Sevan Bıçakçı

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Sevan Bıçakçı
Born 1965
Istanbul, Turkey
Residence Istanbul
Nationality Turkey
Occupation Turkish jeweller

Sevan Bıçakçı (born 1965 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a famed Turkish jeweller of Armenian descent. He is one of the few renowned jewelers in Turkey and is known around the world.[1] He is considered a "star jeweler" in Turkey.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Of Armenian descent,[3]Sevan Bıçakçı was born in 1965 in the Fatih district of Istanbul, Turkey. He is known as the King of Rings.[3][4] At the age of 12, his father, who was a theater actor,[citation needed] placed Sevan under the apprenticeship of Hovsep Catak in the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul. After serving 4 years of apprenticeship, his master died. However, he had learned a great deal about jewellery design and craftsmanship. He then opened a workshop in order to serve bigger manufacturers as a freelance jewel designer.[3] He worked on his first collection for a year before unveiling it in the global market in 2002.[3] His jewelry designs are that of Byzantine and Ottoman styles. Some of Sevan Bıçakçı's famous clientele include Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elizabeth Hurley, Celine Dion, Liv Tyler, Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Angie Harmon, Kim Raver, Halle Berry, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Michelle Monaghan, and Tory Burch.[5]

Awards[edit]

Sevan Bıçakçı has received many distinguished awards such as:[4]

  • Town and Country Couture Award. (Three times in a row).
  • Turkish Gold Design Award
  • He was nominated for the Jameel Prize Award[1]
  • He was also nominated as the top five most noteworthy free lance jewelry designers by the Tanzanite Foundation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Muslim art in hand of an Armenian". Hurriyet. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Middle Eastern jewellery designers take centre stage at Christie's". Ameinfo. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d M. Forte, Pauline (February 12, 2009). "Turkish delights: The Ringmaster". The Gulf News. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Sevan Bicakci". Womenist. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "SEVAN BICAKCI: "Lord of the Rings"". Oster Jewellers. Retrieved 26 November 2012.