HANDMADE TREASURES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Heirloom Jewelry – A Gift To Last For Generations
The love and craft that goes into handmade jewelry can't be replicated, which is why so many of our pieces are one-of-a-kind. To own a piece of jewelry that you can treasure, then pass on to the next generation, is an exceptional, time-honored tradition to last a lifetime.
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 he transforms into outstanding jewelry.
Throughout history diamonds have been symbols of strength and love. The tradition of passing a diamond on from one generation to the next is about more than just the value of the stone, but also the sentimental significance attached to that piece of jewelry.
An emerald gift is a gesture of deep devotion and their rarity makes every piece of emerald jewelry a one-of-a-kind. Just one reason emeralds are perfect for family heirlooms....Another, their breathtaking beauty.
Hand Hammering Techniques
Gurhan's has stayed true to his vision to reincarnate the craft of ancient goldsmiths. The special look of his handcrafted gold jewelry goes far beyond design — every square inch of hammered gold holding the power of 1,000 hammer strikes and a millennia-old tradition.
The Hourglass Collection features wide expanses of hand hammered gold that curve with a concave flow. Pavé diamonds follow the curves and create a dramatic gold jewelry collection of cuffs, bangles, rings and earrings.
In this collection, Gurhan returns to his roots with designs that proudly showcase the pound of his hammer on supple gold surfaces. First, bold strikes form the alternating horizontal and vertical plains. Then, the subtle hammers which create the texture and strengthen the metal.
The Vertigo Collection is one of Gurhan's most popular and top selling jewelry collections of all time. Featuring 24k gold necklaces, bracelets and earrings made from hand-hammered tubular beads. It's no surprise that everyone loves Vertigo.
Stones: Creating Masterpieces
Design and inspiration is how beautiful jewelry is born, but the right stone can elevate a design and make it sensational. Gurhan selects his stones carefully and thoughtfully and allows their natural beauty to take center stage.
Below are just three of the many stone varieties that Gurhan uses to create his stunning collections.
Opals From Around the World
Gurhan is renowned for his opal jewelry made with the wondrous blue Australian opal, but he also ventures into the warm tones of natural Ethiopian and Mexican opals for a totally different experience. Don't be surprised to see blue and black Ethiopian opals along with the stunning orange variety in his collection as well.
Moonstone comes in many colors but for Gurhan, the ethereal interplay of whites and blues in Rainbow Moonstone is one of the most exciting stones to work with. He features rosecuts, smooth cabochon stones and fun briolettes in an array of designer jewelry styles that are unlike anything else.
Gurhan uses the beautiful and regal purples of Amethyst to create both gold and silver jewelry styles. The bold colors and patterns in them — specifically Chevron Amethyst — have their own unique beauty, which Gurhan designs the perfect settings to allow their own intricate patterns to shine.
Design Born From Inspiration
There's something special about a gift made by hand. Hand-crafting jewelry was Gurhan's vision from the very start and the unique texture of his signature style comes from each loving strike of the hammer.
Gurhan breathes life into his designs, drawing on inspiration from his own past.
Named for the talisman that Gurhan wears close to his own heart, amulets hold an important place in Anatolian culture. They have always been considered good luck charms and thought to bring protection and good health to its possessor.
This collection is named for its unique texture which resembles the signature fabric of one of Gurhan's fashion inspirations, Coco Chanel. She famously used bouclé to design her signature cardigan jackets and skirts.