Gaining inspiration from nature and ancient civilizations and keeping with the atmosphere of Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest and largest covered markets in the world, Ismet Naci Kurtulan and Meltem Kurtulan create jewelry that blends art, culture, and tradition. They have been in the jewelry business since 1993 and exclusively wholesale since 2000. These talented designers know how to perfectly combine silver with 24 karat gold creating exquisite and unique designs. The benefit of using these metals in the design is allowing the beauty of pure gold to be prominent with the silver additions helping to keep the cost down. Some designs incorporate natural diamonds and gemstones as well. One particular item of jewelry by these designers are their coins. All the coins are genuine and are different ages. Some of the bronze coins are 1,000 years old. There are many different methods of manufacturing – welding, forging, casting, stamping, carving, and wax carving, but the majority of items are hand worked. Each creation is numbered and comes with a beautiful certificate and box making this a very special gift.