{give-away | always glamorous gold : the amphora necklace by emily c}


. . . there has been a diamond ring, a louis ghost armchair, and even an herman miller eames chair, but since — in over a year — there has not been another glamorous give-away in all this time . . .


. . . and there has been, perhaps, a wait and a search, of sorts, for something extraordinary to come along, something truly spectacular . . .



. . . and happily, it has . . .


. . . today's give-away is from los angeles-based amphora by emily c, who make the most stunning necklaces that are not only lovely in & of themselves, but also function as elegant keepers of one's favourite rings . . .



. . . perfect for valentine's day and perfectly practical for any day of the week, amphora, is a patent pending necklace that allows one to quickly & easily attach a beloved ring [or rings], without unclasping or removing the chain . . .


amphora's innovative design was invented by emily c, who found herself, in june of 2010, newly engaged and with a beautiful ring to seal the deal, designed by the fiancé himself, around a family diamond;


. . . of course, she adored the ring, and could not bear to take it off, for fear of losing it, choosing to wear a simple gold chain around her neck, attaching the ring to it when she went to the gym, got a manicure, cooked, washed dishes, and all of the unavoidable tasks of everyday life . . .


the solution was adequate, but not perfect, for, removing the necklace many times a day was time-consuming, and so emily, began to dream up more practical ways to keep her ring safe, and perhaps, display it beautifully at the same time, both of which, she accomplished with the elegant and luxurious amphora — and the rest, as they say, is history . . .


. . . and since have already lost three diamond rings [and a watch, but that is another story], fell completely and utterly in love with the elegant, innovative design, especially after catching a glimpse of how it works — part puzzle, and part magic, am, without uncertainty, quite captivated . . .


. . . and for the very best part : one incredibly lucky glamorous reader will win a choice of the following:

| scallop design, in 14k yellow gold [$960.00 usd] or 14k white gold [$960.00 usd]

02 | heart design, in 14k yellow gold [$840.00 usd] or in 14k white gold [$840.00 usd]

{sterling silver & butterfly design also available}

T O | E N T E R :

be certain to {click here} to visit amphora by emily c or {here} to browse the selection of designs available [there is also a newly launched couture line, dripping in diamonds], then leave a comment below . . .

{bonne chance! / good luck!}



Why is it called "Amphora"? | Amphora is an ancient Greek term referring to a two handled vessel with a narrow neck, historically used to carry wine or oils. The original necklace Emily designed was in the shape of an amphora, and she loved that each necklace is, in a sense, a "vessel" for carrying precious cargo.

The Amphora necklace is carefully designed to not only securely hold your ring (or rings, such as engagement and wedding bands together), but also to feature them in a way that displays them beautifully. The necklaces are manufactured by expert jewelers in LA from solid silver, 14k yellow gold, or 14k white gold, and are currently available in 3 designs, with more on the way.

Each necklace comes packaged in a gift box, enclosed with simple and clear instructions for how to use and care for your Amphora; each is expertly and lovingly made in Los Angeles, California, out of the highest quality silver or solid yellow, white, or pink gold.

website // video // facebook // twitter

* one winner will be randomly selected and contacted by e-mail after friday, february 3, 2012; if you do not have a blog or contact e-mail on your blog, please include it with your comment for notification; this give-away is open to all readers around the world

{images: the french bedroom company // giambattista valli haute couture spring 2012, photography by molly sj lowe // valentino haute couture spring 2012 // alifewortheating // cox & cox // gangs of new york by mario testino for vogue us february 2011 via unfold // love story well decal via etsy //style bistro via studded hearts // rings, photography by the sweet light via a previous post // all other photography by emily c}

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Anonymous Gillian said...

Absolutely stunning in yellow gold and so practical...

I regularly wear three of my mother's rings on a gold chain (she passed away a year ago). They're such a lovely talking point and wearing a few at once is a great way to make sure her gorgeous jewellery collection doesn't go to waste - but I am always terrified of losing them (in fact, I had a nervous moment a few days ago when I misplaced them, again!)

Fingers crossed for Valentine's Day (or this fabulous competition, obviously) - gloney@hotmail.co.uk

January 31, 2012  
Blogger mamabear said...

Oh my these necklaces are to die!!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

What a truly stunning giveaway! I'm sure that my previous win will exclude me, but these are so beautiful. :)


January 31, 2012  
Blogger rainesmom said...

Finally a solution for those that can't wear their rings all the time (like me). They are all beautiful, but I especially love the scallop design!

~Kim Pincombe-Cole

January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Alyssa has pink antlers said...

gorgeous. and brilliant. literally.

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Little Lovely Lily said...

love the scallop one!!

January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea it is! Very convenient and beautiful as well.


January 31, 2012  
Blogger Joyce in NC said...

What a great idea. I would truly love to have the necklace even without the ring. It is lovely!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger BadBride said...

Amazing and peferct for me as my right is old (georgian) and fragile and as a shoemaker i work with my hands and have to tae it off all the time.


January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.


January 31, 2012  
Blogger Cara said...

This is pure genius! I incredibly <3 the scallop design -- And the couture line is so sparkling-ly brilliant :)!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer Gifford said...

This is a Stunning and Superb Piece of Jewellery! It reminds me of a puzzle I used to haves as a child! I love the Scalloped pendant in White Gold of course. I hope she may do one in Rose gold, that would be Amazing!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Jill said...

great idea, such a beautiful necklace!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger valentina said...

is a super idea and so beautifull!!!

January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE your blog! I follow it everyday.

Delighted by the clever idea & beautiful piece. Reminds me of those small wire puzzles from childhood...


January 31, 2012  
Blogger mipi said...


January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love these! This would be the perfect way to display my great-grandmother's engagement ring!
xo Claire

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Linalunna said...

The best ideas are like this, simple and beutiful. I just love the heart in yellow gold, it's so romantic!

January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charmingly creative and breathtakingly beautiful!



January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful! And the PERFECT Valentine's gift for wifey.


January 31, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stunningly beautiful!


January 31, 2012  
Blogger Christy said...

Absolutely beautiful.

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Melny said...

Wow! An innovative AND stylish fail-safe to keeping another ring from being lost in the abyss. Adoring the white gold scallop!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger Ciera said...

beautiful combination of elegant and practical!


January 31, 2012  
Blogger pve design said...

This would certainly be lovely and I would never worry about losing my rings when I work or need to free my fingers up!
Gorgeous design and Emily C is so pretty too.
Great design. Clever gal.
Thanks for such a lovely give-away!

January 31, 2012  
Blogger DiamondsInMyCoffee said...

What a genius {and beautiful} idea! I am such a ring girl but that scallop necklace has me wanting to wear it alone!

Merci for this opportunity.

February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Peggy said...

This necklace just gave me a little bit of happiness on a loomy day :-)

February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I think my new (!!) Van Cleef & Arpels ring and Amphora would make a perfect lovely pair...!


February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful pieces. I love jewelry since i was a little girl. <3

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Angela said...

Beautiful! I love the scallop; so elegant.

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Erwin.Farah said...

Elegant and functional.

-Farah (Philippines)

February 01, 2012  
Blogger jess said...

So pretty!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Jenna @ Sequined Sunsets said...

Such a wonderful giveaway. I love the gold scalloped version, very glamorous indeed!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger FAshiOnistA ErA said...

such a gorgeous giveaway, so beautiful the website is and loved the complete collection really. Wow, its tough to decide they are so lovely leaning towards the heart design!

xoxo hanz
email : fashionistaera@yahoo.com

February 01, 2012  
Anonymous MJ said...

Wow! glad I stopped by to catch up on my glamorous reads or I would've missed the chance to enter!
What a gorgeous necklace!! Crossing my fingers to win!(mj-reyes at live dot com)

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

quite beautiful - i don't know that i can choose! i suppose the interesting elegance of the scallop would be lovely even when it's not doing its job. thanks for the giveaway - and for the link! ox

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Jess said...

Beautiful necklace and great concept!

I would love to be able to give this to my friend Jenn, who is getting married in March. This would solve my dilemma of what to get the girl who has everything!

xo, Jess


February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Tiffnie Wardynski said...

Gorgeous pieces! Now this is a giveaway! congrats to the lucky person who gets this!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Seana said...

What an incredibly wonderful idea! I've always been worried, working in the ICU, that I'd either lose a stone making beds, turning patients etc, or lose my ring when I pull off my gloves and toss them into the garbage! And a safety pin on my scrubs isn't all that secure either; finally something that's pretty and secure! Just beautiful!

BTW, all the photos associated with this are so exquisite, it almost brought tears to my eyes...such beautiful things : ).

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Seana said...

Oops...I'm sorry, I forgot my email: seananapa2@aol.com

February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an stunning necklace from an stunning and inspirating blog.
Thank you very much.


February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So simple and elegant. What a great solution EmilyC designed.


February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Katherynn Fischer said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm always terrified to take off any rings near the sing! A great idea - and so lovely!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger a faded rose wedding said...

This would be sooo perfect...I lost my Mother to Cancer when I was 14 (1984)...when I was married in 1992, I had her engagement ring and wedding ring blessed at my ceremony.
Now, 20 years later, I'm still scared to actually wear her rings. I'm an artist and am constantly worried that they would become damaged. This necklace would give me a chance to carry the memory of her with me forever. What an incredibly beautiful and original design.

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Laura said...

I love the scalloped amphora. Beautiful and what a wonderful way to wear a treasured ring.

February 01, 2012  
Blogger bright eyes said...

Absolutely exquisite. It would make a lovely gift for a friend who lost her partner to cancer.

February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Vivian Huang said...

This jewelry makes my ovaries tremble!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger veggiern said...

Beautiful!!!!Love the heart :)

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Kris Hageland said...

So beautiful!!!!!!!!! Would you Please be my Valentine? Great giveaway!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Christybernadet said...

Adore the scallops!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Lyssa Medeiros de Barros said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm also scared to take the ring off and just lose it (I also have a background of losing rings and watches. The scallop and heart design in yellow gold are definitely my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway.
Xx, Lyssa Barros.

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Leslie said...

What a wonderful idea! The scalloped design is lovely!


February 01, 2012  
Blogger The Zhush said...

Brilliant...having lost more jewelry than I care to admit, can totally relate!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Carolyn said...

What a lovely website. The necklaces are exquisite, and I be a lucky so-and-so to get to wear one!

February 01, 2012  
Blogger Pret à moi said...

wowwwww! i just found by chance you blog, and i am just totally in love with it!
this post is awesomee! :) such great pictures! i will take ideas from it for sure!

surely, i am following you

from a new spanish bloggers
get to know us!:)


February 01, 2012  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

I love this idea! Beautiful post as always.


February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Kate said...

What a gorgeous idea. I think it's wonderful.


February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Ana said...

wow this is such a great idea because I constantly take my ring off and this would be so practical... love it!!



February 02, 2012  
Blogger Sarah said...

I am normally drawn to hearts yet the scallop design is my favorite. It's so beautiful and elegant.

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. I absolutely love your blog and all the inspiration in it.

February 02, 2012  
Blogger ali said...

@The Dandelion Chronicles

Absolutely stunning.

I'll. take. care of you.


February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Julia said...

What a wonderful idea! Such a beautiful necklace.

February 02, 2012  
Blogger ChantaleP said...

The necklace is beautiful! I will take my chances and enter as well.. Thank you!

February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Larissa LaRenne said...

Oh! The scallop necklace is the perfect combination of gorgeous form and function! It's a brilliant idea, and the directions on the website make it look extremely easy to add and remove the rings! I adore the couture diamond scallop--it's definition the epitome of glamour! My fiance gets frustrated when I remove my ring for fear of scratching it...this is the perfect, gorgeous solution!! larissalarenne@gmail.com

February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


February 02, 2012  
Blogger Karen said...

So lovely!

February 02, 2012  
Blogger girlonfilm said...

LOVE the heart in white gold!

February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Tori said...

I love the scallop design--how clever!


February 02, 2012  
Anonymous Neva Sarenana said...

What! That is so cool. What a brilliant idea. I totally need one, I am a nurse, and I hate the whole ring issue :)

nrsarenana @ g mail.com

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Nancy Gervais said...

Beautiful, simple and practical... I would love one!

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer said...

What an amazing idea! I love love the scallop necklace

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Anette said...

They are all gorgeous, but the heart in white gold will compliment my ring perfectly :-)


February 02, 2012  
Blogger prettymeggy said...

wow this is absolutely beautiful giveaway!!! amazing jewerlies very unique.. i've never seen like these before. hope i win :)
take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Taryn said...

Love, love these necklaces. Would be perfect for my grandmother's ring so I can wear it!

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Nicole said...

This is just perfect! I would choose scalloped white gold

February 02, 2012  
Blogger Terri said...

So beautiful! I just love them all!


February 02, 2012  
OpenID howtolivelovely said...

What a great idea! Especially because my favorite jewelry is necklaces and rings.


February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!! the shapes are really pretty! nice modern design.


February 03, 2012  
Blogger samanthaf said...

stunning, sophisticated, and sentimental.


February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Robin Cogburn said...

What a beautiful thing to invent. Thank you for the potential give away!! I think the scallop design is gorgeous, too.

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Chantel said...

Oh wow! I watched the video on their site and I'm amazed! That's genius! Perfect for a ring I received from my grandmother, my Papa bought it for her in Paris where he was born. She passed it on to me when he passed away. It's my birthstone, sapphire, with diamonds. It would look gorgeous on this pendant as I am too nervous to wear the ring on my finger when I go out! I may have to save up for one! I wish everyone good luck, every girl deserves one of these statement pieces to show off their most precious items!


February 03, 2012  
Blogger Leanne said...

What a beautiful gift. So elegant. So graceful and tasteful. So romantic.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Laura said...

This is a great idea!
Count me in, thanks for the chance.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Meredith said...

What an amazing concept. The gold one is just lovely!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Jentifur said...

I just stumbled across this site. How beautiful! My blog is jentifur.blogspot.com. Would LOVE to win that necklace, simply lovely!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger -S said...

Stunning necklace and beautiful idea to showcase jewelry!

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Andrea Milham said...

Great idea! I would love to win!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger kat said...

such a genius idea and so pretty too! mccluskeykat@gmail.com

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Lotis said...

So beautiful! I love the scalloped one best.

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Kate said...

Such subtle glamour in scallopped true gold. Amazing pieces, and may have to get one regardless. Thanks!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger eltee said...

a delightfully ingenious invention... an amazing giveaway

(ltheuma at gmail.com)

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Kate said...

A tangible reminder of intangible love! So beautiful, and such a beautiful reminder.


February 03, 2012  
Blogger Gam said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing link

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Amber said...

Love this concept, love the necklace too. I would totally put this to good use!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Lien said...

I am amazed by the simplicity, beauty, and ingenuity of the design!!

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a beautifully brillant idea!

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Suzu Tran said...

Beautiful design! Would love to keep my treasured rings close to my heart. Great link! Thank you for sharing <3

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous and sweet way to carry sentimental rings close to one's heart! I adore the scallop design in white gold. It would be a perfect addition to my upcoming spring wedding day attire and I could wear the ring my mother made for me with her wedding diamond.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger kayla said...

This would be so perfect to hold my ring while I am at work. Absolutely love it. Kayla220@me.com

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Agi Kuczynska said...

Bellissime! They are truly amazing! Especially scallope-shaped.


February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So luxuriously beautiful and elegant yet so functional and practical... Thanks for the link...I absolutely love the original scallop design...


February 03, 2012  
Blogger megan said...

gorgeous! would LOVE to win this.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Sara said...

This is seriously fantastic. I love the scalloped gold version.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Oh my that is so lovely. Just adore it.

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Carissa said...

I'd love the scallop in white gold.

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is absolutely beautiful... it lets you wear the ring closer to your heart...


February 03, 2012  
Blogger Lotis said...

Love it!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Mélanie A. said...

I love this idea of wearing my ring thnals to a necklace . Fantastic

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Georgina Si said...

Gorgeous pieces and what a generous giveaway! I love their motto of "Free your hands." Have a lovely weekend!

February 03, 2012  
Blogger Lorri said...

Gorgeous and what a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Bethany said...

oh lovely!

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is superb! Hard to decide if I like the gold or silver better....a great invention, besides been super modern.And we have to thank you for all those amazing posts. I am in love with your blog.
Merci, XOXOX

February 03, 2012  
Anonymous Tania said...

Like a royal swan holding safe it's young, Emily's scalloped amphora would surely hold safe our ring {from the everydays of motherhood}.
An Irish and French love affair, a bow holding a solitaire. Can you help keep it safe Roseline? Txo

February 04, 2012  
Anonymous Alyssa said...

beautiful and elegant.


February 04, 2012  
Blogger Taryn said...

I love the 18K version! I work out 5 days a week and it's both ingenious and practical.

February 04, 2012  
Anonymous Mariette said...

Hopefully not too late to enter (due to all the lovely snow we're having here in Amsterdam, Holland:)) Love all your designs but the little heart is my fav!
All the best & wishing you tutte belle cose!
X Mariette@fromafricawithlove.nl

February 04, 2012  
Blogger Anna said...

This is such a wonderful idea - and from the video it looks so so simple! I love how beautiful the necklace is on its own as well...


February 05, 2012  
Blogger Elizabethyay said...

I adore! the scalloped one in white gold. So gorgeous, and so useful for future pregnancies, which the creator mentions on her website. To always have your treasure on you through life's changes is important!


February 05, 2012  
Blogger Amelia said...

what a beautiful, practical concept - love it! perfect way to display your affection + commitment.

February 05, 2012  
Anonymous Alexis Garcia said...

These rings are perfect! What great designs, well done.

February 05, 2012  
Blogger mosquitivy said...

ingenious and pretty!

February 06, 2012  
Blogger Morica said...

Simple and Elegant!

February 06, 2012  
Blogger About Kaw Valley Cloth said...

Everything about this post is so luxuriant, but the necklace is truly beautiful! Thanks for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway! Fingers crossed for the win!!


February 14, 2012  
Blogger Karla said...


February 16, 2012  
Blogger Jessy Senti said...

What an amazing necklace! I lost my first engagement ring when I took it off to put lotion on and forgot to put it back on, leaving it in our NYC hotel room. They claimed they "couldn't find it." If I would have had this that never would have happened!

Thanks for the opportunity!


February 16, 2012  
Blogger C. Lynn said...

Oh wow. I'd love to have one of these. What a marvelous idea.

February 21, 2012  
Anonymous KeelyMarie said...

This is an amazing idea! I have left mine on a bathroom sink before. I always throw it in my pocket but that's dangerous too. What an elegant solution! keelywhitmer@mac.com

March 05, 2012  
Blogger eclubb said...

Love this idea and love the mixing of metals.....

March 10, 2012  
Anonymous Colleen said...

What a stunningly beautiful and inventive design! I am in awe.

March 14, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

September 26, 2012  
Blogger Emily Farris said...

absolutely beautiful. emifarris@gmail.com

February 09, 2013  
Blogger *Gigi* said...

Gorgeous *and* clever. And such a beautiful story behind it. This blog is perfect, it really speaks to the heart of my style. Perhaps the heart of every woman's style! Thank you <3

April 28, 2013  

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