Couture jewelry designer and artist Dilek Sezen was born in Istanbul, and honed her skills in the Grand Bazaar, London, and New York before opening her own studio, DILEKSEZEN, in San Francisco and in Istanbul.
Dilek Sezen’s international clients appreciate the discreet beauty revealed by her unique jewelry and objet d’art, which gain value as a limited edition to be treasured in future generations. Each of her designs is a distinctive piece that can be combined with others into a timeless collection. Dilek’s local presence sparkles among the best of the best in San Francisco. For the past fifteen years, She has created a niche for her distinguished clientele who commission her unique pieces.
From her early professional accomplishments in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, to New York’s Fifth Avenue, and finally, to her Jewel Box studio in San Francisco, Dilek's artistic vision and quest for the best has been to create elegant, feminine and sumptuous jewelry. The designs blend the tales of three cities for the
fashion-conscious woman who recognizes the refinement and exceptional
quality of handcrafted jewels. Dilek Sezen creates her collections that follow contemporary fashion trends and the constant evolution of the clients’ needs
Selecting the best materials and world-class artisans has been Dilek Sezen passion. Her outstanding knowledge and invaluable trade network she gathered throughout her long-standing career allows her to outsource from array of hard-to-find gemstones—fancy color diamonds, Burma rubies, Cashmere sapphires, and more— of unusual sizes, quality and colors. The team includes masters who provide superior craftsmanship to undertake the most intricate commissioned work. Consistent with her standards for excellence, every bespoke or limited-edition piece signed and numbered for its guaranteed quality.
International award-winning jewelry designer Dilek Sezen inventive artistry stands as a testimonial of the classical Italian art schooling in Istanbul, with majors in ceramic and sculpture. She expanded her artistic credentials include the prominent Sir John Cass Fine Art Academy in London and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Dilek’s talent led her to show several designs at major international auction houses and she has created a niche for her distinguished clientele who commission her unique pieces adorned with rare gemstones.
AWARDS / RECOGNITION
Rising Star jewelry designer at JCK Las Vegas, 2005
Finalist at GoldSign International Jewelry Design Competition 2004
American Vision Award , 2nd place, 2002
Finalist at Saul Bell Design Competition , 2002
De Beers Jewelry Design Award, 2nd Place, 1997
World Gold Council Design Award, 3 rd Place in two different categories, 1995
World Gold Council Design Award, 1st Place, 1993
Vedat Ar Sculpture Award, 1st Place, 1992
WORKS / HIGHLIGHTS