When Gurhan touched pure gold for the first time, it so electrified him he knew he had discovered a life-long passion. He spent a year researching Byzantine and Anatolian metalsmithing dating back 7,000 years, and made the decision he would never work in gold less than 24-karats.
"It is almost an obsession for me to conquer the limitations and difficulties of working with 24-karat gold," Gurhan explained. "The process of solving the many problems of using pure gold is a significant part of what I do, and it often dictates the parameters of my designs." He says his secret to working with pure gold is turning what seems to be limitations into advantages.
Every life is a series of stories
spun of emotions and memory,
actions and dreams.
Gurhan creates jewelry that lets you live your stories
with spirit and eloquence.
Each handmade piece shows the subtle evidence
of the jewelerâ€™s craft,
the passion and individuality of the designerâ€™s vision.
You know from the moment you put it on
that this jewelry was made for you â€“
and you will wear it throughout all of your lives