Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sevan Jewelry

The sculpted Topkapi ring (on the right), for example, resembles a snow globe designed for the Middle East. The transparent lemon-topaz center stone contains what looks like a miniature fountain, in honor of Topkapi Palace's Fountain of Ahmet III. In fact, the crystal has been carved from the inside through a delicate process of reverse intaglio and accented by tiny white diamonds. The piece required months of assembly by the 30 artisans who staff Sevan's lively workshop, a warren of rooms located in an alley near the Grand Bazaar.

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