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Chamilia is a brand-new line of jewelry offered at Valle Jewelers in Batavia and it's creating some buzz among the clientele, says Maria Valle.
Fans of these beautiful baubles are booking private parties in the store so friends and family can ooh-and-aah at the many choices and, of course, add some to their own collection. The after-hours parties are for 15 or more guests -- and the hostess gets a special gift.
Think of Chamilia (as in chameleon) as a new kind of beaded charm bracelet - or necklace - available in sterling sliver, 14-K gold or a combination of them.
You choose the charms, either as symbolic of something special in your life or simply for color or style. Whatever you string together is sure to dazzle.
Making your own beaded jewelry is not new, of course, but Camilia has taken the idea to a new level of affordable sophistication and craftsmanship with a stunning selection of unique pieces.
Its creator, Killian Rieder, according to a brochure, was inspired to create a way for herself and all women to "hold onto friends, family memories and experiences in a meaningful way...every bracelet tells a story about the person wearing it."
Take Maria for example, who showed me the sterling silver pieces on her bracelet.
"This one is a little cake, because I like to bake cakes, this little baby shoe is because I'm a mom, these have my children's birthstones in them," she said.
It's exciting and fun to pore over the catalog and look at the jewelry in the display case. They are so detailed! Some have sparkling cubic zirconias. There are licensed Disney characters, too, like Nemo, Tinkerbell and A.A. Milne's classic Winnie-the-Pooh.
Genuine hand-blown Murano Glass from Murano, Italy, is featured in a kaleidoscopic array of bands. Some others are enameled or have colorful stones.
Here are just a few of the kinds of symbols offered: a camera, a gingerbread man, a ghost, vintage suitcase, puzzle piece, giraffe, tennis ball, football helmet, etc. There are ones that dangle, too.
Some beads aren't intended to be symbolic of anything, they're just pretty shapes and styles. There's also a variety of bead spacers, locks and connectors. In addition to bracelets and necklaces, there are drop chains (for making pendants) to choose from, and pink or gold leather.
Bracelets, which come in a variety chain lengths, start at $35, regardless of size. Bangle bracelets are also available. Silver charms start at $25.
If you'd like to get a group of friends together for a private, after-hours Chamilia party at Valle Jewelers (located at 21 Jackson St.) give them a call at 343-3372 or email at <[email protected]>. Hostesses get a gift!
A great place to find just what you are looking for. Special orders aren't a problem and quick arrival. Honest and reliable service.
Ann Sheelar on Jan, 11, 2017
Very friendly staff. Very helpful. Great place to take jewelry for repairs. They do a fantastic job.
Cheryl Hellert on Dec, 29, 2016
They treat you with wonderful service every time you stop in
Margaret Patterson on Dec, 19, 2016
Was in Valle Jewelers today purchasing some last minute gift items. Received warm greetings as soon as I stepped in through the door, a hello wave as I looked up came from the backroom work window with many of the other employees stepping up with a hello and may I help you. I was also there when the carolers came in to sing and sounded wonderful with their three Christmas songs that they performed, I say I hit it just at the right time!!!
Vicki Wolak on Dec, 19, 2016
Tis the season! With the holidays here and the big box retailers putting the push on to lure people in with cheap prices and sub par customer service, we often fail to see that the best of the best is right here local. Valle Jewelers is a stand out business among all of our great local businesses. They're knowledge, customer service, selection and services does and will always separate them from any big box jewelery store. They took care of all I needed in house, thoroughly explained what they were doing and I left with a product that not only made for a happy wife, but one I could not get anywhere else, and for that and all they do, I highly recommend them.
Tim Waltom on Dec, 19, 2016
My husband and the Valle family made my engagement ring amazing. He was able to take two rings and combine it into one making the final piece very special to myself. It holds sentimental value. Thank you !!!
Sabrina Walton on Dec, 19, 2016
Every time I shop at Valle's they are very helpful. They gift wrap for free and their selection of jewelry and gift items is second to none.
Holly McAllister on Dec, 19, 2016
I don't go here much, but when I do, I am treated as a valued frequent customer. I have had jewelry cleaned, repaired and they have even soldered my metal eyeglass frames as a curtesy when broken. How much more service oriented could they be?
Wendy Stellrecht on Dec, 16, 2016
I highly recommend Valle jewelers. they are a family owned and operated business that has been servicing my family for years!! Steven and his family are the best!
Sherry Marcello on Dec, 14, 2016
Third generation Valle Jeweler customer. Very friendly, caring, and reliable. We now send our families there which is 4th generation. Awesome business!!
Cheryl Malinowski on Dec, 14, 2016
I love shopping at Valle jeweler's for my Alex and Ani bracelets . The service there is awesome I wouldn't go anywhere else . They have so many beautiful items
Ann Mortimer on Dec, 13, 2016
Purchased a lovely Alex and Ani bracelet for my teen granddaughter for Christmas. A wonderful place to visit and everyone is so helpful. It is apparent that the employees like working there, unlike many stores!
Linda Merrill on Dec, 13, 2016
The only jewelry store I shop at!
Diane Starowitz on Dec, 13, 2016
Every time I have gone to Valles I have been more than happy with their service and prices. Staff is very helpful and prices are great.
Amanda Auriemma on Dec, 13, 2016
Always a pleasure dealing with the fine folks here! Love stopping in to look at all the new sparkles :) Friendly staff and a nice cozy atmosphere!
Deanna Crawford on Dec, 13, 2016
A beautiful store full of beautiful jewelry and items for the home. A great place to shop for gifts.
Howard Owens on Dec, 13, 2016