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LA Business Journal Article – Star Shine

Today Yossi was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal, how exciting! We love finding more stuff on him to add to our scrapbook. It’s getting really fat now… hopefully Yossi’s head won’t follow if so he won’t be able to fit through the front doors of The Dina Collection! Haha – just kidding we love you Yossi!

Read Star Shine from The Los Angeles Business Journal

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Beverly Hills Pawn Live to See Another Pawn Poster!

His name is Dina… Yossi Dina. Check out our new ‘Live to See Another Pawn’ poster for all new Episodes of Beverly Hills Pawn airing January 8, 2014 only on Reelz. Don’t The Dina Collection clan look amazing decked out in gold? Yossi looks particularly striking with a weapon in his hand. We always said he was deadly charming when it comes to a diamond sale, now we can expand his resume!

Don’t miss new episodes of Beverly Hills Pawn in January!

Beverly Hills Pawn Live to See Another Pawn Poster

Eagle & Badge Foundation Auctions off Dina Collection

The Eagle & Badge Foundation, a philanthropic organization created by the members and supporters of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, helps police officers’ families in times of need, as well as children in the communities served by LAPD officers. On Saturday, November 16th they celebrated the 2013 Eagle & Badge Gala “In the Line of Duty” Awards.

Hosted by veteran broadcaster Mary Hart, the awards honored supporters of law enforcement and public safety and the four honorees included: California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, President of SAG-AFTRA Ken Howard, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and Philanthropist/Businessman Shlomo Rechnitz.

Awards, Auctions and the Dina Collection

Dominique at the Eagle & Badge Foundation GalaThe awards opened with a performance of the National Anthem by Queen Latifah Show’s favorite girl group, Identity4Pop. A delicious dinner was served with an amazing dessert, followed by the awards and live auction, which included a jewelry suite of sapphire earrings and ring donated by us at the Dina Collection. Later in the evening there was a special performance by Two-time Grammy winning singer/songwriter Colbie Caillat who was a delight to hear and just as amazing in person as she is on the radio. Members from the entertainment, political and law enforcement community were all at the Gala to show their support including actor Quinton Aaron (known for The Blind Side), actress and award-winning singer Florence LaRue (from the group 5th Dimension), and our very own Dominique (Beverly Hills Pawn) who represented The Dina Collection in our support to raise funds for the cause.

And the highest bid goes to…

Dominique enjoyed the Gala very much and when asked how ‘cwazy’ she got at the silent auction she said “The bidding was out of control! I spent a lot of money – I thought I was in Vegas!” Our spies at the event witness Dominique running back and forth to the auction table to keep a hawk eye on the competitive bids. Her efforts we well received as she won fabulous tickets to the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. Her words to the defeated bidders “I’ll be riding in the Pacer Car so watch out y’all!’ She wasn’t the only one bidding up a storm, an eight week old German Shepherd puppy was auctioned off for an astounding $4,000! We are just glad the Dina Collection sapphire jewelry suite went for $4,500 – although we LOVE us some adorable doggies goodness to be outbid for a dog would be a bad thing in our book and we’d never hear the end of Yossi saying “A dog? Are you Sewious?”

For more information on the Eagle & Badge Foundation please visit the eagleandbadgefoundation.com.

Eagle & Badge Foundation

LA Confidential – Yossi Dina Revisits Luxury

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

Yossi DinaOver 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.

Vintage stunners from Yossi Dina’s store

Read more at http://la-confidential-magazine.com/style/articles/luxury-revisited#MhAo8KAg6puXSaO5.99

Salon Article – Where the elite meet to pawn their Patek Philippe

Look at all this buried treasure Google dug up for us, so nice to find such great stories from so long ago. Check out this article from Salon written in July 2000. View the original article here.

Where the elite meet to pawn their Patek Philippe
Yossi Dina’s exclusive Beverly Hills pawnshop caters to the desperately rich and the famously desperate.

by Susan Emerling

Laugh if you like, but Los Angeles is the sort of town where conspicuous displays of wealth are considered compulsory. In bankruptcy proceedings, valid arguments can be made that a new Mercedes and a house in Beverly Hills are essential business assets, without which it would be impossible to keep the Mercedes and the house in Beverly Hills. This is survival of the fittest taken to a materialistic extreme. The city is a dreamer’s paradise where people and businesses hemorrhage cash until blood runs in the streets.

The fact is, being wealthy doesn’t come cheap, and sooner or later just about everyone needs a little help to make ends meet. Whether you need $100 to pay a phone bill, mad money for the cash-only Httel du Cap, a quick bailout without a credit check or friendly terms with which to upgrade last year’s Cartier Pasha chronograph to this year’s Patek Philippe, you can stop by South Beverly Wilshire Jewelry and Loan in Beverly Hills and ask for Yossi Dina.

You’ll instantly know who he is. An intense, dark-skinned man in his mid-40s who could double for Yul Brynner, Dina is an impatient charmer. In a fast-forward combination of Hebrew and heavily accented English, he cuts through pleasantries with a rapid-fire “How much you want for it?” or “How much you give me for it?” before asking, “You want to come to yoga with me?” or “When are you and your boyfriend getting married?” Continue reading