The story begins with two brothers and a small jeweler's bench in Bodrum, Turkey. Back then, neither could have imaged that their unique designs would captivate so many. Nearly two decades later Ara Collection is known worldwide for its handcrafted 24 karat gold jewelry. In 2002 Ara Collection expanded to the US, opening their first retail store in Santa Barbara, California. Over the next few years Ara continued to grow. The collection now graces over 150 jewelery stores nationwide, as well as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Ara Collection takes pride in its quality and workmanship. Each piece is created by hand in a small workshop in Turkey. Inspiration for the collection comes from the rich history of ancient Anatolian Civilizations and the beauty of the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea.