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You work so hard. Between work, family and friends, you’ve got a million commitments, and you handle them with grace. You deserve a break. Taking a full-stop rest and escaping to some faraway exotic locale can be just the ticket to rejuvenate you.

Other times however, such a vacation takes so much extra work—from time off to jet lag to the expense—that it’s almost not worth it. Sometimes the preparations necessary to step out of your day-to-day life can be so overwhelming that you end up feeling like you need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

Consider this: perhaps you do not need, or even want, a full-stop step outside your life. Perhaps there is no reason to escape. Your life is a lovely, sturdy thing you’ve worked hard to design. Maybe you simply need a pause.

Hop the cheapest flight to anywhere, or drive to the nearest city you already love. Bring your phone and laptop and continue with your regular life. But when you’re done for the day, enjoy the pause. Go out, and raise a glass to yourself and the fantastic life you’ve created. You’re amazing, and you should pause to remember that.

Do it all while wearing your favorite Chamilia charm bracelet. The bracelet that speaks to your everyday life, wonderful as it is. The one with charms that are most you: your birthstone, your favorite flower, gifts from loved ones. When you get home, add on the Cheers charm. Let the sparkle of the Swarovski crystals remind you of the time you raised a glass to yourself and the wonderful life you’ve built. Here’s to you!

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Hello Bride

Posted on Jul 16, 2014

When you wake up on any given morning, you never know whether this day might turn out to be an incredibly important day that you should cherish every second of. There is no crystal ball—or crystal alarm clock, as it were—to tell you, “Stop. Look around and take this day in. It’s going to be a big one.”

There is one very large, wonderful, beautiful exception to this rule: your wedding day. From that first foggy yawn, you are fully aware that this is a monumental day. You’ve dreamed about it, planned it all down to the last detail, and now it’s finally here.

Chamilia’s Wedding Collection is a lovely way to honor this day. Choose charms to wear in the weeks and months leading up to your brilliant day to remind you of the love you and your fiancé share. Pick the perfect pieces to wear on your big day—perhaps the Love Is Kind or I Do charm, flanked by Swarovski charms in your wedding colors. Either way, a charm bracelet on a blushing bride is a truly beautiful thing.

Thank you so much for making Chamilia part of your day. We’re honored. We wish you a joyous union, a million happy memories and a truly glorious day.

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According to tradition, the colors of the U.S. flag had no official significance upon its creation. When the official seal of the United States of America was designed however, it was decreed that red was to signify hardiness and valor; white, purity and innocence; and blue would represent vigilance, perseverance and justice. What better ideals to celebrate this 4th of July?

In a letter to his wife the day before he signed the Declaration of Independence, future president John Adams predicted that Independence Day would be observed through the ages exactly as we do it today: with parades, fireworks and as much fun as possible. As you commemorate Independence Day with grand revelry and merriment as suggested by the great Mr. Adams, wear the bold and beautiful colors of red, white and blue with pride!

This year, pledge allegiance to the flag by creating a gorgeous charm bracelet, and wear it every 4th of July forward. Start with the timeless Silver Snap Bracelet—it’s the perfect chic and simple foundation. Then choose the accent charms that showcase your style. Our blue and red Jeweled Collection charms lend an air of elegance to your look, as Swarovski Crystal elements add sparkle. Whatever you choose, make it red, white and blue.

Have a beautiful 4th of July!

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The Enchanted Sea

Posted on Jun 23, 2014

Sandcastles, sea glass, and grassy dunes… sand in your toes, coconut lotion on your shoulders, and waves crashing in your ears… could it be that the beach is the best place on earth? The waves roll in and out and the sun shines bright and true. Whether you’re basking in sweet solitude or reveling in family merry-making, the sea is an enchanted place.

Time stands still on the beach and that might just be its enchantment. Nothing ever really changes. The gorgeous colors, the blues, greens and corals always remain and your perennial favorite popsicle is never out of reach. You can add all the state-of-the-art gear you’d like, from fancy beach chairs to waterproof footwear, but in the end, it’s still just the water, the sand, the sky and you.

Honor the spirit of the beach with our Enchanted Sea Collection. With charms depicting everything from sea creatures to sandcastles, this collection brings to mind the perfect coastal getaway. Remember your family’s trip to the beach with the ultra-fun Patriot Pop charm, or evoke that feeling of solitude with the beautiful blue Swarovski Captivate charm. However you enjoy the beach, the Enchanted Sea Collection is sure to offer something perfect for you… and your memories.

 

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3 Essential Summer Fashion Trends

Posted on Jun 05, 2014

The tulips have bloomed and your first veggies are on their way. The patio furniture has seen its first sit-down meal of hotdogs and potato chips. Yep, summer is here! Whether you’re headed to a garden tea party or just to the yard for another hotdog, here are three essential fashion trends to last you through the summer.

 

Watercolor

Watercolor is everywhere right now, and it’s perfect for the season. This pretty pastel blending can be seen in everything from elegant eveningwear to edgy hair color. It’s effortless to dress up or down and either way you’ll look simultaneously ladylike and laid-back.

TRY THIS: Our Murano glass and Monthly Flowers pair beautifully with any watercolor ensemble.

 

All White

Clean, crisp, classic—there’s nothing quite like all white in the summer. If all white is just too much for you, add an accent color to break it up. A bit of black will make it sleek, graphic and modern. Navy blue will lend a preppy, nautical feel and a touch of bright yellow will give it up-to-the-second cool.

TRY THIS: Use our shop by color feature! Shop for white, or look for that perfect accent color.

 

Femme Festival

Didn’t make it to Coachella this year? No problem—take a page from the music festival-goers anyway and try the Boho chic trend. Whether you prefer denim cut-offs and kimonos or maxi dresses and fedoras, comfort is key for this cool and casual look. Two easy touches will keep you looking laid-back and on trend: artfully undone hair and piled-high jewelry.

TRY THIS: Our braided leather bracelets are spot-on for this style and they’re perfect for stacking

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Chamilia Continued

A glimpse behind the design, inspiration and style at Chamilia. Find new ideas on how to wear your favorite Chamilia jewelry and discover new Chamilia pieces to add to your collection.  This page will be ever evolving, so check back often to see what we’ve been up to.

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