GURHAN jewelry is unmistakable.
Whether it is the unique design wrought solely in gold or kissed with it in his tri-tonal sliver line, women around the world seek out GURHAN pieces. Take the opportunity to meet the famed designer during his visit March 24-26 to Lily & Co. Jewelers. There will be an exclusive cocktail reception and showing of the exquisite jewelry artistry by GURHAN from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 24.
“We are delighted to be hosting a cocktail reception in honor of a talented designer such as GURHAN,” said Lily & Co. Owners Dan Schuyler and Karen Bell. “Having him visit for three days is a treat and we invite everyone to meet the wonderful, personable man behind the exquisite jewelry.”
GURHAN’s fingerprint on each piece is the essence of the brand – hand-hammering and natural imperfections – evidence that every piece is painstakingly crafted by hand in GURHAN’s workshop.
It was in the early 1990s when GURHAN was handed a sheet of pure 24-karate gold during a casual trip to Istanbul. He was immediately drawn to its warmth and sensuality. In a single moment, GURHAN’s life changed forever; he would create fine jewelry using this unique material. Four years later, his first GURHAN pieces are created. Before him, pure gold jewelry had not been made since ancient times.
While embracing the challenge of using pure gold, GURHAN rejected modern teachings and instead studied techniques used by ancient goldsmiths. After locking himself in his Grand Bazaar workshop, GURHAN reincarnated the ancients, bringing their craft into today’s modern world.
GURHAN defies the boundaries of traditional jewelry design, which is especially present in his 4/24 line that features a unique combination of an early Ottoman alloy containing 4 karats of gold and 24 karate gold, as well as a proprietary new way of setting diamonds.
More than 20 years after discovering pure gold, GURHAN continues to evolve and grow with retailers in more than 15 countries featuring his three different lines created from three different metals. He has become a leader in both the fine jewelry and fashion worlds.