Gurhan is an avid collector of antiquities and antiques: roman coins, byzantine crosses, lava cameos, micro mosaics, viking bronzes and Japanese satsumas are among the many items transforms into jewelry.
"Collecting remnants of the past and recreating their future has been an obsession for me since my earliest days as a goldsmith. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to capture a piece of history and imagine the past lives that were touched by it. To then give that object a new life as jewelry is my way of honoring the past." - Gurhan