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Editor Obsession: Sevan Biçakçi’s One-of-a-Kind Jewellery

We can’t stop dreaming about this lemon topaz necklace by Sevan Biçakçi.

Mar 22, 2013
Turkish jeweler Sevan Bicakci’s canary pendant necklace
This canary pendant necklace by Sevan Biçakçi is handmade with 24-carat gold, sterling silver and reverse-carved lemon topaz.
Photography courtesy Sevan Biçakçi

This week I’m obsessed with Turkish jeweller Sevan Biçakçi’s intricate and unusual designs. Crafted from high-carat gold, sterling silver, rose- and antique-cut diamonds, and uniquely cut gemstones, each piece causes me to pause, look closer and admire.

Biçakçi’s collection is inspired by Istanbul, as well as Turkey’s cultural heritage. His mixed-media designs reflect the country’s complex identity, encompassing both the exotic and the traditional. The piece I’m eyeing right now is this one-of-a-kind canary pendant necklace. It’s handmade with 24-carat gold, sterling silver and reverse-carved lemon topaz. Brown, black and white diamonds frame the centre stone.

When it comes to jewellery, I’m intrigued by interesting techniques and details, and Biçakçi’s designs incorporate methods he created and honed himself. His collections include Micro Mosaic, created with technical precision; Ottoman, depicting architectural structures; and my personal favourite: Fruits and Animals, illustrating his closeness to nature.


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