For John Apelian, the designer of John Apel, creating fine jewelry is his expression of the extraordinary relationship between art and nature. For over 20 years, John has created award winning pieces in platinum and 18-karat gold, drawing his inspiration from his passion for flowers and nature.
Born in Turkey, John started his jewelry career while only 24 years old, working with a small jewelry company in Istanbul. Impeccable craftsmanship and the wearability of his designs are of utmost importance to John, who says “Throughout each stage of design I think about the woman who will wear my jewelry. My challenge is to create pieces that enhance a woman’s beauty, not overpower it.” His signature rose-cut line has earned him recognition for being one of the first jewelers to successfully combine the antique rose-cut style with modern jewelry fashions.