Hraç Arslanyan was born in Istanbul in 1965. He was introduced to the art of jewellery by his uncle Hagop Arslanyan at Zincirli Han in Grand Bazaar, and studied different techniques of this art in many European cities such as Vienna, Cologne, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris in 1985. He then returned to Turkey, opened his own workshop called Mahreç and developed his own style in the art of jewellery. Mr. Arslanyan is a prominent jewellery master in Turkey. He produces distinctive boutique jewels at his workshop in Cağaloğlu by blending the East and the West.