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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry + Earring Giveaway (Win A Pair Of Sterling Silver + Seed Earrings)


Moran Fuerte Ring - recycled sterling and organic wood band

From the very first time I browsed the naturalezanica shop on etsy I immediately fell in love their jewelry. The simple elegance of the designs combined with the beautiful hues and patterns of nature are a perfect and beautiful pairing. I don't really ever purchase mass produced jewelry because most conventional, mass marketed pieces look either too gaudy, too cheap or (to be blunt) too ugly. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the independently created and designed pieces created by Naturaleza Organic Jewelry which are absolutely stunning!

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry (naturalezanica on ebay) is completely designed and handmade by Kentucky residents, Amy and Marlon Obando Solano. Marlon grew up in rural Nicaragua where he learned to work with and create using natural forest materials. Now he and Amy combine ancestral Nicaraguan adornment techniques with modern design elements to make beautiful, unique pieces of jewelry. Each piece the duo creates is made of sustainable, hand collected raw materials such as seeds, nuts and wood along with 100% recycled sterling silver. Naturaleza Organic Jewelry also does not use varnish or dye on their pieces, instead polishing them with organic sesame oil, allowing the vibrant colors and patterns of nature to shine through.

Naturaleza Organic Jewelry would make a wonderful anniversary or birthday gift, the perfect wedding or engagement bands, or just something to add to your personal collection. Some of my favorite pieces from Marlon & Amy's portfolio (along with the rings pictured above) can be seen below:

Asi Nacascolo - sustainable nacascolo wood with recycled sterling silver inlay

Turquoise Lados Rings - Custom designed ring set with turquoise inlay and unity symbol.

Lados Lapis Azul and Coyol Ring - Coyol seed, lapiz azul and recycled sterling.

Naciendo - handcarved nacascolo necklace with recycled sterling leaf inlay

Nambaro Circle Earrings - sustainable cocobolo wood earrings
**all photos in this post property of Naturaleza Organic Jewelry**

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I contacted Marlon and Amy personally and they very generously offered to giveaway a pair of their Seed Squiggle Earrings (brown carbon seed and recycled sterling, $32 value) to one of my readers!

*To enter all you need to do is visit:
and tell me a piece that wasn't listed here that you would love to own (or give) or something you learned about them or their jewelry.

For one extra entry each you can:
* "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook and leave your name (if you'd like, you can also say hello on their wall & let them know you like their work)
* Post this giveaway in your blog and leave a link to your post
* Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to your tweet (you may tweet once per day)

Please leave a separate comment for each entry! Also make sure to leave your email address in one of your comments or have your email address visible in your profile.

This giveaway will end on August 8, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. Open to anyone, anywhere in the world (international readers welcome)! Good luck!

Giveaway winner: Melissa

**I contacted Amy and Marlon about a possible giveaway & they graciously agreed to provide the giveaway prize specified above. I did not receive any product or monetary compensation for this post. All opinions expressed here are mine.**

155 comments:

  1. The first ring I saw on the page is my favorite! The Juntos - organic coyol palm seed ring with sterling silver.. really beautiful :).

    - Eunise

    euniechopsticks@gmail.com

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  2. I liked you on Facebook!

    facebook id: Eunise Kim

    - Eunise

    euniechopsticks@gmail.com

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  3. I tweeted!

    Here's the link to my twitter: http://twitter.com/helloogooodbye

    - Eunise

    euniechopsticks@gmail.com

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  4. I blogged about you on my blog slouchy.blogspot.com

    link:

    http://slouchy.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaway-here-for-organic-jewelry-ooooh.html


    -Eunise

    euniechopsticks@gmail.com

    pick me plssss(:

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  5. those are really pretty ear rings! and i LOVE
    the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace. thanks for the great give away!

    Brittany@short-change.com

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  6. I love love the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace! Wow!

    Barkley.Allison@gmail.com

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  7. Oh, I really like the Cruzados - organic patacon seed and recycled sterling silver earrings! Very unique and beautiful.

    ~Jess
    jrlazar@gmail.com

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  8. I also liked on Facebook!

    Barkley.Allison@gmail.com

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  9. I RT'd greedygrechen's tweet about this contest -- my username is @jesserker

    ~Jess
    jrlazar@gmail.com

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  10. Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace
    mrs.mommyyatgmail.com

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  11. I would love to own this necklace:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36635984/cerro-negro-casca-seed-necklace

    omyheartkate(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would love to own their Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace!

    mommyisgreen at gmail dot com

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  13. I liked Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook as Victoria Green.
    mommyisgreen at gmail dot com

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  14. I would like to have the Revolucion Earrings.

    southypeach@comcast.net

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  15. I absolutely love the Naciendo necklace. It would look awesome with a simple white v-neck and jeans or even with a flirty, coral-colored sundress. I admire anyone who can make stunning jewlery out of organic materials. The amount of time and effort that goes into one piece is amazing.

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  16. I really like the Segova necklace! It's so ool!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  17. I also blogged. http://jesuislemorse.blogspot.com/2010/07/lovely-giveaway.html

    kkuczek@kent.edu

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  18. Gorgeous jewelry! I love the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace. Simple but elegant. It definitely makes a statement.

    angelabakes@gmail.com

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  19. I liked the Salsera Earrings!

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  20. I also love the Fiesta - silver hoops with patacon seed. So pretty!

    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

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  21. Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook and left comment on their wall.
    Tina Renee Barker

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  22. http://twitter.com/warp65/status/18107541168
    (My Tweet)

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  23. I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/18110520656

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'm a facebook fan [Aik Chien]

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  25. I love the Oro Plano Ring - organic coyol seed with 14k gold inlay.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  26. I like the Fiesta earrings!
    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  27. Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace

    This necklace is absolutely gorgeous and very unique!

    gingerpye at gmail dot com

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  28. I "Likeed" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on FB!

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  29. I love Naciendo but Almond Oval is my favorite one not listed on this post!

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  30. http://dcmegiveawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/giveaways-for-day-7092010.html

    blogged about it!

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  31. I'd love the Cerro negro necklace.
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  32. I love the Cruzados - organic patacon seed and recycled sterling silver earrings!!

    kristin.brown106 at gmail dot com

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  33. I like Naturaleza on FB
    username: clenna Lyons Emery

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  34. I saw this necklace and fell in love: Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace! Wow - it's beautiful.

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  35. Lados - coyol seed ring with recycled sterling silver

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  36. The casca seed necklace is beautiful!
    momsbestbets at gmail . com

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  37. I love the Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace. So pretty and unique!

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  38. I really like Estrella-Guasimo Seed Star Necklace.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. wow...i'd really love this one

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  40. Another piece I really like is the Estrella necklace. I love the shape and look!


    allisonsbj3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. i have never wanted to win a giveaway so bad, i love everything from the shop but my fave is the cerro negro casca seed necklace. awesome

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  42. i linked you to my very new and one follower blog: http://inspired-by-jay.blogspot.com/

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  43. Great giveaway!

    I like the Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace.

    Please count me in. Thanks.

    avalonne83 [at]yahoo [dot] it

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  44. I love the 'casca with silver patacon center necklace' -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/naturalezanica/2255946176/in/set-72157603886902535/! ^_^

    vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

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  45. I think I`m interested in the Casca Seed Necklace~

    ladyvogue_cannaria(at)yahoo.com

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  46. I like the Cruzados - organic patacon seed and recycled sterling silver earrings

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  47. I love the shape and boldness of the Cerro Negro casca seed necklace!

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  48. I aodre the Cerro Negro necklace - it's absolutely gorgeous!

    Devin
    dbwais[at]gmail[dot]com

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  49. I'm a facebook fan of Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano under username Jennie Tilson.

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  50. Beautiful jewelry! I love the Salsera Earrings.

    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I'm a fan on Facebook (Kate Ryan)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  52. My favourite piece is the 'Segovia - handcarved sustainable wood necklace

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  53. "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  54. I like the Asi Moran - ecofriendly moran wood with recycled sterling ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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  55. I love the Salcera earrings

    skitsbits2000@yahoo.com

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  56. i love this necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/36635984/cerro-negro-casca-seed-necklace
    engh.katie at gmail dot com

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  57. I like the Cruzado. Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  58. I love the Almond Oval - organic almond shell necklace.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  59. I love all Naturaleza unity rings, I plan to purchase a pair for my wedding! Will probably be "Unidad - organic coyol palm ring unity sterling and copper inlay".

    addalyn.star[at]gmail[dot]com

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  60. i would love to own the Salsera Earrings - wood and recycled sterling.
    winit6@hotmail.com

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  61. My favorite piece is the Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace. How cool!

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  62. I'm a Facebook fan of Naturaleza (Kelli Flanders Robinson).

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  63. I tweeted about your giveaway here: http://twitter.com/KelliFRobinson.

    kellifrobinson[at]gmail.com

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  64. I learned that their gifts are packaged in 100% PCW, sustainable, renewable, recyclable packaging
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  65. I absolutely LOVE all the pieces!!! But the one I would really like to own is the Oro Coyol ring, it is stunning!!
    scatus(at)iowatelecom(dot)net

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  66. Blogged: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-pair-of-sterling-silver-seed.html

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  67. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/18831587329

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  68. I like the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  69. Those earrings are so pretty, but I also like the Segovia - handcarved sustainable wood necklace!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

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  70. posted this giveaway with a linkback on my sidebar at http://luckyfinds-shareapic.blogspot.com/

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  71. Liked "Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano" on Facebook

    emiliana.sison AT gmail.com

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  72. The Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace is a fine piece of collection. I would like to own one. :)

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  73. I followed you via GFC. ;)
    My email address:
    "0910beh@gmail.com"

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  74. i want the Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace. the unique creation of the piece makes it perfect.

    *wapang24(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. twitted about this contest: http://twitter.com/kanopogi/status/18922489764

    *wapang24(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. liked your facebook fanpage
    name: Betti Villarin
    *wapang24(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  77. I like the Unity Times Three ring. It's so pretty! cvpis4me@yahoo.com

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  78. i like the Tigre - organic moran wood and coyol seed ring :)

    and liked them on facebook (Wendy He)

    wendyhe1995 at yahoo dot com

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  79. Hello, I really liked the Cinco Zafiro - Fifth Anniversary Ring - wood and sapphire. -Laura

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  80. I love Flat Planet - organic coyol seed with jaedita stone inlay - ring. Great idea to combine wood silver and stones.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  81. *Like* Naturaleza on Facebook (Ľubica Kotmániková)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  82. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/19482470100
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  83. I love the Salsera earrings. Y que hablen espanol!

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  84. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/19560106888
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  85. i like the indio maiz- coroso palm earrings. they would be a happy addition in my collection.
    enSTYLEpedia(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. i liked them on FB and left them a little comment love.

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  87. I like the Indio Maiz - handcarved organic coroso palm earrings

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  88. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/19647433549
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  89. I'd love to own the Salsera Earrings in wood and recycled sterling. wowowow

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  90. dt
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/19726907343
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  91. I love the Rio Plata - coyol and recycled silver ecofriendly ring.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  92. I would love to own the Almond Oval - organic almond shell necklace! It is so unique and pretty!

    Thank your for the chance to win your earrings!

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  93. Liked Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  94. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/19852134641

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/19918626531

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  96. I love Flat Planet - organic coyol seed with jaedita stone inlay! I love it because I know my boyfriend would go crazy for it because it'd remind him of the Green Lantern.

    luckysluna(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. I tweeted about the giveaway! as @luckysluna
    http://twitter.com/luckysluna/status/19942129342

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  98. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/20000092552

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  99. I like Fiesta - silver hoops with patacon seed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. I like Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook - Janet Fri and I left a message.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/afineday/status/20073454765

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  102. This is so unique!


    Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace


    ja9_nina(at)yahoo.com

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  103. I like the FB page as Janine Monas******

    ja9_nina(at)yahoo.com

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  104. Tweeted

    https://twitter.com/ninskylabjusip/status/20133877032

    ja9_nina(at)yahoo.com

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  105. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/20145600742

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. Union ring is gorgeous.

    egle dot mane at gmail dot com

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  107. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/20232170231

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  108. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/afineday/status/20313772549

    brc668 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  109. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    i love the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace

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  110. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/20336222295
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  111. tweet: August 2nd (08/02)
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/20123002145
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  112. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/20393319074
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  113. This is my favorite item (simply beautiful!):

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36635984/cerro-negro-casca-seed-necklace

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  114. I like the Moran - eco-friendly handcarved wood ring with silver band
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  115. "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook
    Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  116. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/20477509553
    lusizova (at) gmail.com

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  117. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/20487901917
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  118. higgs.rachel at gmail.com
    I like Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace

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  119. I love the revolucion red earrings!

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  120. I like the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace.
    fatmeatloaf1 at gmail dot com

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  121. Tweet-http://twitter.com/fatmeatloaf1/status/20526171635

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  122. tweet
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/20545029802
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  123. I like Revolucion - red and black seed earrings

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  124. Orbito - black coyol seed ring with silver inlay

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  125. I love: http://www.etsy.com/listing/40326937/mayan-numerology-rings-custom-number

    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  126. I like them on FB - Shari Lalonde-Goss
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  127. I so loved these earrings: Salsera Earrings - wood and recycled sterling.

    madonnacramer@msn.com

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  128. I also love the Revolucion - red and black seed earrings

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  129. I love the Orbito black coyol seed ring with silver inlay.

    dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

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  130. I love the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace
    mrsrogerlivingston@gmail.com

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  131. My favorite is the Cerro Negro - casca seed necklace.



    samke23 at gmail dot com

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  132. I really like the Revolucion - red and black seed earrings!

    beckyspoolstra at gmail.com

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  133. Fiesta - silver hoops with patacon seed

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  134. I like their Cruzados - organic patacon seed and recycled sterling silver earrings
    .
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email in blogger profile.

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  135. I "Like" Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook -Joanne Schultz. http://www.facebook.com/js2222
    email in blogger profile.

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  136. tweet: http://twitter.com/js22222222/status/20642237774
    email in blogger profile.

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  137. Love the Salsera Earrings - wood and recycled sterling!
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  138. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/1_browneyedgirl/status/20642795239
    Thanks - Sarah Z
    believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

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  139. Thanks for the great contest!
    bahjeep@aol.com

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  140. I would love to own the Segovia - handcarved sustainable wood necklace.

    chrystaljns @ gmail dot com

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  141. The Salsera earrings are very nice.

    libbylopez at hotmail dot com

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  142. i like the Segovia - handcarved sustainable wood necklace

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  143. like naturaleza on facebook Kathy L Pease

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  144. http://twitter.com/klp1965/status/20659275891

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  145. I would love the "Revolucion - red and black seed earrings". Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  146. I would love to own the Estrella - guasimo seed star necklace

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  147. I Like Naturaleza al Descubierto - organic jewelry by Marlon Obando Solano on Facebook
    and left a message on their wall (Charlene Kuser)

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  148. Tweet:Swtlilchick
    http://twitter.com/Swtlilchick/status/20663577129

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com

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  149. I would love to have this necklace:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36635984/cerro-negro-casca-seed-necklace
    It is so unique and very cool!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  150. I like Naturaleza on facebook as Jenny Bolech!
    jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

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  151. I was interested in how Marlon used Mayan numerology in creating rings. Had I seen his work three years ago, I would have had him make our wedding rings, especially because my husband is Yucatec Maya.

    wolverina401 AT gmail DOT com

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  152. I would love to own the Segovia-handcarved sustainable wood necklace. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  153. I would love to own the Cinco Zafiro - Fifth Anniversary Ring - wood and sapphire.

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  154. I love the Moran Circulos Earrings. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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