without notice. Thank you.

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xoxo, Lily
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Tonight Starting at 10pm PT! April Mint Collections + Giveaways + Jewels+Mints 1-Year Anniversary Celebration!

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Everyone's buzzing about JewelMint's April 2012 Collection that is set to go live at midnight tonight! Additionally, tonight is also the 1-year anniversary of JewelsAndMints.com!

Exactly one year ago tonight is when I anxiously decided to start a blog about JewelMint and all things jewelry. It's amazing how fast a year goes by, and I can't thank all of you enough for helping to contribute to this blog and for stopping by from day to day to see what's going on in the World of Mint!

On the last day of every month for the past year, you've all been invited to my end-of-the-month JewelMint Collection Parties & Giveaways and tonight is definitely no exception:

So please join in tonight starting at 10pm PT right here on JewelsAndMints.com to celebrate Aprils collections, for a chance to WIN prizes, and to help celebrate Jewels+Mints one-year anniversary!

Here are the details!

Who: Everyone's invited!
When: Saturday, March 31, 2012 starting at 10pm PT!
Where: Right here on JewelsAndMints.com!
Why? Join in for all the scoop on JewelMint, StyleMint, and ShoeMint + a chance to WIN just for participating!
How: Log into the chat module via Twitter or Facebook. The module will post exactly at 10pm PST in a new post. 100 person capacity. If the chat fills, you may have to wait to enter upon the exit of another. Giveaway(s) eligible to U.S. residents. Winners are chosen at random using a number system via random.org. Participants are automatically entered to win based off of being logged into the chat module at the time of the giveaway.

Can't wait to see you tonight and please help spread the word! Thanks so much!

xoxo, Lily
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Friday, March 30, 2012

JewelMint's Golden Ticket Announcement: "Open for Prize Details"


Sure enough, I was one of many of you who received a 10% off promo code with my recent Golden Ticket Promotion package. Although I was unaware of its contents up until the last possible day to enter the Golden Ticket "Redo", I emailed JewelMint's customer care to re-enter the contest and to receive my free credit. The deadline to re-enter the contest was this past Tuesday (3/27) at 11:59pm PST.

Within about 12 hours, I was contacted by one of JewelMint's customer service reps who assured me that my concerns would be forwarded to management. Additionally, a credit was immediately added to my account.

As JewelMint promised, emails are now circulating to all participants in regards to the contest and winnings! Here's what my email states:

Valued JewelMint Customer Lily,

Thank you for your continued understanding regarding our Golden Ticket promotion. We appreciate your communication and your loyalty to our brand, and we've taken your feedback into consideration. As promised, each member who submitted their order number to our Customer Care Department was re-entered into the promotion and awarded their prize according to the posted breakdown.

Your unique Golden Ticket code(s) is: ______________

To redeem your prize, please log in to your JewelMint account, and click on “MY CREDITS” in the top right corner. Click “REDEEM HERE” and enter your Golden Ticket code.

As promised, there will also be an additional gift (a special discount code), which we will send out next week, so please keep your eyes on your inbox!

We look forward to continuing to provide you with excellent customer service and an outstanding shopping experience.

Many thanks!

JewelMint Customer Care


I'm just happy that everything has been sorted out, although I'm still not sure what will happen to those who may not have been aware of the promo's redo? I'm guessing JewelMint will take care of them one way or another.

As for what I received as my prize? I received 4 additional credits tonight, which was a very nice surprise.

What did you receive as your additional Golden Ticket Prize(s)? Are you happy with the outcome of the Golden Ticket redo? Do you think all future promos will go a lot smoother from this point forward?


xoxo, Lily
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JewelMint Refashions! Jackie O Earrings + Morning Rain Earrings as Pendants!

A super huge thanks to Michele C. for sharing her photos with us over Facebook! Michele's first piece is a refashion of JewelMint's Morning Rain Earrings as a pendant! I LOVE that she's attached one of her earrings to a pearl necklace - it goes beautifully with the silver and light blue beads!


Photos: Michele C.
Michele's next refashion came from a creative seller over on eBay who turned one Jackie O Earring into a pendant as well. Here's what Michele has to say about the seller and her adorable find...

"The gal intricately weaved the yellow ribbon in and out of every link on the chain, she struggled a bit with the smaller stone because it doesn't sit 100% flat but when toyed with a bit it finally behaves. I intend to make the chain a shorter (innovating the chain without cutting it) and wear it as a choker with the smaller stone sitting in the gully of wear my neck meets my chest bone....I think this piece will make wearing the huge statement attention calling earrings justice a bit more at ease and wearable at least for me...I found they were a tad gaudy for me."

I can totally understand what Michele means by these earrings being a bit gaudy. In my opinion, the Jackie O's are statement earrings to the extreme, but with all that sparkle, they're also unbelievably mesmerizing! I'm loving how incredibly unique this is as a necklace - think of it as a little bit boho and a whole lot of glam!

Take a look....




I have an extra pair of damaged Jackie O's, and I'm now totally inspired to do something with them! Another thanks to Michele for sharing! If you have similar creations that you would like to share on this blog, please send an email to jewelsandmints@gmail.com. We'd love to see what you've come up with!

Have you ever turned a pair of JewelMint earrings into a necklace? If so, which pieces? Would you wear a Morning Rain Necklace or Jackie O Necklace? How would you style these?

xoxo, Lily
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Is There a Difference Between JewelMint's 1st & 2nd Gernation Mumbai Bracelets?



What's the difference between JewelMint's 1st & 2nd Generation Mumbai Bracelets? Watch to find out! 

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xoxo, Lily
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Today's Private Jewelry Sales | Friday 3/30

Morning everyone! So as you know, JewelMint is known to make an occasional appearance in the world of private online boutique sales. There are a handful of these limited sample sites out there that I frequent on a daily basis such as RueLaLa, HauteLook, ShopLately, Ideeli, and so forth. I often get the most beautiful pieces of jewelry from these sites as can often be seen in my review videos on YouTube. Besides JewelMint, these sales are where I purchase most of my jewelry. I constantly come across some great JewelMint look-alikes and pieces that compliment nicely with items already in my collection. I also love being introduced to many designers that I wouldn't have found otherwise. Since I check these sites on a daily basis anyways, I felt it would be fun to gather all the jewelry-related sales for you in a single post each day...

Here are some of the current limited jewelry sales going on right now where you can sometimes score pieces at up to 90% off:




xoxo, Lily
*Links within this post are referred links.

JewelMint's New Diamond Amethyst Earrings or Citrine Necklace + Up To 5 Free Pieces


Photo: JewelMint


New Members: Get a limited edition diamond piece and up to 5 surprise pieces for $44.98 using Promo Code: DMND15

Details: Offer expires 3/31/3012 at 11:59 PM PST. Valid only to first time customers on their first item only. One time use only. Valid one gifting per order, per customer. While Supplies Last. Must purchase the Diamond Necklace or Earrings to be eligible for additional gifts. There will be no confirmation of gifts with your order receipt. Sizing options are due to the fact that one, or more, of your surprise pieces could include a ring.

Existing Members: This promo is not valid for existing members. "Total Value Could Be: $269.95 YOUR PRICE: $59.98"

Click here for JewelMint's Spring Surprise Earrings AssortMint
Click here for JewelMint's Spring Surprise Necklace AssortMint

xoxo, Lily
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Today's Private Jewelry Sales | Thursday 3/29

Morning everyone! So as you know, JewelMint is known to make an occasional appearance in the world of private online boutique sales. There are a handful of these limited sample sites out there that I frequent on a daily basis such as RueLaLa, HauteLook, ShopLately, Ideeli, and so forth. I often get the most beautiful pieces of jewelry from these sites as can often be seen in my review videos on YouTube. Besides JewelMint, these sales are where I purchase most of my jewelry. I constantly come across some great JewelMint look-alikes and pieces that compliment nicely with items already in my collection. I also love being introduced to many designers that I wouldn't have found otherwise. Since I check these sites on a daily basis anyways, I felt it would be fun to gather all the jewelry-related sales for you in a single post each day...

Here are some of the current limited jewelry sales going on right now where you can sometimes score pieces at up to 90% off:




xoxo, Lily
*Links within this post are referred links.

New Members: Get 70% Off Your First JewelMint Piece

Photo: JewelMint

New Members:
Get 70% off your first piece using Promo Code: JMLUV70

Details: Expires 3/29/2012 at 11:59 PM PST. Valid for first time customers only on their first piece. Not valid on any Prestige Collection Piece, Daily Deals bundle or the AdornMint Box. Promo code may not be combined with any other offer, including special mystery/surprise email promotion giveaways. Promo code not valid on 2 or more credits items. While supplies last.

xoxo, Lily
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Newly Added Pieces to JewelMint's Exclusive Reserves!


Photo: JewelMint

If you have already noticed, JewelMint has added some new pieces to the reserves! Here's what is left right now at the time of this post:

7 Polar End Bracelets
8 Pearl Fleur Necklaces
8 Corsica Bracelets

Get 'em while they're still available!

xoxo, Lily
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Back in Stock: JewelMint's Sealed With Love & Unlock My Heart Necklaces!

Photos: JewelMint

JewelMint has just brought back two popular pieces: The Unlock My Heart Necklace & Sealed With Love Necklace! I personally own both and my favorite of the two is by far Sealed With Love - If you don't already own it, I totally think you should snag one while you can. It's a great layering piece or perfectly interesting on its own.

Click here to find Sealed With Love on JewelMint.com!
Click here to find Unlock My Heart on JewelMint.com!

xoxo, Lily
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Today Only - Get a FREE Stylish Spring Wallet with Any Purchase!

Photo: JewelMint

New Members:
Get a Free JewelMint Spring Stencil Wallet with purchase + 50% off your first piece using Promo Code: JWALL50

Existing Members:
Get a Free JewelMint Spring Stencil Wallet with purchase. I'm assuming no promo code is necessary as according to JewelMint's Facebook page: "We'll automatically add one of 6 beautiful wallets to your shipment." Automatically means no promo code is necessary, correct? This is a bit confusing since usually you have to add the item to your cart and use a promo code to get the $29.99 discount. Guess we'll take their word for it though...

Here's another look at JewelMint's Spring Stencil Wallets:


Description: Sport the perfect amount of style this season with the Spring Stencil Wallet. Long, sleek and perfect for carrying your go-to goods, this chic carry-all doubles as a clutch and looks ultra sleek with everything.

Promo details: Expires 3/28/2012 at 1 PM PST. Promo valid only to first time customers on their first piece - not valid on any Prestige Collection Piece, Daily Deals bundle or the AdornMint Box. Valid one Wallet gift per customer with purchase - we choose the color. No exchanges or refunds on gift item.

Click here to find the Spring Stencil Wallets on JewelMint.com.

xoxo, Lily
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Why I Am Currently Disappointed With JewelMint...

Update 3/28: I've updated the post to reflect the correct sequence of questioning that occurred over on Facebook.

I'd like to take a moment to speak openly and honestly about my opinions on how JewelMint has handled the current issue with the Golden Ticket Promotion. I took a day off from blogging yesterday to take some time to really think about why this issue with JewelMint was weighing on me. In the past year that I've been blogging about JewelMint, it sometimes feels that their own self-proclaimed "mess-ups" can affect everyone  from their beloved members to fellow bloggers who spend many hours dedicating their time and sharing their love for the brand.

This past weekend, it was brought to JewelMint's attention by many over on Facebook that participants in their Golden Ticket Promotion were receiving 10% off promo code tickets instead of the minimum of one JewelMint credit the promotion that was promised. Based off of the official rules chart (as seen in this post here), it was also possible for all participants to win up to 4 additional credits and a chance at the grand prize: a tablet worth $120 to $300.

JewelMint's response on Facebook to these complaints was for all participants to email JewelMint customer care at customercare@jewelmint.com in order to receive their free credit.

While this was a prompt response, JewelMint members began asking about the remaining 44% of participants who should have received more than one free credit?

Someone by the name of Carl JewelMint responded to this on  Facebook (posted Sunday 3/25):
"Ladies, Please let me start by saying once again how sorry I am for the frustrations you've expressed around the Golden Ticket promotion. We value our amazing members so much and always want to provide you with the best possible experience. Throughout today, several of us at JewelMint have been pouring over all of your feedback and analyzing what's happened. A number of ladies have pointed out that by offering to issue just one credit to ladies who received zero credits previously, we weren't accounting for the possibility of more credits being included with the original Golden Ticket – or a grand prize. Our explanation there (which we apologize for not including) was that based on our analysis, our miscommunication/mess-up was primarily centered around the distribution of the "one free credit" Golden Tickets. In other words, a LOT more of them should have gone out. But regardless of that, it's very clear that we missed the mark and we've simply left too many of you dissatisfied. So here's what we'll do. Any customer who did not receive either a promo code for 1-5 pieces or one of the grand prizes with their original Golden Ticket will get re-entered into the promotion – please just email Customer Care with the subject line "Golden Ticked Redo" and include your order confirmation number in the body of the email. We will then re-enter those members into the promotion and they will receive promo codes for free pieces (and grand prizes) according to the posted breakdown (55% will receive one free piece, 20% will receive two free pieces, etc). For the sake of reaching a quick resolution for frustrated members, we will need all eligible members to send us that email by Tuesday at 11:59pm PT. We will distribute credits/prizes by Thursday at 11:59pm PT. On Friday, we will also email those members with a special gift. I sincerely apologize again for all of the frustrations around this promotion. We are working to make this right and appreciate your help and feedback, as always. We promise to continue improving and will definitely incorporate learnings/feedback from this into future promotions."
While this was another prompt response, but other concerns arose including variations of the following:

  1. For those whose packages shipped late and may not receive their package before the Tuesday redo deadline, should they submit an email for the redo without knowing the contents of their package?
  2. If a customer receives their package after Tuesday, did not receive their free credit(s), and wasn't aware of this redo, what will be the plan for this customer in honoring the rules of the promo?
  3. Will this same information you just shared here be send out by email, which is the same method that was used to communicate the original promo?  If not, how will this be communicated to those who do not frequent Facebook?
  4. What happens to those who received "XXXXXXXXXXXX" as their Golden Ticket codes?
Carl JewelMint later followed up with the following statement (posted Sunday 3/26):
"For those ladies that received a winning Golden Ticket with the code as all Xs, we are asking those customers to sign the ticket and email us a picture of the signed ticket. We will reply with their correct code. This applies to both JewelMint and StyleMint both. We realize that not all customers that participated in the promotion are on Facebook to see the announcement. We are working with our warehouse and logistics staff to figure out which orders were affected in hopes of reaching out to any other potentially affected customers. Now, for those select few that are not scheduled to receive your shipment until after the Tuesday midnight deadline, please still email customer care with your order number and subject line “Golden Ticket Redo”. We are hoping to figure out which orders are affected so we can be proactive and re-enter those members into the promotion that email us. A number of you made multiple purchases to increase your chances of winning. We plan to treat each one of your orders as individual entries."

In the meantime, I am still waiting for my Golden Ticket promotion to arrive in the mail - it shipped last Friday. I've also made a conscious effort to withhold from emailing JewelMint about the Golden Ticket promotion (at least until the last minute)...

Why? You ask? Well, because I still have not received an official email from JewelMint with official instructions as to the Golden Ticket issue. Additionally, "Carl JewelMint" is a separate account from JewelMint's Facebook page (it could arguably be anyone), and this official announcement did not come directly from JewelMint's Official Facebook page.

This is where my main issue with JewelMint lies right now: I've been waiting to see if JewelMint would hold true to their Facebook response regarding contacting all participants of the Golden Ticket promotion through the same method the promotion was originally announced.

It's currently Tuesday, March 27th. The time is about 1pm PST, and I'm still waiting to receive an official email from JewelMint in regards to this issue, my account, and how I could be affected by their recent mistakes.

This raises some serious questions, such as:

  1. What happens after 11:59 pm PST tonight when members who do not frequent Facebook or still have not been contacted via email receive their packages after today only to realize something is wrong with its contents?
  2. Is JewelMint still liable for offering those members (who have not yet been contacted) a chance at up to 5 credits after 11:59 pm PST tonight?
  3. And finally, why haven't all participants of this promo been contacted yet by JewelMint?

In my opinion, JewelMint could have handled their mistakes much differently. I feel that putting the responsibility on their members to contact them in response to their mistakes is very unfair...especially when there are still some members out there who have not been officially contacted by JewelMint and may miss out the 12:59 pm PST deadline tonight.

Please don't get me wrong. I love JewelMint, and I very rarely get into the negative here on my blog unless I feel the need to speak up. I personally felt that this was bothering me too much to go unaddressed, and I can only hope that future promotions go much smoother than this.

For now, I'll be waiting to see what happens, and I'll be sure to follow-up if anything else related this this issue arises. In the meantime, it's back to JewelMint blogging as usual, and all the reasons why we continue to love their jewelry...

xoxo, Lily

Today's Private Jewelry Sales | Tuesday 3/27

Morning everyone! So as you know, JewelMint is known to make an occasional appearance in the world of private online boutique sales. There are a handful of these limited sample sites out there that I frequent on a daily basis such as RueLaLa, HauteLook, ShopLately, Ideeli, and so forth. I often get the most beautiful pieces of jewelry from these sites as can often be seen in my review videos on YouTube. Besides JewelMint, these sales are where I purchase most of my jewelry. I constantly come across some great JewelMint look-alikes and pieces that compliment nicely with items already in my collection. I also love being introduced to many designers that I wouldn't have found otherwise. Since I check these sites on a daily basis anyways, I felt it would be fun to gather all the jewelry-related sales for you in a single post each day...

Here are some of the current limited jewelry sales going on right now where you can sometimes score pieces at up to 90% off:


Beyond the Rack: Birthstone jewelry (starting at $14)

Beyond the Rack: Diamond and Crystal Time Watches (stating at $30)


Fab: Polli - Flirty sustainable jewelry (starting at $27)

Fab: Cheek-ie - Fresh fabric jewelry (starting at $18)

Fab: Kaye Blegvad - Label pins and rings (starting at $21)


Gilt: Fine Jewelry by Bochic - Turquoise, diamons, etc. (starting at $1950)

Gilt: The Beaded Bracelet - Intricate beaded and crystal braclets (starting at $22)

Gilt: Jewelry by KC Designs - Heirloom worthy gold and diamond pieces (starting at $379)

Gilt: Wardrobe Essentials - The perfect pearl (starting at $34)

Hautelook: Radiance Pearl Blowout - Reinvent classic strands and chic settings (starting at $49)

Hautelook: Blushing Bride - Rose gold jewels (starting at $7)

Ideeli: Jewelmak - Pearls, Onxy, etc. (stating at $25)

Ideeli: Statement Makers - Gorgeious statement necklace (starting at $25)

Ideeli: Triwa Watches - Bright unisex watches (stargint at $55)

Ruelala: Countdown to Prom - A.B.S. gems & jewels (starting at $36)

ShopLately: Made for Each Other - Coral and turquoise (starting at $4)

ShopLately: Celebrity Favorite: Micha Designs bracelets (starting at $26)

ShopLately: Easy Investments: Stunning staples under $10 (starting at $5)


xoxo, Lily
*Links within this post are referred links.
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