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Fall/Winter 2014 Jewelry Trends & Motifs

Piling up on rings, going bold on chains, and indulging in some classic motifs; let’s check out the essential jewellery trends for the 2014 Fall/Winter!

The use of jewelry marks another fascinating way of revealing bits about your inner self. This 2014 Fall/Winter, the jewelry trends are borrowing inspiration from anthropology, symbolism and mysticism, and displaying strong bohemian and western influences.

Neo-Bohemian Trend

This year has seen bohemian influences develop a whole new dimension of beauty, heritage, about the power of spiritualism. Indulge in gold chokers, delicate chains and rings, and engraved arm cuffs now and keep on layering against chunky knits and weightless button-down this cool season. To make the most of the neo-bohemian trend, seek unique and handcrafted designs, both delicate and loud, to layer together, or wear separately for more of a subtle look.

Symbolism Trend

Chic and chunky jewelry featuring crystal skulls and exaggerated eyes, pendants with key symbols hand engraved, tribal pieces made contemporary-chic: all delve in symbolism and the ’70s inspired mysticism.Tell a story this season by indulging in these magical jewelry motifs. From antique metals and semi-precious gemstone, to rough and rustic golds, and sterling silver, every setting is imagined to introduce a personal tale.

Western Influenced Trend

With the western style continuing to exercise its influence over the fall 2014 fashion trends, its impact managed to also shape the direction jewelry is taking this season. Western inspired square ties adorned with denim lapis stones, geometric shapes cast in antique plated silver, double stick collars and roped in earrings make the theme fresh and easy to indulge in.

Key Styles

With the key themes and motifs in mind, the jewelry styles to invest in for the fall are awaiting you:

-Stacking rings, of various sizes and shapes, both delicate and chunky
-Smooth plated chokers in antique silver and gold, finished with delicate charms and arrow drops
-Intricate hand-pieces, bearing bohemian influences
-Delicate pendants, inviting you to layer all sorts of symbols together for a full Alchemical effect

At The Dina Collection, we have an array of wonderful jewelry pieces to keep you glamorous and trendy for this cool Fall/Winter 2014 season! Check out these plus many more at thedinacolletion.com

Arrow NecklaceHorizon NecklaceX-Rated Diamond BangleTie the Knot Diamond RingDouble Banded Diamond RingGold Bar RingHamsa & Evil Eye 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:

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:

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!

Diamonds From Tiffany & Co. Are A Girl’s Best Friend

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.

Tiffany & Co Logo

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”

Marilyn Monroe

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.

Caroline Rodrigues

Grab Your Green & Gold for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patricks Day Green & Gold image

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.