Less than half a mile separates Europe from Asia at the narrowest point of Turkey’s Bosphorus strait. The Golden Horn is the name of an approximately 4-mile-long inlet whose harbor has sheltered boats for thousands of years, through four powerful empires. Its picturesque views have inspired painters, poets, and photographersLeonardo da Vinci even designed a bridge for it in 1502.
These elegant and natural earrings are inspired by the colors of the sunset over the Golden Horn, and the style is adapted from Roman-era designs. Faceted ruby quartz and labradorite are framed in 22-k gold, with a tiny crystal to catch the light.
Handcrafted in Istanbul, Turkey. Approximately 2"L.
The Imperial Treasury in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace is
still home to the most lavish riches of the Ottoman era. Here you’ll find the legendary, jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger, golden thrones, an 86-karat diamond, and many more remarkably ornate treasures. These gold, ...