Who We Are
It's all about a journey.
A journey of sparkle, glamour, elegance and grace...
The city that is described as "Jewel" by the famous French author Alphonse De Lamartine.
The heart of mysticism and magnificence.
The meeting point of Europe and Asia.
The capital city of the world for centuries.
The home town for the fourth largest diamond in the world. (86 carats pear-shaped Spoonmaker's diamond displayed in Topkapi Palace)
The art of jewelry making since pre-historic times.
The sultans, themselves, were jewelry artists and there were hundreds of jewelry artisans in their service.
And this journey is inspired by the world's most famous and luxurious train of all times: The Orient Express.
Dear Jewelry lovers; Please welcome Orient Express Design and it's gorgeous brands;
House of Div, Jeevels&Co, Melis Goral, Mi+La, Ps One Jewelry.
Each one of these jewels has a unique story behind it.
And trust us, you are going to create your own story while wearing them.
After working eight years as a senior sales manager at one of Turkey’s leading media groups, Ayse got pregnant with twins and found herself writing a parenting column - Ayse's Twins for a national newspaper. Writing has always been a passion for her since her childhood years. Her book "Mom! I'm becoming a Mooom!" followed shortly.
During her journalism years, she got the opportunity to interview many influential people in Europe ranging from celebrities to politicians, movie stars to designers. She also worked as an editor-in-chief of ALL Wedding and ALL for Kids magazines in Turkey.
In 2017, she moved to Canada and founded Orient Express Design to follow another passion of hers: Jewels! And yes, she did watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s thousand times and she has been listening to “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend” since she was 14.
Ayse is now living in Vancouver with her 13 year old twins, Defne & Ege and with her beloved Mishka, 8 year old chocolate Labrador.
Her biggest dream is to make the brands she represents shine all across Canada.