For 400 years, Ottoman sultans called Istanbul’s magnificent Topkapi Palace home. As many as 4,000 people lived within its walls, which enclosed courtyards, mosques, and even a room called the Eye of the Sultan where the ruler could watch council debates undetected. The palace’s Imperial Treasury is where Ottoman opulence is on full display. These faceted green onyx earrings are inspired by the jewel-encrusted armor, mirrors, and even book covers found there.
Handcrafted in Istanbul, Turkey. 22-karat-gold-plated sterling silver; green onyx. 2 1/8"L.
Ottoman sultans called Istanbul’s magnificent Topkapi Palace home
for nearly 400 years. It functioned as a small city, with courtyards, living quarters, and mosques to serve a population of up to 4,000. Ottoman wealth was on full display in the ...