When you think of one-of-a-kind jewelry, the first thing that comes to mind is ultra high-end jewelry dripping in diamonds and rare gems. The kind of pieces you see splashed across fashion magazines, draped on the slender limbs of celebrities who grace its pages.
Of course this exclusive, one-of-a-kind jewelry exists, but it’s only attainable by the world’s top one percent. And that is discouraging, especially to jewelry lovers and collectors who admire these pieces and wish to own something just as unique and beautiful.
You can, however, own your very own one-of-a-kind jewelry. The trick is to know where to look and what to look for. Let us guide you.
The first thing you’re going to want to do is find a jeweler who is doing something unique already — something that differentiates them from the rest. At GURHAN, for example, all of our gold jewelry is forged out of pure, 24k gold. It takes skilled artisans and craftsmen to work with pure, 24k gold. Because of this, and the fact that it is so pure and expensive, many jewelers choose to work with lower karats of gold, like 18k and 14k. 24k gold is also unique because of its intense, yellow shimmer. It is unmistakable and unlike any other gold jewelry you own, meaning it is always going to hold a special place in your collection and heart.
If you are seeking one-of-a-kind jewelry, you need to shop for a jeweler who is creative enough to make something different from everything else you’re seeing on the market. The world’s best jewelers aren’t inspired by trends or what everyone else is doing, they are inspired by art, travels, nature and the world around them.
GURHAN is most notably inspired by antiques and antiquities he picks up while traveling the world. These artifacts are not only beautiful objects on their own, but they behold a history and unique story that reverberates through its very being. Gurhan uses this history and essence to guide him in creating a totally one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry around the object — something that stays true to its being while inviting you in to the next chapter of its story.
Always Seek Quality
With the proliferation of the internet, online shopping and digital marketplaces, today you can find a myriad of jewelers and jewelry makers producing one-of-a-kind pieces. But often, the quality of the craftsmanship and materials does not match the uniqueness of the designs. In fact, many collectors who buy luxury, high end jewelry have a hard time sifting through fashion-lead designers and true artisans.
When choosing a jeweler, always research carefully how their pieces are made, the kind of care and craftsmanship that goes into them, and the quality of the materials. At GURHAN, all of our one-of-a-kind pieces are designed by Gurhan himself. They are either forged by him in his own studio or by one of his artisans in Turkey that he has personally trained — world renowned for their goldsmith work — to bring his ideas to life. Gurhan is always transparent about the quality of his materials and the cherished skills that are used to craft these unique pieces of jewelry, and any jeweler you buy from should be, too.
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