Join us for a Kelim Silver Jewelry Trunk Show on December 2 from 10am-5pm!
Meet Meral and Halil Sartkin, the founders and designers of Kelim Jewelry Design. Born and raised in Akhisar, a rural village in Turkey, Meral, a free spirited young woman moved to Zurich, Switzerland to study abroad. While there she met her future husband, Halil. The two soon married and had their daughter.
In 1992, Meral and Halil founded Kelim, a boutique that featured goods from their native Turkey. They focused on designing jewelry inspired by traditional Turkish carpets and the natural beauty they found in the adoptive country of Switzerland. With the help of their nephew, Gulteken, they formed their own atelier in Istanbul where all of their pieces are handcrafted and finished.
Although the company was founded over 24 years ago, these stunning pieces have only been in the U.S. since 2005. Their clean lines and brilliant forms are both feminine and timeless. The matte sterling silver pieces can be worn with jeans and a t-shirt, or dressed up in a cocktail dress.
See this simple yet elegant collection for yourself at Futer Bros. Jewelers on December 2 from 10am-5pm for a special one-day-only Kelim Silver Trunk Show.