Rachel Farwell of Rachel Lynn Chicago hosted an exclusive trunk show at the Hilton Towers in Chicago last Friday evening. Guests entered the Presidential Suite through a candlelit hallway to explore one-of-a-kind treasures designed, created and handmade by the young entrepreneur. The venue was fit for a princess, and those honors go to Farwell who has been designing jewelry since the age of nine. Following in her mother’s (Paula Farwell) footsteps, jewelry design came naturally. She worked in retail for a decade before securing a job at the fine-jewelry retailer Geneva Seal, which recently relocated to East Oak Street. After gaining experience designing FINE jewelry with Leonard Goldberg of Geneva Seal, Farwell decided to enter the market with a less expensive line of jewelry.
The best seller in Farwell’s collection is the stackable bracelet, which is offered in stones including agate, amazonite, black onyx, jade, and rose quartz to name a few. Prices range from $100 to $1,000 depending on the stone and charm. Good luck – there are way too many to choose! Charms are available in silver, gold and with diamonds. My favorite is the diamond evil eye…and Farwell does more than bracelets – there is a lovely twenty-strand freshwater pearl necklace that retails for $1,900 and don’t forget the white jade and diamond hamsa necklace, lovely.
The event was a huge success, attended by all of Farwell’s family, friends and fans, including Executive Chef Jean Tippenhauer of Fred’s at Barneys New York. Guests received a goody bag filled with enough treats to satisfy the sweet tooth. Let’s see … jewelry, martinis, champagne and delicious desserts, ALL SINFUL, but sooooo good.
Dear Santa: I would love a white jade bracelet and an aquamarine one, or two so that my bracelet collection is more colorful, fashionable and chic, thank you!
Rachel Lynn Chicago Jewelry is offered at Geneva Seal in Chicago and online at rachellynnchicago.com. Mention CS (Chicago Social) to receive a 25% off discount.
– Cindy Burns
Photos: Kolorblind.net photographer Isaac Torres