As a designer, Dina embraces and creates gemstone fine jewelry that is dramatic in scale and saturated with color, yet tempered by the clean, contemporary lines of her signature bezel settings. Inspired by the beauty and brilliance of all natural semiprecious gemstones, she designs fine jewelry set in 22k gold vermeil, fine sterling silver and solid 18-22k gold. Juxtaposing unique gemstones and unexpected color combinations that surprise and delight, each handcrafted design tells a unique story…much like the confident, modern woman who serves as Dina’s muse.
In a sea of dainty and delicate, a Dina Mackney Design is unapologetically bold and dramatic, while also capturing a timeless aesthetic that easily transitions from season to season. With unique and interesting stones an integral part of what makes a Dina Mackney Design so compelling, many of her signature and one-of-a-kind pieces showcase gems such as Australian Prehnite, Mexican Fire Opal, Tourmalinated and Rutilated Quartz, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.
Inspired by her lifelong interest in the arts and the natural beauty of the stones, Dina creates designs for women like herself who wear many hats – mother, artist, and entrepreneur. She studied at The Parsons School of Design, the University of Virginia and the British Institute of Florence in Italy. A native Texan, Dina and her children Jackson (9) and Lily (11) now split their time between the Washington, DC area and Middleburg, Virginia.
Dina’s designer jewelry has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Coastal Living, Condé Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Palm Beach Post and other prominent publications. Her statement jewelry is worn by celebrities including: Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Téa Leoni, Norah O’Donnell of CBS This Morning, and musician Grace Potter.