FIGistanbul: Turkish Jewelry on Etsy
Some years ago, while on an Etsy Christmas shopping binge, when I came across an awesome little jewelry shop called FIGistanbul. I immediately fell in love with a pair of earrings (above right), the design perfectly matches a ring I bought while in Istanbul a few years prior - carnelian stone surrounded by smaller turquoise stones. It was a match made in heaven, and to this day I always wear them together.
FIGistanbul is based out of Istanbul, Turkey designing and redesigning gorgeous vintage Ottoman jewelry. I'm just happy to have found a shop with jewelry that reminds me of my trip to The Grand Bazaar. You can see some of my treasures in these two posts: A Bohemian Traveler's Jewels Part I and Part II. That endless breathtaking maze of ancient archways filled to the brim with incredible artisan goods, brass lanterns and hookahs, painted tile, and of course - amazing jewelry as far as the eye can see left me wanting more!
When it comes to jewelry, I believe you should treat yourself. Buy quality pieces that you will have for a lifetime and that will stand the test of time. If you choose wisely, those special pieces will become members of your essential wardrobe. I love that type of jewelry - the kind that makes you smile every time you look at it, the kind that you want to wear every day regardless of whether or not it technically matches your outfit. FIGistanbul has just that.... check out my favorites below from their abundant selection. In case you're wondering, this is not a sponsored post, I just thought you'd like to know about this little gem. Enjoy!
Anyone who knows me well knows that these are my favorite earrings, by far and away:
I have the earrings below but with sapphire stones instead of rubies.
I really wanted one of these two below, but I missed my chance, hopefully some day I'll find them again...
(All images are from my personal jewelry collection or sourced from the FIGistanbul store on Etsy.)