Local Legends: A Virginia Jewelry Designer On Her Celeb-Approved Baubles
Whether you’re tall or petite, skinny or curvy, there’s one thing that women of all body types can agree on: A great piece of jewelry can flatter every figure. It's true — a stunning pair of earrings or a flashy statement necklace has the one-size-fits-all power to pull an outfit together in an instant. And it was precisely this realization that helped Virginia-based jewelry maven Dina Mackney get her business off the ground 10 years ago.
Now, with a studio in Reston, a new collection at Neiman Marcus, and celeb fans donning her creations, Mackney has established herself as a pro in the big-time bauble world. Ahead, the Texas transplant and mom of two lets us in on her sources of inspiration, favorite materials, and more.
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