Chakraas Top Holiday Gift Ideas for 2014

With endless choices offline and online, it is quite the undertaking to choose the right gifts for your loved ones. Although any of our handcrafted jewelry pieces are fit to delight these holidays, we’ve put together a sweet list of our top holiday gifts for the ultimate stocking stuffers. From fun and fabulous to dramatic and glamorous, we’ve got you covered. Also, enjoy free standard shipping on orders of $100 or more.

Chakraas Baby Elephant Earrings

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Baby Elephant Earrings

A fun pair of handcrafted earrings in 925 sterling silver and encrusted with Swiss marcasite, dangle a couple of precious elephants! They are fun and fabulous — for the young and the young at heart. We LOVE these!

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Chakraas 1950's Aqua Chalcedony Earrings

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1950’s Aqua Chalcedony Earrings

Simple and elegant, these handcrafted oval earrings are faceted aqua chalcedony crystals set in sterling silver with 22k gold plating.

A tiny quartz crystal at the earlobe adds that little bit of sparkle to these precious earrings.

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Chakraas An Evening Affair Earrings - Holiday Gifts 2014

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An Evening Affair Earrings

A limited edition, and of those, only one pair of earrings was snatched up for our collection.

These beautifully handcrafted earrings are set with cubic zirconias and green agates. A gold-plated claw holds a creamy pearl in place — a timeless classic.

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Shop Chakraas Owl Pendant - Holiday Gifts 2014

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Black Onyx Owl Pendant

The cutest owl with the biggest eyes! Big black onyx eyes are set into 925 sterling silver which has been encrusted with Swiss marcasite. Uber fabulous!! Note: Pendant comes with a 16″ sterling silver chain.

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Chakraas Art Deco Necklace

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Art Deco Necklace

The Art Deco necklace is handcrafted with a sterling silver collar, brilliant faceted black onyx and creamy fresh water pearls. The organic shape of the pearls is beautiful against the precision of the black onyx.

This is a unique piece of jewellery for a woman who commands only the best.

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Chakraas Hollywood Necklace - Holiday Gifts 2014

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Hollywood Necklace

925 sterling silver chains drape beautifully for an elegant, sophisticated look. A large fauceted, polished teardrop shaped Black Onyx hangs alluringly down the back to accent a low back outfit. Conversely, the onyx can be worn in the front (as shown in the picture).

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Shop Chakraas Crowning Glory Ring - Holiday Gifts 2014

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Crowning Glory Ring

This gorgeous statement ring screams magnificence. Handcrafted of 925 Sterling Silver, the Crowning Glory ring is studded with sparkling clear topaz and zirconias. Touches of brass with a round fauceted aqua chalcedony as the centre stone. Size: 8

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Shop Chakraas MoMA Ring

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MoMA Ring

Handcrafted 925 sterling silver ring with a polished finish. As unique as you are. Size: 8

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Shop Chakraas Dutch Hoop Earrings

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Dutch Hoop Earrings

Simple. Clean. Pretty.

Handcrafted of 925 sterling silver, these hoop earrings have clean lines with a twist. The filigree work is done in geometric shapes of circles and straight lines.

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Shop Chakraas Gold & Amethyst Earrings

Shop Chakraas Gold & Amethyst Earrings

Gold and Amethyst Earrings

Handcrafted 925 sterling silver earrings with 22k gold plating. These earrings have a hammered finish with a gorgeous fauceted purple amethyst drop in the middle. Perfect paired with a crisp white shirt at the office or that LBD in the evening. Very versatile, adds that feminine touch to soften your look.

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Shop Chakraas Nested Jewels Bracelet

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Nested Jewels Bracelet

This delicate bracelet is handcrafted of 925 sterling silver. Delicate strings of silver create a tangled web to hold the fauceted black onyx gems. It’s the perfect accessory for the office or the evening gala. Very simple and easy to wear with stunning results.

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Shop Chakraas Petals Earrings

Shop Chakraas Petals Earrings

Petals Earrings

Reminiscent of traditional Indian hoops, these earrings have an old school look and feel. Handcrafted in India from 925 sterling silver, these earrings will add that exotic flair to any outfit. We especially like them paired with a pair of dark wash jeans and a crisp white shirt.

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Shop Chakraas Queen Elizabeth Jewelry Set

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Queen Elizabeth Jewelry Set
This handcrafted set consists of earrings, ring and pendant (on a 16″ sterling silver chain). Coloured quartz is surrounded by cubic zirconias. This set exudes old world charm – the stones are all placed in a traditional pronged setting. It’s all in the details with this charming set.

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Happy Holidays!

Chakraas’ Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deal

Chakraas Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deal

Chakraas Black Friday-Cyber Monday Deal

When in Rome… I must say that it is difficult to ‘discount’ handcrafted bespoke jewelry. However, we were compelled to participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday because, really, who doesn’t enjoy a good deal here and there.

So starting Friday, Nov 28 until Monday, Dec 1, for every $50 you spend on Chakraas online shop, you earn $5 towards your next purchase!

Let the holiday shopping begin!

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Chakraas Jewels Now Selling Online

Chakraas Jewels Rose Quartz Set

Chakraas worked with an artist in Instanbul to design this beautiful rose quartz set

This is so exciting!

For those of you who have experienced watching your vision come to life, you can relate to what an amazing experience it is.  In some ways, it is almost surreal.

We have been working hard on re-launching the Chakraas website as a fully functioning e-commerce site.  I didn’t just want an e-store, I wanted to create the Chakraas experience. From the moment you click into our site, I wanted the passion we have for fine jewellery to shine through.

Up until now, all of our online sales have been through social media contacts and word of mouth. For the most part, our marketing was through small, private parties and by special appointment. However, more and more, I was getting requests from customers who had heard about us through friends and family, or had seen one of our bespoke pieces on a customer at a party, to sell online so that they too could have access to Chakraas.  At this point, we started doing a lot more sales through e-mail exchanges and Facebook and Instagram contacts.

As great as social media is, it is not always the most efficient method of conducting business. However, I didn’t just want to set up a shop on the Internet, I wanted my shop to reflect Chakraas’ philosophy and showcase the way in which each one of our jewels is handpicked with careful attention to detail. From the quality craftsmanship to the cut and clarity of the stones, nothing is overlooked.

I love stones! Many times I will see a magnificent stone and then work with the artist to create a piece of jewellery that will highlight that stone. On a recent trip to Istanbul, I saw these beautiful rose quartz stones. They were perfectly fauceted in a teardrop shape…large and magnificent! And the colour was this deep, rich pink. I worked with the artist and together we designed a beautiful set (above).  Still one of my favourite designs.

Besides Istanbul, a city I just love to visit, I travel all over the world meeting with local artists and jewellery makers. I love meeting artists who create with passion. That passion shines through in the items they create and I sincerely enjoy supporting local artists. This also means, we rarely carry more than one or two pieces of any item. Chakraas jewels are truly bespoke.

So get out your favourite teacup and saucer, brew a pot of chai, sit back and enjoy the Chakraas experience.

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Vital Points by Chakraas

Vital Points by Chakraas

The thoughts, reflections and musings of a dedicated follower of all that glitters!

Thanks for dropping by and welcome!

I’ll be sharing my scribblings about jewels, travel, who is wearing what and anything else that is catching Chakraas’ eye. I hope this can be a place for you to step off the merry go round that can be life, pause a moment and have a cup of chai and a chat! Please feel free to comment, I would love to hear from you.