Since Alemdara’s inception, we have endeavoured to be as transparent as we can with our clients and community about the production process of our jewellery, while relentlessly seeking opportunities to ensure our business supports artisans and gives back wherever it can. To this end, we wanted to share with you some key facts and policies we have created to honour Alemdara’s commitment to honesty and integrity.


All Alemdara jewellery is  hand-crafted from 100% recycled gold at a small family-run workshop in the heart of Istanbul’s ancient market. 

All Alemdara ceramics are handmade at a women-owned workshop in Istanbul. 

Real Gold 

Our jewellery is hand-crafted from 18 carat gold (unless stated otherwise) and designed to move seamlessly from day-to-night, without the need to ever remove it.  We decided to work with 18 carat gold from the offset because,  unlike plated gold, it never tarnishes and ages beautifully creating heirlooms that can one day be passed down generations.