Monday, November 30, 2009

Chicago Loop Holiday Shopping Event Featuring Chic Gems and Beijo Handbags

Hey Chic Gem Gals!

Looking for chic gifts for your friends or family? The holidays are right around the corner and this is the perfect time to pick up fabulous gifts on any budget. I would love for you to come out to my holiday shopping event that’s going on in the Chicago Loop!

Join us at 525 W. Van Buren Lobby on December 2nd and 3rd from 8am-2:30pm on Wedneday and 8am-6pm on Thursday.
Enjoy special holiday discounts, up to 70% off, and a free gift with purchase from Chic Gems. Beijo Bags Handbag Specialist, Kathleen Herrebout, will also be at this event. You will discover the perfect handbags to spice up your daily wardrobe from Beijo Bags.
Need one more reason to come? Complimentary gifts with purchase….oooh lala!
Hope to see you there!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Shopping Event with Chic Gems at Aniko Salon & Spa

Hey Chic Gem Gals,

Get ready for all your holiday parties with Chic Gems and Aniko Salon & Spa!

Aniko Salon & Spa will be hosting a fantastic shopping event with Chic Gems at Aniko Salon & Spa on December 8th, 14th, & 18th from 1pm-7pm and again on Saturday December 19th from 9am-6pm. This even is open to the public and FREE to attend!

Come get your last minute holiday shopping done at Aniko Salon & Spa! Shop Chic Gems, Etc. and meet the designer Sarah Radford. Chic Gems will be offering exclusive discounts and gifts with purchase for Aniko Salon clients. Additionally, guests will enjoy the "Give & Receive" promotion, spend $100 on Chic Gems and receive a $10 Aniko Salon & Spa gift card for you!

You will discover an array of stylish & affordable fashion jewelry that is perfect to wear at the office or out on the town. Chic Gems offers several Collections to choose from: Bridal, Signature, Design Your Own, and the NEW Couture Collection. There is something for everyone.

All the very best,

Sarah Radford


Chic Gems, Etc.

Designer Jewelry For Professional Women

Shop In Chicago at The Drake Hotel with Raymi Productions and Chicago's Top Designers

Hey Chic Gem Gals,

Chic Gems Etc. will be joining Raymi Productions in an exclusive boutique shopping event, Shop IN Chicago, on December 2nd from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The event will take place in the historic and beautiful Drake Hotel in the Drake Bros. Restaurant and is open to the public and, most impostantly, is FREE to attend!

For one night only, come check out the all the talented Chicago designers that will be offering specials on pricing and featured goods uniquely for Shop IN Chicago. Featured designers include: Chic Gems, CC Bella, Eclectica by Vika, The Perfect Gift for Anyone, Zamrie, Satin Silhouette, Liliana Haute Couture, Sofia Forero, The 3 Hearts Inc, Tzen Boutique, Red Bliss Bling, Ooh-La-La, BroZac Bling & Things, Kiwi's Boutique, Rough Cut Emerald Designs, Ms Catwalk, Chocolate Sushi Couture and The F@B
A great event to get in all your holiday shopping!

And the excitement doesn't stop there! During the event there will also be a raffle benefitting non-profit PAVE (Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment). Along with that, Dior will be offering complimentary sampling from their professional make-up artists and Aniko Salon & Spa will be offering complimentary manicures for all shoppers. So you can pamper yourself while shopping!

Can't wait to see you all there!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry For Professional Women

Monday, November 16, 2009

CRAVE Winter Wonderland Party-Featuring Chic Gems Jewelry

Chic Gems is pleased to announce that we will be part of the CRAVE Winter Wonderland Party!
This party is a fashionista's dream come true! Bring your girlfriends for an exciting evening of opulence and magical events!
Join us Wednesday December 9th from 7pm-10pm
at the luxurious & historic Stan Mansion
2408 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL
Baby, it’s cold outside!
Join the Winter Wonderland CRAVEparty on December 9th to find your perfect holiday ensemble from one of Chicago’s most fabulous designers and boutiques, all of which will be under one roof! No need to travel from boutique-to-boutique, we have them all here!
A CRAVEparty is an exclusive, festive, glam-gal gathering of fun, entertainment, personal pampering, and sippin’ and noshin’ on great food.
Take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to view the season’s chicest fashions from Chicagoland’s favorite boutiques, while enjoying gratis treats & sips!
Indulge in complimentary mini-spa services to soothe your holiday-time stresses!
Don’t be greedy! Shop for some fabulous gifts for those special people in your life!
Chic Gems, Barker & Meowsky, Ladysmith Jewelry, Love Lulu Mae, Stiletto Squad, and many more!
Enjoy yourself by sipping something delicious, getting a mini-manicure courtesy of Aniko Salon & Spa, and shopping for your glamorous holiday time ensemble, all while viewing a fabulous fashion show and other entertaining acts including a dance performance by Intrigue and a musical performance by Backbeat Music Instruction!
Our Hostesses with the Mostess are Nancy Loo and Felicia Joy. Be dazzled by the most gorgeous jewelry this city’s designers have to offer! Listen to tunes via Toast & Jam Bring your girlfriends to this one-of-a-kind event and we’ll see you off in high spirits… with a great goody bag in tow!
Find yourself with intuitive card readings by Nourhy! Taste some amazing treats including delicious cookies from Chocolate Gourmet! Become enthralled with the endless holiday gift ideas for kids & pets and everyone in between that you’ll discover at various booths!
Enjoy delicious Solixir sparkling botanical beverages and Dry Soda! Intuitive Toe Readings offered by Rhanda; a tradition from India for emotional healing
Throughout the night, we will have great raffles including gift certificates to some of our favorite Chicago restaurants and a chance to win a tour and tasting for 10 people at The Lynfred Winery!
{Must be 21 and over to attend. Tickets non-transferable.}
{Tickets will NOT be sold at the door; please purchase online.}

All registered guests of the Winter Wonderland CRAVEparty are invited to join us at the after-party hosted by Jbar where you will be treated to a complimentary CRAVE cocktail and a special performance by KeysNKrates! will not be sold at the door and they will sell out!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chic Gems Gal Profile: Marti Goyal of Aniko Salon and Spa

Chic Gems Gal Profile:
Marti Goyal
Owner of Aniko Salon & Spa
Chicago, IL

Marti Goyal-Wearing Chic Gems Couture Layered Pearl & Quartz Necklace

Marti Goyal

Hey Chic Gem Gals~
I’d like to introduce to you, my friend and fellow entrepreneur, Marti Goyal.
Marti is the owner of a fantastic salon called Aniko Salon & Spa located in Chicago’s South Loop area. Allow me tell you a little bit about her and why her business is so great! Marti was brought up in an entrepreneurial environment and from a young age had a passion for following in her mother’s footsteps and starting her own business. She is inspired by bringing out the best in others and furthering growth in her. As an entrepreneur she has a natural passion for giving back to the community and neighborhood and inspiring others to do their best.
Prior to establishing Aniko Salon, Marti held a position of Director of Marketing with impressive clients such as PepsiCo, Blockbuster, Texas Rangers, Frito Lay, Brinker International, The Houston Texans and many more Fortune 500 companies.
Aniko Salon and Spa was opened in November 2007 when Marti was only 24. Aniko Salon offers unique amenities and exceptional guest services. Aniko Salon has been recognized as #1 Salon and Spa in the South Loop by Best of 2009, Top 5 Salon and Spa's in Chicago, Best of Citysearch 2008 for Haute Haircut, The RedEye, Time Out Chicago, Michigan Avenue Magazine,, The Local Tourist, Style Chicago, NBC Street Team, Metromix, NBC Chicago, Telemundo, Insider Pages, CRAVE Chicago, Salon Today, City Woman Chicago, Suburban Woman North Shore,, Chicago3Media, The Examiner, Allure, Glamour, Shape, and Daily Candy.
Marti was recently featured in the October 2009 Issue of Salon Today Magazine-click here to view and will be featured in the book CRAVE Chicago, an urban girl’s guide to all that you CRAVE, celebrating stylish women entrepreneurs in Chicago-click this link to view
Marti is in the process of writing her first book about being a young female entrepreneur, the challenges, the rewards and everything in between. It is a fun version of an MBA textbook that everyone will be able to relate to. She hopes to have the book published in 2010.
Marti Goyal, a fabulous gal you should know. Aniko Salon & Spa, a place you should be.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Martini and Manicure Mondays at Aniko Salon, Featuring Chic Gems

Hey Chic Gem Gals!

Want to come to a fantastic event that I am going to be a part of? I thought so!

On Monday, November 23rd clear your schedules after 7pm and come on over to

Aniko Salon and Spa located at 1109 S. Wabash in Chicago.

It’s Martini and Manicure night!

There you will enjoy a Fusion Manicure, Complimentary Aniko Flirtinis “Apple Martinis”, Desserts provided by Be Sweet, and each guest will receive a FREE gift bag filled with gifts from our sponsors and much more!

I’ll be there with my Chic Gems Signature, Chic Gems Couture, and Design your own Gems Collection. Take advantage of designing your own custom piece or shop for chic holiday gifts.

Chic Gems makes a perfect gift for that hard-to-shop for friend who has everything! Special jewelry discounts for Aniko guests, raffle prizes, and more. Oh and the best part, this great event is only $40! But don’t delay- there are only 30 manicure appointments available each month and appointments are booked on a first come first serve basis.

Please RSVP to book your appointment by calling Aniko Salon at (312) 431-1573.

Hope to see you there!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford

Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

**Note: You must pre-pay either at Aniko or via phone, in order to reserve your manicure appointment. No refunds will be issued. If you need to cancel your appointment we require a 48-hour cancellation notice and will only offer an Aniko credit good towards any other service at Aniko Salon Spa. This promotion cannot be combined with other discount or promotions. Gratuity is not included and must be paid in cash only.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Must Have Jewelry-Chic Gems Couture Flower Pendant Necklace

Chic Gems Couture Flower Pendant Necklace
Regular Price $150
Sale Price for Blog Readers $112.50
Special Deal for Readers-25% off with the code BLOG25 at checkout.
Enjoy 25% off all Chic Gems Jewelry with this code.
Exclusions: This offer cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts, valid only at Chic Gems directly by phone or online, not valid at independent boutiques that carry Chic Gems, no cash value.
Order online or call 888.801.8265
The Couture Flower Pendant Necklace by Chic Gems is the must have statement piece this season.
Choose from Oyster, Bronze, or Smoke or Multi-Color Pearls (as shown)
Flower Pendant is made of Bali Silver
Necklace is 20 inches long, made of glass pearls and a sterling plated chain and hook closure.
Happy Shopping!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, November 2, 2009

Must Have Jewelry-Chic Gems Key Pendant Necklace

Chic Gems Key Pendant Necklace
Regular Price: $50
Sale Price for Blog Readers: $37.50
Special Deal for Readers-25% off with the code BLOG25 at checkout.
Enjoy 25% off all Chic Gems Jewelry with the code.
Order online or call 888.801.8265 to order by phone.
This Key Pendant Necklace by Chic Gems is the perfect statement for everyday.
Design your own necklace-choose from Silver or Gold as well as your pearl and crystal accent.
Happy Shopping!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chic Gems Gal Profile: An Entrepreneurial Story

Chic Gems Gal Profile: An Entrepreneurial Story
Featuring Kerry Knee from Flirty Girl Fitness

Kerry Knee has revolutionized women’s fitness with a chain of exercise and entertainment studios, called Flirty Girl Fitness, which she opened in partnership with her sister, Krista Knee. Born in Newfoundland, Kerry spent most of her upbringing in Halifax before moving to Toronto, and now Chicago where she just opened the flagship US Flirty Girl Fitness location.

An MBA graduate from Concordia University in Montreal, Kerry had 12 years of experience working with business start ups, focusing on marketing, business development and product development for both large and small companies before deciding to launch her own business. Prior to Flirty Girl Fitness, Kerry’s specialty was in taking industry-first products to market and forming partnerships with Fortune 500 companies like HP, Microsoft, Pfizer, Merck, and Sanofi-Aventis. Kerry’s executive experience has spanned a variety of business sectors and includes such product launches as: a sales force effectiveness program for the pharmaceutical industry, a consumer ASP application for a leading communications company, a human resources enterprise wide management application, an oncology interactive education program for hospital networks, an online pharmaceutical community network for a government run physical portal, and a grassroots training and marketing program professional sports team.

Kerry’s move into fitness began in 2005 after watching an episode of Oprah with Desperate Housewives’ Terri Hatcher demonstrating a sexy workout class using a pole. Kerry thought it looked fun and wanted to try it, but she couldn’t find any classes available outside of CA. Because Kerry couldn’t find anywhere to learn the work out, she bought a pole and taught herself. She loved it so much that she talked her sister Krista into leaving a management IT position in Halifax to join her in Toronto to develop and launch Flirty Girl Fitness.

Today, Kerry and her sister, who were finalists at the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, have more than 125 employees at their two studios and plan to open dozens more studios across Canada and the U.S. The sisters have also designed and manufactured their own removable fitness pole and produced a series of instructional fitness videos which have been run in nationally syndicated infomercials across the US since January 2009 and are being test markets in several countries around the world. Kerry and her sister further built on their success by designing and creating a full Flirty Girl Fitness apparel line which launches in October 2009.

To learn more about Kerry and Flirty Girl Fitness visit Flirty Girl Fitness Online. Check back soon to learn more about other Chic Gem Gals and to hear our latest news about Chic Gems, Etc.

All the very best,

Sarah Radford


Chic Gems, Etc

Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chic Gems Featured at Peace Journey Event, Juvenesse Spa

Chic Gems and Peace Journey Event

The Peace Journey Event took place at Juvenesse Spa to launch the EcoChallenge2020 Peace Journey Brazil 2010 on the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2009. At the launch party, there were wines by Mionetto USA, delicious treats from Carnivale, music, a silent auction, and a raffle.

Chic Gems not only created two special "Peace" necklaces for the event but also 20% of Chic Gem's sales from the evening were donated to the Peace Journey Brazil 2010.
Here are pictures of the two necklaces at the event.

"Peace" Key Necklace by Chic Gems

"Peace" affirmation necklace by Chic Gems
We had a great turn out at the party and were entertained by a selection of "peace songs" performed by children of the Skinner School. Here are a few more pictures of the party.

For more information, visit
All photographs were provided by Seth Kammueller.
Don't forget to check back here soon for more Chic Gems, Etc. events, promotions, and updates!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chic Gems Featured at ECOChallenge 2020 to Benefit Peace Journey at Juvenesse Spa

Chic Gems invites you to Juvenesse Spa to Benefit Peace Journey
Chic Gems is Proud to Support Peace Journey
Juvensse Spa
520 W Erie St., Suite 340
Chicago, IL 60654

20% of Chic Gems Jewelry sales from the evening will be donated. Chic Gems has also created 2 special "Peace" Necklaces that will also be for sale at this event.
Take the EcoChallenge 2020! Peace Journey Brazil 2010 Launch Party!
Juvenesse Spa, originators of the PeaceSPA product line, located at 520 West Erie, Suite 340 on The United Nations International Day of Peace on Monday, September 21, 2009 launches ECOChallenge2020 Peace Journey Brazil 2010 and PeaceSPA products.
The Program & School Garden fundraising event will be held from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and will include organic wines by Mionetto USA, healthy treats by Carnivale, a silent auction, raffle, donations by Chic Gems Etc., music & more. Celebrity Chefs, Educators, SuperGreen Sponsors, Master Gardeners, Social Media Gurus and ECOChallenge2020 rooftop garden particpant, Mark T. Skinner Classical School will also be in attendance. A group of students from Skinner school are set to play instruments and perform "peace songs" at the evening event.
Visit for further information, to make donations, or purchase tickets for the event.

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Friday, September 4, 2009

Chic Gems Sparkle Crystal Jewelry to Benefit Bear Necessities

Chic Gems is pleased to announce our partnership with Bear Necessities
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
Chic Gems is donating 20% of ALL Purple Sparkle Crystal Jewelry Sales to Bear Necessities, including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
This fundraiser opportunity is continuous.
Our Mission: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.
About Us: Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. (BNPCFI) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in late 1992 by Kathleen A. Casey, President. The foundation is named in memory of her eight year old son, Barrett "Bear" Krupa, who died after a courageous five and a half year battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. Prior to his death on January 9, 1993, Bear and his mother discussed and planned the formation of BNPCFI. During his long stay in the hospital, Bear expressed more concern for other pediatric cancer patients than he did for himself. He and his mother learned of the many hidden needs of both patient and family members. Simple things like having games to play with would go a long way to lightening the heavy burden the children face. Likewise, support for basic family needs such as transportation and parking on the many visits to the hospital remove undue stresses on an already overwhelming situation. The foundation's Small Miracle Program has provided a means to fulfill Bear's mission to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients by granting special requests to them and to ease the burdens of the families through assistance with some of the immediate needs that they may be facing while fighting this physically, emotionally, and financially devastating disease. Examples of small miracles include: family outings, event tickets, wigs, phone cards, housing and transportation expenses, special pick-me-up gifts, etc. The objective is to give children who suffer from pediatric cancer, who have the same wants and the same wishes as healthy children, a moment during their courageous battle when they can forget their illness and enjoy just being a child.
Shop Online at Chic Gems to Support Bear Necessities

Click to buy the Purple Sparkle Crystal Necklace

Click to buy the Purple Sparkle Crystal Classic Bracelet

Click to buy the Purple Sparkle Crystal Coil Bracelet

Click to buy the Sparkle Crystal Earrings

Shop online or call to place your order at 888.801.8265.
Thank you for your support.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, August 31, 2009

Meet Agnes Miles Designer for Love Lulu Mae, Review by Sarah Radford

Agnes Miles

Hello Chic Gems Gals!
I recently had the opportunity to meet Agnes of Lulu Mae.
I love her designs and she is an inspiration.
~Here's her story~
Born with an innate talent and a deep love for beauty and design, Agnes “Lulu Mae” Miles developed her creative instinct and appreciation for the arts at a very early age. While growing up in a household of six sisters; fashion, style and an eye on the latest trends were always abound. As a result, she quickly learned how to combine art and fashion to create a style of her own; fine tuning it over the years.
She continues to express herself artfully and fashionably through the pieces she designs and creates for Love, Lulu Mae. She believes every piece she creates has a unique and one-of-a-kind beauty as the women who wear them.Inspired by the strength and impeccably elegant style of the women of the 1930’s and 1940’s; Agnes models every piece she designs and creates after them. To her it is more than just vintage, it is a style of an era that represented a turning point for women and what they were capable of enduring. It gives her a great satisfaction to know her wearable art makes someone feel beautiful confident of her style and of who she is. After all, self-confidence, assurance and poise is what makes the modern woman sexy and sophisticated.
Originally hailing from St. Louis, MO; Agnes currently resides in the beautiful city of Chicago, IL with her loving husband and two Boston Terriers. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Columbia College Chicago.
Click here to visit the Love Lulu Mae Website
Click here to visit the Love Lulu Mae Fashion Blog
We hope you enjoyed this inspirational entrepreneurial story!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

New Press from Chicago 3 Media at Chic Gems Couture Trunk Show

NEW! Chic Gems Couture
by Sarah Radford
Thank you to everyone who joined us for my first Chic Gems Couture Trunk Show!
The event took place this past Saturday at Claudia Kleiner's Malabar Collection in Chicago.
Our shoppers enjoyed purusing the newest designs from Chic Gems.
Chicago 3 Media stopped by to visit with us
Visit our newly revamped Chic Gems website-click here to shop.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chic Gems Couture Trunk Show at Claudia Kleiner Malabar Collection

NEW! Couture Black Glam Necklace

Sarah Radford, Designer of Chic Gems Couture is hosting an exclusive Trunk Show at The Claudia Kleiner Malabar Boutique in Bucktown. Shoppers will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting by PRP Wine and discover the NEW Chic Gems Couture Collection. Special discounts on the entire Chic Gems Collection. Save 10-70% off.

Shoppers will be able to choose from a wide assortment of Chic Gems Jewelry and will discover the NEW Chic Gems Couture and Chic Gems Signature Collections. Enjoy special discounts and have the opportunity to meet Chic Gems designer Sarah Radford.
The event will be held at:
Claudia Kleiner Malabar Boutique
1872 N Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60647

Saturday August 29th from 11:00 am-7:00pm.

Admission is free and there will be a complimentary wine tasting by PRP Wine for shoppers. Shoppers will be able to enter to win a FREE pair of Chic Gems Couture Earrings, valued at $40.
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chic Gems is a Sponsor for Taste of the Gold Coast

Chic Gems is a Proud Sponsor of Taste of the Gold Coast
Wednesday August 26th from 6pm-9pm
The Sutton Place Hotel
21 E Bellvue Place
Chicago, IL
For more information:
Call 312.730.8262
Tickets are $60 in advance, $70 at the door.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, August 17, 2009

Chic Gems Featured at Diva Series Reunion Party in Chicago Hosted by Maven

Sarah Radford of Chic Gems Featured at The Diva Series Reunion Party
Thursday August 20, 2009 from 8pm-11pm
Boka Restaurant
1729 N Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
Sponsored by Maven and Chicago Social
Enjoy passed select hors d' oeuvres
Special Diva Cocktail
Special gift bag for Divas
Special giveaways for Divas
$20 ticket with proceeds to benefit PAVE
A special event for past & future Divas-celebrating a year of honoring influential women in Chicago
Chic Gems will be for sale at this event-shop the newest Gems from the Signature and Couture Collections
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Chic Gems Featured at River City to Benefit PAVE and Factio Magazine

Designer Sarah Radford, of Chic Gems, at River City Condos

Hey there Chic Gems Gals,

Thank you to everyone who attended the Chic Gems trunk show to benefit PAVE. PAVE (Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment) is a national grassroots non-profit. PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence. PAVE's work has been featured on the Today show, CNN, and in TIME.
To learn more about PAVE, visit them at their website
In other exciting news, we were recently featured in Factio magazine. Chic Gems, Etc. was chosen to be showcased in a editorial shoot with Malabar Boutique.

Chic Gems Featured in Factio Magazine

To purchase this Rose Quartz Necklace, from Chic Gems, click here

Finally, here are a couple pieces to get you pumped for the couture line which will be available online this fall.

Chic Gems Couture Pearl & Flower Necklace

Chic Gems Couture Black Onyx & White Quartz with Pearl Necklace

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chic Gems Jewelry Summer Collection Sale

Hey there, Chic Gem Gals!

Don't forget to take a look at the Summer Sale going on right now at

Just use the code "FINAL" during check out at Chic Gems, or

call 888-801-8265 to order by phone to save 50% off your entire purchase now through August 14th.
Offer valid at or by phone at 888-801-8265 only, not valid at independent boutiques that carry Chic Gems, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers, not valid on previous purchases.

The current Chic Gems Collection will be discontinued to make way for all of the new Gems! Be sure to get them while you can...

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chic Gems Fall Fashion Photo Shoot in Chicago

Hi there, Chic Gems Gals!

This past week, we had our photo shoot for the Chic Gems, Etc. Fall/Winter Collection. We had a wonderful time shooting with the beautiful city setting as the backdrop.

The models enjoyed being styled by the skillful artists at Aniko Salon and Spa. Here are a few behind the scenes photos. Check out the models as they prepare for the photo shoot.

Thank you Lexi at Aniko Salon for doing great hair!

Thank you Stephanie from Aniko Salon for doing great hair!

We hope you enjoyed the preview of the NEW Chic Gems Collection!
Also, check back soon for upcoming events and our new Chic Gems Couture Collection!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Maison De Couture Summer Trunk Show Featuring Chicago's Top Designers Including Chic Gems

Maison De Couture Summer Trunk Show
2032 W Rice St
Chicago, IL 60622
Thursday July 23, 2009
Maison De Couture Presents

The Ultimate Jewelry, Fashion, & Accessories Summer Trunk Show.
Economy got you down? Grab your Gals and de-stress at Maison De Couture's Summer Trunk Show - the only event where you can attend for FREE, sip complimentary cocktails all night long, shop distinct collections at amazing prices, receive complimentary beauty services and score FABULOUS freebies inside Maison De Couture's Famous Eco-Friendly Bag that's full of tons of Swag - all under one roof!
FREE Admission & Beauty Services
SHOP Emerging Designers
SIP Complimentary Cocktails
SNAG a Bag FULL of Swag With EVERY Purchase
(no minimum purchase required - while supplies last)
Visit the Ulta Beauty Room to receive a complimenatry hair and color consultation & freshen up your look with a make-up touch-up from an Ulta Stylist.
Stop by the Relaxation Room for a massage.
*Must be 21 & over to attend - valid ID required for entry
EXHIBITORS: Beijo Bags, Chic Gems, Etc., Guava T's Childrens Clothing, SWABY, See Jane Sparkle, Carluci Millinery, Divine Sole Boutique, Mon Jolie, and G. Lorin Jewelry.
Preview the NEW Chic Gems Couture Collection and shop the Design Your Own Gems Collection. Designer Sarah Radford of Chic Gems will help you choose the perfect jewelry for your wardrobe and lifestyle.
Special Discounts for this evening only!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Coming soon....Chic Gems Couture
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Meet Cece and Melinda with Raymi Productions-by Sarah Radford of Chic Gems

Cece & Melinda with Raymi Productions
Melinda (on right) is modeling the Chic Gems Pearl Necklace in Oyster

Cece & Melinda are hosting an extraordinary Chicago networking event!
Wednesday June 24th, 2009
From 6:30-8:30pm

Join Cece & Melinda with Raymi Productions and TheChiGuide on an amazing boat that exclusively holds only 150 people!
Enjoy the amazing view of the Chicago skyline while mingling with business professionals.

Delectable passed hors d'oeuvres prepared by Jordan's Food of Distinction, the food-centered event planning and culinary company that provides a fresh and innovative alternative to the Chicago catering scene in addition to plentiful drinks served by Hpnotiq and Bud Select. This will be a professional networking event. Tickets will only be sold in advance, not at the door.
This is a networking event not to be missed.
Dress is Business Professional.

Click here to purchase your tickets!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Chic Gems, etc. Jewelry
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shop Chic Gems Jewelry on Michigan Avenue-Chicago, Hosted by SeeMore Shopping

Click here to Shop Chic Gems Jewelry

Announcing~Chic Gems NEW Design Your Own Gems

Chicago Designer Shopping Event
Hosted by SeeMoreShopping
233 N Michigan Avenue (Concourse Level)
Chicago, IL 60601
Thursday June 4th & Friday June 5th

SeeMoreShopping hosts Chicago's Premier Designers on Michigan Avenue.

Shop the latest trends in jewelry, clothing, handbags by Chicago Designers. You will find one of a kind pieces that will turn heads. Enjoy special discounts for this event only.
Meet designer, Sarah Radford, of Chic Gems. Shop the latest Gems for Summer that are not featured online or in stores.
Discover the NEW Design Your Own Gems Collection by Chic Gems.
Shop with Designer Sarah Radford to create your own custom jewelry pieces.
Enjoy a special gift with purchase from Chic Gems.
Event is FREE to attend. Bring your favorite fashionistas.
All the very best!
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chic Gems Now Carries Handbags by New York Designer, Kristin Holstein, of KAGE Designs

Chic Handbags by New York Designer,
Kristin Holstein, of KAGE Designs

We are pleased to carry these chic handbags that are perfect to use everyday!

Choose from a variety of styles, colors, & shapes.

KAGE offers high quality vintage inspired modern handbags that are made with this season's most exciting colors.

Choose from Pistachio, Coral, & Lilac.

Each handbag is adorned with the signature "good luck" horseshoe.

KAGE handbags have been featured in prestigious fashion magazines including:

InStyle, Lucky, Spa Magazine, and Women's Wear Daily.

These bags have been spotted with celebs like Nicole Ritchie and Molly Sims.

All the very best,

Sarah Radford


Chic Gems, etc.

Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chic Gems Jewelry Featured at Berry Beautiful, Hosted by Blinc Mascara

Berry Beautiful

Hosted by Blinc Mascara

At A Beautiful You

25 E Washinton St., Suite 825

Chicago, IL

Sarah Radford of Chic Gems is proud to be a part of Berry Beautiful, an event hosted by Blinc Mascara at A Beautiful You on

Wednesday May 13, 2009 from 5-8pm

This event focuses on women relaxing with their beautiful friends, while having the opportunity to try blinc mascara-see for yourself what Rachel McAdams and Eva Mendez are raving about!

Guests will receive specially discounted microdermabrasion treatments, Botox®, and other skin care treatments-for this event only. Enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, sip sparkling cider, and receive a complimentary goody bag!

The latest jewelry from Chic Gems, etc. will be for sale at this special event. Guests will enjoy 20-50% off regular retail price. Sarah designs every “Gem” with one common goal, to make the women who wear her jewelry feel instantly chic and walk a little taller! Chic Gems is perfect the perfect accent at the office or out on the town.

A Beautiful You, located in downtown Chicago, was founded by Debra Tamblyn with a passion and mission to help clients like what they see in the mirror.

Special discounted services for the evening include microdermabrasion, nonchemical and chemical facials, laser hair removal, permanent cosmetics, Botox®, and more. All products and services at the Berry Beautiful Event are overseen by Debra Tamblyn, a licensed practitioner.

Guests must RSVP to by Monday May 11, 2009