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May 29, 2012

The Coordinates of your Heart

I am not one to usually do reviews for (non-diamond) jewelry companies – because there are just SO many out there, and it’s hard to really say anything fantastic about each and every one of them.

Plus – I’m pretty picky about my jewelry and rarely wear anything besides my absolute favorites…. like my Tiffany Earrings that I’ve been wearing almost non-stop since 2009 (after I lost the first set of very similar non-Tiffany earrings that I wore almost non-stop since 2007):


I {{{Heart}}} my earrings.


I was checking out Skye’s blog at around Valentine’s Day, and she had reviewed this absolutely stunning piece from – that I just had to have and then share with all of my faithful readers here at Grinning Cheek to Cheek!

the vintage pearl - custom hand stamped jewelry

So I emailed and ordered the same necklace from the Vintage Pearl.  It’s called ‘Coordinates of Your Heart’. the coordinates of your heart. Product Image


So you pick a locations coordinates that is special to you – and add it to the tag of this necklace.

The BEST part about this necklace is that it is truly an individual piece:  The necklace is hand crafted from start to finish, from raw sterling silver, freshwater pearls, and each letter/number is individually stamped by hand.


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Truly beautiful.

I, of course got the coordinates to the location where my husband proposed to me almost exactly 10 years ago.

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Honestly – Guys – If you’re looking for an amazing gift that will truly take her breath away – check out The Vintage Pearl and order her something amazing.


I love the jewelry that they carry – and there is SO much more than what I’m mentioning here. So: Check out the Vintage Pearl for some really special items for your loved ones!!

It might also help you to know that the Vintage Pearl also works closely with SEVERAL non-profit organizations, Christian Ministries, and orphanages.  They are truly an amazing company.

Win It!!!

One lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate to The Vintage Pearl!!!

the vintage pearl - custom hand stamped jewelry

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry:  Leave a relevant comment on this post.
Then: Fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

Be sure to come back daily for extra entries!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on June 22nd, 2012.



  1. MommaMary says:

    It’s beautiful and I would love to wear it.

  2. Shannon S says:

    this is beautiful..I would love this for my 12th anniversary

  3. Jody John says:

    Definitely a one of a kind! You are right any woman would love her man to find the coordinates of a special place…. Would love to win this and get it for myself! Would be perfect for my 10 year anniversary!!! 🙂

  4. Katherine says:

    Great company Love pearls

  5. This is beautiful and so clever! I know several women (including myself) who would love something from TVP.

  6. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    your necklace is beautiful, thanks for the giveaway

  7. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    What a great gift idea…these would make wonderful gifts for any mom!

  8. They have such gorgeous items, love them! Thanks for the chance 🙂
    Gladys P

  9. Candice Hull says:

    I love that you picked that for your coordinates–so sweet! I would probably do the same!
    Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome prize

  10. I would love to wear this necklace. I have to decide if I put the location of where I was married or where hubby and I spent our 43 years together (two different states). What do you think?

    • Yeah, it is a tough call! I bet you could pay a little extra and get two locations as well??
      I was trying so hard to decide if it was where he proposed, where we got married, where we live, etc! So Challenging!! (But, Then again – that’s a good thing that you’ve got love and memories everywhere!!)

  11. What a lovely design! It’s so personal and elegent 🙂

  12. Ann Fantom says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway. This would make a great gift for my mom

  13. Nicole B says:

    This is a beautiful necklace! And as a geocacher, it makes me smile 🙂

  14. What a beautiful idea!

  15. Tracy Styron says:

    WOW I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE to win this! My husband and I have been together since I was 15 which this year will be twelve years. Weve been married since 2003! I would want to either put where the small church we got married in or our old house, the one we brought our now 7 yr old son home to and the one we brought my younger brother who was 11 and now 18 home to after we got him out of cps and adopted him. That house to me is a major place in our lives. We started our family there! I know people say a house is just a house but to me its nothing about that house itself, its about everything we gained in that home. Two kids and a family more then just my hubby and I! We have gone through some tough times since then. My husband was laid off and we now live in my hometown in a little trailer. I cant complain though because we are all still together. So I’ll NEVER complain. Im just as happy now as I was then. More so since we are by my parents now. Thats house is just the place it all started! Wow tough choice. Regardless win or loose im still going to try and get this!! But I thank you for the opportunity to win this though!!! <3

  16. its beautiful would loveee to win this! i would give it to my mom shes always putting others first would be awesome if i could win this for her! thanks for the opportunity

  17. Sandra Brower says:

    This is such a beautiful piece and such a great sentimental idea. I love it! Count me in!!

  18. Crystal Guidroz says:

    I love this necklace, it is such a neat idea and would make a wonderful gift!

  19. Crystal says:

    I have a slight addiction to personalized jewelry! Everything at The Vintage Pearl is lovely,great giveaway..thank you! 🙂

  20. Tabathia B says:

    I love their bracelets

  21. Anne N. says:

    I love to give my mom a necklace for her birthday.

  22. I’m a June Pearl baby and adore this site. I covet the Mother of Pearl earrings.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    That is a beautiful necklace!

  24. How lovely – I now know what to ask my hubby for our anniversary.

  25. Kelly D says:

    I Love their Unique Jewelry, especially the love connection necklace

  26. Carmen Van Deursen says:

    It’s beautiful and delicate yet modern. I would love to win it. Thanks for the chance.

  27. These are so awesome! I would love one of these! 🙂 I would want to get the co ordinates to where my son was born or something to do with him!

  28. Oh I love it! I would also pick where my hubby proposed to me, especially since it just closed and we have so many wonderful memories there!

  29. Rebecca Graham says:

    I love their necklaces.

  30. Love the styles of Vintage Pearl and would love to own one their necklaces

  31. Mayla M says:

    I would love this! The personalization makes it so special.

  32. Ashley C says:

    I’d love to get a necklace personalized with my kids names! Her stuff is so beautiful


  33. Meaghan F. says:

    They have some wonderful necklaces.

  34. Everything is beautiful

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  35. I would love to have something like this! I love jewlery!

  36. Ashley Hatten says:

    I’ve been longing for a Vintage Pearl piece for a while now, I love their designs! thanks so much!

  37. I love Vintage Pearl jewelry, but I had no idea they work with non profit organizations, Christian ministries and orphanages. That’s great! I love buying from companies that help others.

  38. Natasha Hudnall says:

    They have so many pretty things! I could go soooo broke….or broker that is 🙂

  39. Kyl Neusch says:

    very neat pearls

  40. Jennifer Hedden says:

    I love this necklace. It is such a neat idea and of course I love that it will be an individual piece. Thank you for the great giveaway and review!

  41. Joanne Gregory says:

    Beautiful necklace. And I like that they support charities.

  42. Caroline B says:

    This is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

  43. Rebecca Smith says:

    My daughters (1 and 3) and I always sign “I Love You” to each other, it’s our thing that they don’t do with anyone else. I’d LOVE to get the sign language “i love you” (2 charms) necklace with their names on it!

  44. This is Gorgeous!

  45. Brian Smith says:

    that would be an awesome anniversary gift

  46. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I would love to buy a special necklace for the baby girl we lost. We just haven’t had the $$ to spare to buy something really nice.

  47. david basile says:

    nice it would look great on my wife

  48. Amy Baker says:

    Beautiful and so creative! Thanks for finding something really “different!”

  49. LaTanya says:

    They have beautiful jewerly

  50. I love the Vintage Pearl. I have a necklace from them and get so many compliments.

  51. Samantha K says:

    What a precious idea and the pearls are such a nice touch.

  52. I always drool over the Vintage Pearl website!

  53. I have seen their stuff before and it is truly unique. Love!

  54. I love this pearl and it’s simplicity. It is beautiful. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  55. Beautiful. Would make a great gift. Love it.

  56. Such a pretty piece! I know I would have a hard time picking a location!

  57. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I love the vintage pearl. The necklace you purchased is a very unique item. My hubby popped the question to me about six timed before I said yes. Sad thing I don’t remember which place I said yes.
    If did a location though it would be where we first met. That I remember.

    I could and have spent hours looking at their site n

  58. 1955nurse says:

    OMG – they have the coolest stuff, I just love their pieces!!! Keeping my fingers crossed… Thanks for the chance!

  59. Wow, that’s such a beautiful necklace! I love the look of the compass and heart carved into the silver. Absolutely breathtaking 🙂

  60. Trevor C. says:

    love the silver based color of the necklace

  61. Katherine Short says:

    I have to have that, and get the coordinates for the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, PA. My husband and I met online. The day we met in real life, we went to the Incline as a touristy thing to do, since he had flown in from TX. We kissed at the top, overlooking the city, and I knew I was his for ever. We were married three months later, although he’ll tell you to this day that he’d have married me the day we met, right there, if I hadn’t set the stipulation that the kids had to meet him first LOL!

  62. Gorgeous gift idea for my sister’s birthday !

  63. christine jessamine says:

    i love all the jewelry they have to offer, my favorite has to be the family tree necklace. great giveaway!

  64. liberty boblett says:

    I love your necklace! That is such a great idea!!! I wish I were that creative to come up w/things like that…I am going to order a graduation present from The Vintage Pearl!

  65. I love how unique this jewelry is. Great find.

  66. Cynthia W says:

    That jewelry is very beautiful and unique! I’d love to own a piece.

  67. I love the pea pods

  68. i love their jewelry…my family gave me a necklace for mother’s day a couple of years ago…love it!

  69. That’s such a unique idea for a necklace.. I’d love to have something that special 🙂

  70. What a pretty necklace

  71. Lovely jewelry & I love that they work with non-profit organizations, Christian Ministries, and orphanages…That is remarkable.

  72. I love all the jewelry there. I keep saying if I have some extra money, I’d get a charm bracelet, but so far haven’t been able to. It’s all so gorgeous.

  73. This looks like such a cool place to buy jewelry!!!

  74. Chrystal J. says:

    This is a really unique item. Love it!

  75. This is a very cool idea!

  76. Jennifer says:

    These are gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  77. Love their necklaces!!

  78. Miz Vickik says:

    Gorgeous — very classy looking!

  79. this jewelry is amazing! i love personalized stuff!

  80. ReggieMann says:

    I love the Dainty Drops necklace 🙂

  81. Kimberly R says:

    This is really pretty. Would love to have one of my own!

  82. R Hicks says:

    they have impressive and original jewelry for sure!

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  84. s riches says:

    I like the men’s thin leather cuff in black.

  85. Our 10th Anniversary is TOMORROW. I’d love to win so I could buy my wife something she’s ben asking for. She likes the “mommy jewelry” best. Thanks!

  86. FYI … I subscribe but the email address is different from the email I use for facebook.

  87. I love their thoughtful gift ideas!

  88. pamela james says:

    They have the best jewelery-I just love it!

  89. Whitney Lindeman says:

    I would love to win this – need some new pretties to take on our honeymoon!

  90. Colleen S says:

    I would have a hard time picking out a “special Spot” Its a fun thing to think about.

  91. I would love top win, they have a beautiful selection!

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