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 explaines. "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." Gurhan says his secret to working with pure gold is turning what seems to be limitation, into advantage.