THERE’S SOME NEWS FROM GURHAN…AND IT’S REALLY KINDA BIG!

What’s the big news?  In a word, it’s 18k white gold! OK, that’s more than one word…but the important thing is the announcement of a new 18k white gold collection from GURHAN. To understand the company’s vision for the future, let’s first take a quick look into the past. It all started when Gurhan first saw[…]
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Refresh Your Jewelry Wardrobe with GURHAN Custom Design

OK, let’s all try a little experiment. Go to your jewelry box and take look inside. Chances are, there are at least one or two old pieces that you haven’t worn in years. Maybe it’s an old tennis bracelet. Or maybe something passed down from your mother or grandmother. Or perhaps a gift that missed[…]
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There is more to diamonds than “The Four C’s”

People often ask what my favorite stone is, and which one we like to use most often in GURHAN designs. While there are an infinite number of choices, as a designer I will always be most fascinated with the beauty and diversity of the diamond. Ancients believed that certain stones possessed mystical powers. The Greeks[…]
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An Outback Anniversary

An Outback Anniversary By Fiona Tilley Twenty years ago I met Gurhan in Istanbul and over the years we have enjoyed numerous trips to Turkey.   Gurhan has shared the beauty of his country and more importantly, the things that have shaped his life and made him the person that he is. This year I decided to[…]
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My typical day….

My typical day begins around 7:00 am. I don’t use an alarm clock… unless you count the combined clamor of the doorbell ringing and Tipsy barking hysterically. My trainer arrives, Tipsy settles back into the comforter. She continues to snooze… while I work out with all the enthusiasm I can muster without yet having had[…]
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Spring Cleaning

Life is filled with so many great treasures, so many great pleasures. Living in New York City, I’m fortunate to have access to great art, music and perhaps my favorites, an enormous variety of food and wine. So it came as quite a surprise when my wife Fiona announced recently that we were embarking on[…]
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Sunrise in St. Petersburg

Maya had never been an early riser, but she discovered that wonderful things often happened if you were up before the sun. Like the sunrise from the top of St. Isaac’s cathedral, St. Petersburg unfolding below, the blue ribbon of the Neva snaking through it. She leaned her arms on the railing, her rings glowing[…]
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Holidays at the Atelier

Christmas is made more personal for the hand selected decorations you place on your tree. With ornaments collected by president of GURHAN, Fiona Tilley, while traveling throughout the world, we decorated our Christmas trees for our annual holiday party. On that evening, Fiona and Gurhan gave them away as gifts to all GURHAN and GURHAN Atelier employees, the[…]
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Notice anything different?

Why, YES…it is new — thanks for noticing. Over the past few months, we have been working behind the scenes to give our site a makeover. The site’s cleaner, less cluttered, and you will notice that we have added an easy-to-understand navigation so that you can quickly get to those pieces you covet much faster.[…]
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Living in the world of Stephanie Clark

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton   1. GURHAN One-of-a-Kind ring in 24K gold featuring a cabochon tanzanite stone. 2. GURHAN One-of-a-Kind earrings in 24K gold featuring smoky quartz. 3. GURHAN One-of-a-Kind  necklace in 24K gold featuring 5 stone cluster of champagne rose cut diamonds. 4. GURHAN One-of-a-Kind ring in 24K gold featuring moonstone.[…]
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GURHAN Gives Back

Twice a year, GURHAN closes its doors and its team members, flown in from as far as Turkey, head out into the community to take action against some of the most pressing social issues that face the residents of New York City today. This past month, The Door was chosen as the recipient of the[…]
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The moon lives in the lining of her skin

You’ve given up disagreeing with them. It’s easier just to sign the napkins and notebooks they shove at you, to smile in the group picture. They are the second group of tourists to have confused you for a movie star tonight. You shrug at your date, resigned, and play with the sapphires at your neck.[…]
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Living in Matisse

“Creativity takes courage” ~ Henri Matisse   GURHAN 24K Gold One-of-a-Kind Envy Emerald Ring GURHAN 24K Gold One-of-a-Kind Chalcedony-Blue Ring GURHAN 24K Gold One-of-a-Kind Coral Earrings  GURHAN 24K Gold and Silver One-of-a-Kind Turquoise Pendant GURHAN 24K Gold One-of-a-Kind Aurora Ruby Drop Earrings […]
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October in Lisbon

  If you see a blonde woman in a caftan, wearing these bracelets, earrings like bits of captured sea as she gathers shells on the shore of San Jose, she is the doctor who sold her Manhattan practice and moved to the island to open a free clinic. She left her apartment behind, closets overflowing[…]
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Color Crush: Cabernet

She was a creature of habit. 4 p.m. Tuesday. The wine bar tucked away in the 2e arrondissement. Cabernet Breton paired with the raspberry tart. And always, her carnelian and tiger’s eye bracelet from daughter, Sophie. Clever and irresistible Sophie who kept her Pulitzer in the kitchen drawer. She smiled. They were so alike.  […]
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Something Old; Something Blue

Eileen turned to tell him, for perhaps the millionth time, how much she adored Van Gogh, and found Henry down on bended knee, little black box in hand. There was a roaring sound, and she was surprised, in a distant way, that her face had not caught on fire. Henry was talking now, but she[…]
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Jewelry for a Life Worth Living

As you may have noticed, our company tagline is “Jewelry for a life worth living”. But what does it mean to live a life worth living, and how do we celebrate it? At GURHAN, we believe that there lies in all of us the power to live and share a life worth living, and that[…]
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Annem: My Mother

I don’t talk much in public about my mother but at this special time, I really want to reflect on her significance in my life. In Turkish, the word for ‘mother’ is Anne (pronounced ah-nay); I call her Annem, ‘my mother’. Although she still lives in Turkey and I now live in New York, I talk[…]
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And the (Real) Winner is…

Of course we watched the Oscars Sunday night… nothing more fun than scouring the audience for a fleeting glimpse of GURHAN jewelry on one of the nominees! But as we watched the famous faces graciously accept their awards, it was the real ‘winners’ that captured our hearts. Long before the Oscar recipients were announced to[…]
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Being Gurhan’s Valentine

By Fiona Tilley (Gurhan’s Valentine) Love it or loathe it, for anyone in a relationship, Valentine’s Day is typically a tussle between pleasure and pressure, excitement and expectation. Some celebrate the occasion with an abundance of red petals, or boxes filled with chocolate and pink stuff, or fancy dinners at fancier restaurants. Others simply suffer[…]
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Trunk Show Treasures

I am a hoarder.  I admit it, I am obsessed by antiquities.   My home is overflowing with them, and as I have endeavored to translate my passions into my designs, I have incorporated many of the smaller ones into my jewelry to create very special one-of-a-kind pieces.  I have found hundreds of antiquities and artifacts[…]
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My “Other” Home

It’s summer!  And I am in Turkey for the next week or so, visiting my workshops here and designing the new Spring Collections for 2014.  I recently had the privilege of welcoming one of our best customers and friends to the city.  After they enthused about what a wonderful city Istanbul was, and what a[…]
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Living Life in Color

  I started this year with a burst of color and it filled me with insights, ideas, and inspirations.  And one of the results was that I realized that I wanted to share some of the wonderful things that make up my life… and so here is my blog.  I guess I’ll try and update[…]
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