Thursday, August 5, 2010

Review and Giveaway of by Sarah Radford

Review by Sarah Radford

These stylish hats are available at
A Suave Cap
*One size fits all
*Tie on the side for extra style
*Perfect for most outfits
*Available in Navy, Gray, White, or Black
Was $14.99
Sale $11.99
Call 866.352.8194
As you shop the site, you will see there are many different styles to choose from.
From headbands to hats to bandanas they have it all!
All of their items are extremely affordable and versatile.

Thank you for reading!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women, Brides, and Bridesmaids

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Chic Gems Jewelry and Anglo Couture Trunk Show

Photo provided by Carrie Wildes

Join Chic Gems Couture Jewelry and Anglo Couture for a Bridal Trunk Show
Saturday July 24, 2010 10am-5pm
Sunday July 25, 2010 11am-4pm
Anglo Couture Studio
17116 US 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33764
Questions? Call 727.526.5800
Brides to be, come view and try on the perfect bridal gown and veil by Vicky Anglo of Anglo Couture. Vicky will personally style you to help you achieve your dream look for your big day.
Discover the perfect jewelry for your wedding by designer Sarah Radford of Chic Gems Couture Jewelry. Sarah specializes in bridal and bridesmaid jewelry.
Enjoy 10% off your gown and jewelry purchase at this trunk show.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Brides and Bridesmaids

Friday, July 23, 2010

Pink Hereos Ladies Night Out to Benefit Susan G. Komen

Sarah Radford of Chic Gems Couture Jewelry is pleased to partner with Firefighter's for The Cause to benefit Susan G. Komen.
Pink Heroes Ladies Night Out
Friday July 23, 2010
Liara Studios
216 West Bay Drive
Largo, FL
This fun filled eveing includes shopping with Chic Gems, Sandy Paths Designs, Tracy Zych Handbags, and much more!
$10 donation at the door.
We look forward to seeing you there.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chic Gems and Jana Kos Trunk Show in Tampa

Chic Gems Jewelry and Jana Kos Style Partners of Tampa have teamed up for Fall Trunk Show.
Our team of stylists will create your perfect new fall look!
Contact Sharon at 727. 244.1927 today to make your private appointment to view the collections.
The trunk show runs from July 21st-30th.
Space is limited, so please call today to schedule.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, July 12, 2010

Chic Gems Gal: Danielle Bobish of Curtain Up Events

Chic Gems Gal Profile:
Meet Danielle Bobish, Owner of Curtain Up Events
Curtain Up events is the brainchild of Danielle Bobish, who discovered that her own professional theater background was the perfect training ground for planning large affairs.
To learn more, visit Danielle's website or blog.
All the best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Get Pampered at Pia Esthetics and Shop Chic Gems-Tampa

Chic Gems will be featured at Pia Esthetics
Tuesday June 15th from 6pm-9pm
20% of all sales will be donated from Chic Gems
All proceeds of services at Pia will be donated

Please join the ladies of High Hopes in High Heels to benefit the Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and Center for Women.

We hope to see you there.
Tickets are $10 at the door.

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

Friday, June 11, 2010

The T-Shirt to Prove It, by Sherry Sexton, a Story about 25 Women Entreprenuers

I am pleased to announce that my friend Sherry Sexton has launched her book,
The T-Shirt to Prove it!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Sherry since January 2010. She was one of the first people I met when I moved to Tampa from Chicago. From the moment I met Sherry, I knew she was going to BIG places. She is someone who will always go the extra mile and genuinely cares about her clients and friends. As an Entrepreneur, I loved the concept of Sherry's book from the moment I heard about it. She has some outstanding stories of amazing women.
I have had a sneak peak at her book and will soon have my own (autographed) copy!
Here are Sherry's own words about why she wrote this book:
"My purpose in writing this book was to inspire other women by sharing the challenges, adversities, and success of other amazing women entrepreneurs. So if you have ever dreamt of owning your own business but for some reason, never took the leap of faith or if you are a woman entrepreneur who would love additional support in any stage of business-affirming that you are not alone, this is the book for you! If that small voice inside your head keeps saying, "If only I could..." or "Someday I would love to..." then this book will motivate you to take action and live the life you have imagined."
~Sherry Sexton, author of The T-shirt to Prove it!
Be sure to get your copy today!
All the best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Discover the Chic Gems Candy Collection

Shown in Ginger

Shown in Green Grape

Sarah Radford, CEO/Designer of Chic Gems
Wearing the Chic Gems Candy Necklace in Pink Grapefruit
Photography by Loving Legacy Photography-Angela Sackett
Hi Everyone,
I am Sarah Radford, the CEO/Designer of Chic Gems Jewelry.
I have been always had a passion for fashion.
I began Chic Gems as a side project in 2002 while I was in medical sales.
I design my line to work well into any wardrobe, from a day at the office to a night on the town.
The Chic Gems Candy Collection is my playful and modern version of pearls & baubles.
Enjoy many colors to choose from, including Blue Raspberry, Plum, Green Grape, Ginger, and Pomegranate.

I was recently excited to discover that Chicago's First Lady Maggie Daley was seen wearing the Chic Gems Candy Necklace in Plum.
Thank you for reading!
As a special thank you, please feel free to use the code BLOGGER, during checkout at Chic Gems Jewelry to save 20% off your entire order until 6/20/10.
All the best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Chic Gems Jewelry will be featured at the Tampa Bay Bridal Showcase

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Wyndham Hotel
700 N Westshore Drive
Tampa, FL 33609

Chic Gems Couture is pleased to be part of the 4th Annual Tampa Bridal Showcase.

We offer a selection of bridal and bridesmaid jewlery that is stylish and affordable.

Our lovely gems will be paired with beautiful wedding gowns by designer
Vicky Anglo of Anglo Couture.

Planning a wedding?
Don't do ANYTHING before visiting our show.

We'll have new products & services from the best wedding professionals in the area, complimentary champagne and wine, fresh ideas, great food, the latest fashion, amazing decor ideas, gifts & prizes galore, and much more!

Don't miss the FREE HONEYMOON giveaway.

Show Date: June 6, 2010
The Wyndham Hotel, Tampa

Free admission when you RSVP online (ends on Saturday before the show) or $5 at door

Monday, May 31, 2010

Chic Gems Gal Profile: Meet Sherry Sexton of Imagine Coaching

Chic Gems Gals Profile
Meet Sherry Sexton, Owner of Imagine Coaching
Sherry is modeling the Chic Gems Triple Floating Pearl Necklace and the Glamour Pearl Earrings in Bronze.
Photography by Angela Sackett, Owner of Loving Legacy Photography

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Couture Comes to Your City-Oldsmar, FL

Couture Comes to Your City
Flamestone Grill
4009 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL
May 27th, 28th, 29th from 5:30pm-9:00pm
Red Carpet Premier
Join us for a couture girl's night out and shopping party in celebration of
The Sex and The City 2 Movie Premier
Shop the latest affordable accessory summer collections from:
Chic Gems Couture Jewelry - meet designer Sarah Radford
Dolce Jewelry Designs-exclusive trendy jewelry designs
Tracy Zych Handbags, exclusive designer handbags from NYC
Enjoy delicious appetizers, make-up, and $3.00 Van Gogh Cosmos
This event is open to the public and FREE to attend
We look forward to seeing you there.
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Monday, May 10, 2010

Be Chic at Work with Jewelry by Chic Gems

My name is Sarah Radford and I am the Founder and Designer of Chic Gems Jewelry

Above: Sarah Radford of Chic Gems

Our beautiful Chic Gems Model....Looking amazing for a day at the office.
I began Chic Gems as a side project in 2002, while working in medical sales in Chicago.

I thought suits were boring without the appropriate accessories, hence a trip to the bead shop after learning first hand from my aunt how to construct these fantastic, head turning pieces...
A little background...
I have always had a love for fashion since I was a very young girl. Showing off my newest dress at pre-school is one of my earliest memories, in addition to playing "stylist" for my Barbies.

Over the years, I have worked with major retailers such as Express, Judith Rikpa Jewelry, and BCBG Max Azria.
I always loved fashion, but thought I needed a more serious career. I took a detour from my love of fashion and spent almost 6 years in medical sales.
I eventually got back to my passion-FASHION!

I experienced a corporate shake-up in 2006 that propelled me onto the path of entrepreneurship. Naturally I pursued my love of accessories AND fashion.

I design my collection based on several key points:
1. Everyday Style
2. Practicality
3. Affordability
4. Eye catching statement pieces

My conclusion:
I believe you should choose jewelry that compliments your personal style. if you like conservative clothing, go with traditional jewelry such as pearls and crystals. If you like to look fashion forward choose one of my couture pieces to spice up your new outfit.
I believe that my collection, Chic Gems, offers the perfect accessory that transitions from a day at the office to a night on the town.

As a special for reading my blog, enjoy 20% off any order at Chic Gems (online only) by using the code BLOGGER at checkout. Offer expires 5/30/10.
You may also call me at 888.801.8265 to place your order by phone.

Thank you for reading!
Have a fashionable day!

All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women
Photo Credits:
Jewelry by Chic Gems
Wardrobe provided by Malabar Collection
Photography by Ken Stachnik
Styling by Ruben Lopez and Brandy Flint
Make-up by Cynthia Chea and Jessica Rodriguez
Hair by Miguel Martinez

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mother's Day Specials at Chic Gems Couture Jewelry

The Chic Gems "Design Your Own" Pearl & Crystal Necklace
A Best Selling Gem that is sure to make Mom smile!
(Matching Earrings & Bracelet are available online)
This year, get Mom something that will really make her smile!
This necklace by Chic Gems Jewelry is the perfect gift this Mother's Day.
You can choose Mom's favorite colors!
Choose from 4 pearl colors & 12 crystal colors!
Choose her birthstone or favorite color...
This necklace is only $65.
We are offering $15 off* any purchase by using the code CHICMOMS at checkout.
Hurry-offer expires May 1, 2010.
*Offer valid online or by phone only, not valid towards previous purchases, no cash value, cannot be combined with other offers, cannot be used at stores that carry Chic Gems.
Order online at or by phone at 888.801.8265.
About Chic Gems Couture:
Sarah Radford is the designer behind Chic Gems Jewelry. Sarah started Chic Gems as a side project in 2002, while she worked in Medical Sales.
Her passion in life has always revolved around fashion. Sarah has worked for fashion companies including BCBG Max Azria, Express, and Judith Ripka Jewelry.
Sarah has many options of affordable jewelry online
and she creates custom pieces for brides & bridesmaids, charities, sororities, and more!
Contact Sarah directly to learn more, 888.801.8265 or visit her online at
Thank you for reading our Blog.
All the best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Meet Lisa Ford of Invent Your Image

Meet Lisa Ford, AICI FLC
Owner of Invent Your Image and Co-Founder of Charity Chics
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Ford, owner of Invent Your Image and co-founder of Charity Chics.

As a reader of this blog, you are entitled to 15% off the following services
~Personal Shopping (4 hour minimum)
~Closet Audit (4 hour minimum)
~Outfit Building Session (4 hour minimum)
Offer expires 5/31/10.
Contact Lisa today to set up your appointment, 813.766.8375

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chic Pick of the Week-The Chic Gems Starfish Necklace

The Chic Gems Starfish Necklace

Inspired by the Ocean...These gems will be sure to turn heads!
About the Starfish~
According to legend, starfish are a reflection of stars in the sky inhabiting the ocean floor. Symbolizing rebirth, starfish have a remarkable ability for regeneration. If a starfish is cut in half, two starfish will grow. An illustration of equality and teamwork, each of the limbs of the starfish work together for the benefit of the whole.
About the Chic Gems Starfish Necklace~
Golden Swarovski Crytal Starfish Pendant Necklace with Czech Crystal accent
The necklace comes with a black crystal accent, but we offer other options.
30 inches in length
Retail $60
Use the code BLOG, during checkout, to receive 20% off your entire purchase.
(Offer valid at or by phone 888.801.8265 only)
Chic Gems Jewelry is all designed and handmade by designer Sarah Radford.
We offer custom designs for professional women, brides, bridesmaids, and more!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Meet Amy Fabulous-The Style Muse of Chicago

The Style Muse

~Amy Fabulous Bio~

Amy Lechelt-Basta has been in the fashion and design industry for over 25 years. Most recently, as former owner of Ciao Bella Chicago boutique, Amy had the pleasure of selecting and buying clothing and accessories from throughout the world for her customers. Whether assisting with their personal style for everyday living, a special event or the how-to’s of new trends, or filling a suitcase full of interchangeable pieces for their upcoming trip, Amy was there for her clients! In addition, Amy created an event company in 1996, The Whole Big Thing, in San Francisco, which she later sold to a former client (it’s still up-and-creating today!). As an Event Designer, Amy produced, designed and collaborated with some of San Francisco’s finest. She also won several awards from The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) while acting as Program Chair for the San Francisco chapter, as well as on a National level. And, let’s not stop here…Amy was also a Flight Attendant for United Airlines, where she learned the valuable practice of packing the perfect suitcase (not to mention wonderful “fashion-spectating” and shopping around the world!). Throughout the years, whether Amy was honing-in on her craft during her junior years working at various boutiques, performing in theatrical productions, modeling, or creating companies, one thing is clear, Amy’s style experience is well-rounded. Stylist, personal shopping, in-store merchandising, musing a space, or packing strategist, Amy Fabulous knows how to muse a stylin’ opportunity into reality!

A Special for Chic Gems Blog Readers~

Enjoy $50 off your spring wardrobe makeover! A $275 value for only $225. Be sure to mention Chic Gems when you call Amy to schedule your appointment.

Call Amy today at 847.331.9790.

Happy Shopping!

All the best,

Sarah Radford


Chic Gems Jewelry

Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chic Gems Spring 2010 Preview

Chic Gems Spring 2010 Preview
Available online February 1, 2010

Model wearing Chic Gems Couture Flower Pendant Necklace
with matching Glamour Pearl Earrings & Bracelet

Chic Gems Couture Swarovski Crystal Pendant Necklace

Chic Gems Couture Golden SeaShell Necklace

Chic Gems Blue Lace Agate Bracelet

Dear Chic Gems Gals,
We are pleased to announce that Chic Gems Spring 2010 will be available online February 1, 2010! Be the first to wear these chic and affordable gems! Perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town!

Many of the Gems are easily customizable with a simple click of your mouse.

Click here to view our current collection.

We hope you enjoy our new collection!
Stay tuned for the official launch!

Don't forget-we offer group discounts for bridal parties and charities!

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

Photography: Ken Stachnik
Creative Director/Wardrobe Stylist: Ruben Lopez
Make-up: Cynthia Chea & Jessica Sanchez
Hair: Miguel Martinez
Model: Callie
Wardobe: Claudia Kleiner Malabar Collection

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Discover DealADayOnline, Today's Featured Deal is Chic Gems Jewelry

Meet Melissa Newman, The Founder of DealADayOnline
About Melissa:
Melissa Newman is the Founder and President of DealADayOnline. Melissa was born and raised in Deerfield, IL and attended Emory University for undergrad studying Psychology and Political Science. She received her MBA in Marketing from the University Of Chicago. She spent 12 years in the corporate world doing Marketing/Brand Management at Kraft Foods, Alberto Culver, Wrigley, and Miller Brewing Company. Motivated by her love of Chicago and excited by the power of the Internet and Marketing, Melissa launched DealADayOnline in October, 2009. She loves the city of Chicago and wanted to find a way to make it easier and cheaper to experience all the great things to do, see, shop for in Chicago.
About DealADayOnline:
DealADayOnline is a new, free Chicago website featuring great DEALS every day offered by Chicagoland merchants who want to sell their products or services discounts of 50-85% off regular prices!!! Consumers sign up at no cost at
Each of our members receive an email from us each weekday morning with our deal of the day, typically in the form of a discount offered by our featured business. The email contains a promotional write-up about a business, and a full web page advertisement devoted entirely to that business is on our website for 24 hours. When a member buys the deal, the member receives a certificate via email to bring to the merchant. It's just that simple. Be sure to sign up today and starting getting some real deals!
Chic Gems is featured today, January 21, 2010. Happy Shopping!
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Chic Gems Gal Profile: Janet of Sutherland Media

Chic Gems Gal Profile:

Meet Janet Sutherland
Owner of Sutherland Media

Chicago, IL

Janet modeling Chic Gems Design Your Own Pearl & Crystal Necklace

I'd like to introduce you to my friend and fellow entrepreneur Janet Sutherland. Janet is a talented media professional. Allow me to tell you about Janet and why she is someone you should know.
Sutherland Media is owned by Janet Sutherland. Sutherland’s passion has been radio for decades. Her background includes years of radio experience as a bureau chief, reporter and a top tier ad sales rep. Additionally Sutherland has an affiliate sales background which includes the Illinois Radio Network, Westwood One and Air America Media. Janet has affiliated CBS News Networks and has helped launch both Westwood One and Air America Media talk shows such as Rachel Maddow and Montel Williams.
Janet Sutherland’s ten plus years experience in business marketing through newspaper, radio and cable television. Sutherland’s writing background includes developing news stories focusing on education, politics, health and Illinois courts. Sutherland has created and developed special sections in The Chicago Sun Times. Sutherland Media assists local businesses like Chic Gems, Gameplan Entertainment, the Chicago Chapter of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in their advertising efforts which includes radio,print and internet marketing.
This past year, Sutherland Media has also been instrumental in affiliate syndication of The Ben Ferguson Radio Show, Ross Crystal Showbiz Express and will add a new Beatles Radio Show in 2010.
About Janet: Janet lives in her Kenwood /Hyde Park loft with her corgi Andrew Sutherland. She spends her spare time exercising, gardening and spearheading awareness efforts for the Chicago Chapter of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation. Janet plans to write a book about her near death experience with a brain aneurysm. Janet has authored successful legislation in Illinois and in Ohio to promote brain aneurysm awareness.
Thanks for reading!
Contact Janet:
Janet Sutherland , Sutherland Media
"Success driven talk entertainment radio representation and media consulting"
Office phone (773) 268-6108
Fax # (773) 409-9588 cell
Mobile phone (773) 633-8006
All the very best,
Sarah Radford
Designer Jewelry for Professional Women