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Sevan Biçakçi’s exotic jewels

Come with me to the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul where Sevan Biçakçi dreams up his extraordinary jewels. This video talks about the ancient techniques Biçakçi uses and see more of his outsized, exotic jewels. [youtube width="620" height="344"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0CMjMzVigI[/youtube]

  • Sevan Biçakçi Ayasofya ring
  • Sevan Biçakçi's Piri Reis bracelet showing a wealth of techniques including micromosiac, miniature painting, calligraphy and an intricate pave of diamonds that recreates this early cartographer's discoveries.

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Sevan Biçakçi Ayasofya ring

Sevan Biçakçi Ayasofya ring

Sevan Biçakçi's Piri Reis bracelet showing a wealth of techniques including micromosiac, miniature painting, calligraphy and an intricate pave of diamonds that recreates this early cartographer's discoveries.

Sevan Biçakçi's Piri Reis bracelet showing a wealth of techniques including micromosiac, miniature painting, calligraphy and an intricate pave of diamonds that recreates this early cartographer's discoveries.

It's not all about history and culture in Sevan Biçakçi rings. This one is topped by two fluffy chicks that look real enough to stroke. Not the old cut diamonds on the shank of the ring with silver-foil backings.

It's not all about history and culture in Sevan Biçakçi rings. This one is topped by two fluffy chicks that look real enough to stroke. Not the old cut diamonds on the shank of the ring with silver-foil backings.

Close up of the beautiful miniature painting on Sevan Biçakçi's Golden Horn earrings.

Close up of the beautiful miniature painting on Sevan Biçakçi's Golden Horn earrings.

Sevan Biçakçi's Golden Horn earrings bring history to the lobes with miniature scenes of ancient Istanbul.

Sevan Biçakçi's Golden Horn earrings bring history to the lobes with miniature scenes of ancient Istanbul.

Detail of Sevan Biçakçi Seagulls over Istanbul ring. The seagulls appear to float in an azure sky over the micromosaic scene depicting the history of Istanbul.

Detail of Sevan Biçakçi Seagulls over Istanbul ring. The seagulls appear to float in an azure sky over the micromosaic scene depicting the history of Istanbul.

This Sevan Biçakçi ring is topped by two doves floating in a quartz dome, hovering over a maritime micromosaic scene of Istanbul.

This Sevan Biçakçi ring is topped by two doves floating in a quartz dome, hovering over a maritime micromosaic scene of Istanbul.

Swords are a reoccurring theme in Sevan Biçakçi's work.

Swords are a reoccurring theme in Sevan Biçakçi's work.

Sevan Biçakçi ring with miniature paintings of Istanbul on the sides and a quartz dome.

Sevan Biçakçi ring with miniature paintings of Istanbul on the sides and a quartz dome.

Sevan Biçakçi Pomegranate ring. The pomegranates are carved into the back of a precious stone that is mounted into the outsized ring set with diamonds.

Sevan Biçakçi Pomegranate ring. The pomegranates are carved into the back of a precious stone that is mounted into the outsized ring set with diamonds.

Sevan Biçakçi Seagulls over Istanbul ring. The seagulls appear to float in an azure sky over the micromosaic scene depicting the history of Istanbul.

Sevan Biçakçi Seagulls over Istanbul ring. The seagulls appear to float in an azure sky over the micromosaic scene depicting the history of Istanbul.

More marine inspiration in this Sevan Biçakçi ring that wraps a starfish around the finger topped by a gorgeous baroque pearl. Rose-cut diamonds stand out against the oxidised metal.

More marine inspiration in this Sevan Biçakçi ring that wraps a starfish around the finger topped by a gorgeous baroque pearl. Rose-cut diamonds stand out against the oxidised metal.

Sevan Biçakçi in his workshop in Istanbul

Sevan Biçakçi in his workshop in Istanbul

Sevan Biçakçi ring showing a range of techniques including intaglio carving and calligraphy.

Sevan Biçakçi ring showing a range of techniques including intaglio carving and calligraphy.