Ancient Mesopotamia was located in the Middle East and is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ 4,000 years ago. The area was also the cradle of some of the world’s most beautiful crafts – and the world’s most skilled jewelers.
The jewelry had deep religious significance for the Mesopotamians and was closely linked to their myths. They paired the planets of heaven with the precious stones and inspired the idea of the birthstones we know today. The dead were buried with jewelry as gifts to the Gods, gifts that millennia later told us the story of our ancestors. And they gave us a deeper understanding of astronomy, astrology, religion, and science. In this collection, we pay tribute to the Mesopotamians – a pioneering people who lifted us all into a more modern age.
The collection is handmade in small jewelry workshops in Istanbul.