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Blue İznik (Nicea) Quartz Silver Necklace

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Blue Quartz 925 carat Silver Necklace is designed and hand made by Designed by Be.St with the traditional Turkish silver craft technique. The stoneware ornament on the pendant is made from an earthenware mixture containing 92% of natural quartz. The ceramic dough prepared by mixing the ground natural quartz crystals with clay and glass powder is hand shaped and after a drying period of 25 days at room temperature it is fired at intense heat in a special furnace, than it is hand painted and decorated with traditional 15th and 16th century Iznik (Nicea) themes covered with a layer of glaze then baked at 910 C in the kiln.


Nature inspired themes like carnations, tulips, roses, hyacinths, iris, lotus and pomegranate flowers form a very rich style introduced especially in the period of Suleiman the Magnificent by the palace head designer (nakkas in Turkish) Karamemi who was the apprentice of Sah Kulu. The tulip, carnation and lotus themes were given predominance during the 16th century. The tulip together with its sacred symbolism expresses also eternal love. The carnation was an accepted symbol of the ottoman Empire. The Lotus theme that is the stylized form of the water lily is the symbol of the intertwined life and death. It represents the infinite light and absolute purity. The flowers themes acknowledged as the 'Sukufe style' added a special dimension to the miniature and colouring arts during the same period. The various floral and stylized vegetal decorations crafted on the pendant were inspired by the various flower themes painted on the unequaled ceramic tiles of the Rustem Pasa, Sultan Ahmed, Piyale Pasa and Eyup Sultan mosques in Istanbul as well as on plates and household crockery items enriching both Turkish and world museums.


Material: quartz ceramic, 925 carat silver


Dimension: Length: 22, Pendant: Width: 2, Lenth: 3,5 cm.

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Designed by Be.St.

Designed by Be.St brand represents the unique style of the designer as a result of a long period of restoration and decoration experience and the deep research on the Ottoman patterns. Her fine style has been seen at all decorative objects and silver and gem jewellery of the collection.
 
All products at the collection are a result of excellent hand craft and technique. 
Designed by Be.St.

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