Stones of the Grand Bazaar

£65

Tax included.

Hardcover / 9.5” x 13.5” / 224 pages / 200 color illustrations

This lavishly illustrated book provides an intriguing glimpse inside the world of Fatma Altinbas, an anthropology professor and the creative mind behind the heritage jewelry brand Meváris. Born into a family of gold merchants, she had the privilege of growing up with the Grand Bazaar, steeped in history, romance, and decorative riches that are the heart of Istanbul. Her distinctive approach as an academically minded entrepreneur is to marry the city's legacy of impeccable craftsmanship with contemporary jewelry design.

This book is a celebration of the magnificent city of Istanbul and this designer's relationship with her creative culture. From the floral motifs in Ottoman kaftans to the enduring Byzantine architectural marvels, the beautiful imagery traces the historical and contemporary influences that have shaped the unique artistic vision guiding Meváris's exquisite jewelry. This volume offers unique aesthetic reinterpretations of Istanbul's heritage and its renowned Grand Bazaar through a celebration of past and present, and the colors and cultural wealth of the contemporary city.

About: Fatma Altinbas was raised in Istanbul. She graduated in international relations from Bilkent University in Ankara and later completed her MBA in Milan. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology with research on the master artisan jewelers of the Grand Bazaar, and lectures in sociology at the Altinbas University in Istanbul.

Delivery

Orders made before 1 pm Monday through Saturday in London area will be delivered within the same day if there is any available stock.

Your jewellery will be delivered to your door by our expert couriers, fully insured and beautifully gift wrapped along with product certificate.

 

Delivery Timing

Delivery times may vary depending on stock availability, shipping locations and customs. Usually this could take up to 15 business days. As soon as your order is processed, you will receive a shipping confirmation email which will also give an approximate date of the order delivery.

 

Returns

If you would like to return your purchase from mevaris.com for any reason, you may do so by returning your items within 28 days of receiving the order. Pieces must be returned unworn with original packaging and security tags in place. Otherwise, you may not be eligible for a full refund.

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Please note that we are unable to accept returns on customised jewellery such as made to measure, custom-made, size altered or engraved pieces.

If you need any assistance at any point, please contact us via contact@mevaris.com.

Address for returns

Please return your item to: 26 Burlington Arcade, London, UK, W1J 0PU

We highly recommend that your return delivery to be tracked as we won’t be able to take any responsibility for parcels lost. 

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