Regency Friday (and Saturday) Fun And Giveaway!

As you know, every Regency lady of fashion needed several good pieces of jewelry to set off her stunning ensembles.  I am definitely down with that attitude!  So to celebrate the release this week of my novella in the anthology, An Invitation To Sin, I’m giving away some lovely jewelry by a very talented young woman name Bri Broken.

As you can see from her website, Brighde’s Baubles, Bri crafts jewelry that is both creative and very pretty.  I’m giving away two pieces – a bracelet and a pair of earrings, made with fuchsia freshwater pearls.  Bri made up these lovely pieces just for my giveaway, and she’s calling them “Miette.”

And in honor of this giveaway and of the release of my book, Bri is running a special promotion.  If you see anything on her blog that you like, just use the special promo code – vkbloggiveaway – and she’ll take 15% off the item total for any purchases in her Etsy shop. Even if you’re not in the buying mood, just have a look around Bri’s site to see all the pretty pieces on display.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, the Regency ladies of the ton did love their jewelry.  And who could blame them, with pieces like this lovely pair of earrings to choose from?

One of the most famous jewelers of the Regency period was Rundell and Bridge.  The store, located at 32 Ludgate Hill, provided jewelry to the most fashionable women in England, as well as being the official jeweler to the Crown.

Phillip Rundell and possibly irate customer

To be eligible to win the freshwater pearl earrings and bracelet, just tell me what kind of jewelry you like to wear.  I’ll be running this special contest through today and Saturday, so plenty of time to enter!

50 thoughts on “Regency Friday (and Saturday) Fun And Giveaway!”

  1. I love bracelets and rings. I don’t typically wear necklaces (I feel like a very small child is choking me) and earrings irritate me (but what doesn’t, I mean, really) 🙂

  2. Hi Vanessa,
    I love all jewelry. Right now I’m wearing all white gold. Not a lot though. Plus I have a bracelet and ring tattooed on my right wrist and middle finger. LOL Thank you for the contest!!!


  3. I love earrings – dangly ones only, but not too big. I remember to put in earrings, but I have trouble remembering my bracelets and necklaces.

  4. I love ALL jewelry! I am into collecting and wearing jewelry, all styles and all shapes.

    On a day to day basis you can find me wearing at least two rings and earrings. When I go out I usually wear necklaces and bracelets too. Jewelry is something I’ve been fond of since I was a little girl playing in my grandmother’s bedroom where she had drawers and drawers of costume jewelry that I got to put on and glam up, yes, even at age 4!

    Thank you for this contest! I love the pieces that are in the giveaway, really nice work Bri! I already know what I would wear them with if I were to win. : )


  5. Another fabulous contest, way to go Vanessa! 🙂

    Bri, went over to your site to check out your jewelry, very nice!
    Beautiful job on the “MIETTE” pieces!

    I love earrings the best, I have a nice selection of earrings! Studs are my favorite pieces, mainly because hubby buys them for me. 🙂

    Bracelets are a very close second, I always wear my watch with bracelets on. A habit I picked up in high school…..many moons ago!

    I also can’t stand wearing necklaces, I feel like there’s always something crawling around my neck, yep, I’m a nut! LOL!!

    • Thanks so much, Dalila!

      Y’know, it’s funny… I can’t stand shirts that crowd my neck, but I’m always wearing at least one necklace and it’s nearly always a choker or close to it. Heavy, too — I have a memory necklace with all kinds of small bits of sentimental and spiritual tokens on it that’s been growing for years and is worn most days; it’s on an adjustable cord and I always keep it as snug as possible.

      Now that’s weird. 😛

      • I hear you Vanessa.
        My mom thinks it’s all in my head, she keeps giving me chokers as gifts!

        Bri, that is weird! LOL!
        I do understand the sentimental reasoning though. 🙂

        I don’t wear turtlenecks or those button-to-the chin type blouses either, I feel like I’m being choked.
        All of my blouses, and I have many, are v-neck or a wide neck opening. Even my sweaters are all v-necks!

  6. I continuously wear a necklace from my mother as a reminder of the people in my life who love me…and I used to be into rings but not so much these days. Minimalist, except when I’m wearing special pieces (like miette!).

  7. I just realized that I haven’t chimed in on the topic of conversation yet!

    I really love all kinds of jewelry! (Shocker, huh? :P) My favorites are necklaces; I like that being worn around the neck means there is such a huge amount of opportunity for variety in size and design. I also like that anything I wear on a necklace is, by default, being worn close to my heart. 🙂

    While I really like wearing rings and used to have a lot of them, having larger fingers than most women makes it difficult to find rings in my size that are ready-made and affordable, even when I have expendable income. Recently, I’ve only been wearing my engagement ring consistently. It’s comfortably snug, so I don’t have to worry about losing it, and the sterling silver seems to be playing nice with my eczema-prone skin so far this winter. Rings that protrude often get in the way of the stuff (like baking, cooking, cleaning, writing and jewelry crafting) that I seem to constantly be doing with my hands.

    I go through bouts of wearing tons of bracelets and then none at all. So I guess the only jewelry consistency I have recently is with my engagement band and my ‘memory’ necklace.

    I kind of view earrings as separate from other jewelry, as I stretched my ear lobe piercings to nearly 1″ years ago and they never quite shrunk down to ‘normal’ size. I have a pair of captive bead rings that I wear in those holes 24/7, and I’ll wear pretty, dangly earrings in my 2nd and/or 3rd, smaller piercings when I get dressed up or need a little glamor pick-me-up.

    (I also have several lip piercings that I wear piercing studs in, but those are another category still and I don’t put anything fancy in them.)

    Whew! Apologies for the long-windedness.

    Break time’s over, back to adding new pieces to Etsy & my blog!

  8. I love all jewelry — always have, probably always will. Can always tell when I’m feeling lousy because I don’t bother to decide what to wear. Love necklaces and bracelets most at the moment — unfortunately all my rings (and I wear six of them!) come laden with such emotional meaning that I can’t leave off any of them: my family signet ring, my engagement and wedding rings, the exquisite rock opal and gold ring my husband got me for our 40th anniversary, and my mother-in-law’s diamond engagement ring that she left me, with a square gold ring guard. See what I mean?

  9. I’ve always had a thing for earrings, the bigger and danglier the better. Can’t wear them to work, though, because I tend to lose them, so I have to save them for special occasions.

    What lovely pieces, Bri.

  10. I almost never go anywhere without wearing a pair of earrings! I feel naked without them! As far as styles of jewelry I like, I’m all over the board. But I must say that anything that’s sparkly always catches my eye! Keep up the beautiful work Bri! *xoxo*

  11. I’m coming in rather late today, but I had to say something since I’m dying to read one of your books, Vanessa.

    I don’t wear a lot of jewelry, but I love dangling earrings. Smile.

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