Sacred Bowl Ring

Lead DesignerGulsah Surel Erdem
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Prize(s)2nd Place in Accessory / Jewelry
Entry Description


This ring was inspired by a bowl decorated with charms and prayers, which has been used by Ottoman Sultans. Within the bowl it has written 99 different names of God refers the numbers, letters and symbols. Sultans believed that, drinking water from this bowl would help them to find healing. The ring is made of gold, diamonds and ruby. The person whose this ring belongs to always will be healthy and protected. The part between the bowl and the ring refers the imperial standard of the Ottoman Empire.


A senior architect, Gulşah Surel Erdem, a woman, a mother, passionate about the sea, the nature and history. Loves the details of modern and historic architecture, geometrical forms and the meanings these forms carry in our lives.
Her answer to the question why she became a designer after 20 years of architecture is “I always loved to produce with my hands. I started designing when I painted mussel shells with my grandmother’s nail polish. House of Div was born through my love for the Anatolian people, nature and history blended with the vision and skills from my past as an architect.”
The designer enjoys being a part of the whole process, from the start of an idea to the preparations of molds to the production and finally the presentation. Having no boundaries regarding her designs and wanting to carry them to all apects of life, Gulsah Surel Erdem expects you to be open to surprises in regards of “House of Div” products.