C, E at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.
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Atelier Minyon is known for its selection of handmade gold Turkish baubles, and this Soho storefront is the company’s only location outside Ankara. As such, everything in the store—from the intricate jewelry to the traditional hanging lanterns to the coffee and tea—has been flown over from the brand’s native country. You might even spot a Turkish craftsman tinkering at a workbench in the front window. The tiles on the back wall were custom-designed to mimic those inside the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; the same palace appears, in diamonds, on one of the store’s chunky gold statement rings. The shop offers sixteen themed jewelry collections at a time, displayed in glass cases littered with Turkish trinkets, and three or four new collections are introduced each season. Popular items include traditional hand-woven bracelets made of 22-karat gold or oxidized silver ($1,600 to $11,000), molded key necklaces and rings embellished with 24-karat gold and diamonds ($550 to $1,000), and not-for-the-faint-of-heart black-and-white diamond skull jewelry ($800 to $20,000). Another specialty is the Truva collection, featuring 24-karat gold wire rings and necklaces designed to look like ancient Trojan shields. Slightly less pricey options include mother of pearl “evil eye” necklaces and colored stone earrings.