Monday, 6 February 2012

The Magnificent Century

A Turkish soap, showing the main events of the reign of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his red-haired wife, Hurrem.

It was traditional for all the sons of the Ottoman royal family to learn a practical trade. Suleyman was a goldsmith. In the soap he designs beautiful jewellery for the ladies of his family. Hurrem's emerald and diamond ring has become a best selling item all over Turkey, from genuine jewels in an expensive jewellery boutique to a cheaper version on a market stall.

Hurrem's emerald ring

Prince Mustafa - also with splendid jewels on his turban.

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