Not long ago, Cigdem decided to ditch her corporate job as an Art Director in Istanbul/Turkey in order to pursue her passion for jewelry design. Equipped with the creative skills she gained as an art director and a fierce drive to succeed, she moved to the fashion epicenter of the world, New York City. She enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology in order to sharpen her craft; and after receiving her AA, she decided to share her own creative vision with the world.
Her debut collection HOLLOW incorporates 3D modeling with traditional hands-on methods resulting in innovative, and sophisticated fine jewelry. Her collection consists of 14-karat solid yellow gold, white gold and rose gold; tastefully ornamented with diamonds. Her unique casting technique defies typical casting's limits, in which she's able to give each piece a lighter feeling and deceptively bolder look. The motifs she incorporates are inspired by her environment. Mainly, historic architecture and motifs that decorate her homeland, Istanbul.
Her next collection COLORS represents her fun yet sophisticated vision. She provides a range of colors with rubies, sapphires, black diamonds and white diamonds using white gold, yellow gold and rose gold. She offers rings, necklaces and earrings in colors that one could mix and match. She wants you to have fun and make your own style.