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Interview: Contemporary Representation of Jewelery Culture


The shimmers that offer that last touch we require while developing our design generally originated from precious jewelry and jewellery. These devices, which we bring gladly as a reflection of our soul or as a strong expression, typically consist of a story, a memory or the feeling we anticipate to make us feel. In some cases this is a standard earring comparable to our granny’s, in some cases it is an assertive piece with its sculptural position. We speak with Fatoş Altınbaş, the creator and imaginative director of Mevaris, which uses the consistency of the past and today.


To Start With, can you inform us a little about yourself and your brand name Mevaris, how did this journey start?

The Mevaris brand name, of which I am the creator and imaginative director, was born as an outcome of my long years of work and scholastic research study in the Grand Fair. The very first collection of Mevaris, the gems that emerged with the creative and symbolic reflection of the 550-year-old cultural heritage of the Grand Fair heritage and after that the brand name continued its journey abroad and locally.

Mevaris implies ‘Heritage’ in old Ottoman Turkish. The reason that I picked this name is concealed in the sense that I credit to the Grand Fair. My brand name shows the cultural and creative heritage I got from my household and the Grand Fair. Among the inspirations that enhanced the development of Mevaris is my desire to present Mevaris jewellery, which integrates workmanship with innovation, on an around the world platform. For this factor, I composed Stones of the Grand Fair my book was released by the Italian publishing home Rizzoli and place on sale all over the world.

Besides my company life, I work as a physician speaker and consultant to the chairman of the board of trustees at Altınbaş University, Professors of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.

Precious jewelry culture has actually altered a lot recently and styles have actually progressed from timeless seek to adjust to daily design. How do your collections that integrate custom and modernity take shape?

At Mevaris, we make sure that our collections show the heritage of jewelery culture from the Ottoman Empire to today, from the Grand Fair, while at the exact same time being modern-day styles. Gems are items that are independent of style, obtain their worth from the significance you appoint to them, and consist of spirituality apart from their product worth. We adjust our styles to today and the future with motivation from the past, and move on with modern-day actions. We produce unique items utilizing gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, sapphires, diamonds and brilliants. We integrate these stones with today’s style principle and update them.


This season, we likewise see vibrant devices that take their energy from summer season. How did this collection, that includes neon colors and strong kinds, take shape?

After the pandemic we experienced in 2020, the method to get rid of the sensation of anxiety that included the pessimism, misery, unhappiness brought on by losses, and misery brought on by limitations was to be motivated by nature. We have actually shown the most lovely colors of nature on our jewellery. We wished to accentuate the joy that vibrant clean slates will give our lives by combining the brand-new moon theme, which signifies clean slates and the sign of the Mevaris brand name.


Your enjoyable cooperation with Gülcan Arslan continues. How did you come together?

Gülcan Arslan was a name that I was extremely pleased with her energy and aura, however likewise appreciated her grace and natural charm. When the sensations of hope, happiness of life, energy, happiness and joy that we wished to show with Mevaris’s vibrant jewelery collection integrated with Gülcan’s natural charm, a fantastic energy was born.

Exist any jobs that you prepare to recognize in the future?

Jewellery is a various market as it is classic and extremely important. Our goal is to reveal the Turkish jewelery art to the world globally. In this method, we assess every concept.

Branding in precious jewelry has actually ended up being extremely essential. Individuals wish to rely on the quality of the precious jewelry they purchase, to understand where the stones originate from, and to think in their styles. For this factor, designer jewelery of brand names is likewise popular. Jewelery brand names are more developed in Europe. My objective is to release a fashion jewelry brand name in Turkey. We are striving for this.

Now, precious jewelry figures out a design by itself. Extremely strong styles were drawing in attention throughout style weeks. Where are the precious jewelry patterns going?

Precious jewelry patterns are formed in parallel with style. In addition, given that gems are the products we bring and offer implying to, they are likewise items that we utilize in line with our individual requirements. For that reason, classic designs are more dominant in the sector.


So, how is Turkey, which has special artifacts in its roots, in regards to jewellery?

While Turkey is the 2nd biggest jewelery manufacturer worldwide after Italy, it is sadly far behind in the style and branding procedure. The 550-year-old custom of jewelery workmanship, which has actually been continued from generation to generation by important masters in the Grand Fair given that 1461, will end up being history, in the words of the masters.

Stones of the Grand Fair In your book, you explain the transfer of our conventional heritage to generations. Your household history is among the essential foundation here. How did the concept and procedure of the book go?

Handmade Jewelery Masters in the Grand Fair, A Change Story My research study book, which was the foundation of my scholastic profession and allowed me to get my PhD. Later on, I established and released in English. Stones of the Grandbazaar With my book, I intended to admire the jewelery masters of the Grand Fair custom, on the other hand, to accentuate the world of the Grand Fair that has actually never ever lost its worth and to be able to inform it to brand-new generations, and most notably, to share the historic value of the Grand Fair on worldwide platforms.

In my very first book, I present these masters, who are the last agents of our cultural wealth, attempting to perform their art in the sector that has actually altered as an outcome of the modifications in the mechanization, info systems and style practices that have actually established a lot more quickly in the last quarter of the 20th century and in the 21st century. and their resist globalization. This task was formed by a two-year fieldwork.


Do you have any suggestions for girls in business world?

Sadly, ladies and kids suffer the most in our world where we live and where living conditions are getting more difficult and harder. We need to understand the discriminations we deal with and continue to require our rights such as equivalent work, life and liberty, not simply on March 8th, however every day. The reality that there is a male-dominated order in numerous sectors in company life need to not discourage ladies. I believe it needs to be important for individual advancement as it is for company life, to discover what you enjoy to do, to enhance yourself in this regard, to continue finding out non-stop, beginning with your school days or the minute you choose to begin your company life. Striving, developing by working, not quiting, not leaving the task I began incomplete are the functions that I discover beneficial. Being efficient is likewise extremely essential for individual joy.

We are likewise curious about your motivation points.

My sources of motivation vary according to my collections. In the very first collection, I was motivated by the past, the art of jewelery in history and the historic texture of the Grand Fair; Then, together with the Modern Collection, the modern-day structures of Istanbul, the special views of the Bosphorus, and the seagulls became our motivation. The sign of the brand-new moon, as the earliest sign of Istanbul and representing renewal and renewal, has an unique location in my story and is our icon style. Imagination is likewise about the short-term mindset of an individual. For that reason, it is not repaired, however variable and streaming …

Our brand-new collection is motivated by the renewal of the brand-new moon sign, which signifies clean slates, with colors. It intends to open a vibrant window to the dark times we have actually been through, specifically in the last 3 years, to brighten our souls, to utilize the power of colors and to bear in mind the charms of life, to go back to nature and to represent recovery by utilizing the magic of colors.


Lastly, what are the classic pieces that every lady should have?

Precious jewelry is the accessory of the body, the tool of charm. The ideal attire, when matched with the ideal jewellery, includes a lot more charm to a female. A waterway diamond locket, a ring of diamonds, and precious jewelry with wicked eye beads are classic pieces.



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