By Linda Perala-Hunt
Travel opens new doors and exposes us to new ideas, this has always been true. It was true for Gurhan Orhan who on a casual visit to Istanbul in 1994 came across a sheet of pure 24 karat gold and he found a new passion that began the journey that today is GURHAN.
Gurhan is a pioneer, whose curious and diverse mind led him to many vocations along the path to becoming a jeweler and metals master. Best known for his rich use of 24 karat gold on modern designs with aesthetic appeal that is truly timeless, Gurhan creates new lines continually that appeal to woman of all ages. Though you may not know it you have probably seen a GURHAN piece of jewelry while flipping through your favorite magazine or watching a television show and on the big screen at the movies.
Gurhan the renaissance man, is also an avid photographer, traveller and collector of rare antiquities. Gurhan uses travel for inspiration, photography to document his travel and inspirations and rare pieces he finds along the way are often turned into GURHAN original one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
Anyone who’s ever handled or viewed his jewelry up close knows that this is a man who absolutely loves what he does and the mediums he’s chosen to express that passion. Come by Sorrel Sky Gallery to feel the fieriness and finesse that goes in to each piece of hand hammered GURHAN.