Banu Kent has always been influenced by Istanbul`s vibe and creative thinking. The Grand Bazaar and it`s surrounding hidden alleys has become her source of inspiration. it was one of the days when she went out discovering the lanes of the bazaar that she set foot in a goldsmith workshop. she was taught the fineness of jewelry making in the heart of the industry by skilled masters. Her brand `der-liebling` was found in 2012 and has been evolving through the years ever since.
Her bold aesthetic redefines the traditional world of bridal jewellery. Banu works with all kinds of diamonds: from rough, imperfect stones to refined white diamonds. These unique gemstones paired with her signature art-deco inspired forms and modern silhouettes make Banu's jewellery timeless and unique. Specialising in alternative bridal and bespoke work, her collections are created with inspired and curious people in mind, who are after pieces that straddle the line between understated, edgy, and elegant.
All Banu Kent (der-libeling) jewellery is created in her Istanbul workshops, with ethical stones sourced worldwide. The brand focuses on impeccable craftsmanship and artistry, only working with trusted suppliers and craftspeople. Fusing modern and traditional making techniques, with an emphasis on hand fabrication, is an integral part of our creation process, resulting in high-quality, eye-catching original pieces.