Jewelry

Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

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It was a picture perfect day for Singer Solange Knowles and now husband, Alan Ferguson who exchanged vows at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans this Sunday. They rolled in riding white vintage bikes that matched her cream jumpsuit. During the ceremony, she wore a white gown made by her friend and collaborator; Humberto Leon for Kenzo, complementing the dress, were a statement gold cuff and a floor length cape. She ditched the traditional wedding gown and completely changed the game with all five outfits. Yes, five different outfits, all in white and all unbelievably chic. Three of the jumpsuits were designed by Stephane Rolland.

Solange broke all traditional “ideals” even further by having her court and family also wearing all white, husband Alan Ferguson was sleek and handsome in his all white suit. Her sister Beyoncé too was dressed in all white who was accompanied by Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy, also in white.

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Knowles Commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, as well as the jaw-dropping all-female family tableau that has been circulating the internet. The night appeared to be a memorable one with many highlights; one of them being an adorable choreographed dance between Solange and her ten-year-old son Daniel Julez to “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurda.

 

Watch of The Day – Van Cleefe & Arples

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   Van Cleef & Arpels have been making exquisite jewelry inspired by their love for each other since 1906. Daughter of dealer in precious stones, Estelle Arples and Alfred Van Cleef, who was the son of a Stone-cutter married in 1985, the beginning of a dazzling journey. The young enthusiastic couple whom had a passion for precious stones found the Maison of Van Cleef & Arples in Place Vendome in Paris. Over the years they achieved success in making beloved jewelry that has been accompanied by an enchanting love story.

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Estelle Arples and Alfred Van Cleef

We have a deal of the century here at the Dina Collection, just in time for the holidays too. Give someone you love this brilliant Van Cleef & Arples Pendant Diamond Watch.

Get it now on our eBay Account 

$_57

Forget Me Not Day

To celebrate today’s fun holiday “Forget me not day” we want to Motivate you all to go out of your way to send a family, friend or a loved one a little something special!

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We all love a bouquet a flowers!

Here are some Suggestions on how you can make that special person know that they are being thought of!

  • Take them out to a memorable dinner where you can reminisce
  • Or forget that and cook them up a special meal
  • Get them a “Favorite” something of theirs
  • Write a card
  • Let them know their potential and congratulate them on their success thus far
  • Send them a funny video
  • Tell them what qualities about them you admire
  • Introduce them to something new
  • Frame a photo of the two of you
  • Simply tell them you care about them!
  • Get a gift from The Dina Collection of course!

 

Here is a great gift idea if you really want to show someone that they will never be forgotten! You can find this here at The Dina Collection eBay account. We assure you, you too will not be forgotten if you are giving this as a gift!

14K WHITE GOLD & DIAMONDS “LARIAT” NECKLACE

 

Jewelry Pieces to Help You Put Together Seven Halloween Costumes

Are you headed to a party this weekend and not sure what to wear? Why not build a costume based on your favorite jewelry pieces!

Hoop Earrings
Be a Pirate. Wear a single hoop earring with tall leather boots over skinny black jeans, a billowy white long-sleeve top and a slick pirate hat. If you are looking to upscale your look check out these goregous Gold & Diamond earrings available in store or online:
14K ROSE GOLD & DIAMONDS EARRINGS

Bangle Bracelets
Be Cleopatra. Wear a bracelet or two higher on your arm. Add a simple white ankle-length dress cinched with a gold sash, and grab an Egyptian collar. Eyeliner is key!

You can also be Athena. Again, wear the bracelet as an armband. Add a toga (this can be as simple as four yards of fabric bought at a craft store) Use gold curling ribbon around the waist or criss-crossed over the chest for a nice detail.The Dina Collection has an array of bangles to sort through to find the perfect one. These are just a few of the bangles available in store or online:
14K GOLD & DIAMONDS BANGLE BRACELET

X-Rated Diamond Bangle

Chandelier Earrings with Necklace
Be an Indian Bride. Wear a pair of beautiful chandelier earrings and jeweled necklace with a saree to look like a Far East princess on her special day. These and more are available in store and online:
Platinum Diamond & Pearl Chandelier Earrings
Emerald Necklace with Dangled Pearl

Large Diamond Earrings
Be Marilyn Monroe. Pair the diamond earrings with a knee-length, halter-top white dress to get the iconic look Marilyn made famous.

Also be Elizabeth Taylor. Set off your diamond earrings by using a scarf to wrap your hair up in Taylor’s infamous turban, secure it with a glitzy pin or brooch, and wear the classiest formal dress in your closet. Earrings and an array of brooches are available at The Dina Collection. Here are a few:
Pave Set Diamond 14K Stud EarringsBird of Passion Brooch
Pearl Necklace
Be Audrey Hepburn. Combine as many pearls as you can with a cute little black dress, throw up your hair in a timeless 60s up-do and grab a cigarette holder to become her in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Available in store or online, take a look at this lovely pearl piece:18K Buccellati Pearl Necklace

Good luck and don’t forget to have fun with it!

Finally! An Answer to the Question: Vintage or Antique?

No matter the day or special occasion, jewelry is something we all have decorated ourselves with throughout our lifetime. With the Halloween festivities coming up, the rush to pick out the perfect outfit for the holiday begins! Why not try some old, majestic jewelry to authenticate some of the most iconic costumes.

When classifying jewelry, one begins usually by naming them by their period in Royalty history (i.e. Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian). Further, there are also two other ways in which to identify the pieces – as Art Nouveau (1895-1910) or Art Deco (1925-1940).

However, the two most commonly heard classifications are vintage and antique. But how does one know if they own a piece of antique and vintage jewelry? These terms may appear to be used interchangeably however, they are two separate forms of categorizing jewelry. Let’s help clarify the difference!

Antique Jewelry
To be considered an antique, the piece of jewelry commonly needs to be 100 years or older. If it doesn’t meet this age requirement, it would be classified as vintage jewelry. Antique jewelry is usually desired by its age, brilliance, rarity and even their sentimental connection. In Europe, versus here in the United States, because of the age of the country and/or region, the term antique also varies its meaning. Often times, European jewelry pieces need to be more than 100 years old to be recognized as antique because of Europe’s broad history.

A few examples of antique jewelry, available at The Dina Collection, shown here:
Antique Gold Diamond Chandelier Earrings
Antique Enamel Sapphire, Emerald & Diamond Beetle Brooch

Vintage Jewelry
To be classified as vintage, a jewelry piece needs to be at least 20 years old. For example, jewelry from the ‘80s and ‘90s could be termed vintage but, jewelry from the 2000s would not be. Also, jewelry from the Art Deco and Mid Century design periods are also considered vintage. This term can be applied to most jewelry pieces that are less than 100 years in age. “Basically, it’s a piece that’s not new or modern,” says a well-known vintage jewelry dealer. One important note however, is vintage jewelry cannot be made.  Using vintage parts like beads to create jewelry does not classify it as such.

A few examples of vintage jewelry, available at The Dina Collection, shown here:
Vintage 1920's Russian Silver & Enamel Cigarette Holder
Art Deco 1920's Vintage French Sapphire & Diamond 18K Gold Bracelet

Now, with all this new knowledge scooped up, go have fun and explore the world of intriguing vintage and antique jewelry at thedinacollection.com!

Mary Pickford’s Gold Travel Clock

One of the beautiful things about Hollywood is the past. We all know about the current stars, the “Brad Pitts and Angelina Jolies”, the live TV  Oscars and premiers, the selfies and the red carpet tweets. But all of this wouldn’t have happened without those who were there in the old days, when it all began more than 100 years ago in a huge area called Los Feliz in Los Angeles, an area that was nothing but sand.

Back in the old days, the first days of cinema, you had to be a visionary. Motion pictures were a novelty and the movies were silent, but it was a business and an industry before anything else. As in today, Hollywood was always a two-fold animal – the people in the front which are the stars and the people in the back which are the money people and the crew, those who really make it happen.

One of the first female stars in Hollywood was actress Mary Pickford  (April 8, 1892 – May 29, 1979). Her life story and career is the story of the beginning of Hollywood. She started as a kid in 1905 Broadway when a producer asked her to change her name from Gladys Louise Smith to Mary Pickford. From Broadway she moved to Nickelodeon films (it wasn’t a TV channel yet as there was nothing called Television yet!).

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Mary Pickford

She moved to California with other movie business figures to seek a better weather for shooting and longer light hours than in the east coast. Here in Los Angeles her career got even stronger. In 1916, Pickford and Charlie Chaplin were the most famous figures in the movie business, Pickford was granted full authority over production of the films in which she starred, which was unheard of, mainly for a woman in those days.

The clash and tension between actors, directors and the studios was always a problem in Hollywood. The movie business is a high stake game and huge egos just make it worse. Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and others had a lot of tension and couldn’t come to an agreement on a lot of issues in more than one of their movies, so on 1919, Pickford, along with D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks, formed the independent film production company United Artists. It’s very important to understand that the world was a men’s world with no women CEO’s or anything remotely close to today’s business world.

 D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin (seated) and Douglas Fairbanks at the signing of the contract establishing United Artists motion picture studio in 1919.

D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin (seated) and Douglas Fairbanks at the signing of the contract establishing United Artists motion picture studio in 1919.

This is just a short biography of Mary Pickford to let you know how important this woman was and why her memorabilia is so important.

We now sell her gold travel watch, which is not only a vintage or a gold watch, it’s Mary Pickford’s watch who was out of reach for anyone for years! this watch is Hollywood memorabilia to the max! you can talk about this watch and who he belonged to for hours and hours! Click here to to see the watch on our shop.

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mary pickford watch