Not long ago, Cigdem decided to ditch her corporate job as an Art Director in Istanbul/Turkey in order to pursue her passion for jewelry design. Equipped with the creative skills she gained as an art director and a fierce drive to succeed, she moved to the fashion epicenter of the world, New York City. She enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Technology in order to sharpen her craft; and after receiving her AA, she decided to share her own creative vision with the world. In 2017, she decided to move back to Istanbul where she currently creates her pieces with the most talented craftsmen of Grand Bazaar.
Her debut collection HOLLOW incorporates 3D modeling with traditional hands-on methods resulting in innovative, and sophisticated jewelry. Her unique casting technique defies typical casting's limits, in which she's able to give each piece a lighter feeling and deceptively bolder look.