In case you might not have noticed (haha) we have a thing for hearts! ?With Valentine's Day coming up, we thought of hearts and jewelry, which naturally reminded us of Vanessa Amalia, a name that might be familiar to you from our New York City Trip Guide for teens. We spotted her in the Union Square Market this fall and really and truly could have spent hours chatting with her. Vanessa is a true artist, she designs and makes all the jewelry herself (order asap for Valentine's Day!) in her Manhattan studio. Her favorite piece is the lucky horseshoe Kalinda wears on The Good Wife tv show. And she just loves designing her charms around a luck theme. It's so hard to pick one favorite for Valentine's Day, so we checked in with Vanessa for recommendations for a month long celebration of love.
Monogrammed Sterling Silver Heart Necklace, 17" chain, $66. Also available in 18K vermeil, $77.
XO Bracelet, 7" waxed cotton cord, $50-60.
Delicate Heart, Pearl Bead, & Bow Necklace, 16" Red Cotton String, $55
Silver XO Necklace, 17" chain, $82
To win the Silver Love Necklace, answer this question in the comments below: Name the one chocolate in a Valentine's box that you just won't eat.
Contest open through midnight 1/31, 1 entry per day per email address, winner contacted by email 2/1. Winner must respond by 2/3 at noon or another winner will be selected. Winner picked by random number with Random.org and will be announced here, on? Facebook & Twitter...? so follow and friend us! We follow back!
CONTEST CLOSED 1/31/12