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New Chamilia Bracelets And Beads

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

It’s not just the Pandora charm people who stay busy during the summer. Chamilia has made several new exciting announcements recently.

Swarovski
In a recent collaboration with Swarovski, they created 205 new silver charm beads, all set with Swarovski crystals. They will be available in Swarovski stores starting in August, and prices will range from $30 to around $100.

Siena
There is also another new group of beads and bracelets, the “Siena Collection”. It consists of 24 silver beads and charms with Murano glass and Swarovski crystals in autumn-like reds, greens and browns and a whole new style of snake chain bracelets called Terrazzo. The bracelets are made with tiny beads and come in silver ($160) and mixed gold (which consists of silver, yellow and rose gold beads and retails for around $1,200). There are also Terrazzo necklaces (same type of design) which sell for $250 and $2,500, respectively.

Miss Chamilia
The new Miss Chamilia collection consists of twelve silver beads with purple, turquoise, white and pink crystals, and three gorgeous Murano glass beads in blues and pinks.

Sojourn
At JCK Las Vegas (at the beginning of June), Chamilia announced a whole brand new line ofjewelry called the “Sojourn Collection”, to be released in the fourth quarter of 2011. Sojourn will consist of bracelets, rings and “accents” – interchangeable gemstone pieces (citrine, peridot, amethyst, etc.) that are clasped onto the rings and bracelets.

The design has definitely been taken in a new direction with this collection: sterling silver mesh bracelets, mesh hammered and fluted sterling silver rings, and pinstripe leather bracelets. Each piece will be sold individually, and prices are set at $50 to $95 for the accents, $75 for the leather bracelets, $100 for the rings and $200 for the silver bracelets.

Photo: Higashi Pearls & Fine Jewelry

All this hard work has not gone unnoticed: In June, Camilla’s founders, Killian Rieder and Jeff Julkowski received a very special recognition: the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (for the Upper Midwest region).

Fall always bring new, fun designs to the market, and I have to say that Chamilia’s new lineup does not disappoint. I love what I’ve seen so far.

All photos: Chamilia (unless otherwise noted)


New Chamilia Charms And Bracelets

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Chamilia’s lineup of holiday-related charms is fabulous. Ranging from cute to chic, I bet that several of them will become collectors’ items. And now is the time to shop – they have announced a planned price increase in January of 2011.

Among the holiday beads, the pinecone (silver and enamel), snowflake (silver), Christmas dream (gorgeous red and gold glass) and fleur de lis ornament (sterling silver and 14k gold) are my absolute favorites. You could even create an entire Chamilia charm bracelet out of these if you wanted – I did and I love it (it’s the one to the right here).

Other new favorite charms of mine are the “Swirling dreams” (silver), the super-girly and blingy pink Swarovski jeweled kaleidoscope, the “copper gold” glass bead, and the watch faces (especially the jeweled clear cubic zirconia).

There is also the new Miss Chamilia collection. As you can guess from the name, these are bracelets and necklaces geared toward the younger crowd. Just like with Lovelinks Petit and Biagi Kidz, the beads are smaller and lighter to fit better on young girls’ wrists. The bracelets and necklaces are in sterling silver with lobster clasps, and the beads (over 60 in the collection) are silver and enamel. The designs are adorable – cute animals, hearts, flowers, and other “girly” favorites.

Chamilia retires charms twice a year (spring and fall), so definitely surf around and look for those beads as well. The price is often reduced, and since they will no longer be available, their value will increase with time. Also check out the limited editions, which include both charms and bracelets. They are also released twice a year and are even more sought after collectors’ items. Many sites let you pre-order so you can make sure to get your hands on them before they sell out.

Compatibility
As I have mentioned before (in my Chamilia beads post), authentic Chamilia charms will fit on the Pandora bracelet, as we all as those from Lovelinks, Troll beads, Tedora, Bacio and Biagi beads. And you can put a Pandora charm, Lovelinks, Bacio and Biagi beads on Chamilia charm bracelets. Trollbeads will not fit on Chamilia, however.

NOTE: In the summer of 2011, Trollbeads released a new collection of glass beads – Universal Uniques – that will fit on Chamilia bracelets. For more, see my Trollbeads News post.

Photos: Chamilia and Misschamilia.com

For more news, also see my Chamilia bracelet and Chamilia bracelets posts.