Meet Lika Behar, a designer of fine jewelry with a unique background in ancient gold coin dealing and fashion design. Lika's family has a long lineage of gold coin dealers, and her father and grandfather were estate jewelers in Turkey. Inspired by the unique talent pool in working with high carat gold and pure silver in Istanbul, Lika makes most of her jewelry in-house in her studio-atelier.
Lika sources her gems primarily from reputable stone dealers in the USA who source ethically. She is passionate about creating unique pieces that have meaning and evoke a special experience for her customers. Her work is artisanal, one-of-a-kind, and inspired by ancient jewelry with a modern twist.
Lika's team of master jewelers uses ancient jewelry making techniques from ancient Greek and Byzantine times to handcraft each piece. They love to work with pure and nimble 22 and 24K gold and blacken the silver like the way it comes out in archaeological digs.
Lika's design inspiration stems from Istanbul, where she grew up. Istanbul is where East meets West, and its historical architecture and cosmopolitan culture provide a rich source of inspiration for Lika's collections. Her jewelry elegantly combines the rich inspiration of ancient jewelry traditions with a sensual and tactile modernism. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted with the exquisite precision celebrated by ancient artisans.
Lika's collection reflects a classic yet unique and modern feminine spirit. Her jewelry is available for purchase through Official Lika Behar fine jewelers, bringing a New York City sophistication and elegance to this ancient craft.