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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

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!

James Bond Rolex watch

If there is something we can all agree on is that James Bond is the most famous spy in the world and a very well known Hollywood character regardless of the actor who plays him. Another thing we all know is that everyone has their own favorite Bond movie and a favorite actor as her majesty’s spy 007.

All that makes any memorabilia from James Bond films highly collectible. One of the characteristics of Bond is the luxurious life he lives – fast cars, beautiful ladies and what not, everything Bond does has tons of style. One of the most seek after artifacts from the Bond franchise is a Bond’s watch. The man who invented 007, writer Ian Fleming, gave Bond’s watch special importance in the James Bond books. He once said “A gentleman’s choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit”. Since the first Bond movie on 1962 the watches played important role. During the long life of the Bond franchise, he had watches from Rolex, Seiko and Omega.

on her majesty's secret service

on her majesty’s secret service

On 1969′s Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Services, actor George Lazenby played Bond for the first time and the last time! it was a one time gig and nobody really knows why. Lazenby was offered a 7 movie contract as James Bond and he turned it down! Some people will argue that Lazenby was the best Bond and that  On Her Majesty’s Secret Services is the best Bond movie.

Here at The Dina Collection we have a lot of Hollywood memorabilia and lots of watches, but this watch is very special as it is the one Bond wore on On Her Majesty’s Secret Services!

In On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Lazenby wore two different Rolex Watches -Rolex Submariner and a Pre-Datyona Rolex Chronograph which is the one you can see in the picture below from the movie and is the one we have.

James bond watch from the movie

James bond watch from the movie

It’s a beautiful Rolex Chronograph with serial number engraved on it’s side. It’s one of those items we have in the shop that everybody ask about, but no one made a good offer on it yet. So we decided to put it online for you to see. Here is a direct link to it.

If you are interested, call us at 1-310-888-8888 and make us an offer.

Beverly Hills Pawn Merchandise!

If you love all things Beverly Hills and all things Pawn then we are excited to share all of our cool new Beverly Hills Pawn merchandise with you! Designed exclusively for The Dina Collection • Beverly Hills Pawn is a collection of shirts and hats available only in the official store of The Dina Collection • Beverly Hills Pawn.

The Beverly Hills Pawn T-Shirts

We have fun Beverly Hills Pawn t-shirts for both men and women. Our classic black Beverly Hills Pawn t-shirt is simple, sleek and available in two different colors of graphics: white and gray. The Yossi Catch Phrases t-shirt is a fun way to remember your favorite moments of Yossi blurbs from the show, available in a regular cut for men and a special fitted cut for women!

You can’t go wrong when you ‘Keep Calm & Pawn On’ so we have created an awesome Black t-shirt with silver foil stamped letters for men and a sexy slim fit, v-neck, white t-shirt with gold foil stamped letters for women. Since we love diamonds and ladies we have designed a special fitted ladies t-shirt! The Beverly Hills Pawn white burn out t-shirt featuring a rhinestone studded diamond in the sky is a perfect representation of all that is feminine and pawn in Beverly Hills!

The Men’s Shirts

The Women’s Shirts

The Beverly Hills Pawn Baseball Caps

Look stylish and protect yourself from the sun in a Beverly Hills Pawn baseball cap! One size fits all this 100% Acrylic cap has an adjustable velcro strap and a curved bill. Perfect for wearing around town or to your favorite game!

Beverly Hills Pawn Cap

Official Beverly Hills Pawn Show Posters

If you would like to have a poster of Beverly Hills Pawn that is signed by the entire cast then look no further! Yossi has agreed donate autographed Beverly Hills Pawn posters free of charge with every donation made to Larger Than Life, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer. To obtain one of these 11 x 17 inch posters please make a check payable to ‘Larger Than Life’ and mail it to us at The Dina Collection. We are collecting donations for Larger Than Life and shipping the posters directly from our store, which is why we ask you mail the checks payable to ‘Larger Than Life’ directly to us. Your donation to Larger Than Life is tax deductible. We are accepting any amount large or small, donations as small as $18 will make a difference in the lives of a child with cancer. Please mail your check to: The Dina Collection. 249 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Beverly Hills Pawn Signed Posters

How to Purchase Beverly Hills Pawn Merchandise

You can pick up this amazing merchandise directly from our store, be sure to take a photo with Yossi or other members of the cast if they are available! To order merchandise online please visit us at thedinacollection.com.