From Artistic Passion to the Birth of a Boho Zen Jewelry Business

My name is Alex, and my lifelong passion for art has always been a driving force in my life. Growing up, I found solace and joy in creating and exploring different artistic mediums. From sketching and painting to sculpture, art was my sanctuary.

But it was in my mid-forties when I embarked on a remarkable journey to learn the intricate art of jewelry making under the unparalleled guidance of master Spanish jeweller Susana Alonso. The jewelry courses I undertook provided me with an extraordinary opportunity to delve into the realm of creativity, craftsmanship, and elegance.

Throughout the courses, I gained invaluable knowledge about the various tools and techniques utilized in the jewelry making process. Learning the art of soldering, shaping, and polishing metals became a tangible art form under her tutelage. She patiently guided me through every step, ensuring I grasped the finer details and nuances of each technique.

With her guidance, I explored the mesmerizing world of gemstones. From identifying their unique characteristics to masterfully setting them into meticulously crafted jewelry pieces, I acquired a profound appreciation for the beauty that lies within every gemstone.

By the end of the course, I had not only learned to create jewelry but had also embarked on a meaningful journey of self-discovery and artistic expression and found myself captivated by the ethereal charm of bohemian and zen-inspired jewelry. The combination of natural elements, vibrant colors, and spiritual symbolism resonated deeply with my soul, igniting a strong desire to create my own business of boho zen jewelry. And this is how Chakriia Jewelry was born.

Today, in our quest to create unique and high-quality jewelry, at Chakriia, we believe in harnessing the collective power of collaboration. While our talented in-house team meticulously designs and creates bespoke pieces, we also understand the value of partnering with artisan jewelers who bring their culture, heritage, and exceptional skills to the table. We collaborate with these artisans, merging their expertise with our design sensibilities to produce our boho Zen jewelry. This approach not only helps us achieve high production but also allows us to contribute to the betterment of their lives and the well-being of their families.

The artist and color

As an artist, I understand how essential colors are in order to express your feelings, and I feel totally captivated by the beauty of gemstones and their bright colors. Part of the huge impact gemstones cause on people's emotions is due to their colors and the memories, feelings or moods they stir in you. 

As a matter of fact, based on the idealistic, romantic and more natural flair of Bohemians and Hippies, boho style detaches itself from the more conventional trends and includes rich and vibrant colors as a way of expressing a more free-spirited and uninhibited style.

Our style

Ours can be described as a boho zen style that mixes different cultures and artistic expressions, a style that fully embraces playful colors and combines items that are relaxed, bold and unconventional.

Our jewelry designs vary from a relaxed and eclectic boho style with a vintage feel to a more zen style that emphasizes simplicity and minimalism.

Our jewelry is designed and handmade by artisan jewellers using ancient artisanal techniques. We pride ourselves on offering pieces of jewelry made with high quality materials that are a cut above the rest in quality.

Our goal, our mission

Gemstones are used in jewelry because of their glow and physical properties that have aesthetic value. But they offer some incredible health benefits such as helping you in increasing your concentration and connecting you with your inner conscious, or being instrumental in cleaning the accumulated negative energies in our body, just to name a few.

At Chakriia, we aim to give people worldwide the chance to experience the luxury and confidence of wearing pieces of jewelry that reflect who they are and they way they feel at each stage of their lives, meanwhile we provide them with some incredible health benefits from both sterling silver and natural gemstones. Our goal is to contribute to your happiness, we want you to feel free, feel good. Our jewelry is designed to serve a purpose, adding bohemian glamour to look while providing healing.

What's more, traveling through Asia and having witnessed the hardships of life in countries where children living in extreme poverty are especially vulnerable to abuse and exploitation was an eye-opening experience.

For example, in countries like India, both girls and boys face early marriage, domestic abuse, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect, trafficking and child labor, to name a few.

For this reason, we support organizations and programs that provide crucial aid, foster healing, and empower these resilient young souls to reclaim their happiness and regain their self-worth. This commitment stems from our firsthand experiences and observations while traveling. Witnessing the hardships and trauma these children endure has deeply affected us, prompting us to take action and make it part of our goal, our mission.

Read more about our mission.