I was invited by Washington, DC-based jewelry designer, Dina Mackney, to preview her collection. It was such a treat to speak with her about her designs, their creation and production, and get an up-close look at the jewels.
I saw beautiful mixed metal cuffs, gem encrusted necklaces, and dramatic drop earrings. Her use of precious and semi-precious stones along with gold vermeil, sterling silver and fine 18k gold make for truly extraordinary designs. Inspired by confident, modern women, many of her pieces are updates on classic items (like her gold geo hoop earrings) and all are extremely versatile. I especially loved her signature bezel set pendants; they’re made with a hinged bale which allows you multiple looks when styling your jewelry (aka the perfect solution to low maintenance packing).
Aside from the preview, I was also able to photograph some of my favorite pieces from the collection. I selected the amethyst geode cuff and deeply saturated amethyst marquis necklace; rich lapis enhancer on long chain necklace; mystical labradorite enhancer on long chain necklace; elegant yet whimsical labradorite and garnet chandelier earrings; and signature gold geo hoops. And while I love jet-setting, there is nothing quite like fabulous jewelry to lift my spirits and color my world!
You can purchase Dina Mackney Designs from Neiman Marcus stores, luxury boutiques, and fine jewelry stores across the country. You can also shop at neimanmarcus.com and dinamac
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