Basak Baykal is an independent fine jewellery brand based in Istanbul. Each Basak Baykal design is handmade by skilled craftsmen in the renowned Grand Bazaar, known for representing a base of hundreds of years of heritage, and is a unique location for jewellery makers to work throughout history.
As the daughter of an old jeweller working in the Grand Bazaar, Basak values and respects the craftsmen and individuals working those long hours to create the finest jewellery. Having seen this growing up, Basak Baykal intends on maintaining the heritage of the Grand Bazaar through working with these talented artisans who have age-old techniques and family history rooted in the Bazaar and jewellery.
Basak Baykal uses high quality materials that are lawfully, ethically, and sustainably sourced from the coloured stones to diamonds, and even the gold and platinum used to make the jewellery. The label sources materials from limited, trusted vendors, who are registered suppliers of legal and consciously processed and protected gems.
Through the use of small and ethical production, Basak Baykal’s jewellery is sustainable through practice, creating one-of-a-kind pieces lacking in excess of labour and materials. She considers her pieces to be investments, intended to be inherited through generations.