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Trés chic jewels
You don't need diamonds to look fabulous, but having a little something flashy around your neck definitely makes your outfit sparkle. Next time you're looking for that oh-so-perfect necklace, bracelet or earrings, checkout Chicago-based Chic Gems, etc. With a passion for the latest in fashion, owner Sarah Radford takes pride in the design and craftsmanship of her pieces. "This season (the necklace trend) is going to be bigger," Radford says. "I love that look." The gem line's signature feature, flower and leaf toggles, are something Radford chose to help the company stand out. "I like to have things that are different," she says. Many of the necklaces, bracelets and earrings are made with Czechoslovakian crystals and glass from the Murano Glass Company, based in Venice, Italy. The collection also features semi-precious stones such as agate, jaspers, quartz and turquoise. On her blog, chicgemsetc.blogspot.com, Radford discusses her favorite fashion picks, the latest trends, upcoming events and the new pieces in her jewelry line. Most of Chic Gems, etc.'s pieces have been designed to wear year-round with reasonable price tags. Necklaces range from $49.95-$129.95, bracelets are$25.95-$65.95 and earrings are $25.95-$39.95. For more information, visit chicgemsetc.com.
Kate Pancero Assistant Editor/Weekend E-dition Editor
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