To our friends around the world, who would like to learn more about our 50 years of jewelry legacy, which has been carried forward from one generation to another:
My experience with jewelry and especially with diamonds dates back to a half century-ago. My father deeply cared about "design" and "aesthetics." I learned everything that went into the beauty and art of jewelry from him. I spent my childhood at the inns and jewelry ateliers of Kemeraltı (an historical market / bazaar in Izmir known for fine-jewelry makers and exceptional goldsmiths) with craftspeople from whom I learned the fundamentals of jewelry-making profession.
I learned about rigorous craftsmanship, ethics, and jewelry design from the master craftspeople who put their "love" into this profession. I learned to have grace and ingenuity from these experts, which I am very grateful for.
Realizing that managing a high-jewelry business would require complex set of skills from the design of the jewelry itself to the materials that go into the design and to the Gradiva Box, I decided to complete my university studies in Germany to enhance my professional capabilities. I am grateful to have done so because the discipline and vision that I acquired over my university years has always played a major role in increasing our product quality and shed light on our service excellence.
As we grow and make technology a part of our processes, we will continue to maintain our sincerity, interest, and relevance to all of our friends -- just like the relationships and trust that we have built over 50 years.
As the Gradiva Family, we are aware of our legacy that we have been carrying forward for more than a century now. Thus, we will continue to work exceptionally hard to design and connect the most "special" jewelry pieces with their true owners.
Thank you all for your long lasting trust and friendship throughout the years.
With love and respect,