The collection centers around dramatic necks and rings. The line includes candy colored hues such as Pink Tourmaline, Pink and Blue Topaz, Amethyst, Prenite and lemon citrine as well as the richer tones of cognac citrine, Garnet, Mandarin Garnet and Mexican Fire Opal. All pieces are made from the highest quality, natural, semi-precious and precious gemstones from around the world. Designs are set in sterling silver, 18 and 14 carat gold or platinum. Dina often uses gemstones in unexpected combinations to create contemporary yet timeless designs.
Her designs have been featured in In-Style Magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Palm Beach Post and have been worn by newscasters, actresses, publishers and musicians (seen at the 2003 Grammy awards). And her jewelry business only recently began.
After years of designing unique creations for herself, Dina launched her jewelry line three years ago. Since that time, she has developed clients from around the country by selling her jewelry designs through boutiques & galleries, trunk shows and retail shows. These retail shows have enabled her to gain invaluable feedback on her collection from people in a wide variety of markets ranging from California to Texas to New York.
Dina is inspired by her lifelong interest in the arts, the people she meets in her travels and her own lifestyle as a woman who wears many different hats – mother, wife, artist and entrepreneur. She prides herself on using the highest quality materials and creating unusual combinations that make women feel fabulous.
A native Texan, Dina has lived in Florence, London, Washington DC and her beloved Manhattan. She, her husband and two kids, now split their time between the Washington DC area and Middleburg, Virginia. She has studied at The University of Virginia as well as The Parsons School of Design.