Lika Behar Collection
Lika Behar was born in the magnificent city of Istanbul and has lived in New York since 1980 traveling back there on average every other month since then. The contrast of the ancient and modern within Istanbul is the primary source of inspiration for the Lika Behar Collection. This is a city that straddles the glittering waters of the Bosphorus strait. With roots in ancient Anatolian civilizations, this former Byzantine capital has evolved into a cosmopolitan city with a modern skyline studded with domes and minarets, rich with sublime historical architectural expressions. Istanbul is known as one of the truly great romantic cities of the world. Lika’s family lineage is one of storied gold coin dealers; a trade long believed to be the lifeline of the Mediterranean.
Her 24K collection elegantly reconciles the rich inspiration of ancient jewelry traditions, utilizing mostly pure and nimble 24 Karat gold. The results are pieces wrought with a sensual and tactile modernism. The 2008 collection is also infused with brilliant gemstones reflecting the varying hues that recall the depths of blue waters that cradle Lika’s birth country. Her workroom in Istanbul welds ancient history with the modern world. Having lived in New York and Istanbul for the past 30 years; Lika brings a modern sensibility to ancient fine jewelry making traditions. Each piece from the collection is uniquely hand wrought with the exquisite precision once celebrated by ancient artisans; yielding a tawny luxury fit for the modern woman whose jewelry reflects, at the same time ancient history, and the art that is the modern feminine spirit.
Contact: Lika Behar
263 Veterans Blvd. Unit #B
Carlstadt NJ 07072