My exploration of the world began the age of five. I flew across the Atlantic with my family to the South of Portugal every Summer and when the time came to cross the pond for a more substantial visit, I chose to study abroad (not once…but twice). Packing my bags, not knowing a soul, I chose to immerse myself in “la vida cotidiana” (the daily life) in the sun-drenched Southern coast of Spain in the city of Cadiz for my first study abroad experience.
Vibrant and heart-palpitating life filled streets of this magical land. My heart was on fire for the fashion, culture, people and life in Spain. As weekend warriors of international travel, we soaked in as much jewelry, fashion, culture [and sangria] as possible. This little gem on the Mediterranean Sea just miles from Morocco stamped my soul as many times as my passport.
I quickly realized that after Spain my journey needed to continue. Traveling had now become a part of my body, mind and soul. I signed up to sail around the world for 100 days while taking classes and participating in business projects around the world. Semester at Sea truly created the basis for my entrepreneurial spirit.
Collecting unique jewelry and scarves throughout my travels, I formed a collection of global treasures that transcended trend and international borders. Now, full of gratitude I am able to share my experiences around the world by designing jewelry for you. Travel through the collections to mix and match pieces.
Chelsea Bond has been featured in dedicated segments and articles in DAYSPA Magazine (also featured in its “MIAMI CHIC” Holiday Gift guide), Fontainebleau Miami Beach Newsletter, Healthy Intent Magazine, Hawaii News Now, “Your Life from A to Z”, DFW Close Up, CBS.com Dallas, The Huffington Post [HuffPost Weddings & HuffPost Travel], DestinationWeddings.com, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons 2015 Worldwide Guide, Vogue and more. She has won multiple awards and honors such as Top Jewelry Designer by Wedding Industry Experts in 2013 and 2014 and Couples’ Choice from WeddingWire.
She designs both contemporary resort-style jewelry [Jewels of Paradise] that can easily be layered to create signature styles with casual, beach chic outfits as well as glamorous wedding jewelry and hair accessories [Brides of Paradise]. Her jewelry design style is a combination of worldwide travels spanning from the glistening coastlines of Mexico and Maui to the cobblestone streets of Spain and Paris. Chelsea designs with semi-precious metals and gemstones, rhinestone crystals and precious metals. She is prides herself on the fact that of her handcrafted jewelry is made in the USA.