Sevan Bicakci jewellery
Sevan Bicakci jewellery is one of the most famous and recognized in the world of contemporary jewelery and the most famous in Turkey. Sevan Bicakci is called an icon of contemporary jewelry world, and even the “Lord of the Rings.” Sevan Bicakci was born in 1972 and since 12 years of age he studied the art of jewelry and was assistant at the famous jeweler Hovsep Catak. In the words of Bicakci, during the four years he had been taught in addition to the basic techniques of jewelry – a manner to behave in a professional environment, the ability to find his own technique and style, born out of passion. “Technique can be taught, but the passion is the main ingredient, and you have it or not.”
In 2002 he released his first independent collection of jewelry, which had great success. Thrice Sevan Bicakci received an award ‘Town and Country’, he became one of the five most successful jewelers and won the award Golden Designer in Turkey. In 2009, Sevan Bicakci won the Jameel Prize, which is given in London Victoria and Albert Museum to artists and designers working in the Muslim tradition.
Sevan Bicakci uses many different techniques of jewellery art, for example as micromosaic, calligraphy, engraving method. But it is especially notable for a unique kind of intaglio technique, which is something like the engraving, thanks to which, is created the effect of depth inside the stone. It seems that the author has put into the stone insect, bird, or even a whole architectural complex!
Despite international recognition and fame, Sevan Bicakci still continues to work in the same studio located at Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, not often appears in the media, and does not even speak English. He surrounded himself with like-minded people and students, which gradually became a team of jewelers to help him realize his new ideas. Today, in the team of a workshop of the master – ninety five jewelers working in different techniques. They produce about 350 jewelry pieces annually. Jewellery is so detailed and technically complex that the creation of each new decorations takes from a few months to several years.
Today Sevan Bicakci jewelry is sold in boutiques in many cities of the world, including two of his own boutiques, one of which is located in Istanbul, and the other in Dubai. Today, the admirers of his talent include such stars as Brooke Shields, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elizabeth Hurley, Liv Tyler, Halle Berry, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The innovative jeweler uses diamonds, gold, precious stones, prices for some products of the brand «Sevan Bicakci» can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.