dinh van, a master of French contemporary jewellery, has opened its first two boutiques in Asia at IFC and Lee Gardens. Symbolising the modern Parisian spirit, the brand’s pieces are unique and timelessly chic.
The exquisite jewellery brand celebrated its grand opening with a glamorous party at its Lee Gardens boutique with Hong Kong celebrities Mandy Lieu, Carl Ng, Lea T and Joy Shing — an artist was even on hand to draw arty Montmartre-style portraits of all the exclusive VIP guests.
dinh van was created in Paris in 1965 by French jeweler Jean Dinh Van. It now has 15 stores worldwide, including, of course, one at Rue de la Paix and another at the Champs Elysées. It counts Catherine Deneuve, Zinedine Zidane, Kate Moss and Jean Reno amongst its celebrity clients, but the accessible brand is adored by the famous and everyday woman alike.
In fact, that’s the philosophy behind Dinh Van. Tired of traditional, ostentatious jewelry designed to be locked up in the safe, Jean Dinh Van wanted to revolutionize the industry by bringing personal, discreet trinkets that can be worn on the streets. With Dinh Van, you simply don’t need the excuse of a special occasion to bring out your finery anymore.
But even though Dinh Van’s pieces can be worn anywhere, they are no less luxurious and stylish for it. Their simple, pure shapes are exquisitely crafted with the utmost skill of a high-end jeweler. And there’s something to suit everyone — women, men and children.
You might be surprised to hear that Dinh Van actually invented the cord bracelet at the beginning of the 2000s – you know, the ubiquitous cotton cord bracelets with the little metal charms in the middle. The simple concept epitomises the brand, and has already sold more than 500,000 cord bracelets.
The brand’s signature collections include the bestselling Menottes Dinh Van, featuring the iconic ‘handcuff clasps’, symbolising attachment, love and friendship, and the Chinese Pi, which uses 24 karat gold disks.
Shop 1008, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2890 1016
Shop 122, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2890 1728