The variety is amazing! Everything from historic, museum-quality
Ottoman necklaces to traditional gold,
diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and contemporary,
state-of-the-art modernist pieces in
silver, gold and precious stones.
Bazaar has several
streets devoted to jewelry, and Nuruosmaniye
Caddesi, the street east of the bazaar
on the way to Sultanahmet, is lined
with more jewelry shops, as are the
side streets off of Nuruosmaniye.
All sorts of jewelry...
The Egyptian (Spice) Market now has
several jewelry stores as well, as
does Beyoglu's İstiklal Caddesi.
In fact, in any town of any size in
Turkey—and certainly in all covered
bazaars—there will be jewelry
But the best variety is likely
to be in Istanbul.
—by Tom Brosnahan