Where is your favorite place to get inspiration for the new collections?
I am constantly evolving and creating. I don’t sit down and decide this grouping is my new collection for year X or season Y. It is a non-stop, ongoing process, and I strive to always let my style evolve.
I grew up in Istanbul, a vibrant ancient city spanning two continents, home to a myriad of cultures, civilizations, and religions; a place that captivates my soul and being with its magical beauty and contrasts. There is the ancient and modern mixed together, living sometimes in harmony and sometimes a cacophony. This pushes my buttons and allows me to imagine beauty in adornment. Perhaps this is the source of my penchant towards mixing the ancient with modern.
I am a child of the Mediterranean. I am captivated by the waters of this beautiful sea, hence the love of the colors blue green and turquoise. I have a voracious appetite to see the world. I crave the primitive, the ancient, and its simple aesthetic. Everywhere I travel, I am inspired.
Design for me is a constant urge; it is the need to solve a puzzle. Often, there is an amazing gemstone, a gold wire, a chunk of pure gold, or a silver nugget that talks to me, and gives me the urge to somehow morph these elements into a beautiful yet simple piece of wearable art. And when it paints a smile on the wearer, well then, it’s victory!
Why is the partnership between Eiseman Jewels and Lika Behar such a great fit?
It is the ultimate validation for my work to be to be represented in the finest independent jewelry store in the nation (as voted by industry experts), where unprecedented customer service, style, quality and expertise go hand in hand. Eiseman has meticulously curated its store’s personnel AND product offerings to reflect our industry’s top talent. I am honored and humbled to be associated with Eiseman Jewels where my art is recognized.
What makes Lika Behar stand out as a brand?
My work is unique, different, yet classic. Women always tell me how wearable my jewelry is and that excites me every time I hear it! It’s truly the biggest motivation fro me to continue creating. I wanted jewelry that felt casual yet elevated for every day real life. My work is innovative and validated by the close to 50 industry awards I have been lucky enough to have earned. Yet it is an attainable luxury appealing to women of all age groups and most walks of life.
What is the importance of a family-owned business in 2022 and what value does it bring to the community?
Jewelry is personal. Therefore, knowing the face behind the name on the door is everything! It is very important to me to have my brand represented where there is a human whether through a charitable contribution or a friendly sales counter experience. We believe jewelry should be FUN and a “feel good” experience and create a connection between the artist and the wearer. The Eiseman team is a family-owned business that consistently maintains its reputation for offering the best customer service, trustworthiness and bringing you the best in fine jewelry and watches. They care about you as an individual and are integral part of the community they serve, as evidenced by the many charities they support. It is the authentic human touch that sets Eiseman Jewelers apart.
Eiseman Jewels is the premier Dallas jeweler located in NorthPark Center. Family-owned jeweler in Dallas featuring jewelry and watches from luxury designers, plus repairs. The name Eiseman Jewels has always been synonymous with outstanding customer service and unprecedented style, quality and value. Named the finest independent jewelry store in the nation 2010 by National Jeweler, Eiseman Jewels has long been regarded as the Southwest's premier jeweler for...