Dinh Van: Jewelry for a Modern and Independent Look
Jean Dinh Van, the founder, was a French Vietnamese jeweler. Despite Dinh Van being a comparatively young brand in relation to the more renowned luxury jewelry brands, it has a very remarkable history. In 1965, with changes in lifestyle came changes in dress style, Dinh Van introduced a collection of jewelry with a touch of modernity.
His creations have been inspired by the Bauhaus as is manifested in the artisan’s skill in creating stunning ornament designs that are true works of art. The traditional patterns give off an aura of dignity and genuineness.
Dinh Van was an employee at Cartier for 10 years before being influenced by the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s; resulting in the establishment of his own house, at Place Gaillon, near Place Vendôme. His views were in conflict with traditional jewelry conventions. He chose to create minimalist yet feminine designs with mesmerizing styles and shapes.
Dinh Van jewlery: a sense of fashion
Dinh Van understood and worked in accordance with fashion and evolving ready-to-wear trends. In 1967, Dinh Van created the Bague Deux Perles or Two Pearls ring for Pierre Cardin, the ring is one of the brand’s renowned iconic jewelry pieces. His success with the two-pearl ring led to his selection as one of the four leading French jewelers and an exhibition in Montreal. This contributed to his co-ordinating with Cartier in New York; designs now being signed “Cartier Dinh Van”. After a short while, the brand’s distribution progressed to all over North America.
The latest jewelry collections depict new interpretations of the classic designs together with newer designs that are a strong representation of the brand’s creative spirit. Some of the most prominent highlights are inclusive of the Menottes collection and the Pi Chinois collection.The Menottes collection was a turning point in French jewelry, where traditional jewelers try to make hidden clasps, Dinh Van makes them the alluring centerpiece of each collection. The clasps are not very easy to open; thus inspiring the name “Menottes” which is French for handcuffs.
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Since 1989, the Miller House offers you its expertise and market information in acquiring gorgeous pre-owned Dinh Van jewelry at attractive prices. Every used Dinh Van jewelry pieces are thoroughly scrutinized for authenticity and then restored by our experts. You can be assured of our top class service and the ornaments being offered for sale at a 40 to 50% discount on the actual price of brand new jewelry.
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