Monumental "Castle Style" Ring, Sterling Silver, 18K Gold & CZ's Ring Made in Istanbul Turkey and inspired by SEVAN
Istanbul is the only city in the world that stretches across two continents. Connecting Europe with Asia, the city straddles more than the Bosphorus River, it straddles cultures. As a child, Sevan Bicakci lived on a street with a church, mosque and temple three different beliefs that serve as inspiration for the very eniGMatic jewelry designer now known simply as Sevan.
"Where I am from, rings are the mirrors of the personality of the wearer. They tell all about the wearer," says Sevan Inspired by the early 20th-century Arts and Crafts movement, Sevan rebelled against mass production. Incorporating non-jewelry techniques, such as stained-glass and mosaic, into his work, Sevan earned a new reputation in the Grand Bazaar, this time inspiring other artisans to join him.
SEVAN is sold at Stanley Korshak in Dallas and Barney's Each piece is a one-of-a-kind made with the most precious of metals and stones The more laborious pieces involve micro-mosaic, a Sevan signature and Reverse hand-carvings are another signature. Sevan personally carves each stone from underneath, depicting remarkably detailed, three-dimensional sculptures
SEVAN is the inspiration for the ring we are showing here. It is also made in Istanbul by a fine craftsman. It is a large Bold Wide Important Ring made of Oxidized Sterling Silver with 18K Gold It is Tiered with a Dome of Faceted Natural Smokey TopazAll of the clear stones are faceted and are CZ's The yellow Gold is the accent It is NOT SEVAN, by any stretch of the imagination But Sevan prices start at about $10,000. However, it does have the same kind of fashion look and is made from precious metals & the large stone is authentic as well. This is about a Size 6 1/2. Ring is 1 1/4" Diameter Round across 3/4" High from the shankIt is sterling silver and can be sized if needed The logo and 925 and 18K are marked on the inside with a very shallow indent Unfortunately this was impossible to photograph.
Today, there is an amazing resurgence of interest in the Mogul Style of Jewelry. Again, we are seeing that bigger is better and that the more glitter, the more enticing it becomes. All of the important Jewelers and Department stores are featuring Mogul or Turkish Jewelry as an important fashion statement. It is made in all price points, but always studded with Glittering and colored stones. Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys and Stanley Korshak have devoted cases to this very important look
Although, this ring is made of only a single precious stone, this is a FASHION Ring Not sold for the value of the materials, but for the fabulous important statement that it makesAn amazing important Ring for the Connoisseur and the Collector The subtleness of the design and stones create a tasteful decoration with a joyous whimsical Glitter This is for the Woman who is NOT afraid to SHINE Perfect all year round