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Viva Elvis Presley’s Piano!

Elvis White Knabe Grand Piano

Like a time portal from the 60′s directly to The Dina Collection, we have the beautifully preserved piano that once belong to the great and iconic Elvis Presley!  35 years after he died, we are still glorifying the king of Rock N’Roll, the inventor of Rockabilly and the most influential person in music history. He lives in our hearts and memories and now he resides in Beverly Hills via his favorite instrument the White Knabe Grand Piano. Yes, that’s right! This is the real, the one and only, the original and magnificent piano that was once featured in his his music room at Graceland from 1957 to 1969, and that inspired the biggest rock star of all ages.

What Made This Piano so Special to Elvis?

When Elvis was a boy he attended church revivals at the Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, TN. He was inspired by the gospel performers, moved by the music and payed special attention to the house piano, a Knabe grand piano, on which his inspiration was played. Years later the Knabe piano was put up for sale during a remodeling project at the Ellis. Elvis saw his chance and didn’t hesitate to purchased the Knabe piano which he loved so much! He then had it refurbished in white and moved it into his home.

Elvis Presley White Grand Piano

How Much for Elvis Presley’s Piano You Ask?

If you want to rock down and own a piece of history then this is the piano for you. With a price tag of $1 million it is not something to give your grandkids – unless your grandkid is the seven year old musical genius Elias Phoenix – now he could really rock down on this fine instrument!

Instructions on How to Enjoy a $1 Million Piano

We imagine the best way to enjoy this piano is to locate it to a nice empty spot in your house as a focal point for entertainment. On the loudspeakers with surround sound that you should already have built into your walls you must blast classic Elvis songs all day Elvis Karaokelong. Keep a Karaoke machine at hand and ready along with an Elvis wig and studded costume. Be sure to place police blockade or police tape around the piano before you have company over and don’t allow any red wine on the premise! If you plan on having a major celebration such as a wedding, bar mitzvah or girls’ night plan ahead and secure yourself a skilled Elvis impersonator.

For more information or to purchase the Knabe piano please contact The Dina Collection at (310) 888-8888.

The New ‘Face’ of Emeralds

Emeralds are a Girl’s Best Friend!

Monroe DiamondsDo you remember what Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn did for Diamonds… If not these photos should jog your memory a little. Glam wham! Thank you Mam! Clearly these charming ladies set the precedent for a girl’s best friend and now Ian Harebottle, the CEO of Gemfields Plc, wants to do the same for Emeralds! Harebottle is the biggest producer of these beautiful green stones and  he is looking for a global A-list celebrity to be the “Face of Emeralds” for the future.

Audrey HepburnRarer than diamonds, yet cheaper, emeralds are gaining popularity amongst consumers - but fail to comprise more than 10 percent of global gem sales. At the same time, the more recent publicity surrounding Jessica Simpson, Halle Berry and the Duchess of Cambridge receiving engagement rings containing colored stones, has been very beneficial to the industry – further proving that a famous face might be just what the stone needs to boost its ratings. So who has the fan base to be able to stand out with the likes of Marilyn and Audrey? That’s some pretty tough competition! Who do you think would be the best 2013 Global starlet to fit the bill?

Emeralds are a girl's best friend

Sotheby’s Premier Blue Diamond Dazzles!

Get your stunner shades on because Sotheby’s Premier Blue Diamond is a beauty!

According to famous auctioneer Sotheby’s (that means pretty official business), the pictured diamond named ”The Premier Blue Diamond,” has been graded internally flawless (IF) and brilliant-cut by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The auction house added that the diamond is the largest fancy vivid blue diamond EVER graded by the laboratory – record breaking stuff! What makes it even more special and rare is that it is round cut! With diamonds this special diamond cutters don’t like to waste any bit of the original diamond, something unavoidable with a round cut.

Sotheby’s is expecting to sell this bad boy – all 7.59 carats - for approximately $19 million…that’s $2.5 million per carat!

Going once, going twice…

Sotheby's Premier Blue Diamond