Building on centuries of jewelry-making know-how, Turkish designers transform precious materials into works of art that are suitable for daily wear as well special events. Check out our favorite Istanbul jewelers: for Valentines Day, or any other special occasion.

Kısmet by Milka

Pieces by Milka Karaağaçlı are known for their understated style and for signature collections inspired by the Turkish evil eye. Appreciated by many celebrities—including Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex—the collections feature a wide range of materials, including pink gold, diamonds, and sapphires. Küçük Bebek Caddesi No.3, Bebek; www.kismetbymilka.com

Tohum by Verda Alaton

Natural forms and colors are recurring themes in Verda Alaton’s work. Alaton also designs custom-made pieces. For orders and enquiries call 0212 296 05 21 or email [email protected]

Aida Bergsen

Blurring the line between jewelry and sculpture, Bergsen is known for her elegant, refined designs inspired by mythological heroes and natural forms. Hoşsohbet Sokak, Panorama Selenium Residence Mağaza No.1, Gayrettepe; www.aidabergsen.com

Manuk’s Workshop

Manuk Durmazgüler’s work focuses on an interplay between rugged and refined. These unique pieces are characterized by a modern minimalistic design and quality materials. Kemeraltı Caddesi No.25D, Karaköy; www.manuksworkshop.com

Zeynep Erol

Zeynep Erol’s work has featured in jewelry shows, boutiques, and museums. All of pieces are handcrafted, and they range from the elegant and simple to the complex. Atiye Sokak No.8/3, Nişantaşı; @zeyneperoljewelry

Arman Suciyan

The award-winning goldsmith Suciyan works mostly with silver, combined with gold and copper. The style is bold, vivid, and powerful—suiting strong characters. T: 0212 514 03 66; www.suciyan.com

Batya Kebudi

Believing that no outfit is complete without accessories, Batya Kebudi designs simple pieces that emphasize the wearer’s personality. Her signature items include a wide range of minimalist rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Osman F. Seden Sokak No.14, Teşvikiye; www.batyakebudi.com

ECNP

ECNP Jewelry features works by Ela Cindoruk and Nazan Pak. Their clean-cut, geometric, and modern designs are often made with materials such as gold, silver, enamel, and resin in bright colors. Ahmet Fetgari Sokak, No.56/A Teşvikiye; www.ecnp-jewelry.com

Bee Goddess

Inspired by the creativity, fertility, and compassion of the bee goddess from ancient Anatolian mythology, this brand turns symbols into talismanic jewelry designs. Akmerkez Shopping Mall, Nispetiye Caddesi No.56, Etiler; www.beegoddess.com

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