Denise Betesh

Denise Betesh, originally from Brooklyn, moved to Santa Fe in 1989 and began to design and produce her signature jewelry collection that features matte 22K recycled gold, conflict-free diamonds, cascading sapphires, and bold garnets. Working from her Santa Fe studio, mused by the high desert landscape, Denise takes painstaking measures to create amazingly intricate and detailed pieces that are all truly one of a kind.

When starting a new piece, the gold is milled and drawn, then tiny granules of gold are then individually fused onto the surface of the metal without solder. This delicate and detailed process, called 'granulation', was refined by the Etruscans, and has been used since the third millennium BC by the goldsmiths of the eastern Mediterranean regions. The making of her chains are a true labor of love, each one takes 15-30 hours to make because each link is fused rather than soldered.

As a teenager in the 60’s, Denise created woven gold wire macramé wedding bands (one of which her grandmother wore). Her creations were seen by Cartier jeweler Aldo Cippullo (creator of the ‘screw bracelet’ and the signature “love” bracelet), who then commissioned work from Denise and encouraged her career. Bolstered by this support, she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, specializing in ancient jewelry techniques, and went on to study in New York at the Jewelry Arts Institute, specializing in granulation and chain making.

Classical yet modern, her pieces are subtle, intricate, and elegant. Each reflecting the dreamy and enchanting desert of New Mexico.

Denise Betesh

	Denise Betesh 22K, Blue Moonstone, Diamond Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Blue Moonstone & Diamond Pendant

$2,450.00

	Denise Betesh 22K, Grey Moonstone, Diamond Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Grey Moonstone & Diamond Pendant

$1,895.00

Denise Betesh 22k, 18

Denise Betesh

22K Long Link Necklace

$4,940.00

Denise Betesh Long Diamond Chandelier Earrings

Denise Betesh

Long Diamond Chandelier Earrings

$4,375.00

Denise Betesh Diamond Chandelier Half Hoop Earrings

Denise Betesh

Diamond Chandelier Half Hoop Earrings

$3,875.00

Denise Betesh Diamond Moonstone Earrings

Denise Betesh

Diamond Moonstone Earrings

$2,375.00

Denise Betesh Double Diamond Earrings

Denise Betesh

Double Diamond Earrings

$4,690.00

Denise Betesh Diamond Sage Moonstone Earrings

Denise Betesh

Diamond Sage Moonstone Earrings

$2,200.00

Denise Betesh Double Sapphire Earrings

Denise Betesh

Double Sapphire Earrings

$3,065.00

Denise Betesh 22K, 18K Light Blue Sapphire Necklace

Denise Betesh

22K, 18K Light Blue Sapphire Necklace

$1,485.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Diamond, Imperial Topaz Earrings

Denise Betesh

22K, Diamond, Imperial Topaz Earrings

$4,000.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Teardrop Sapphire Earrings

Denise Betesh

22K, Teardrop Sapphire Earrings

$2,450.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Sapphire Double Strand Necklace

Denise Betesh

22K, Sapphire Double Strand Necklace

$2,700.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Tanzanite Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Tanzanite Pendant

$3,125.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Blue Sapphire Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Blue Sapphire Pendant

$2,950.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Tabiz Blue Moonstone Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Tabiz Blue Moonstone Pendant

$1,750.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Ruby Cabochon Pendant

Denise Betesh

22K, Ruby Cabochon Pendant

$2,950.00

Denise Betesh 22K, Hessonite Garnet, Zircon Earrings

Denise Betesh

22K, Hessonite Garnet, Zircon Earrings

$1,950.00

Denise Betesh 22k Blue Sapphire Cluster Earrings

Denise Betesh

Blue Sapphire Cluster Earrings

$1,650.00

Denise Betesh 22k, Ceylon Sapphire Pendant

Denise Betesh

Ceylon Sapphire Pendant

$2,875.00