Monday, March 30, 2015

Virgins, Saints, & Angels

“Who’s your virgin?” That is the question Chelsea Gifts Online’s new designer, Virgin, Saints, & Angels or VSA, is asking everyone. Virgin, Saints, & Angels is the brainchild of head designer Cheryl Finnegan—“Finn”-- whose abilities merge timeless spiritual imagery with modern mixed materials has made her one of the hottest contemporary jewelry designers in the market.

Finn conceptualized VSA Designs after a 14-year marketing career with Levi Strauss and moving to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where she was inspired by the art and magic of the small town. What started as an obsession with the Virgin of Guadalupe and Mexican folklore quickly transformed to a Parisian runway and has been unstoppable ever since.

VSA is ideal for those with a taste for striking accent pieces as well as bold, timeless inspirations each design is influenced by life and culture in Mexico as well as religious iconography. Every Virgin, Saints, & Angels piece is crafted by hand in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico by an experienced team of artists. The brand is known for its Virgins Saints and Angels necklaces, including their classic Magdalena necklace rosaries, cross pendants, and wrapped chains but allow me to introduce you to my favorites.


Virgin, Saints, & Angels design some of my favorite earrings including VSA Black Diamond Crystals Resurrection Disco Earrings which are part of their Resurrection Collection and hand dipped 5 times in Sterling Silver adorned with Genuine Black Diamond Swarovski Crystals. I also adore the VSA Tribal Diamond Earrings Silver with Silver Shade and the Feather Earrings in Silver with Jet Crystals intended to embody the spirit of the ancient Huichol Indians from the mountains of Central Mexico. The stunning Rose of Venus French Twist earrings feature exotic turquoise accents and Swarovski crystals hand-made of 24k gold plated wire.


I love bracelets. I love stacking and mixing and matching. Virgins, Saints, & Angels bracelets are my absolute favs because they go with everything and offer delightful talking pieces. If you don’t currently have these on your dresser like me, what are you waiting for?

My VSA bracelet recommendations include the San Benito Square Bracelet Silver which is a vintage style linked bracelet featuring their classic San Benito Medallion and the Wrap Bracelet / Necklace Silver & Turquoise a must own layering piece that can be worn alone or wrapped up to five times as a bracelet. Their Antigua Collection Cuff inspired by vintage lace and Temptation Cuff are absolutely gorgeous and make an excellent, edgy, addition to any outfit.

The Virgins, Saints, & Angels jewelry style is extremely unmistakable and unforgettable. You can see it on almost every age group and gender. VSA’s combination of Celtic meets gothic meets Mexico has become a collectible, with people waiting in line for the next shipment of the newest colors and designs. Their pieces are beloved by men and women alike, including Madonna, Stephen Tyler, David Beckham and Beyonce who all share a common thread. VSA wearers make a statement, that they are confident and inspired by fashion, art, beauty, or symbolism.

Chelsea Gifts Online carries the full line up of Virgin, Saints, & Angels’ rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and magdalenas that you can scope out on their website.

Wear it and believe,

Monday, March 23, 2015


So many of you are already ranting and raving about Chelsea Gifts Online’s hottest new designer, Hipanema, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little more about them and show you my favorites.

Hipanema Peacock BraceletHipanema jewelry is the brainchild of two Parisian girls who met in Rio. Inspired by the vibrant colors and chic boho fashion of Brazil, the two young ladies revolutionized the concept of friendship bracelets. Driven by the desire to sport their souvenir trinkets on their wrists but weighed down by the bane and bore of repeatedly tying and untying not to mention the eventual discoloration, Jenny and Delphine created Hipanema.

Hipanema's Brazilian bracelets are super-saturated rainbow threads embellished with pearls, seashells, beads, and quartz secured with a chic magnetic clasp. The rich Brazilian cultural influence has made them THE must have fashion accessory from beach to the boardroom.
Hipanema Silver Cuff Plated BraceletHipanema bracelets come in over 24 different styles and bring a little French je ne sais quoi to the sparkling sands of Rio. My favorites include the Hipanema Peacock Bracelet whose bluish transparency and sparkling rhinestones make it a simply unique creation, the Hipanema Lion Bracelet uses reflections of gold with a hint of leopard and rhinestone strands to for perfect complement to any outfit, and the Hipanema Or Bracelet which is serves a more elegant purpose complete with golden shades and tones to enhance and beautify any evening attire. Each bracelet has a stunning hematite or gold magnetic closure with Hipanema logo and can be worn double or triple stacked.

Hipanema Or Bracelet
If you are looking for something a little less bold, succumb to the charm of the Hipanema Silver Cuff Plated Bracelet which is entirely handmade and features a Brazilian wish ribbon.
Chelsea Gifts Online carries the entire Hipanema bracelet line and if you don’t have one (or five), check them out, immediately! The ribbons from Bahia mix with the legendary Copacabana bracelets and the quartz stones with various seashells for a perfect blend of fun and sophistication. Let me know which ones are your favorite in the comments.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Finding Your Perfect Match is Easy with the Help of Chelsea and the Kate Spade Home Collection

Kate Spade Home Collection

Finding Your Perfect Match is Easy with the Help of Chelsea and the Kate Spade Home Collection

Now through April 10, Chelsea Gifts offers a free pasta/soup plate with any Kate Spade 5-pc place setting. That’s a $65 value!

When creating a bridal registry, the lists of must haves and wants can quickly take any bride or groom down a very nerve wracking path. It may seem daunting at first but creating a bridal or gift registry can be simple and even fun.

Come visit us at Chelsea Gifts and meet Chelsea and the bridal registry specialists that are always available to help you sort through the questions and confusion and assist you in choosing all the right pieces. From dinnerware, glassware, flatware and serving pieces, Chelsea and our specialists help smooth the way to your newly wedded life. We try to guide our couples in the best direction to suit them and one of the best places to start is the Kate Spade Home collection.

Classic, chic, elegant… are all words used to describe the Kate Spade style that began a few years ago with those cute little black handbags. That same sense of style has carried over to the Kate Spade Home collection which includes everything from dinnerware, stemware and serving pieces, to fine gifts such as gorgeous picture frames and vases. Whether you’re looking for formal elegance to wow your dinner guests, or something simple and stylish to make every meal special, Chelsea Gifts and the Kate Spade Home collection have pieces to fit the way you live and entertain.  

Chelsea Gifts helps make questions like these and other bridal quandaries easy for the new couple to navigate.

  1. How do you know which pieces to pick or how many to ask for?
  2. What’s the difference between a melon spoon and a soup spoon?
  3. How do you avoid the trendy but still show your sense of style?  
  4. Would you rather have formal place settings or something more for everyday?
  5. Are you more of a classic white style or do you prefer pops of color and print?
  6. Do you normally have quiet family dinners or do you prefer to entertain the masses on a regular basis?
  7. How do you choose a set that fits you—one that you’ll still love decades from now?

Sound familiar? With help from the bridal guides at Chelsea and Kate Spade Home, you’ll be able to get answers to your questions all while being able to mix and match beautiful pieces to complete your new home together.

When planning any event, whether it be wedding, garden party, or even Thanksgiving dinner, in most cases, budget is a factor that needs to be considered. With that in mind, when you find a special on something you love, it’s always reason to celebrate. So, go ahead, you can start the party. Now through April 10, Chelsea Gifts is offering a free pasta/soup plate with any Kate Spade 5-pc place setting. That’s a $65 value! With Easter and Passover quickly approaching, now’s the time to stock up and be ready for all those extra guests. We even have free shipping on most orders over $99.

With all the different decisions and choices new brides and grooms have to make, it can be easy to get “lost down the rabbit hole”. Come see us at Chelsea Gifts and let us help give you your “Happily Ever After”. We’re in The Grove at Shrewsbury or you can visit us online at and let us help guide you and build your Kate Spade Home-filled future!