It was more than 20 years ago that Gurhan first experienced the beauty of 24K gold. Captivated by its depth, warmth and sensuality, the designer was inspired to build an entire brand around this precious metal. Today Gurhan is known for pioneering the revival of pure 24K gold jewelry and changing the landscape of modern luxury jewelry. With a hand-hammered finish and unique patina, both the 24K pure gold and sterling silver collections are instantly recognizable as GURHAN. Devoted to his design, Gurhan also continues to oversee the company’s factory workshop in Istanbul where each artisan is chosen and individually trained by Gurhan himself. With this passion and dedication, Gurhan often refers to his hand crafted jewelry as “heartmade”. In fact, Gurhan can often be found at the workbench of his Tribeca New York Atelier, envisioning his next new collection or - hammer in hand - putting the finishing touches on a one-of-a- kind design. It is this intimate connection with his craft and unwavering commitment to quality that has made GURHAN an internally recognized brand. A favorite among celebrities, Gurhan was proud to see his jewelry “walking the red carpet” at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition, he has received numerous awards and accolades and was even commissioned to create an entire collection for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.