I love Turkish Jewelry! Let me explain.
Turkey is a country in Western Asia also known as the Turkish Empire in Europe. In ancient antiquity, before Turkey came to be was Constantinople (Istanbul), the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The Muslim Ottomans captured Constantinople in 1453. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror (Turkish: Fatih Sultan Mehmet) also known as the Mehmed the Ottoman Turk. He is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world.
An empire has an emperor, a monarch of a kingdom which is a royalty. This royalty is expressed in their jewelry design and craftmanship. I was first introduced to it on a trip to Kusadasi, Turkey in 2014. Their jewellers only use genuine gemstones – ruby, sapphire and emerald. Rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are like art that comes to life. Enough of talk and just let me show you.
These are my collection to share so you can visually appreciate Turkey’s greatest exports. The photo is a cuff/bracelet using emeralds, pink rubies and topaz.