Buying Turkish jewelry or Turkish Real Estate is a wise investment. Turkey is noted for its naturally beautiful and historical landmarks. It is also famous for its gold deposits which outdistance the puny 19K in the U.S. or Canada; Turkish gold is 22K, 23K, and 24K. investing in either jewelry or Turkish real estate can double your investments.
Turkey is fast becoming one of the worlds emerging leaders in the export of jewelry and precious metals, rivaling Italy. The country can produce 200 tons of silver and 400 tons of gold annually, but this capacity has not been fully exploited. The top producers of jewelry are in the Anatolia area, Ankara, and Izmir, but the center for jewelry production is found in Istanbul. The growth of the jewelry industry in Turkey has grown to employ some 250,000 people.
Turkish gold and silver jewelry are ornamented with precious and semi-precious stones. These are usually designed with Anatolian or Turkish influences, which make Turkish jewelry distinctive. Expect architectural and textile designs on bracelets, rings, and necklaces. But there are newer designs to cater to modern taste.
With a reputed jeweler, tourists can get the best gold jewelry with less the cost back home and a certificate will be provided for every purchase of jewelry to authenticate its value.
Turkey is also famous for its precious stonesblack amber and iridized opal. Black amber in the Turkish region and nearby areas dates back to 130 million years ago and is prized for the unusual color. Opal, another precious stone, is iridized to give it a shine.
A popular jewelry piece is the silver and gold gilded necklaces and bracelets highlighted with semi-precious stones in varying colors, earrings of black amber and opal set in gold, multi-colored opal bracelets, silver and gold double chokers and bracelets in lacy designs, handcrafted anklets, and Evil Eye bracelets.
Turkey’s Real Estate Industry
Purchase of real estate property is restricted to twenty-four countries; among these are U.S. and Canada. Other countries are mostly European countries and it takes one to two months before the title deed is given to the buyer.
There is an assortment of Turkish real estate properties on the market ranging from golf apartments or villas, hotels, vacation homes, apartments, and land. Prices vary according to upscale and provincial locations for 200,000 or 29,000. Buyers can choose any location and type of property in any part of Turkey.
Properties on sale can be viewed online but before a purchase is made, an ocular inspection is advised to ensure that the property is in good condition and the documents are in order. A reliable online broker can be trusted to handle the transaction. But when personally buying the property, a reservation has to be made. The customer’s passport will be submitted to the Land registry Office.
The papers of the property will be inspected by the Military Head Office to check if the property is not located in a military zone. Taxes and fees have to be paid to the tax office and the authorized bank. The payments are announced during the final transaction in the office of the land registry before the seller and buyer sign the land registry book.