DAVID GRIEGO, owner and designer, is locally born and raised and established Santa Fe Goldworks in 1972. Griego, made his first piece of jewelry on the kitchen table of his small apartment over 40 years ago. With an arsenal of simple and crude tools, he created bracelets, pendants and rings that have evolved into the contemporary styling of his now famous signature designs.
Over these four decades he has built the company's solid reputation by meticulously crafting custom inlay gold jewelry adorned with diamonds, turquoise, lapis and Australian opals. Each piece is handmade by Santa Fe craftsmen from David's original sketches in an elaborate process of molten gold, cutting and fitting stone, sanding and polishing. Blending old world and contemporary designs, Santa Fe Goldworks creates one-of-a-kind, handmade pieces reflecting the New Mexican fusion of cultures and customs.