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 studio in San Francisco. Dilek’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. Her 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
Using her sculpting skills on designing luxury accessories for more than a decade, Dilek continuously tries to push boundaries and discover new ways of creating with combining digital and traditional tools. Her contemporary work in recent years demonstrates the interdisciplinary design approach by juxtaposing luxury, technology and circular design principles.
From her early professional accomplishments in Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, to New York’s Fifth Avenue, and, to her luxury concept design brand DILEKSEZEN 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 stylish clientele who recognizes refinement and exceptional quality of handcrafted jewels. Dilek Sezen creates her collections with the belief that design process is best when shared with her clients.
From the person with the 5th largest blue diamond in the world to corporations such as Rubicon Estate, Ritz-Carlton and Montage Hotel & Resort, she has put her passion for art in to every client’s story. The final results are creations that are appreciated for their unique, meaningful beauty, revealed by the fine workmanship.
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 to include the 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
DEZEN Recognized in SF Design week as an innovative brand 2020
Rising Star jewelry designer at JCK Las Vegas, 2005
Finalist at VogueGioelli/ 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, 3rd Place in two different categories, 1995
World Gold Council Design Award, 1st Place, 1993
Vedat Ar Sculpture Award, 1st Place, 1992
WORKS / HIGHLIGHTS