Last week we got the chance to visit Dilek Sezen, a San Francisco jewelry designer, in her Union Street studio. She recently launched an affordable wedding jewelry line that is just stunning!
This pearl and diamond necklace is our favorite. So lovely!
Dilek showed us some of the gorgeous water color drawings that she creates for each piece she designs. Originally from Turkey, she worked for many years as a jewelry designer at Tiffany & Company before starting her own line. We're so glad she did! Her eye is exquisite, and the experience of being in her cozy studio was such a nice break from the blinged-out, hard-sell environment of so many jewelry shops.
Dilek specializes in custom designs, creating a story board and original drawings for each design. The one above was for a necklace that a husband gave to his wife on the birth of their first child that incorporated both their birth stones. So sweet!
Dilek's studio is tucked away down an alley off Union Street -- dare we say, a hidden gem!
Dilek Sezen 1757 Union Street between Octavia and Gough Monday - Friday 11am-5pm Appointments preferred. 415-810-1002