Samarkand (A Turquoise Odyssey)
The spectacular city of Samarkand, at the crossroads of the Silk Roads of yore, is as old as Rome with a history of human habitation going back up to 40,000 years. A land full of romantic exoticism, dotted with gems of Islamic architecture- immense in their scale and delicate in their beauty. Topping these gems are huge vivid turquoise domes- ribbed and ornamented or smooth and sparkling- standing out against the usually bright blue skies.....stoic, serene, and ethereal. They give us a glimpse into a time that has become the stuff of legend and now an inspiration for our collection "Samarkand- A Turquoise Odyssey".
The collection not only draws from the architecture in Samarkand- the jalis, the arches, and the domes- but also tries to highlight the beauty of turquoise gems by using it in various cuts and settings.
As a gemstone turquoise's beauty has been highly prized for centuries. It is esteemed as a holy stone and a bringer of good fortune. For us, it is one of those gems that possess the rare quality of being perpetually in trend and timeless at once. Forever chic. Forever mesmerizing.