Ask a woman what she wants the most in the world, and she will say two things: A perfect man, and the finest diamonds! We wish the best of luck to those who search for true love, but if you’re just looking for some really pretty diamonds we have three words for you: Tiffany & Co.
Nothing can be more exciting than finding that perfect robin egg blue box hidden somewhere in the closet before Christmas, a birthday, or any special occasion. Imagine walking down the street and spotting the magnificent vault like metal doors of a Tiffany & Co. store, you wouldn’t have a doubt in your mind that behind those spectacular doors reside wonderful treasures.
We’re sure that if Marilyn Monroe were alive, she would strongly agree that the right diamond would amplify any woman’s natural glow, and give glamour and sophistication to any look, or in her own words:
“Time rolls on,
And youth is gone,
And you can’t straighten up when you bend.
But stiff back
Or stiff knees,
You stand straight at Tiffany.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”
Would anyone disagree? We seriously doubt it, after all, diamonds never get old; never lose their shine, shape, clarity or cut. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend because they are eternal, sparkly and gorgeous.
Over the years, Tiffany & Co. has been marked and mentioned by celebrities and in films as the one store that would transform a Cinderella type into a real princess! Fair enough, since royal families have been loyal customers of Tiffany & Co. for generations.
Although Tiffany & Co. carries unique pieces, we at The Dina Collection, carry many pieces you can no longer find in stores. Earrings, brooches, necklace and bracelets are a few of the items that we are happy to provide as samplings of the most beautiful jewelry made by a company who really loves and understands the art of jewelry making.
We believe that women shouldn’t settle for anything less than perfection, so to complete your own unique ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ look, run to our store or visit our website to find your best friend today.
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and we love to show off all of our Green and Gold in celebration of this special day. Perhaps it is because we don’t enjoy getting pinched or perhaps it is simply because we love everything green and gold and want to show it off. If you are looking for shamrocks and small tokens of green you have found the perfect place to get your green and gold on!
Our Favorite Green and Gold Vault Items!
Check out these fabulous finds in our vault that will save you from being in a pinch and make you feel like you found that perfect stash of gold at the end of the rainbow!
If you love handbags then don’t miss out on our stunning bright green Hermès or soft mint green Chanel. Both Limited Edition handbags these two are a must have! If watches are your thing we have a beautiful Limited edition Rolex in GREEN! This classic Rolex color isn’t readily available and you can find one right in our store new and never worn. We also have a classic gold Rolex with Diamonds for those who want a more ‘pulled out of the pot at the end of the rainbow’ feel. Check out our vintage and antique jewelry such as the emerald beaded bracelet or the Victorian Diamond and Emerald three stone ring. We even found fun celtic and four leaf clover inspired rings with emeralds, peridot, jade and even GREEN DIAMONDS! Can’t go wrong with a stunning green diamond can you?
For more information or to purchase the beautiful items above please visit thedinacollection.com.
LA Confidential did a nice write up on us as well so we decided to share it with you. View original article here.
Yossi Dina Revisits Luxury
by Andrew Stone
Over the past several years, as the economic downturn has made its effects known throughout the world, few among us—even our most glamorous friends and neighbors—have been spared. Fewer still can boast an upswing in business. But Yossi Dina—a tough-looking yet decidedly charming ex-Israeli commando—is in the business of lessening others’ economic ennui and thus has seen his empire thrive.
Dina is known as the “pawnbroker to the rich and famous” and is the go-to guy when a starlet, high roller or power broker needs discreet financial relief. His South Beverly Wilshire Jewelry & Loan is known the world over for lending sizable sums to the fabulous set, in exchange for ritzy collateral. (A disarming, respectful staff quickly softens any sense of embarrassment.) It’s an indispensable service at a time when the wisest among us are making tough yet necessary decisions for the future. Meanwhile, his Dina Collection—which operates out of the same space as the pawnshop—is a coveted and impossibleto- duplicate assortment of luxury automobiles, watches, estate jewelry, art and other assorted gorgeousness.
Dina’s refined taste and passion for the items he offers is evident throughout each of these categories. For the timepiece aficionado, there’san array of vintage and designer watches from brands such as Cartier, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Hublot Genève. His jewelry selection is sophisticated and vast, including men’s and women’s rings, cuff links, necklaces, bracelets and diamonds. The collection’s garage houses dozens of vehicles that will drop the jaws of even the most seasoned auto enthusiast. Meanwhile, his art offerings include Warhols, Kandinskys, Chagalls and Picassos, as well as a number of works by 19th-century masters.
By the New Year, Dina will have moved to a new, much bigger location down the street, where Dina Collection and South Beverly Wilshire Jewelry & Loan will still share a space but have separate entrances. Whether you’re looking for a truly out-of-this-world gift for someone special this holiday season or simply need the extra funds to buy one, it’s clear Dina is the man to see. Visit thedinacollection.com.
Here’s and oldie but a goodie from November 2011… Some things never change at The Dina Collection. View original article here.
The Pawn King
by Ayala Or-El
A day in the life of pawnshop owner Yossi Dina looks something like this: A customer strolls in looking for a collar for his beloved dog, who is celebrating his fourth birthday. He finds a Gucci diamond-studded choker, pays $45,000 for it and leaves the store delighted at the great bargain he scored.
Another customer, Chinese actress Bai Ling (who played in “Red Corner” and “The Crow,” and recently bared her soul on the VH1 reality show “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew”) wants to sell a vintage Chanel necklace. She ends up selling it to Dina for $300,000 — less than half of what she initially demanded, but Dina promises to give her more should it sell for a better price.
Dina’s establishment, the Dina Collection, is not your run-of-the-mill pawnshop. It’s where the rich and famous dash for cash when times get tough or when they are in need of a large bundle of bills for a project. The Dina Collection, located on South Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, boasts assorted treasures such as vintage and designer Cartier, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches; jewelry such as diamond cuff links and precious stone necklaces; a garage full of rare classic automobiles (a Ferrari Spider, circa1948, worth more than $2 million, is one of Dina’s prized possessions); and art offerings including Warhols, Cézannes and Picassos. Continue reading