To us, luxury is memorable, rare and responsible. Each piece in our collection was crafted with intention to tell a story.
Sustainable handmade jewelry is more than just an accessory - it's a reflection of our commitment to a better world. Each piece is crafted with care and intention, using eco-friendly materials and traditional techniques that honor our planet and the people who make them. When you wear sustainable handmade jewelry, you become a part of a movement towards conscious consumerism and ethical fashion. You support small-scale artisans and their families, and help to preserve ancient crafts that might otherwise be lost. You embody the spirit of sustainability, and inspire others to do the same. Purley invites you to be a part of more beautiful, equitable, and sustainable fashion.
Turkmen Jewelry, Cornerstone of Oriental Design:
Our jewelry collection was inspired by Central Asian motifs rooted in the artistry of Turkmen nomads. Dating back to as early as 9th century, Turkmen jewelry carried deep symbolic meanings and spiritual guard, but also served as physical protection and investments that could be later utilized in trade. Significant in size and weight, Turkmen jewelry was made of silver, decorated with semi-precious stones, and sometimes gilded for an added color effect and value. Influence of Turkmen motifs has shaped modern-day interpretation of oriental style, not only through jewelry, but also textile, and especially rugs.Explore The Met's Artifact Collection of Turkmen Jewelry.
All jewelry is handcrafted by independent goldsmiths in Istanbul, who've passed their craftsmanship down across multiple generations, bringing their traditional techniques and styles with them. Everything from design to shaping, molding and engraving is done by hand, making each piece singularly unique, just like the person wearing it. Materials are sourced ethically in small batches with minimal manipulation. Thus, any perceivable imperfections should be viewed as a reminder of nature's interpretation on beauty.
Soaking up multiversed culture of Turkey, where the craftsmanship takes place, we've also incorporated rich Byzantine influence into our designs, reflected in the choice of texture, stones and finishes.