Golden Globe and Academy Award winning actor, George Chakiris, best known for his brilliant portrayal of Bernardo in 1961's West Side Story, has taken what started out as a hobby in the design of Sterling Silver Jewelry and turned it into a successful business. George’
The treasures of Tutankhamun inspired George to create the extensive Scarab Collection. The Scarab Cuff Bracelet is a striking and substantial piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry and is a modern yet timeless tribute to the well-known Scarab, a symbol of good luck. With the Lotus Detail on the sides, good fortune is also symbolized. The Deco Cuff Bracelet is a glamorous piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry that features intersecting lines that create a pattern which circles the wrist with the shimmer of gorgeous silver.
The Scarab Link Necklace is a piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry featuring nine Scarab links to create a substantial yet comfortable collar of silver. One of the Scarab links houses a hidden clasp to create a beautiful unbroken line. The Scarab Link Necklace is also available with one Scarab link embellished with pave to enhance an already gorgeous piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry. The Scarab Link Bracelet is the perfect accompaniment to the Scarab Link Necklace, but it works beautifully as a stand-alone piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry. The Scarab Link Bracelet may also be ordered with one pave link for those who like that special sparkle in their Sterling Silver Jewelry. The Scarab Stud Earrings, when worn with the Scarab Link Necklace, create that perfect frame for the face. When worn alone, they also make a statement of the beauty of Sterling Silver Jewelry. The Scarab Ring adds a shimmering sparkle and significant finishing touch in Sterling Silver Jewelry when worn with other Scarab Collection pieces, but is definitely a stand alone piece whether accented with pave or in the beautiful brushed finish. The Scarab Belt is the star of the show in the Scarab Collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry. It is substantial yet very comfortable and looks sumptuous with jeans, or for evening when draped sensuously across the hips in that basic black dress. The clasp is a perfect match to the Scarab Design in the Buckle.
The Lotus Collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry is an adjunct to the successful Scarab Collection. This Sterling Silver Jewelry collection has Egyptian roots that symbolize good fortune. The Lotus Charm Bracelet is a substantial piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry that features a single Lotus Flower delicately hanging from a significant link bracelet with a toggle closure. Another lovely piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry is the Lotus Pendant with a Bezel Set Turquoise drop. It can be featured on a short Sterling Silver chain to accentuate its beauty, or on a long chain against black to really make this Sterling Silver Jewelry “pop”. Other pieces in this line of Sterling Silver Jewelry include small Lotus Charms in the form of bracelets, charm bracelets and earrings.
The Lucky 7 Dog Tag Collection is a Sterling Silver Jewelry collection of 7 Dog Tags with designs unlike any others you will see. The reason George chose the number seven to create a Sterling Silver Jewelry collection of Dog Tags is quite interesting. First of all George’s birthday is on the 16th day of the month. One and six are seven. When he first got the part of playing Riff in the London Production of West Side Story, it was on his birthday. The numbers in his apartment address, while working on the movie of West Side Story, added up to seven. In 1962, when he won his Academy Award for his portrayal of Bernardo in West Side Story, it was the 34th Annual Academy Awards. As you can see, three and four add up to seven! For many centuries, the number seven has symbolized luck and good fortune to so many cultures throughout the world. Each Dog Tag in this Sterling Silver Jewelry Collection incorporates the number seven in a unique pattern, and George wishes all who wear them the very best; a quite power and serenity with a feeling of comfort and protection. What other Sterling Silver Jewelry can create this sense of well being? The weight of the silver is substantial and apparent is each Dog Tag in this Sterling Silver Jewelry Suite.
With his love of the stage and live performance, George created his Concert Hall Collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry. The fluid and unique lines of Frank Gehry's Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles come alive into wearable Sterling Silver Jewelry that can only be described as art. The Concert Hall Necklace showcases George’s talent in the creation of Sterling Silver Jewelry that comfortably drapes the neckline in an elegant and completely unique style. An equally stunning bracelet in this collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry takes a bow to the audience who will no doubt be shouting “Encore”, to which they will receive it when the star returns to the stage in the form of Sterling Silver Earrings that are sure to be crowd pleasing.
The GC Logo Collection is a handsome Collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry for men and women incorporating George's initials in a Greek Key inspired design. The rings, money clips, key fobs, necklaces and bracelets are a clean and simple yet elegant nod to George's Greek heritage. The weight of each piece of Sterling Silver Jewelry is substantial.
The Take 5 Collection is another stunning collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry consisting of 5-sided "links" with a twist. The earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings in this Sterling Silver Jewelry collection catch the eye and create a relaxing feeling just as the name implies.
The Love and Hope Heart Collection of Sterling Silver Jewelry is George's interpretation of one of the most popular designs in jewelry - the heart. George's Sterling Silver Hearts are like no others and the complements received by the lucky person to wear them are a testament to the design. Lovely Sterling Silver Heart pendants, rings, necklaces and earrings are available and can be worn alone or as matching sets. A reminder of the famous George Chakiris quote, "No matter how dark the moment, Love and Hope are always possible" will be with you each time you wear a piece from the Love and Hope Heart Collection.
All designs are created personally by George and he is adding more on a regular basis.
You can find out more about George Chakiris and his sterling silver jewelry at http://georgechakiris.com