Tag Archives: Vintage

Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

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It was a picture perfect day for Singer Solange Knowles and now husband, Alan Ferguson who exchanged vows at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans this Sunday. They rolled in riding white vintage bikes that matched her cream jumpsuit. During the ceremony, she wore a white gown made by her friend and collaborator; Humberto Leon for Kenzo, complementing the dress, were a statement gold cuff and a floor length cape. She ditched the traditional wedding gown and completely changed the game with all five outfits. Yes, five different outfits, all in white and all unbelievably chic. Three of the jumpsuits were designed by Stephane Rolland.

Solange broke all traditional “ideals” even further by having her court and family also wearing all white, husband Alan Ferguson was sleek and handsome in his all white suit. Her sister Beyoncé too was dressed in all white who was accompanied by Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy, also in white.

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Knowles Commissioned photographer Rog Walker to take the official wedding portraits, as well as the jaw-dropping all-female family tableau that has been circulating the internet. The night appeared to be a memorable one with many highlights; one of them being an adorable choreographed dance between Solange and her ten-year-old son Daniel Julez to “No Flex Zone” by Rae Sremmurda.

 

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!

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

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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.

Elizabeth Taylor’s dress from A Place In The Sun

Elizabeth Taylor dubbed as ”greatest movie star of all” was an inspiration to many. This beautiful icon was an activist, fashionista, survivor and an all around amazing woman. We at The Dina Collection are proud to announce that we are in possession of the original Daisy Dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor and seen in the 1951 film ‘A Place In The Sun’.

This gorgeous vintage dress is not as bright and full as it once was, but it still represents a piece of history and elegance that is so desirable today. Own this beautiful dress by contacting The Dina Collection Concierge at (310) 888-8888.

Elizabeth Taylor’s Dress

Dress of Elizabeth Taylor in A Place In The Sun Film