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Design your own jewelry with Pictures on Gold

by Leanne

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I’m a sucker for personalized anything. Maybe it’s something deep rooted in my past from having a somewhat unusual name in the 80s, or maybe it’s just that personalized gifts these days are just so cool. Whatever the reason, I spend most of my holiday budget on personalized items like those from Pictures on Gold.

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Pictures on Gold is just what it sounds like: jewelry that can be engraved with whatever pictures you desire. From clip art to special pictures to personalized messages, Pictures on Gold can custom create anything you dream up. The interactive “Build Your Own Locket” application on the PicturesOnGold.com website lets you do just that and allows you to control every single detail.

Locket jewelry
But, not only that, they also show you each step of the way what your item will look like. Drop in some clip art from the Pictures on Gold files and you can rotate it, enlarge it, and move it around your jewelry.

 


No more worrying about whether the art is going to be too big, too small, or just plain wrong on the piece that you choose, because you control everything and view it as you go. It’s a simple step-by-step process, which makes it easy to become the artist.

So Instead of merely typing in a message, choosing a font and hoping it will look all right, with Pictures on Gold you can control everything. You can see the font, preview the spacing and choose what line each word falls on. I think we can all agree on one thing – it’s about time.

When Pictures on Gold offered me a review, I knew exactly what I was going to make: an Annie-inspired locket necklace for my daughter. I wanted something she could grow into that she could wear near her heart and know that her daddy and I love her to pieces, but would still be fun for a little girl.

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I was really excited when I started the Build Your Own Locket process to see what options I could choose between. Choosing a clip art piece for the top of the locket was easy because Pictures on Gold had her favorite flower, so once I found it, I just played around with where I wanted it on the heart, made it bigger and smaller until it looked just right and then moved on to the inside.

For the inside, I already knew I wanted pictures engraved and I even had the photographs all ready to upload that both had a heart-inspired shape. I chose which side I wanted each picture in, sized them to the locket and then rotated them until the heart shape mirrored the locket shape. The only real question was whether I wanted the pictures in black and white or color, and that was easy to decide once I saw them on the designer and I saw how the red splashes in the pictures just popped on the locket design.

Seeing them in the designer ahead of time was really awesome as it was easy to see exactly what the piece would look like and be able to make these decisions based on how they look, not just how I imagine they might look. This made it so much easier than having a page of notes for their artists describing the heart shaped images and having them make the decisions themselves about placement and colors.

All that was left was designing the back, and I chose a personal message for my daughter. I typed it into the designer, checked both fonts to see which looked better with the design, played with spacing until it was perfect, and then my jewelry was complete. Once it was done, I previewed and then ordered it, and within minutes I had an email waiting for me in my inbox with a confirmation.

Pictures on Gold preview
Once it arrived, I couldn’t wait to check it out, so I pulled hubby into another room so we could admire it without my daughter seeing, and we were both very impressed. He hadn’t realized the images were going to be laser engraved, so he was pleasantly surprised as soon as we opened it. He said it was even better than he had expected, and I had to agree.

Pictures on Gold package
Just look at how amazing this gorgeous heart locket looks:

Locket closed
It’s the perfect sentimental present for my little sweetheart this Christmas and it’s something that she can cherish for years and years to come.

 
Locket open
Need another reason to shop? You can use the Promo Code MOM2013 at checkout for a 10% discount on PicturesOnGold.com until November 30, 2013.

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And Now For the Giveaway!

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Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Pictures on Gold for sending a locket for review as well as one for one lucky reader. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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36 comments

Debbie Jackson November 2, 2013 - 3:39 am

I love the laser color printing feature

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Mummytotwoboys November 2, 2013 - 8:49 am

I like they are heavy and durable, not like thin imitations.

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Kristi C November 2, 2013 - 9:57 am

My favorite feature is the color engraving.

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TawndaM November 2, 2013 - 12:21 pm

What’s NOT to love about no fear of water damaging your heirloom? (& make no mistake… these WILL become cherished heirlooms!)

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Elvera Kaparchuk November 2, 2013 - 3:10 pm

Beautiful! I want…

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Tamesa November 2, 2013 - 5:00 pm

I love this locket! I have always wanted one, but never have gotten one! Thank you for the chance to win this locket! I love your blog!

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Tamesa November 2, 2013 - 5:04 pm

I think it’s awesome you can have a personal engraving on the locket! Thanks again for this giveaway! I hope i win!! 🙂

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Jessica B. November 2, 2013 - 6:49 pm

I love that you can choose a special message. jj250@aol.com

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Missa L November 2, 2013 - 9:58 pm

I love that I can include two photos and a personalized message.
sweetmissa at gmail dot com

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Mary Happymommy November 3, 2013 - 7:33 am

I like that you can have them engraved.

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Heather November 4, 2013 - 3:47 pm

Scratchproof!

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Nhick November 5, 2013 - 6:12 am

Definitely want one..

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Sandy Cain November 6, 2013 - 8:30 pm

I love that the picture is engraved on the metal, so no need to worry about a paper picture falling out and getting lost like with a conventional locket.

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Laura November 6, 2013 - 8:39 pm

I love the laser color printing on the locket, the picture is far more durable that way and it looks really nice!

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Brenda Burgess November 12, 2013 - 12:03 pm

gold engraved necklace

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Kelly D November 16, 2013 - 4:47 am

I like that the laser picture is 100% Waterproof & Scratchproof and is guaranteed for a lifetime.

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Mary Casper November 21, 2013 - 4:01 am

that they hold 2 photos
and i know just what two i would use

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Jenn M November 24, 2013 - 7:50 am

They have 2 & 4 picture option lockets. so pretty.

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Kathy November 25, 2013 - 2:24 pm

I also love the monogram lockets

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polly November 25, 2013 - 4:49 pm

I love their Mother/Children Lockets

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Stephanie Larison November 26, 2013 - 4:45 am

I love that you can personalize it, make it special.

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Angela Cash November 26, 2013 - 12:27 pm

My favorite feature of the photo locket is that they use COLOR LASER PHOTO ENGRAVING for maximum clarity and detail.

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Tamar November 26, 2013 - 7:55 pm

I love the process to create pictures and I love their variety across the entire site.

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Debra Hall November 27, 2013 - 4:13 pm

i like that you can have it engraved

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Melissa S November 27, 2013 - 6:13 pm

I love the laser engraving

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Hesper Fry November 27, 2013 - 8:35 pm

I like that they can permanently laser your photos inside their Gold or Sterling Silver Lockets.

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Monique Rizzo November 27, 2013 - 9:28 pm

The gold lockets are really beautiful.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

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tina reynolds November 28, 2013 - 10:48 am

I lvoe this and the 14k Yellow Gold Woman’s ID Bracelet what a great gift idea

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Rajee P Pandi November 28, 2013 - 11:39 am

gold engraved necklace

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Rajee P Pandi November 28, 2013 - 11:40 am

so pretty great gift

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Judy Chapman November 28, 2013 - 3:54 pm

I like that they have color or laser and ships in one day.

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plus.google.com/107852528684891595290 November 28, 2013 - 4:38 pm

Love that it holds two photos and you can personalize
brich22 at earthlink dot net
Richard Hicks

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Tanya White November 28, 2013 - 7:02 pm

I love how they engrave the picture into the gold.

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Sell gold bar March 20, 2014 - 4:17 am

Beautiful designs. I like these kind of heart shape photo locate. Silver coated locate is my favorite. Keep sharing this beautiful blog.

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Alden Jennison April 23, 2018 - 1:34 am

What cool products!

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