Sara Beltrán

Jewelry Designer. New York.

By: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Alec Kugler

The first thing you notice upon entering Mexican jewelry designer Sara Beltrán’s NYC apartment is that it feels distinctly un-NYC-like. In fact, you’d be excused for thinking you had been transported to the chicest Tulum hideaway. The effect is only heightened with the arrival of her shaman, Carlos, who actually lives full-time in Tulum. Casual!

The second thing you notice is that this woman has serious style. Everything in her apartment looks deliberate, from the palm-print sneakers in the hallway to the tiny woven palm tree in the kitchen (which has literally traveled the world with her) to the palm-print cashmere sweater she travels with. And then there are the shark teeth—they adorn nearly every surface and wall of her apartment—and then there are the diamonds. Oh, the diamonds. Sooo many diamonds. Pieces from her line, Dezso, top literally every holiday wish-list we've ever made.

The designer (and CFDA Incubator graduate) now splits her time between New York, Paris, Jaipur, and Mexico (the dream!), making some of the most mind-blowingly beautiful jewelry we’ve ever seen. It was no surprise, then, that the rest of her closet was equally incredible. From racks (upon racks) of Dries Van Noten to antique purses and kimonos, we don’t think we’re alone when we say we want to be Sara when we grow up.