Just What Is Beach Chic?
Chic is defined as a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with a lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit, often thought of as smart, stylish and elegant. So the term, Beach Chic, describes a style that is all of the above, but with the added interest of a beach or ocean inspired twist that exemplifies the wearer’s individuality and choice of lifestyle.
Beach Chic is never defined by fashion trends that come and go, but by timeless personal choices that are never out of style. Like the little black dress and the tailored white shirt, beach chic is never flashy or showy.
Our sea glass sailboat necklaces, made with natural sea glass gems that resemble the sail and hull of the boat, are the epitome of the Beach Chic style as they are delicate, elegantly made and will never be out of fashion! We think that the nautical blue and white of the sailboat pendant, shown above, is especially evocative of the genre.
For those who love all things coastal such as sea glass, shells and pearls, wearing simple, elegant jewelry designs with organic elements fills an inner yearning to be “at the beach, even when you are not.
Imagine yourself wearing this opaque sea glass and shell necklace, a one of a kind design from our Sea Glass Treasures collection. It is lovingly made with hand picked sea glass and beach found shells for a totally natural, Beach Chic, look
And It’s Chic, Not Chick!
Just to set the record straight, chic is pronounced “sheek” not “chick,” except when joking around, of course. The word is derived from the French word, chique, which means skills and elegance.
Skills and elegance are acquired over time. Elegance is something that cannot be copied or purchased. It is a result of observation, inspiration, admiration and individual choice.
Those who aspire to the beach lifestyle love the idea of being surrounded by nature, the freedom of being in the outdoors hearing the waves, feeling the wind and crunching the sand beneath their feet. So a Beach Chic lover appreciates simple designs that remind them of nature, which is why they love to wear beach inspired, sea glass jewelry designs made with natural elements that represent their ideology.
These cobalt blue sea glass earrings are very simply adorned with small sterling silver starfish charms that add just a bit of whimsy to an otherwise elegant Beach Chic look because the beach lifestyle is also all about fun!
Timeless Designs, Organic Beauty
Our sea glass jewelry is made with natural sea glass treasures, refined by the ocean and found on the beach. When you wear one of our organic, sea glass jewelry designs you can feel confident that it is timeless and will never go out of style.
We believe that a natural treasure formed by nature’s mighty tides and waves is so beautiful and perfect that it needs little additional embellishment, no shiny crystals or beads, just pure, unadulterated sea glass.
Occasionally we will incorporate pearls (actually freshwater pearls) in our sea glass jewelry designs. Sea glass and pearls just seem to complement one another, both are representative of the ocean inspired Beach Chic lifestyle. After all, what’s more chic than a simple strand of pearls, unless it is a stunning, one of a kind, sea glass pendant with a single pearl!
Handmade Beach Chic jewelry is not trendy, here today and forgotten tomorrow. The simple refinement of this large, frosty aqua sea glass gem is a quintessential example of Beach Chic, perfect for the woman who wants to express her individuality and her own personal style by investing in a piece of sea glass jewelry that will stand the test of time.