#LuxuryNews: Turkish Delight Pop-Up Bazaar At Edit Lifestyle, Featuring Jewelry By Sevan Biçakçi @WTFSG
Considered the ‘star jeweler’ of Turkey, Sevan Biçakçi’s Byzantine and Ottoman styled jewelry pieces occupy pride of place in the most prestigious jewelry houses and private collections of jewelry connoisseurs across the world. From his studio near Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Biçakçi turns out one-of-a-kind jewels crafted from high karat gold, sterling silver, rose or antique diamonds, and a host of uniquely cut gemstones. His work is a reflection of the enigma that is Turkey today, an iconic East-West metropolis with a mixed identity, yet everything about it is distinctly exotic and original, and cannot be categorized. Apprenticed from the age of 12 to the much respected Armenian master jeweler, Hovsep Chatak, Biçakçi honed his craft in the heart of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, taking inspiration from the city’s myriad Oriental charms.